Interoperability Gateway Devices Improve In-building 2-Way Radio Coverage

ACU-M Gateway Improving Radio CoverageJPS Interoperability Solutions has a long history of mission critical radio communications connectivity. The JPS ACU-M interoperability gateway console is an excellent tool to quickly improve in-buildingRaytheon ACU-M Interoperability Console coverage for first responders. It is compatible with the JPS ACU-1000 and the ACU-T.

The JPS ACU-M provides interconnection with up to four different 2-way radios, optional 2 VoIP channels, and a local operator handset. Plug-in cables are available for virtually every 2-way radio, satellite, and cell phone in use. The ACU-M can be networked and managed remotely using a computer with the included graphical user interface software.

Set up ACU-M as a Portable Repeater for Communications in Basements

The JPS ACU-M can be installed in a first-arriving command vehicle or waterproof carry case. Below grade basements that prevent RF penetration can be improved using long radio interface cables connected with the ACU-M gateway repeater. By attaching a portable radio to the end of a very long radio interface cable, the radio can be lowered into a tunnel or RF-blocked structure to provide a means of routing the signal in and out of the structure.

Use WiFi Network with ACU-M for Long Distance Radio Interoperability

Using the ACU-M’s VoIP’s option, a radio can be connected using WiFi or an ethernet Raytheon NXU-2A Network Extension Unitbridge and a NXU-2A radio interface. The JPS NXU-2A is a device that converts VoIP/RoIP into audio signals compatible with the remote radio. It uses the same plug-in radio-specific cable as the ACU-M.

ACU-M using WiFi and NXU-2A

ACU-M Easy to Deploy – Simple User Interface

The ACU-M is pre-programmed with factory optimized settings for most radio models and manufacturers. Just connect up to four radios with the proper cables and you will be operational in minutes. Touch controls and indicator lights make it easy to patch nets quickly. Remote control software is included too and can be installed on a connected laptop if you prefer.

ACU-M Control Panel and Indicator Lights

6/1/16 Update: Raytheon closed the JPS division on 1/29/16 after many years of providing interoperbility solutions. In April, the assets were purchased by Don Scott, one of the original founders of JPS. Key staff and support personnel returned and operations are returning to normal.

Magnetic Palm Mic Holder Improves Driver Safety

Compatible With All 2-Way Mobile Radio BrandsInnovative MMSU-1 Single

One of the new mobile radio accessories that got our attention at IWCE this year was a magnetic palm microphone holder. It replaces the standard clip used by Motorola, Vertex Standard, Harris, Kenwood, Icom, and others. The powerful magnet pulls the palm microphone toward the base and supports scan, DPL, tone coded squelch, etc.

Magnetic Palm Mic Holder The MMSU-1 Magnetic Mic Holder from Innovative Products in Knoxville, TN comes individually boxed. Everything you need is in the box including stainless steel screws, stainless lock nuts, grounding screw, instructions, and hex wrench.

There is also a discounted MMBP-25 bulk pack for fleet upgrades.

Perfect for Public Safety Personnel and Public Works Drivers

Police, fire, and ems drivers will keep their eyes on the road responding to emergencies. All fleet owners will benefit from decreased driver distraction and improved safety. The magnetic mic holder is a nice addition for the Astron integrated base station power supplies too.

OTTO Revo NC2 Noise-Cancelling Microphone Now Available

2-way Radio Accessories - Expect ExcellenceOTTO recently introduced a new patent-pending noise-cancelling remote speaker-microphone compatible with most popular 2-way radios. The Revo NC2 rugged microphone has a submersible rating of IP68 but still has a receive-only audio jack.

The V2-R2ER1212 is compatible with the Harris P5300, P5400, P5500, and P7300, Noise-cancelliing remote speaker-micXG-75, and XG-25. There are two Kenwood choices – the V2-R2KB5112 with a multi-pin connector for NX200 or the V2-R2KA5112 for ProTalk and models with a 2-pin connector.

