Last week at FDIC 2018, Motorola Solutions announced color choices for the Minitor VI firefighter paging receiver. The new colors should be available sometime in the third quarter. In addition to the standard color, you will be able to choose a red and high-visibility green case. The UL Minitor VI can be ordered with an optional intrinsically-safe certification for use in hazardous atmospheres.
Globalstar announced the significantly improved Sat-Fi2 mobile satellite Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 8 smartphones, tablets, and laptops. If you travel outside cellular coverage or need an emergency backup, the Sat-Fi2 is portable and at a low price point.
The hardware is completely redesigned and includes a built-in rechargeable battery, antenna, and 2-way SOS button. The battery will provide up to 28 hours of stand-by and 2 hours of talk/data communications. Wi-Fi range is up to 100 feet and can be used with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS devices.
New Globalstar Advantage and Enterprise Service Agreements
All plans include Sat-Browse that uses compression technology to speed up web browsing and also lowers data downloads. Each plan has an allotment of voice minutes, data throughput, and SMS text messages. Unused airtime does not roll t the next billing cycle.
Globalstar Monthly Advantage Service Plan Choices
The Globalstar monthly plans include a low cost Advantage 40 for users needing limited communications. There is also Advantage 100, Advantage 250, and Advantage 500 that allow additional voice minutes, data allowance, and SMS messages.
Globalstar Annual Enterprise Seasonal Airtime Service Plans
Enterprise plans are billed annually for seasonal users who may use their data on an irregular schedule. With these plans the airtime expires at the end of the term rather than monthly. The Enterprise 480 plan is the lowest cost annual plan and is recommended for emergency managers or public-safety personnel who need backup communications.
Globalstar has a Nanuk carry case with custom insert to accommodate the Sat-Fi2 and accessories.
The Sat-Fi2 is the future of satellite communications, The GSP-1700 is no longer in production and is only available as a refurbished kit. GSP-1600’s are also at end of life because the proprietary battery has been discontinued and cannot be ordered.
Download Globalstar Sat-Fi2 User Guide .pdf
If you need a formal quote or additional info about Sat-Fi2 contact our Dover, Delaware office during normal business hours or use the form below.
Compact and Lightweight With Up to 12 Hour Battery Life
Motorola rebranded the Vertex EVX-S24 earlier this year and added it to their commercial DMR digital portfolio. Available in yellow or black, it has been a popular choice by schools, construction, and hospitality customers. The EVX-S24 can be programmed with both digital and analog channels for easier migration to digital communications. At only 7.6 ounces it packs all the features you need for the safety and coordination of workers inside or outside buildings.
The EVX-S24 has an 8 character display, 256 channels, emergency button, and convenient Micro-USB charging port. The rugged IP67 submersibility rating and 3 year warranty make this a good investment for any business needing reliable voice communications.
Wide Variety of Accessories Available for EVX-S24
Depending on your coverage requirements, you may like the ATU-21FS super stubby antenna. It is only 2 inches tall and lets you carry the radio in your pocket. It may reduce your coverage depending on the number of walls you need to communicate through.
The EVX-S24 standard package includes the CD-65 single unit charging cradle. There is an optional CD-66 enhanced cradle that can charge a PMNN4468 spare battery. The VAC-6066 six pocket charger saves your AC wall outlets and helps keep track of your radio inventory.
The Motorola MH-90A4B remote speaker-mic and the MH-89A4B earpiece microphone are the most popular audio accessories. We also offer a 1-wire surveillance kit with acoustic tube. There are custom leather carrying cases available and our neck strap is an option to consider. It has a rubber o-ring that slips under the belt clip and is a favorite with teachers, retail, and hospitality workers.
Federal Signal MicroPulse Ultra perimeter LED’s are available in single, split, and dual colors. There are 3, 6, and 12-LED high-power lightheads for increased safety. There is also a wide angle model version that provides a 180 degree light spread. All are suitable for exterior or interior mounting and include a black bezel with wiring harness. If you are upgrading, they are compatible with the original MicroPulse mounts. Optional white or chrome bezels can be ordered if preferred. All MicroPulse Ultra lights are rated IP67, operate with 12-24V DC, and carry a three year warranty.
MicroPulse Ultra MPS300U With 3-LED Lighthead Is Class 1 Approved
The 3-LED MPS300U is single color and less than 3.5 inches wide. Up to 8 can be synchronized to flash simultaneously or alternating with 18 different flash patterns. The 300U is available in red, blue, amber, and white.
