3M Price Increase and Supply Disruption Effective 7/26/18

3M Peltor LogoWe have been notified a 3M price increase and system upgrade will start after 3:00pm next Thursday, 7/18. No orders will be processed by 3M until August 2nd. Their customer service team will not be able to provide order status during the 7 day upgrade period and we expect additional shipping delays.

All 3M Peltor products will be affected including LiteCom 2-way radio headsets, ComTac & SWAT-Tac police tactical headsets, and all 3M Peltor accessories.

Earn $25 or $40 Rebates When Buying 5+ Minitor VI Fire Pagers Until 9/30


Up to $40 Rebate For Each Minitor VI Fire Pager Purchased

Promotion Benefits Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Teams

Public-safety organizations with tone and voice wireless one-way paging infrastructure can earn large rebates on purchases of five or more Minitor VI fire pagers.

  • Buy 5+ Minitor VI’s and Receive $25 per pager on a single invoice
  • Buy 15+ Minitor VI’s and Receive $40 per pager on a single invoice

The mail-in promotion is offered by UCC Wireless – a Motorola authorized paging distributor. The standard and intrinsically-safe Minitor VI models are eligible for this rebate. We also carry Minitor VI accessories including a Boston Leather carrying case, radio holders, and straps.

Claims must be postmarked by 10/31 and include proof of purchase, quantity, model number, and serial numbers.

Link to Minitor VI Rebate Terms and Conditions

K-12 Schools Can Save Up To $30 Per Radio With Motorola Summer Rebates

Teacher Using Motorola 2-Way Radio

Motorola announced an exclusive communications promotion to improve K-12 school safety in the US and Canada. From July 1st through September 30, 2018 K-12 education facilities can earn a rebate for each digital radios purchased. It also can be combined with the Q3 MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promo so it is a good opportunity to upgrade to SL 7000 or XPR 7000 series radios.

Save Up to $1,650 When You Purchase 10 SL/XPR 7000e Series

XPR 7000e and SL 7000e Rebate

The UHF SL 7550e, 800 MHz SL 7580e, and 900 MHz SL 7590e are the most advanced pocket-sized MOTOTRBO radio available. The 5-line color display, full keypad, and built-in vibrate function provide discreet messaging when needed. A $30 rebate for each radio and if you purchase ten on one invoice another $1,350 will be deducted from the total. This offer applies to the XPR 7350e, XPR 7550e, and XPR 7580e as well.

SL/XPR 3000e Series Rebate is $25 and CP200d Qualifies for $15

XPR 3000e,SL3500e CP200d Rebates

You can also earn a $25 mail-in rebate for each XPR 3300e, XPR 3500e, and SL3500e. SL/XPR 3000e series models have the capability of integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Capacity Plus trunking. The popular CP200d voice radio has a $15 rebate for each radio purchased.

Motorola Q3 2018 Rebates for SL300 and EVX-261

SL300, EVX-261 Rebates Per Radio

Motorola has a $12 rebate offer for the thin VHF/UHF SL300 that is popular in schools. It’s only 6 oz and the battery lasts all day. K-12 schools can also receive a $10 rebate for the Vertex EVX-261.

Download Motorola Q3 Rebate Info K12 form and rules .pdf

Motorola MOTOTRBO Radio Trade-In Offers For SL/XPR 7000, XPR 5000 Series Until 9/30/18

Industrial 2-way radio communications

Motorola Solutions announced their trade-in discounts this week on next-generation MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e, SL 7000e, and XPR 5000e series DMR digital radios. Also, special financing offers include 0% interest for 12 months and 3.1% for 36 months. The current promotion period ends on September 30th.

Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e, SL 7000e Series Trade-In Offer

Buy 10 and Receive $1350 Discount

End users receive a $1350 discount off an order of 10 handheld XPR 7000e or SL 7000e seriesSL7550e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580e DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

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.

Motorola XPR 5000e MOTOTRBO Mobile Radio Trade-In Offer

Buy 10 and Receive $650 Discount

Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5350 & XPR 5550End users receive a $650 discount off an order of 10 XPR 7000e DMR mobile radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

XPR 5000 series mobiles have built-in Bluetooth and supports the RLN6551 long range wireless speaker-microphone allowing the driver to use the mobile radio from up to 300 feet away from the vehicle.

Third Quarter 2018 Finance Promotions

For MOTOTRBO system upgrades of at least $25,000, Motorola will offer incentives through their authorized finance partner, Lease Corporation of America. Upgrade your system using 12 month interest-free financing or lower your payments with 3.1% financing for 36 months.

For more information about the third quarter 2018 MOTOTRBO trade-in promo and a formal quote contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

List of USPS APO Friendly Batteries For Motorola Radios

Magnum Electronics Supplies Batteries for All 2-Way Radio Models

The US Postal Service prohibits shipping bulk Lithium-ion and Lithium-polymer replacement batteries through the mail including to APO/FPO addresses. The rules state only lithium batteries installed in equipment are permitted. FedEx and UPS will accept Lithium batteries if shipped ground. If faster air service is needed there is a dangerous goods fee in addition to the shipping fee.

You may want to consider nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. They are not considered hazardous and provide very good performance. Below is a list of Motorola radios with compatible NiMH batteries.

Motorola P25 and DMR 2-Way Radios

APX 8000, APX 7000, APX 6000, SRX 2200

Motorola APX 8000, APX 7000, APX 6000, SRX 2200 can use the NTN7035. It has a IP67 submersible rugged rating, IMPRES automatic conditioning, and 2000 mAh capacity. It is also FM intrinsically-safe rated.

APX 4000, APX 3000, APX 1000, APX 900

There are no USPS APO friendly batteries for the APX 4000, APX 3000, APX 1000, or APX 900 at this time.

XTS 5000, XTS 3500, and XTS 3000

Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 3500, and XTS 3000 radios have several battery choices listed below that can be shipped to APO addresses.

  1. Motorola NNTN4437 – 1700 mAh, IMPRES, NiMH, FM, Ruggedized
  2. Motorola NNTN4436 – 1700 mAh, IMPRES, NiMH, FM
  3. Motorola NNTN4435 – 1800 mAh, IMPRES, NiMH
  4. Motorola PMNN4093 – 3000 mAh, IMPRES, NiMH
  5. Power Products BP8299MHUC – 3800 mAh, NiMH
  6. Power Products BP8299MHXT – 2700 mAh, NiMH
  7. Power Products BP8299MH – 2000 mAh, NiMH

XTS 2500, XTS 1500, MT1500, PR1500

Below are NiMH battery choices for the XTS 2500, XTS 1500, MT1500, and PR1500:

  1. Motorola NNTN6263 – 2000 mAh, IMPRES, NiMH, FM, Ruggedized
  2. Motorola NTN9857 – 2000 mAh, IMPRES, NiMH, FM, IP54
  3. Motorola NTN9858 – 2100 mAh, IMPRES, NiMH, IP54
  4. Power Products BP9858MHIC – 2500 mAh, Smart, NiMH

MOTOTRBO XPR 3000, XPR 7000 Series

There are no batteries that can be shipped through the USPS at this time for any XPR 3000 or 7000 series radios.

We carry batteries for other Motorola models and most radio brands. If you need help identifying a battery for your radio contact our office and we will recommend a replacement.

Boston Leather Radio Holder Choices for Motorola APX Series

Boston Leather radio holders, fire, ems , and law enforcement accessoriesBoston Leather has designed a custom carrying case for each Motorola APX radio model including the option to use a strap or belt loop. Their standard cases are plain black full grain leather with silver hardware but almost anything is possible for custom orders.

It is important to know which battery you are using on your APX 8000, 7000, and 6000 because a longer case is need for the high-capacity batteries. There are also 3 different APX configurations available. This article provides choices for each Motorola APX model radio when used by fire, ems, or law enforcement professionals.

Motorola APX Battery Sizes For Boston Leather Cases

APX 8000, 7000 6000 Batteries

Motorola APX 8000, APX 8000XE, APX 6000, APX 6000XE Model 1.5P25 Firefighter Radio

Motorola APX 1.5 models only have a top display. The 5611RC15-1 holder is compatible with standard batteries and the 5611RCXB-1 is for extended length high-capacity batteries. There is also the original 5618RCNW-1 that was designed for the APX 6000 Model 1.5.

The 5481RC-1-E universal case is also a good choice if you want access to the top half of the radio.

Motorola APX 8000, APX 8000XE, APX 6000, APX 6000XE Model 2.5

APX6000XE Radio HolderThe model 2.5 has a top and side display with a limited keypad. The 5611RC-1 is designed for standard length batteries and has D-rings for a strap. The 5611-1 is the same case without the D-rings.

APX 6000/8000 Model 2.5 radios using extended batteries require the 5611RCXB25-1. If you prefer a radio holder that protects the side display choose the 5611RCNW-1. It has the sides open for larger audio connectors.

Motorola APX 8000, APX 8000XE, APX 6000, APX 6000XE Model 3.5APX 6000 with Full Keypad

The model 3.5 has a top and side display along with a full keypad. The 5611RC35-1 has a larger front cutout for access to the entire keypad and is compatible with standard size batteries. This case is also compatible with the SRX 2200 military radio.

Extended battery users should choose the 5611RCNW-1 no window holder.

Motorola APX 7000, APX 7000XE Boston Leather Radio Holder Choices

There are 3 Boston Leather radio holder choices for APX 7000 models.The standard holder for non-XE models with short batteries is the 5613RC-1. Rugged XE 1.5 models with standard batteries will need the 5612RC-1.

There is also a custom holder for the APX 7000 with an extended battery. The 5613RCXB-1 has cutouts and custom designed for the model 3.5 with full keypad and side display.

Boston Leather Radio Holders for Motorola APX 4000Radio, Mic, Leather Case

The 5701RC-1 is the recommended holder for the APX 4000. It includes cutouts for the display, full keypad, and microphone connector. This case can be worn on a duty belt and ordered without clips.

There is also a slightly different design 5701RCHW-1 with a high window.

 

New Micro Sound 1A Tubeless Listen-Only Earpiece For Speaker-Mics

Tubeless Listen-Only EarpieceEPC is now shipping the Micro Sound 1A tubeless receive-only earpiece for any remote speaker-mic with a 3.5mm audio jack. It uses a micro-speaker and eliminates the transducer and acoustic tube. Speaker audio is clearer over time as compared to a tube that accumulates dirt and moisture.

The EP-MS1A-B includes a black Fin Ultra Ambi that can be worn on either ear. It is also available with a clear Fin Ultra EP-MS1A-C. The Fin Ultra is more comfortable than standard ear tips and allows for better situational awareness.

The Micro Sound 1A has a 12 month warranty.

Motorola Announces Minitor VI Color Choices at FDIC 2018

Minitor VI Red and Green Color ChoicesLast 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.

What’s Your Favorite Minitor VI Color? Take Our Poll

New Improved Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Satellite Hotspot Now Shipping

Banner Satellite WiFi Hotspot

New Design Includes Internal Battery, Antenna, and SOS ButtonMobile Satellite Hotspot with Wi-Fi

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.

Monthly Satellite Voice, Data, and SMS Plans

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.

Annual Satellite Voice, Data, and SMS Plans

Nanuk custom case with insertGlobalstar 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.

Motorola EVX-S24 Rugged IP67 Digital 2-Way Radio Is Built To Last

Compact and Lightweight With Up to 12 Hour Battery Life

Yellow and Black Digital 2-Way RadiosMotorola 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.

1-Wire With Mic, PTT, Acoustic TubeThe 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.

Download Motorola EVX-S24 Data Sheet .pdf      EVX-S24 User Manual .pdf