New Update – Unication G-Series Pager Promotions Thru 9/30/19

Unication sales service supportUnication updated their third quarter promotions for G-series voice pagers purchased from 9/11 – 9/30. All Unication voice pagers are intrinsically-safe rated for hazardous atmospheres, include Bluetooth, and are IP67 submersible. If you are looking for a G1 there are instant savings at the time of purchase.

You can also save if trade-in your G1, Minitor V, or Minitor Vi and purchase a new G2, G3, G4, or G5. Finally, there is a G4/G5 battery trade-in promotion. See the detailed info below.

Unication G1 Instant Rebate PromotionYellow, Red, Pink, and Black Fire Pagers

Visit our G1 web store to see the lower pricing and receive the instant savings when you purchase before 9/30/19. Pick any band and color including black, red, yellow, or pink. We offer a complete line of G1 accessories too.

G-Series P25 Voice Pager Trade-in Promotion

G4, G5 UL Intrinsically-Safe Models with DisplayReceive a $60 trade-in credit off each G4 or G5 and G2 or G3 (coming soon) P25 voice pagers ordered for each G1 traded in. Minitor VI or V pagers are also eligible however you will receive a $40 trade-in credit. Units must be in working condition (battery included and must power on).

A G2 is single band VHF or UHF with P25 capability and a G3 is dual band. Contact us for availability.

G4/G5 Battery Promotion Trade In Offer

Receive a 50% discount off MSRP for each T65G428001-R G4 or G5 battery purchased when you trade-in your old batteries. Your pagers operate better with a fresh battery and this is a good time to replace them. This is a one-for-one promotion and the old batteries must be returned within 30 days of purchase.

New FLASH PROMO Details Valid 9/11 Thru 9/30

Order ten or more (10+) G-Series Voice Pagers and receive a complimentary 3-year extended warranty (5-year combined total warranty) with each pager.

  •  Flash Promotion valid on NEW orders placed 9/11/2019 – 9/30/2019 only
  •  No special ordering requirements. Will be added to all qualifying orders
  •  POs cannot be combined; orders must be submitted on a single purchase order
  •  Qualifying orders must be for 10+ G-Series Voice Pagers (any combo G1-G5)
  •  The Flash Promotion CAN be combined with Q3 2019 Promotions only

Updated Motorola APX XE500 RSM Best Practices Training Video for Firefighters

Firefighter Mic for APX 6000, APX 8000Below is an updated training video from Motorola Solutions for firefighters using APX series 2-way radios and remote speaker-microphones. The original video “Say It Loud and Clear” was developed with help from the IAFC.

The new version includes the XE500 extreme temperature remote speaker-mics designed for firefighters in addition to the standard RSM’s with Windporting.

Best Practices Video for Clear Audio Using Motorola APX Series

New Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Firmware Release Improves Performance

SAT-FI2 PL5 Firmware Improves Performance

Globalstar recently released a new version of firmware for the Sat-Fi2 satellite hotspot that improves stability and performance. The update can be performed using the App or the Sat-Fi2 Web Console.

Sat-Fi2 is a low cost business continuity and emergency preparation solution for voice, 2-way messaging, and web access using a US based 10-digit phone number. Globalstar monthly service starts at $39.99 per month.

User must be connected to broadband or have a cellular data connection to download the update. It is not possible to perform the update by downloading the files over the Sat-Fi2 network.

Download the Sat-Fi2 Firmware Update Instructions

Download the update to your computer OR complete the update via the Sat-Fi2 app 

New Motorola RM250 Wired Speaker-Mic for SL300, SL3500e, SL 7550e Now Available

SL300,SL3500e,SL7550e, and RM250 Wired RSM

SL300, SL3500e, and SL7550e MOTOTRBO radios need a battery-powered remote speaker-microphone not available from Motorola Solutions until now. The new IP67 RM250 is Motorola’s first rechargeable wired RSM. It has a Kevlar reinforced coiled cord, ultra-thin head with swivel clip, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro USB charging port. Battery life is up to 22 hours after a 2 hour charge. The PMLN7560 earpiece with acoustic tube can be used for discreet communications and surveillance.