MicroPulse Ultra MPS600U 6-LED Series Available in Split and Dual Color
The MPS600U has 6 high power LED’s and can be ordered with single or split colors. This model can also be ordered with green LED’s or a green/amber split configuration. The dimensions of the 600U are 1.3″ x 5.2″ x .4″ and only draw .79 Amps using 12VDC.
The MPS620U dual color model has 12 high power LED’s in the same low profile form factor. The 620U is available with 6 color combinations: blue/amber, blue/red, blue/white, red/amber, red/white, and white/amber. The lens is clear and draws the same .79 Amps as the 600U.
The MPS1200U has 12-LED’s and can be ordered with split colors. There are 25 user selectable flash patterns and 3 flashing modes – top/bottom, left/right, and criss/cross.
Up to 4 units can be synchronized to flash simultaneously or alternating. They are compatible with existing MicroPulse brackets.
The MPS1220U has 24-LED’s and can be ordered with dual colors. It draws about 1.5 Amps at 12V DC and measures 1.91′ x 5.25″ x .45″. Available color combinations are blue/amber, blue/red, blue/white, red/amber, red/white, and white/amber.
MicroPulse Ultra MPSW9 Wide Angle With Single, Split, Dual Colors
For a warning light with a 180 degree light spread for mounting on push bumpers consider the MPSW9 wide angle model. It is available with single, split, and dual color configurations. The lens is made of UV resistant polycarbonate to protect against harsh conditions. All models include a black bezel but an optional chrome bezel is available. Single and dual color MPSW9‘s measure 1.5’ x 5.04″ x 1.48″.
A smaller MPSW6 is also available with single and split colors. Wide Angle lights can be programmed to operate as a single unit or in synchronization with multiple MicroPulse light heads. For faster installations, the Federal Signal PLPR-1 perimeter light programmer has a display to show flash pattern selection and has a capacity of 6 Amps at a time.
For a formal quote or to speak to one of our public-safety vehicle upfit designers call our office during normal business hours. Our office number is 302-734-9250 and we will be happy to help you with your emergency lighting needs.
State of Delaware Senate Bill 79 Requires Building Interior Test
A State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security regulation requires all new construction projects over 25,000 square feet be tested for in-building communications. The purpose of the SB79 test is to determine if newly constructed buildings have been designed so that emergency personnel can transmit and receive with portable 2-way radios and the State’s 800 MHz network. The facility owner must have the building tested prior to requesting a certificate of occupancy. The building must have the windows and doors installed before the test can be started.
Magnum Electronics is an approved vendor and has technical staff certified to perform the required scope of work quickly as defined in Appendix A by the Delaware Division of Communications. We are located in Dover and a member of the Delaware Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors. To request a quote, call us at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm or use the form below.
Motorola Solutions announced their trade-in discounts this week on next-generation MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e, SL 7000e, SL3500e, and XPR 3000e series DMR digital radios. Also, special financing offers include 0% interest for 12 months and 5.98% for 48 months. The current promotion period ends on June 30th.
MOTOTRBO XPR/SL 7000e Series future proof your investment by offering the latest accessories and radio options including internal Bluetooth and WiFi for remote programming. Products must be purchased in increments of 10 and must be purchased on a single invoice.
The XPR 3300 non-display and the XPR 3500 display radios can be ordered UL TIA4950 intrinsically-safe certified if used in hazardous locations. Optional licenses can be added for WiFi, IP Site Connect, Capacity Plus, and Linked Capacity Plus trunking. Available in VHF or UHF, the XPR 3000 series uses the same IMPRES batteries and chargers as the XPR 7000 platform.
The SL3500e is the latest addition to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO DMR lineup. At only 6.7 oz is provides up to 13.5 hours of battery life. Bluetooth, WiFi, and a 2-line display make this a good choice. The SL3500e also supports IP Site Connect and Capacity Plus single or multi-site trunking.
A minimum Motorola Solutions equipment value of $25,000 is required to participate in the financing promo and the order must be purchased on a single invoice.
For more information about the second quarter 2018 MOTOTRBO trade-in promo and to request a formal quote contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.
