Custom Upfitting Services Include Emergency Lighting and Cabinets

Magnum Electronics LogoCustom installations and vehicle upfitting for public-safety/commercial customers has been a growing segment of our technical service offerings.

We have formal agreements with emergency warning lighting, mobile video, rugged computer, LTE router, GPS fleet management, cabinet, and other manufacturers supporting mobile workers. We hold State of Delaware contracts for equipment and installation services along with the required insurance coverage. Below is a Chevy Tahoe our ETA certified upfit technicians completed recently.

We also provide amber safety warning lights for construction and public works vehicles. Our Acari Drill-Free mounts can be used to mount beacons, work lights, and antennas easily without holes.

To speak with our service team and request a quote call our office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours. Located in Dover, we are an easy drive from anywhere in Delaware and most of the Delmarva peninsula.

Choosing Plantronics Headsets – Wired, Bluetooth, or DECT 6.0?

Unified communications, noisy work areas, and the need for collaboration has increased the need for headsets. There are many types available and we found “one style does not fit all” in most organizations. Wireless headsets have become popular and allow workers to maintain communications when not at their desk. Today’s headsets also provide powerful analytics and require firmware upgrades for best performance.

plantronics authorised-partner-badgePlantronics has been a leader in headset comfort for over 50 years and offers wired or wireless headsets for all market segments. Recently, eight of our employees earned sales and technical certifications at Plantronics University for improved customer support.

Magnum Electronics is approved for all Plantronics certifications including unified communications (UC), contact centers (CC), and small & medium business (SMB). We can help select the best headset solution and support large deployments with Plantronics Hub or Manager Pro cloud-based software.

Plantronics Wired Headsets Are Reliable in High RF AreasCorded Headband Binaural Headset

Direct-connect headsets are still the best solution for areas with high radio-frequency interference. They are powered by the connected device and don’t need a battery charger. Choose binaural (dual ear) or monaural (single ear) depending on noise environment and user preference.

The Plantronics Blackwire 5200 series have USB-A, USB-C, or 3.5mm connector plugs. The EncorePro series and SupraPlus models are also popular wired models and are used on many Motorola dispatch consoles.

Plantronics Wireless Bluetooth Headset Choices

Bluetooth Headset Case Smartphone LaptopWireless Bluetooth headsets are the most popular for mobile workers. They easily connect to smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. The Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC has superior noise-cancellation and advanced sensor technology. Conference calls, webinars, and important conversations can be taken in the vehicle or on the move.

Bluetooth 4.1 Binaural HeadsetPlantronics offers headsets with a BT300 Class 2 Bluetooth adapter (up to 30 ft range) and a BT600 Class 1 adapter with up to 98 ft range. Other popular Bluetooth models include Legend UC, Legend CS, Focus UC, M70, and Marque 2.

Bluetooth frequencies share the same band as WiFi so interference could cause problems if operating close to an access point.

Wireless DECT 6.0 Headsets for Maximum Distance from DeskphoneWireless DECT 6.0 Headset

The recommended Plantronics wireless headsets for use in facilities with dense WiFi and strong interference are the Savi 700 series, Savi 440, or CS520. They utilize DECT 6.0 frequencies that don’t interfere with WiFi. DECT 6.0 also provides better range than Bluetooth by allowing you to roam up to 350 feet from the base/charger. The Savi 700 and 400 series also have Bluetooth for easy connectivity to a computer.

For a formal quote contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm or use the form below.

Motorola UHF XPR 3500e Intrinsically-Safe Radios For Rent or Lease

UHF XPR 3500e with Remote Speaker-MicA recent addition to our managed service offerings is the Motorola UHF XPR 3500e intrinsically-safe two-way radio certified for use in hazardous atmospheres.

Hazardous locations are found in many industries including refineries, fuel storage facilities, plastics processing plants, chemical plants, and grain elevators. Contractors, subcontractors, and anyone working a HazLoc job can now rent, lease-purchase, or buy their radios.

Our rental radio packages include two Motorola UL-Approved PMNN4490 intrinsically-safe batteries, Motorola PMMN4071 UL-Approved remote speaker-microphone, and XPR 3500e hand-held radios UL-Approved to TIA-4950 for use in Hazardous Locations, Division 1, Class I, II, III, Groups C,D,E, F, G; Division 2, Class 1, Groups A,B,C,D,T3C. Tamb = -25°C to +60 °C. We include a Motorola IMPRES charger that automatically conditions the batteries for peak performance. Our rental radio is also capable of operating on a Motorola Capacity Plus trunking system if needed.

The XPR 3500e can handle up to 128 channels and includes a 2-line display for easier operation. Our optional channel announcement feature allows the user to hear the actual channel names without having to look at the display. Frequencies can be programmed with analog channels, DMR digital, or both depending on your requirements.

Increase profitability and worker safety by improving jobsite communications. Rentals are available by the week, month, and longer. For pricing and availability contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

Motorola Commercial Digital Radio Network Now Covers Delaware

MOTOTRBO Network Expands to DelMarVa Peninsula

Wide-area digital 2-way radio communications is now available for commercial business fleets in Delaware and Maryland eastern shore counties. The Mid-Atlantic Digital Radio Network covering most of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, recently added tower sites for the DelMarVa peninsula.

The system utilizes Motorola’s latest MOTOTRBO DMR digital technology that allows wide area roaming, group communications, and no need to change channels..  A business owner can now communicate with trucks anywhere within the digital footprint.

DE MD PA 2-way radio map

Designed for MOTOTRBO XPR 5000 and XPR 7000 SeriesMotorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5350 & XPR 5550

The network supports the Motorola UHF MOTOTRBO XPR 5350 and XPR 5550 mobile radios for company-wide and private call voice communications.  The XPR 5000 series supports the RLN6551 long range wireless speaker-microphone that allows the driver to use his mobile radio from up to 300 feet away from the vehicle. Text messaging, GPS fleet tracking, work order management, and other options can be utilized with this radio.

Distracted driver laws put companies at risk who continue to dispatch their fleet using cell phones. Significant fines or worse can happen resulting in missed calls, voice mail messages, and decreased productivity. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ban on cell phone usage does not include mobile 2-way radios.

The Motorola XPR 7350e and 7550e hand-held portable radios are also available and can be used as your base station if you are close enough to a tower. Depending on your location and coverage requirements, these models offer the same features as the XPR 5000 series.

The MOTOTRBO digital network has been available for several years and is only new to Delaware and the DelMarVa Peninsula. Thousands of companies from coast-to-coast access MOTOTRBO networks at a low monthly fee per radio – all without having to invest in towers, repeaters, and ongoing infrastructure maintenance.

Contact us for a monthly lease-purchase quote by calling our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours. We look forward to supporting your next generation wide-area fleet dispatch communications.

Magnum Electronics Elevated to Premier Cradlepoint Partner


Cradlepoint Premier Partner Badge
Recognition for Revenue Performance and Technical Certifications

DOVER, DE October 19,2017

Magnum Electronics, Inc., located in Dover, Delaware and a leader in mission-critical wireless communications technology has been named a Cradlepoint Premier Partner. Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband.

“Achieving the Premier Partner Level proves Magnum Electronics’ technical competence and customer support capabilities” said Tony Puopolo, Cradlepoint VP NA Channel Sales. Their ability to focus on selling solutions, penetrate emerging verticals and drive our expansion portfolio has contributed to their success in being a trusted partner.”

“Cradlepoint products have contributed to our rapid growth in managed services”, said Bill Ridenour, president of Magnum Electronics. “Our customers are seeing the value of reliable, mission-critical network connectivity for their mobile and fixed assets. It is easy to cost justify as compared to off the shelf consumer grade equipment.”

About Magnum Electronics, Inc.

Magnum Electronics is a wireless communications integrator, technical service center, GPS fleet management, and managed services provider supporting mobile workers in government and enterprise. The company has distribution agreements with Motorola Solutions, Cradlepoint, Panasonic, 3M Peltor, Federal Signal, and many other high quality suppliers. Magnum Electronics is a Delaware state contract holder for upfit installation services, communications devices, and emergency vehicle lighting. Learn more at, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

About Cradlepoint, Inc.Cradlepoint Corporate Logo

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions. Cradlepoint NetCloud is a network management platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-function routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with centralized management and software-defined network services. With Cradlepoint, customers leverage the speed and economics of combining wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. More than 17,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint network solutions as the foundation for innovative managed service offerings. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and Kelowna, Canada, and offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250



Magnum Electronics Receives 2016 Motorola Empower Circle Award


Magnum Electronics LogoMotorola Empower Circle Logo

Recognition for Outstanding Performance and Customer Service

Among Top 50 Motorola Solutions’ 7,500 Partners Worldwide

DOVER, DE May 16, 2017

Magnum Electronics, Inc., a leader in mission-critical wireless communications technology located in Dover, Delaware has been named a 2016 Empower Circle award winner by Motorola Solutions. This award recognizes the Top 50 channel partners worldwide for outstanding performance and customer service.

“Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle awards recognize our best sales partners for their dedication, performance, and commitment to excellence in customer service, said Scott Adler, vice president, Motorola Solutions Commercial Markets and Channels. “Their ability to focus on selling solutions, exceed expectations in our growth markets, and drive our product portfolio has contributed to their success.”

“This recognition is a result of our dedicated employees focusing on ourUS Map With Customer Locations corporate goal of Total Customer Satisfaction”, said Bill Ridenour, President of Magnum Electronics. “Our rapidly growing customer base is loyal and allows us to solve their communications problems – big or small.”

The Empower Circle award ceremony will take place this month at the Ritz-Carlton on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

About Magnum Electronics, Inc.

Magnum Electronics is a wireless communications integrator, technical service center, GPS fleet management, and managed services provider supporting mobile workers in government and enterprise. The company has distribution agreements with Motorola Solutions, Vertex Standard, Cradlepoint, Panasonic, 3M Peltor, Federal Signal, and many other high quality accessory suppliers. Magnum Electronics is a Delaware state contract holder for emergency vehicle lighting, communications devices, and upfit installation services.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250



Emergency Vehicle Equipment Contract Awarded to Magnum Electronics


Magnum Electronics Logo

For State Agencies, School Districts, Municipalities, Fire Companies

Emergency Vehicle Warning Systems and Equipment

DOVER, DE May 1, 2017

The State of Delaware Government Support Services, Office of Management and Budget has published an award notice to Magnum Electronics for a statewide contract renewable up to five years. Delaware State Contract # GSS17626-ERVEH_WARN was a multiple source award after competitive sealed proposals were evaluated and best and final offers were submitted.

The contract is intended to cover the State’s requirements for vehicle emergency and exterior lighting, sirens, prisoner cages, laptop mounts, consoles, gun racks, tool boxes, and any related equipment for supplying and equipping state agency vehicles. Types of agency vehicles include; police cars, ambulances, fire department vehicles, pickup trucks, utility vehicles, bucket trucks, dump trucks, construction equipment, ATVs, trailers, boats, buses, motorcycles, and bicycles.

Magnum Electronics has been awarded the maximum allowable 20 contract catalogs including Acari No-Drill Mounts, Cradlepoint Vehicle Routers, David Clark Intercoms, Federal Signal Warning Lighting, Gamber Johnson Mounts, Globalstar Satellite Communications, GOLIGHT, J.R. Setina, Jotto Desk Consoles, Kussmaul Electronics, Lind, Magnetic Mic, Mobile Mark Antennas, Motorola Solutions, Panorama Antennas, Power Products, Rockland Custom Cabinets, Signal Vehicle Products, and Truck Vault.

This segment of our business is growing rapidly and now our customers can purchase both fleet safety equipment and our installation upfit services using the GSS15735A-VEH_UPFIT state contract said Bill Ridenour, President of Magnum Electronics. Our Dover service facility is convenient and our experienced, ETA certified staff is proud of each installation.

The Magnum Electronics contract code is GSS17626-ERVEH_WARNV08 using FSF# 0000004196. For more information visit the State of Delaware awarded contracts webpage.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250



Motorola WAVE OnCloud PTT Service Now Available

Smartphone 2-Way Radio App With Location and Low Monthly Fee

Motorola Solutions introduced WAVE OnCloud, a monthly subscription SaaS at last month’s IWCE. It is designed to work with or without your existing 2-way radio system and provide voice group/private calls, group text messaging, and real-time location.

IOS & Android Screen ShotsThe WAVE Mobile Communicator app is easily downloaded to your Android or iOS device. Your mobile workforce will have instant and secure group communications anywhere with Wi-Fi, 4G, or 3G broadband connectivity. The phone app has a large PTT (push-to-talk) button on the display. We have a variety of WAVE certified accessories including wireless PTT pods, lapel microphones, and remote speaker-mics located in our online store.

Screenshot with Google Map

Desktop users can use their Chrome or Firefox browser to access the Web Communicator with full functionality including Google Maps integration, user availability, and voice call/text message history. All messages are encrypted for enhanced security. Setup is very easy and software updates are automatically downloaded like other smartphone apps.

Magnum Electronics is WAVE Certified for Sales and Support

Motorola MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus trunking system integration is available with a gateway for seamless smartphone-to-radio communications. Conventional non-trunking MOTOTRBO users will have to wait until next year.

Contact our WAVE certified sales and support staff if you need wide area or on-site communications for your workteam. We can provide a 30 day demonstration for up to 10 users. After the trial period, the broadband-only service is $5 per month per user when pre-paid annually.

