We frequently receive support requests from Motorola wireless speaker-mic users to change the language from French back to English. This is caused by accidently turning on the WRSM and holding the PTT button at the same time.
Below 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
Power Products has teamed with Good 2 Go to manufacture their battery that can be charged conventionally or with a micro-USB cable. The battery includes a micro-USB port on the side or bottom and a patented internal charger. It makes it very convenient when travelling and away from your charger.
There are ten different batteries available for the most popular Motorola, Kenwood, and Icom 2-way radio models.
Below are the compatible radio models and Good2Go part numbers with links to purchase:
Motorola APX 6000, APX 7000, APX 8000 – Link to G2G7038 2500 mAh Li-ion SMART USB battery (compatible with IMPRES chargers)
Motorola APX 4000, APX 3000, APX 1000, XPR 3300e, XPR 3500e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7380e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580e – G2G4409 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery
Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 3000, and EF Johnson 5100 series – G2G8299 3000 mAh Li-Po (Lithium Polymer) USB battery
Motorola XTS 2500, XTS 1500, MT1500, PR1500 – G2G9858 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery
Motorola CP200d, CP150, PR400 – G2G4497 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery
Motorola XPR 6100, XPR 6300, XPR 6350, XPR 6380, XPR 6500, XPR 6550, XPR 6580 – G2G4077 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery
Motorola HT750, HT1250, HT1550, MTX850, MTX850LS, MTX900, MTX950, MTX8250LS, MTX9250 – G2G9013 2000 mAh Li-Po USB battery
Kenwood NX220, NX320, NX420, NX3200, NX3220, NX3300, NX3320, TK2170, TK2360, TK3170, TK3173, TK3360 – G2GKNB57 2000 mAh Li-ion USB battery
Kenwood NX200, NX300, TK5220, TK5320 – G2GKNB48 2500 mAh Li-ion USB battery
Kenwood NX240, NX340, TK-2000, TK-2200, TK-2200L, TK-2200LP, TK-2207, TK-2212L, TK-2300VP, TK-2307, TK-2302VK, TK-2312, TK-2400VP, TK-2402VK, TK-3000, TK-3200L, TK-3200LP, TK-3207, TK-3212L, TK-3300UP, TK-3302UK, TK-3307, TK-3313, TK-3400UP, TK-3402UK, TKD240V, TKD340U – G2GKNB45 1900 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery
ICOM IC-F3161, IC-F3230D, IC-F3261D, ICF3360D, IC-F4161, IC-F4230D, IC-F4261D, IC-F4360D – G2G232 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery
Hytera PD702, PD705, PD706, PD708, PD782, PD785, PD786, PD788, and Harris HDP100, HDP150 – G2GBL2006 2000 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery
BK Technologies / Relm DPH, EPH, LPA, LPH, LPX – G2G170 2000 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery
Download Power Products G2G USB Battery Data Sheet .pdf
When the cord is stressed the cable could tear or fray and expose the internal wiring. As a result, RSM’s that show failures will be replaced for up to 24 months after purchase.
The cord failure is shown in the image. The failure typically occurs at the RSM head or radio connector end or both, but can also occur in cable middle section.
Radio users who prefer to route the mic cord behind their back and stress the cable are more likely to experience the problem. Motorola recommends to dress the coil section so it
does not get caught on uniform accessories for optimal RSM service life.
Motorola Remote Speaker-Microphone Models Affected
Motorola is upgrading the cable jacket material in the near future. RSM’s with the new cable will include an “L” in the model suffix when shipped.
Below are the RSM’s identified in the Motorola Technical Notification (MTN):
APX 8000, APX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000,
MOTOTRBO PCR XPR 3000 and XPR 7000 Series RSM’s
Only mics that show the failure will be replaced under the MTN warranty extension. Reference MTN-0070-19-NA and original factory order number when requesting replacements. They can be obtained by calling Motorola at 1-800-422-4210; prompt 1.
Download the Motorola Technical Notification MTN-0070-19-NA_RSM
Paired with portable radios it provides range about 30 feet and with the PMMN4097 mobile palm mic/gateway you can roam up to 300 feet from the vehicle. There is “mission critical” for APX and a “operations critical” software version for MOTOTRBO DMR radios.
Choose the Correct Wireless Mic for your Motorola Radio
Motorola’s model nomenclature and product tiering make it easy to purchase the wrong mic for your radio. Depending on the included charger bundle the product SKU changes slightly. Below is a summary of the configurations and their compatible radios.
Hand-held APX Series With Internal Bluetooth Enabled
- RLN6554 – Wireless RSM with Battery, Clip (RLN6544) and Dual Unit Charger (PMLN7120)
- RLN6544 – Mission Critical Wireless RSM with Battery and Clip Only
These models are compatible with APX 8000, APX 7000, APX 7000XE, APX 6000, APX 6000XE, APX 4000, APX 3000, and SRX 2200.