A new wireless speaker-microphone from Earphone Connection can pair with two different compatible Bluetooth radios at the same time. The INTERCEPTOR speaker can receive audio from both radios and the unique dual push-to-talk buttons allow you to respond to either radio’s talkgroup. There is also a 3.5mm earphone jack that supports a headset with boom microphone.
INTERCEPTOR Bluetooth RSM Available for Popular Public-Safety Radios
The INTERCEPTOR-00 has built-in firmware that supports many radios with internal Bluetooth enabled. Currently, the following radios are supported – Harris: XG-75, XG-100 & XL-200P; Kenwood: NX-5000 series; Relm: KNG2; Hytera: X1P; Icom: F3400 & F4400, F5400 & F6400; Sepura: STP & SC20. Motorola radios with internal wireless Bluetooth are not compatible. You will still need the Motorola RLN6554 wireless microphone for APX and RLN6562 for MOTOTRBO SL/XPR 7000 series.
EPC Wireless Adapters Support Radios Without Internal Bluetooth
EPC bundles wireless adapters for the INTERCEPTOR for radios without internal Bluetooth. The Motorola XTS 5000 and XTS 2500 (and others with Jedi connector) will work with the INTERCEPTOR-23 bundle. Motorola APX and XPR 6000/7000 users can use the INTERCEPTOR-34.
The INTERCEPTOR-28 bundle supports the Harris M/A-COM Jaguar P5300, P5400, P5500, P7300, XG-15, XG-25, and XG-75 models. Also, the Kenwood NEXEDGE NX200, NX300, NX210, NX410; TK190, 200, 280, 290, 380, 390, 480, 481, 2140, 2180, 3140, 3180, 5210, 5220, 5310, 5320, 5400 are compatible with the INTERCEPTOR-11.
While attending the last IACP Conference, we visited CTech Manufacturing a supplier of aluminum cabinets for the public-safety market.
We were impressed with their CopBox Tactical Cabinet 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 has a QuickLink Mounting solution that makes it possible to transfer it to a newer style vehicle in the future. You might have to replace the mounting plate but the cabinet can be reused.
The CopBox is significantly lighter than wood cabinets and their patented MotionLatch allows one-handed drawer opening. It also allows you to access the spare tire in some vehicles and it has a lifetime warranty.
CTech Model T40-302 On Display in Our Dover Facility
Need a closer look? Come visit our office in Dover and see the T40-302 cabinet and let us show you our current projects. We are open 8-5pm M-F or give us a call at 302-734-9250 and schedule an appointment to discuss your next vehicle upfit.
Two-way radio users who use an audio accessory with an acoustic tube will benefit from a new ear tip from Earphone Connection. The FIN ULTRA AMBI is an improved design released at this year’s IWCE in Orlando.
It is constructed with soft semi-translucent extra soft Silicone for all day comfort. It can be worn in either ear and the open skeleton design improves ambient listening. The FIN ULTRA AMBI is available in small, medium, and large. It can be ordered in clear or black. The original FIN ULTRA is still available at a lower price but must be used with the left or right ear only.
Earphone Connection is a leading manufacturer of two-way radio audio accessories including the Hawk used by many law enforcement agencies. For additional information about EPC and other Tactical Ear Gadget products visit our website or call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.
Up to 28 Hours With New Low Voltage IMPRES Technology
Radio users who need maximum talk time will benefit from Motorola’s new low voltage IMPRES technology. The MOTOTRBO enhanced models (XPR 3300e, XPR 3500e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580e) will provide up to 28 hours on a single battery charge. The new batteries are similar in size and use IMPRES chargers.
The PMNN4493 is the best choice if you have either XPR 3000e or XPR 7000e and a mix of the older “non-e” models. New enhanced radios are rated at 28 hours in digital mode or 21 hours if still on analog. The battery is compatible with legacy models but at a reduced rating of 18 hours in digital and 13.5 hours when using analog.
Low Voltage UL TIA Intrinsically-Safe Batteries for MOTOTRBO Radios
Low voltage intrinsically-safe batteries are only available for the new enhanced radios and are not interchangeable. Talk time is slightly reduced but still rated for 26+ hours in digital mode. Below are the correct model numbers for each radio:
Low Voltage Battery With Vibrating Silent Alert Belt Clip
Motorola introduced a unique vibrating belt clip that works with the low voltage battery and activates during a call alert. It can be ordered with the clip as a kit or separately and can be used with either the XPR 7000e or the XPR 3000e. Following are the model numbers and links to order: