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.
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.
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:
A 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.
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.
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.
Motorola Entry-Tier Commercial Portfolio Expands With Select Vertex Models
Motorola Solutions will retire the Vertex Standard brand this month. The digital eVerge EVX-261, EVX-S24, analog VX-260 series, VX-450 series, VX-2100, and VX-2200 will be rebranded with the Motorola logo. The eVerge DMR EVX-261 and EVX-S24 are compatible with all Motorola MOTOTRBO digital radios. The last day we can place new orders for Vertex branded equipment is 12/31/17.
Vertex Standard Product Cancellations
The following Vertex eVerge and P25 products and associated accessories will end production at the end of this month,.
- Portable Radios: EVX-531/534/539, VX-820, VX-P820, VX-920, and VX-P920
- Mobiles: VX-4500/4600, EVX-5300/5400, VX-5500 UHF/VHF
- Repeaters: VXR-7000, VXR-9000, EVX-R70
- EVX – Link
Motorola Will Continue Support and Depot Warranty Repairs
Warranty repairs will be honored by Motorola and support is planned for another 5 years. The programming software will remain the same. If your Vertex radio or accessory has been cancelled, contact our office and we can recommend a replacement.
Motorola wireless accessories use a pod with APX, XTS, XPR, and SL 7000 series radios. The pod can be used as a stand-alone wireless push-to-talk (PTT) or power a surveillance kit, earbud, and also connect with the completely discreet earpiece. The pod has internal firmware that can be updated by the user to take advantage of the latest software release from Motorola.
The NTN2571 mission-critical secure pod includes encryption for APX and XTS models and the NNTN8127 operations-critical pod is designed for MOTOTRBO DMR XPR and SL 7000 radios. Each pod as unique firmware that should be upgraded for improved battery life and performance.
Instructions to Upgrade Firmware in Motorola Wireless Bluetooth Pods
Motorola Solutions provides a Windows application to upgrade their wireless bluetooth accessories. The Accessory Programming Software tool is a free download and supports both pods. The install guide includes easy step-by-step instructions with computer screenshots. In addition to the programming tool, you will also need to download the latest pod firmware.
- Download latest mission-critical NTN2571 software update
- Download latest operations-critical NNTN8127 software update
The accessories below are compatible with either wireless pod. Some accessories require upgraded firmware if you have an older pod.
- Motorola PMLN7052 Wireless Surveillance kit with acoustic tube
- Motorola NTN2575 Replacement Earpiece with 9.5 Inch cable
- Motorola NTN2572 Replacement Earpiece with 12 inch cable
- Motorola NNTN8295 Wireless Earbud with 45 inch cord
- Motorola NNTN8294 Wireless Earbud with 11.5 inch cord
- Motorola NNTN8298 Black Headphones with in-line mic
- Motorola NNTN8296 Wireless Covert Kit
- Motorola PMLN7696 Completely Discreet Wireless Earpiece
- Motorola NNTN8737 3.5mm Earbud Headset Adapter – 10 Pack
User Manuals and Quick-Start Guides
Motorola Mission-Critical Bluetooth (NTN2571)
- Download user manual for mission-critical wireless .pdf
- Download mission-critical quick-start guide .pdf
- Download mission-critical white paper .pdf
- Download mission-critical firmware release notes .pdf
Operations-Critical Bluetooth (NNTN8127)
Thin and Light, Analog and Digital DMR, 128 Channels, and 13+ Hour Battery Life
SL3500e is Available in VHF or UHF and Includes a Limited Virtual Keypad
The SL3500e works with MOTOTRBO conventional, IP Site Connect and Capacity Plus (single and multi-site) systems. It is a VHF or UHF entry-level professional series radio and includes a 24 month warranty.
At only 6.7 ounces it provides up to 13.5 hours of battery life. The SL3500e has a 2-line OLED display that will provide channel info, battery life, and signal strength. Wired accessories use the same audio connector as the SL300. Wireless Bluetooth audio accessories are available too. The SL3500e also has built-in WiFi for remote programming.
Download Motorola MOTOTRBO SL3500e Specifications .pdf
For SL3500e pricing and availability call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 or use the form below.
Motorola PM1200 high-power, lowband mobile radios with the 30-50 MHz spectrum are available. The PM1200’s are new from Motorola and include their 2 year depot warranty. For fleet owners needing 120 watts for maximum range this is a great opportunity to expand or replace existing lowband radios.
Motorola PM1200 Low and High Split Versions Available
The radios are complete with microphone, control head, internal speaker, 17 foot remote control cable, and 20 foot power cable. Quantities are limited. We have model numbers available with links to purchase below:
- PM1200 AAM32BMD9PW5AN (29.7 – 37 MHz) Low Split Buy Now
- PM1200 AAM32CMD9PW5AN (37 – 50 MHz) High Split Buy Now
Motorola PM1200 Spec Sheet .pdf
Call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 8-5pm M-F for availability or use the form below. Limited quantities are available and we expect to sell out soon.
Some work teams and group leaders carry their own 2-way radio for internal communications but need to carry a second portable for interoperability. Our universal double shoulder holster is compatible with all 2-way radios including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, HYT, Icom, EFJ, and others.
The USH-300D can be worn inside or outside jackets and is seat-belt friendly. Law enforcement can use it for covert and undercover surveillance. It includes 2 rear pouches and an antenna keeper too. It is constructed with lightweight ballistic nylon.
The shoulder holster is also available with a single radio pouch for left or right-handed users. The USH-300L has the radio located on your left side for right-handed users. Choose the USH-300R if you prefer to hold your radio in your left hand.
Visit this link for more unique, hard-to-find two-way radio carrying solutions including chest packs, belt packs, deployment cases, etc. We also carry the full line of Boston Leather accessories for firefighters, ems personnel, and law enforcement.