It is important to make sure your radio has Bluetooth enabled. The blue dot means is has the internal hardware only. You also need to have the software option (free since April 2016) and your programmer has it turned ON. Notice this same mic can also be used with the PMMN4097 mobile palm mic/gateway.
- RLN6562 – Operations Critical Wireless Remote Speaker Microphone with Battery and Belt clip and Dual Unit Charger (PMLN7120)
This model is compatible with XPR 7350, XPR 7350e, XPR 7550, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580, and XPR 7580e with Bluetooth enabled. It may be turned OFF or disabled to save battery life. It is not compatible with XPR 6000 series or with the long range PMMN4097 mobile palm mic/gateway.
Wireless Mic for APX, XTL, and XPR Series Vehicle Mounted Radios
- RLN6551 – Long Range Wireless Mobile Accessory Kit, includes Wireless Remote Speaker Microphone (RLN6544), Mobile Microphone Bluetooth Gateway (PMMN4097), Vehicular Charger (PMLN6716)
- RLN6552 – Same as above without vehicular charger
These models are compatible with APX 8500, APX 7500, APX 6500, APX 4500, APX 1500, XTL 5000, XPR 5350, XPR 5350e, XPR 5550, XPR 5550e, XPR 5580, XPR 5580e, XPR 4350, and XPR 4550.
Adding this wireless mic is easy – replace the palm mic with the combo mic/gateway and “touch-pair” – that’s it. APX users can use the same mic with their portable hand-held radio.
Motorola Wireless Mic Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use a Bluetooth adapter? No
- Will this work with other radio brands? No
- My mic started speaking the French language. How do I get it back to English? This happens when you power up the mic and press the PTT at the same time. To change languages follow the instructions in the graphic.
- What is WRSM battery model number? PMNN4461
- Can I still use a receive-only earpiece? The WRSM uses the same RLN4941 or PMLN7560 earpieces as most of the the wired mics.
- What do the microphone LED status indicators mean? There are 2 LED lights on the microphone that provide battery level and audio availability status.
- What do the status lights on the WRSM charger mean? The graphic below shows the LED light color indicators and their meanings.
- Does the mic require maintenance? Yes – you should check for firmware updates for improved battery, connectivity, and audio performance especially if more than 6 months old.
Buy online these wireless remote speaker-mics and other radio accessories with low pricing and fast delivery. If you prefer, call our Dover, Delaware office during normal business hours where you will never get an automated attendant or voice mail. We can be reached at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.
The Motorola LEX L11 LTE public-safety smartphone designed for AT&T and FirstNet is now compatible with the Verizon network. All you need to do is follow the software upgrade instructions below.
The LEX L11 software update requires an active Verizon SIM. We tried to upgrade a LEX without a VZW SIM and were not able to complete the update. Evidently, the software update is provided by the carrier.
The Android based LEX L11 is purpose-built for mission critical public-safety communications. It pairs with the APX 8000, APX 8000XE, APX 7000, APX 7000XE, APX 60000, and APX 6000XE series (Bluetooth enabled) radios and can be used as a wireless remote speaker-microphone.
LEX L11 Software Upgrade Instructions During Initial Setup
LEX L11 Software Procedure After Initial Setup
The LEX L11 software update requires an active Verizon SIM. We tried to upgrade a LEX without a installing a VZW SIM and were not able to complete the update. Evidently, the software update is provided by the carrier.
1. Power on Phone
2. Insert Verizon SIM
3. Connect to WiFi network
4. Once device connects to WiFi, the device should receive the indication that a new SW version is available
5. Accept Download / Install
6. After device reboots; verify the new SW version – SW version should be R01.00.40 (in Settings/About Phone/ – see bottom Build Number)
Download Motorola LEX L11 Software Upgrade Document for Verizon Devices
To receive a LEX L11 quote contact us at our Dover, Delaware sales and service facility at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours M-F 8-5pm. Or you can use the form below:
OTTO Engineering, a leader in audio accessory development located in Illinois, has introduced a tactical headset with advanced situational awareness for military and SWAT teams. The new NoizeBarrier TAC uses the same technology as the V4-11029 Active Hearing Protection Electronic Earplugs released last year.
The headset has a PTT with clip and a specific radio cable eliminating the need for an adapter. The initial release was designed for the most popular tactical radios – Motorola APX, Harris XG-75, Kenwood TK-5220, and EF Johnson Viking,
The NoizeBarrier TAC specifications are impressive. It is MIL-STD-810G compliant, has a IP68 submersible rating, and has a minimum 23dB NRR. The dynamic, telescopic boom microphone can be mounted on the left or right side. Powered by two AAA batteries, the operating time is up to 72 hours with no degradation of performance.