OTTO also released the V2-R2MF5112 microphone for Motorola APX and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 series models. There is also the V2-R2MG5112 microphone for CP Series, PR400, BPR40, and others with a 2 pin jack.

Working in a high noise environment requires hearing protection. The NC2 has a 2.5mm or 3.5mm audio jack for a receive-only earpiece or dual muff headset. We recommend the 3M Peltor HT Series Listen-Only models available in headband, neckband, or hardhat mount.

OTTO Revo NC2 User Manual

OTTO is a leading manufacturer of two-way radio accessories located in Carpentersville, IL. Founded in 1961, the company has a reputation for high quality public-safety grade audio accessories. Magnum Electronics, Inc is an authorized dealer.

Motorola APX 6000 Vehicular Adapter for Mobile Installations Now Available

New Motorola NNTN8527 Fills XTVA Product Void for APX 6000 Users

NNTN8527 Designed for APX 6000 ModelsPublic-safety 2-way radio users who liked the Motorola XTVA and old Convertacom products now have a solution for the APX 6000 series.

The NNTN8527 APX Vehicular Adapter allows the use of a mobile antenna, power amplifier, palm microphone, and external loudspeaker in a vehicle. UHF, 700, and 800 MHz bands are supported now with VHF compatibility coming in the future.

APX Models Compatible with NNTN8527 Vehicle AdapterAPX 6000 Model 1.5, 2.5, 3.5

All APX 6000 models are compatible including the rugged XE and LI versions. Model 1.5 (top display), 2.5 (top and side display), and 3.5 (displays with full keypad) provide full access with the open face design.

Rugged P25 Radio for Firefighters

Your radio will need to have firmware release R13.00.00 or later.

The APX VA has IMPRES charging functionality identical to the NNTN7624 vehicle charger and includes a LED indicator. Internal GPS will work as long as the VA is installed in a location that can receive it. Mission Critical Bluetooth is also supported.so you can continue to use your RLN6544 wireless microphone.

The NNTN8527 VA uses the same NTN8940 mounting trunnion as the XTS XTVA mobile adapter.

Download the Motorola NNTN8527 APX VA Specification Sheet

New Motorola APX XP Remote Microphone for Law Enforcement

Compatible with APX 7000, 6000, 4000, 3000, 1000, SRX 2200

Motorola Solutions introduced a new thin remote speaker microphone designed for law enforcement, transit police, and ems personnel. The new IMPRES XP RSM uses dual microphone noise suppression technology like the XE RSM designed for firefighters. It is expected to start shipping in September.

Two Styles – IP68 Submersible or IP55 with 3.5mm Threaded JackNMN6271, NMN6274 XP RSM

The NMN6271 model has a Delta T submersible IP68 rating allowing it to survive under 2 meters of water for two hours. This microphone can be scrubbed with soap and water if needed.

Or…choose the NMN6274 with a IP55 rating that can handle a heavy rain storm and includes a 3.5mm threaded jack.

Both models include an orange emergency button, volume toggle, and one programmable button.

There are also 2 models on the roadmap for the Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 2500, and XTS 1500 due for release later this year.

Motorola Cancels ASTRO XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 Models

No More XTS Radio Orders After October 31, 2014XTS Model Cancellation

Motorola Solutions has published an intent-to-cancel notice for ASTRO 25 XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 radio models. The last day to order is 10/31/14 and requested ship dates are not permitted after November 30, 2014. No accessories are being cancelled and depot repair support will continue for 5 more years.

Popular APX Platform is the Recommended Replacement for XTS

APX P25 TDMA RadiosThe recommended replacements for the XTS 2500/1500 models include the APX 6000, 4000, and the new 1000 series.The P25 APX 4000 has a rugged XE version available and a new “2 knob” option will be available in the next few months. The APX 1000 also has P25 TDMA capability in a smaller form factor at a lower cost. For the largest selection of accessories please visit our APX online store for batteries, chargers, carrying cases, and audio enhancements.