Download our Motorola WAVE wireless accessories .pdf

Signup for a Motorola WAVE OnCloud 30 Day Trial

Call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or complete the form below and we will setup a 30 day free trial for up to 10 users.


Alert: Motorola Solutions and Vertex Standard Supply Disruption

No Shipments From April 7-18th Due to ERP Upgrade

Radio Solutions Channel PartnerMotorola Solutions and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Vertex Standard informed us a new software ERP upgrade will halt order processing, depot repairs, and shipments beginning April 7th.

Expect shipments to slowly ramp up starting the afternoon of Tuesday, April 18th. The planned upgrade has been in process for the past 2 years.

Shutdown Affects Radios, Parts, Accessories, and Repairs

Anything that has not shipped by the evening of April 6th will be affected. Motorola and Vertex will not be able to process any new orders until 4/18/17. We are taking steps to stock additional inventory but with 3,000+ products it will be difficult.

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet Tracking Announcement

Magnum AVL - Improving Fleet Efficiency with GPS

New Features, Faster Updates, and Lower Price

GPS device technology has improved significantly since our Magnum AVL fleet management products were introduced in 2010. Cellular tower infrastructure changes require the replacement of some older trackers this year. We feel now is a good time to upgrade our product offering with new software features, faster updates, and the latest state-of-the-art hardware.

All of our new GPS devices have a backup battery that provides continuous tracking for almost an hour if power is lost. It will also show disconnect and reconnect alerts along with location data while unplugged. The new units also provide alerts for hard braking, acceleration, and direction changes.

Our new units update every 60 seconds plus every direction change providing significantly more data and improved accuracy. Alerts tied to exceeding posted speed of the road are now standard. Our new trackers use the Verizon Wireless network exclusively. Another improvement is a lifetime warranty on the tracker (except the backup battery) as long as the unit’s service plan is current.

Our new hardware is compatible with future driver log requirements, plug-in ECM cables, and other planned software enhancements.

Choice of AVL Fleet and Asset TrackersMVP260-3W Wired Device and Battery Backup

We will continue to offer a choice of trackers depending on your requirements. Our 260-­3W is wired to 12V DC, ground, and ignition. The wiring harness is compatible with 90% of our existing trackers for easy replacement. It has internal antennas, PTO sensor inputs, and the capability for future enhancements.

MVP160-PNP Plug-in GPS TrackerOur new 160-­PNP plugs into the OBD­-II port under the steering wheel of most cars, vans, and pickup trucks. It requires no installation and can be moved easily. For permanent installations an optional Y cable is available that hides the unit in the dashboard and provides an open OBD-­II port for service.

For special applications we have GPS devices that track bobcats, pavers, trailers, and other equipment with a 12V DC power source. These units track less frequently ­- 10 or 30 minute updates when moving or daily when stationary.  Battery backup will alert and track if stolen.  We also have battery powered trackers that update every 12 hours for assets without a power source.

Major User Interface Upgrade With Advanced Features

Magnum AVL Logo MapThe Amazon Cloud based user interface has been upgraded to provide advanced features and more alerts. All desktop functions can now be done from your smartphone.  We continue to use Google Maps with satellite, traffic, and street views.

Maps are easy to customize with landmarks, geofences, and custom icons. Our software generates 20+ management reports for vehicles, groups, or your entire fleet.  State mileage reports for IFTA class vehicles are supported.

Our data is stored in the cloud for 18 months for easy access.  All reports can be automatically generated and emailed to multiple recipients. You can print reports, download to a spreadsheet, or save to a .pdf file.

New Lower Magnum AVL Service Plan Pricing

Our 1­ minute update service plan is priced at $19.95 per month per vehicle. This is almost half the price of our competitors and we do not require a long term contract. We also offer a seasonal suspend plan to help with cash flow when not working.

Our lower cost 10 and 30 minute update service plans are available for our 460-EQ asset and 360-TT trailer trackers. Accountabilty of bobcats, pavers, and other job site equipment is easy when they are on the same map as your vehicles. For mobile assets without a power our 660-BAT battery-operated tracker will update every 12 hours.

The new enhanced hardware is not compatible with our existing legacy software. Magnum AVL customers and competitive users with a currentHow much is idling costing you? contract qualify for FREE or discounted hardware pricing. Most existing customers will get faster updates at a reduced monthly fee by upgrading their devices. We will continue to support our original Magnum AVL platform and offer features limited by the hardware platform.

We also have a 6 month rental program if you want to try GPS fleet management without a long term commitment. For a demonstration or if you have additional questions call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or fill out the form below.