Headsets Available With Links To Current Pricing And Radio Compatibility
OTTO V4-11054BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – Compatible with APX 8000, APX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000, APX 3000, APX 1000, XPR 6000, XPR 7000e series, XPR 6350, XPR 6550, XPR 6580, XPR 7350, XPR 7380, XPR 7550, XPR 7580
OTTO V4-11055BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – Compatible with Harris P5300, P5350 P5370, P5400, P5450, P5470, P5500, P5550, P5570, P5570, P7300 Series, P7370, P7350, XG-15, XG-25, XG-75
OTTO V4-11056BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – Compatible with Kenwood flat connectors – TK-190, TK-280, TK-380, TK-385, TK-480, TK-481, TK-190, TK-290, TK-390, TK-2140, TK-2180, TK-3140, TK-3148, TK-3180, TK-3212, TK-5210, TK-5220, TK-5310, TK-5320, TK-5400, TK-5410, NEXEDGE NX200G,NX210G, NX300G, NX410/411
OTTO V4-11058BK NoizeBarrier TAC Tactical Headset, PTT – EF Johnson Viking VP400, VP600, VP900
For Other OTTO Radio Accessories Contact Magnum Electronics
Magnum Electronics is an authorized OTTO reseller located in Dover, Delaware. We carry the full OTTO product line including the OTTO 500 high-temperature speaker microphone for firefighter and the Revo 2 noise-cancelling mic. See all our OTTO online products or contact us for a formal quote.
The LEX L11 is Motorola’s third generation purpose-built smartphone for public-safety professionals using AT&T FirstNet. The device has an IP68 submersibility rating and has Gorilla Glass 3 on the 5.0 inch display. A dedicated push-to-talk, emergency, and programmable buttons differentiate this from a consumer device. It also has dual front-facing speakers (107dB) and three microphones for noise suppression.
The LEX L11 is built with the Android 7.1 OS and has Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/k/r. The 3G/4G LTE radio is UMTS/GSM capable on bands 4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 66 and is AT&T FirstNet certified. A Verizon compatible model is expected to be released in the first half of 2019.
Federal government users should know the LEX L11 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated.
LEX L11 Pairs With APX 6000/7000/8000 Mission Critical Bluetooth
The LEX pairs with APX 6000, APX 7000, and APX 8000 (including XE) models with internal Bluetooth enabled. It provides remote control of APX radio’s zones, talk groups, and volume, emergency button activation, and allows you to speak directly into LEX L11 over the LMR radio network.
Replacement Batteries and Accessories for LEX L11
The IMPRES 2 PMNN4545 standard swappable battery has 2500 mAh capacity and lasts a typical 10 hour shift. The optional high-capacity PMNN4546 5000 mAh battery lasts up to 20 hours but requires the HN001155A01 replacement back cover.
The LEX has a 3.5mm jack and also supports wired audio accessories. The PMLN4541 2-wire surveillance kit with acoustic tube is the most popular for law enforcement. A lower cost PMLN4540 earbud with inline mic is also available.
For more info and pricing, contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 8-5pm EST M-F or email us at [email protected]
Motorola recently started shipping a new intrinsically-safe TIA 4950 battery for the APX 8000H and APX 8000HXE HAZLOC radio models. The PMNN4547 battery provides 3100 mAh capacity using Li-ion cells and has an improves cold temperature specification. It has a IP68 rating which means it can survive in six feet of water for up to four hours. It also uses IMPRES 2 technology that provides up to 60% more charging cycles as compared to a standard battery.
Requires A New Carry Holder or Leather Case for APX 6000
The new battery provides 16% more capacity than the 2,650 mAh NNTN8930 UL model. Because the PMNN4547 is about 3mm deeper, APX 6000 and SRX 2200 users will need to upgrade their carrying accessories.
The PMLN7901 plastic carry holder is required to fit the new battery. If you are using the rugged APX 6000XE with larger knobs a PMLN7902 is the correct holster. There are also new APX 6000 leather cases with fixed or swivel belt loops available in our online store.
Radio users who use a wired audio accessory with a mushroom-style ear tip and an acoustic tube would benefit from using a custom gel ear insert. Security, law enforcement, and nursing professionals working in normal noise environments prefer this optional accessory for their 2-way radio.
Compatible with most acoustic tubes, they are more comfortable for long work shifts. They also provide better ambient hearing because there is less blockage of the ear canal. The soft gel is easy to clean and hypo-allergenic.
Available for Left or Right Ear and 3 Sizes for Better Comfort
The earmold must be ordered for the left or right ear – they are not interchangeable. Although the medium size is most popular, there are also small and large versions for each ear.
The standard color is a light pink but we can also supply clear and black. There are also black acoustic tubes for covert operations.