The RM250 is not compatible with the WAVE PTT TLK 100 LTE network radio or the SLN 1000 CBRS device yet. There is a “B” version due out in December that will include them. The RM250 “A” version is available now and can be ordered online.

Download the RM250 Powered RSM Data Sheet .pdf

Motorola DTR700 Firmware Update Tool and Customer Programming Software R07.01

The new Motorola DTR700 digital radio requires a firmware update and customer programming software.

This new version provides License Free 900 MHz Radio for On-site Usethe features and capabilities below:

1. Scan – radio stay on a channel is able to scan for other Public groups channel and Private groups which has the same hopset/profile ID.

2. Group Caller ID – radio receiving screens will display the Caller ID/Name for group calls.

3. Fixed issue with long channel name for home channel.

Download instructions – DTR700 Series Software Update Steps for R01.01.00

Download DTR_UpdateTool_R01.00 to upgrade DTR700 firmware.

Download new Customer Programming Software Business_Radio_CPS_NA_R07.01

CPS is a free Motorola download for the DTR series radios. Motorola also announced a new stubby antenna (PMAF4025) coming in early September.

Motorola Cancels Analog VX-450 Series, VX-264, VX-2100, VX-2200 Radio Models

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions announced the cancellation of several legacy Vertex Standard analog-only models this month. The VX-264, VX-451, VX-454, VX-459, VX-2100, and VX-2200 can no longer be ordered.

The popular analog VX-261, MOTOTRBO digital capable EVX-261, and EVX-S24, are not affected by this notice. Motorola still offers analog-only choices for most of the cancelled models as shown below.VX-264, VX-450, VX-2100, VX-2200 No Longer Orderable

Our remaining stock of VHF VX-264 and UHF VX-264 radios are marked down and a good deal for analog users needing a display with 128 channel capability. Motorola will continue to provide warranty support, depot repairs, and accessories.

Endura EC12M 12 Slot and EC2M 2 Slot Chargers For Most 2-Way Radio Models

12 Slot Battery Charger with replaceable dual pods

EC12M Charges 12 Radios or Spare Batteries in an Ultra-Compact FootprintEndura Chargers from Power Products

Power Products Endura EC12M rapid charger will charge up to twelve batteries while on or off the radios. There are LED’s that provide charging status for all 12 pockets. The charger with power supply weighs only 5.5 lbs and supports all battery types including Li-ion, LiPo, NiMH, and NiCd chemistries. The TWC12M-PS external (100V-240V) AC power supply and cord is included.

The charger includes six dual replaceable pods in a small footprint measuring only 20 x 6 inches. Advanced charging technology prevents overcharging and provides automatic recharging when radio remains powered on.

12V DC hardwire charger power cableThe charger can be used in a vehicle too. An optional TWC6M-HW 12-24V DC hardwire kit is available along with a TWC12M-MB mounting bracket, and TWC12M-TD tie-down strap kit.

Endura EC2M Dual Radio Charger Uses Same Replaceable Pod As EC12M

dual 2 slot 2-way radio chargerThe EC12M uses the same pod as the Endura EC2M dual slot charger. The pods can be changed easily when you change radios by removing a single screw. Each pod will charge two batteries for a specific radio type but don’t have to be the same chemistry.

The EC2M can be used with the optional TWC6M-HW DC hardwire kit or the TWC6M-VPA 12-24V DC vehicle power adapter. There is also an optional EC2M-MB vehicle mounting bracket.

The EC12M, EC2M, and replaceable pods are available for most radio brands including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, Hytera, Icom, Tait, BK Technologies, and Relm. We have pricing and radio compatibility for all the EC12M and EC2M chargers available from Power Products in our web store.

We are impressed with the small footprint, power flexibility, and mounting options.  We also like the ability to replace pods when you upgrade radio models. The Endura charger has a one year warranty and is certified to meet U.S. Department of Energy and California requirements for energy conservation.