Motorola and 3M Peltor Headset Demonstrations at Magnum Electronics on 6/18 4-6pm

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions and their partner supplier, 3M Peltor, recently introduced new radio headsets for high-noise environments.

Peltor LogoCome meet their senior management and corporate specialists at the Magnum Electronics Technology Center on Wednesday, 6/18 from 4-6pm. There will be hands-on demonstrations using APX and MOTOTRBO radios.

#1 Injury Worldwide is Hearing Loss

Harmful Noise Chart dB Examples

If your organization has a hearing conservation program and you use two-way radios, this is a rare opportunity to meet experts in a casual setting who understand current OSHA standards.

Headband headset for APX, XPRThere will be numerous solutions on-hand with different noise-reduction ratings (NRR). Electronic headsets with ambient listening designed for military and SWAT teams, hardhat style, and 3.5mm receive-only for shoulder microphones will be displayed.

New “direct-connect” over-the-head RMN5137, behind-the-head RMN5138, and hardhat mount RMN5139 headsets for APX and XPR 7000/6000 series do not require an adapter.

Location and Details

Our technology “Happy Hour” style event starts at 4:00pm. Refreshments from our neighbor, Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing, will be provided. Fire Chief Buffy Madden from Marydel and owner of First Due BBQ will supply the food.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Motorola APX XTS Completely Discreet Wireless Covert Surveillance Accessories

Wireless Covert Radio EarbudThe Motorola RLN4922 completely discreet earpiece is a covert wireless audio accessory inserted in the ear compatible with most two-way radios using a 2 or 3 wire surveillance kit. The earbud connector on the surveillance kit connects to the included RLN4920 wireless neckloop worn under your clothing. The push-to-talk switch and microphone on the wired surveillance accessory is still used. Recently, the RLN4922 was redesigned for more comfort, made smaller, and improved technically.

New Completely Discreet Mission Critical Wireless Covert Kit

Wireless enhanced Bluetooth Covert EarpieceUsers with the Motorola APX and enhanced Bluetooth option or XTS radios with the external PMLN5792 adapter have new options for covert surveillance. Motorola’s new NNTN8434 Wireless Covert Kit includes the RLN4922 wireless earbud, NNTN8385 Y-adapter, and NTN2571 PTT pod.

Now the radio can be placed in a backpack, briefcase, or purse up to 30 feet away. The NTN2571 PTT pod uses easy touch pairing. All you need to do is place the pod within an inch or two from the radio and it will automatically connect. Now a user can select any radio available and be ready for covert two-way communications immediately. The enhanced Bluetooth is encrypted and cannot be monitored like standard Bluetooth devices.

Basic Wireless Covert Kit Uses 2 Wire Earbud Headphones

Person listening to music or using smartphoneAlso available is the NNTN8296 Basic Wireless Covert Kit that includes 3 sets of earbuds and a 3.5mm adapter for connecting any off-the-shelf commercial earphone accessory. Radio users appear to be using a smartphone or listening to music. 

The NTN2571 must be ordered separately. There is also an optional carrying case (RLN6485).

Typical battery life for the NTN2571 PTT pod is 8 hours but carrying a second pod will provide remote PTT and a spare power source for up to 16 hours of use. The pod uses a standard micro-USB charger.

For more information see the Motorola brochure APX and XTS Mission Critical Wireless Covert Solutions

The RLN4922 Completely Discreet Earpiece and wireless covert accessories are also available for MOTOTRBO Operations Critical Bluetooth. The NNTN8127 PTT pod is the operations critical wireless (OCW) version used with the NNTN8385 Y-adapter. You will also need to use the PMLN5712 or the PMLN5993 Bluetooth adapter with touch pairing for XPR 6000 series radios.