Download Endura EC12M and EC2M Data Sheet .pdf

For questions, custom pod selections, or a formal quote call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or contact us using the form below:

CTech Tactical Lightweight CopBox and ChiefBox Cabinets For Public-Safety Upfits

Transferrable Storage Box Solution Designed for Police, Fire, EMS, UtilityCTECH Logo Carts, Cabinets, Drawers

While attending an IACP Conference a couple years ago, we found CTech Manufacturing a supplier of aluminum cabinets for the public-safety market. We were looking for a tactical storage cabinet that was lighter with better mounting options for our SUV upfits.

Lightweight Storage Cabinet For Police SUV UpfitWe like CTech’s CopBox and ChiefBox Tactical Cabinets designed for MID and FULL size SUV’s. There are 16 different standard sizes to choose from or you can design your own. The CopBox and ChiefBox have a QuickLink Mounting solution that make it possible to transfer the cabinet to a newer style vehicle in the future. You might have to replace the mounting plate depending on the model.

Red lightweight storage with whiteboard for SUVWe recently installed the red F47-351 ChiefBox for Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company’s new command vehicle as part of an upfit services project. The F47-351 has four drawers including a pull-out whiteboard and a compartment for SCBA’s, etc. Installation was quick and easier than a wood cabinet.

The CopBox and ChiefBox are significantly lighter than wood cabinets and their patented MotionLatch allows one-handed drawer opening. They also allow you to access the spare tire in some vehicles and CTech offers a lifetime warranty.

Download CTech Tactical Catalog 2019 .pdf

CTech Model T40-302 On Display in Our Dover Facility

Aluminum 2 drawer cabinetAs a CTech Manufacturing authorized dealer, we provide carts, fixed cabinets, and tool drawers too. Need a closer look? Come visit our office in Dover and see the T40-302 cabinet and let us show you our current upfit projects. We are open 8-5pm M-F or give us a call at 302-734-9250 and schedule an appointment to discuss your storage needs.

Download CTech Master Catalog 2019

Consider Private LTE and CBRS Spectrum for On-Site Communications Instead of WiFI

Communications over WiFi has become more congested and less secure as IoT devices are added in manufacturing plants, hotels, and campus facilities. These high-bandwidth users who need a secure communications platform are turning to Private LTE using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service. CBRS (not to be confused with Citizens Band Radio) is new and located at 3.5 – 3.7 GHz. Users are not required to apply for a FCC license for their small cell location but will instead pay a monthly fee for spectrum allocation through a remote server.

Motorola recently released the MOTOTRBO Nitro product platform with access points and the purpose-built SLN 1000 hand-held voice radio using CBRS. We can design, install, and support this new business critical communications infrastructure. As an approved Avigilon Sales and Service Partner, we can also support your video surveillance needs. And…as a Cradlepoint Premier Partner we have the LTE network expertise and compatible CBRS LTE wireless routers.

We look forward to helping you deploy a Motorola MOTOTRBO Nitro communications system. For more information call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 to discuss this new technology with your on-site requirements.

New Magnum AVL UI Software Upgrade V32.01 Added 7/19/19

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet ManagementOur latest Magnum AVL web interface upgrade 32.01 offers improvements for both desktop and mobile device users. The new software download is automatic when you log-in with your desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Desktop users can check the UI version in the top right corner and mobile users will see it when they click on the “Account” button. Take note of the “Messages” link – this announcement, status updates, and other important news items are posted here.

Summary of Magnum AVL User Interface Improvements Trips, Stops, Locations, Ky Events, Map

  • New “Stops” View button with Daily Summary – click the new “Stops” button and see a condensed summary of the day for the vehicle selected. This new view captures and summarizes events in a vehicle’s trips and shows: Stops | Moves | Idles.
    • Events are now color-coded
    • Duration and distance columns added
  • Improved “Locations” View – key events have been color-coded and certain events have a duration column

There are short demo videos showing the changes posted in your “Messages” page too. Or you can watch them at the links below.

  • Link to video for desktop computer users
  • Link to video for mobile device users