 

Motorola APX Mobile Control Head Choices Explained

Configure Your APX With The Best Controls For Your InstallationMotorola APX 6500 O5 Head with Keypad Mic

Until last year, only the O3, O5, and O9 heads were available for Motorola APX mission critical P25 mobile radios. The APX 4500 was introduced with the new O2 head for dash or remote mount configurations. There are now five control head choices available for the APX 6500 and APX 7500 radios including the O2, O3, O5, O7, and O9.

The O2 and O7 heads should be considered before you order your next APX 6500 or 7500.

APX O2, O3, O5, O7, O9 Control Head ChoicesChoose the APX O2 Head Option for Outdoor Installations 

The O2 head is rated IP55 for extreme environments and is designed for motorcycle, marine, and fire truck pump panel installations. We used this configuration for the South Bowers airboat. This rugged, XE style head has a color display, large knobs, and an integrated speaker.

Choose APX O7 Control Head for Integrated KeypadMotorola APX O7 Control Head

The O7 control head has a flush-mount design with integrated keypad, siren, lights, public address (PA) and gun-lock controls. It features a color display with enlarged multi-function rotary knob for easier control of talk-group and volume settings.

APX O5 and Specialized O3, O9 Control Heads Are Still Available

The O5 head is still the most popular option for most applications but the new choices make it a tougher decision. The O3 hand-held control head is perfect for covert and other special installations. The O9 head is packed with features but requires a bigger footprint.

 

New Lower Cost David Clark Headsets – No Adapter Required

Connectors for Popular Motorola, Harris, and Icom 2-Way Radios

David Clark Co LogoDavid Clark Company, a recognized leader in noise-attenuating headsets, has quietly introduced their new two-way “Radio Direct” models.H6240-07 Radio Direct Headset

The direct wire 6200 series is a dual muff behind-the-head style for use with headgear and includes a boom microphone. Available for the most popular radio models, the headsets are priced lower because the costly adapter cable is eliminated. Each headset includes a 6 foot extended coiled cable with the radio connector of your choice.

Choose 6700 Series for Intrinsically-Safe Operation

The David Clark 6700 series adds the FM Approved intrinsically-safe (IS) rating for use in hazardous atmospheres. The headset must be used with a radio (and battery) that also carries the FM Approved label for it to be a benefit. The 6700 series is also David Clark H6780-51 IS Headsetbehind-the head design and includes the radio connector of your choice.

There is also a hardhat attachment model (H6780-51) with the popular Motorola APX 7000/6000 and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 radio connector. It has clips that attach to hardhats and other protective headgear.

Choose Series 6200 or 6700 Modular Style for use with Removable Coil Cords

The David Clark Modular headsets require the purchase of removable coiled cords with the appropriate radio connector.  These are a good choice if you have different radio model models or plan to upgrade to a new radio in the future. There are also additional headset styles for different noise environments.

6200 Modular Series Headset Styles and Detachable Cords

David Clark 6200 Modular Series

There are four styles of 6200 modular series headsets available. The shielded microphone H6220-M is designed for extreme noise environments. The H6230-M over-the-head model is used without head gear. The H6240-M is the most popular and can be used with or without a helmet. For single ear operation, the H6290-M is the solution.

Currently, Series 6200 modular cords are available for the Motorola APX 7000/6000 and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 (C6251 40918G-09), XTS 5000/2500/1500 (C6208 40918G-06), HT750/1250/1550 (C6235 40918G-07), and CP200/PR400 (C6207 40918G-08).  There is also a cord for the Bendix King BK/Relm DPH, GPH, and EPV style models (C6245 40918G-15).

6700 Modular Series Intrinsically-Safe Headset Styles and Cords

David Clark 6700 Series IS Headset Styles

The 6700 Modular Series are FM Approved Intrinsically-safe rated and also have interchangeable coiled cords. There is a hardhat attachment model along with 3 other popular styles designed to fit most rugged applications. FM Approved IS 6700 series cords are available for Motorola, Harris, and Icom radios.