Motorola DTR700 Firmware Update Tool and Customer Programming Software R07.01

The new Motorola DTR700 digital radio requires a firmware update and customer programming software.

This new version provides License Free 900 MHz Radio for On-site Usethe features and capabilities below:

1. Scan – radio stay on a channel is able to scan for other Public groups channel and Private groups which has the same hopset/profile ID.

2. Group Caller ID – radio receiving screens will display the Caller ID/Name for group calls.

3. Fixed issue with long channel name for home channel.

Download instructions – DTR700 Series Software Update Steps for R01.01.00

Download DTR_UpdateTool_R01.00 to upgrade DTR700 firmware.

Download new Customer Programming Software Business_Radio_CPS_NA_R07.01

CPS is a free Motorola download for the DTR series radios.

Endura EC12M 12 Slot and EC2M 2 Slot Chargers For Most 2-Way Radio Models

12 Slot Battery Charger with replaceable dual pods

EC12M Charges 12 Radios or Spare Batteries in an Ultra-Compact FootprintEndura Chargers from Power Products

Power Products Endura EC12M rapid charger will charge up to twelve batteries while on or off the radios. There are LED’s that provide charging status for all 12 pockets. The charger with power supply weighs only 5.5 lbs and supports all battery types including Li-ion, LiPo, NiMH, and NiCd chemistries. The TWC12M-PS external (100V-240V) AC power supply and cord is included.

The charger includes six dual replaceable pods in a small footprint measuring only 20 x 6 inches. Advanced charging technology prevents overcharging and provides automatic recharging when radio remains powered on.

12V DC hardwire charger power cableThe charger can be used in a vehicle too. An optional TWC6M-HW 12-24V DC hardwire kit is available along with a TWC12M-MB mounting bracket, and TWC12M-TD tie-down strap kit.

Endura EC2M Dual Radio Charger Uses Same Replaceable Pod As EC12M

dual 2 slot 2-way radio chargerThe EC12M uses the same pod as the Endura EC2M dual slot charger. The pods can be changed easily when you change radios by removing a single screw. Each pod will charge two batteries for a specific radio type but don’t have to be the same chemistry.

The EC2M can be used with the optional TWC6M-HW DC hardwire kit or the TWC6M-VPA 12-24V DC vehicle power adapter. There is also an optional EC2M-MB vehicle mounting bracket.

The EC12M, EC2M, and replaceable pods are available for most radio brands including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, Hytera, Icom, Tait, BK Technologies, and Relm. We have pricing and radio compatibility for all the EC12M and EC2M chargers available from Power Products in our web store.

We are impressed with the small footprint, power flexibility, and mounting options.  We also like the ability to replace pods when you upgrade radio models. The Endura charger has a one year warranty and is certified to meet U.S. Department of Energy and California requirements for energy conservation.

Download Endura EC12M and EC2M Data Sheet .pdf

For questions, custom pod selections, or a formal quote call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or contact us using the form below:

CTech Tactical Lightweight CopBox and ChiefBox Cabinets For Public-Safety Upfits

Transferrable Storage Box Solution Designed for Police, Fire, EMS, UtilityCTECH Logo Carts, Cabinets, Drawers

While attending an IACP Conference a couple years ago, we found CTech Manufacturing a supplier of aluminum cabinets for the public-safety market. We were looking for a tactical storage cabinet that was lighter with better mounting options for our SUV upfits.

Lightweight Storage Cabinet For Police SUV UpfitWe like CTech’s CopBox and ChiefBox Tactical Cabinets designed for MID and FULL size SUV’s. There are 16 different standard sizes to choose from or you can design your own. The CopBox and ChiefBox have a QuickLink Mounting solution that make it possible to transfer the cabinet to a newer style vehicle in the future. You might have to replace the mounting plate depending on the model.

Red lightweight storage with whiteboard for SUVWe recently installed the red F47-351 ChiefBox for Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company’s new command vehicle as part of an upfit services project. The F47-351 has four drawers including a pull-out whiteboard and a compartment for SCBA’s, etc. Installation was quick and easier than a wood cabinet.

The CopBox and ChiefBox are significantly lighter than wood cabinets and their patented MotionLatch allows one-handed drawer opening. They also allow you to access the spare tire in some vehicles and CTech offers a lifetime warranty.

Download CTech Tactical Catalog 2019 .pdf

CTech Model T40-302 On Display in Our Dover Facility

Aluminum 2 drawer cabinetAs a CTech Manufacturing authorized dealer, we provide carts, fixed cabinets, and tool drawers too. Need a closer look? Come visit our office in Dover and see the T40-302 cabinet and let us show you our current upfit projects. We are open 8-5pm M-F or give us a call at 302-734-9250 and schedule an appointment to discuss your storage needs.

Download CTech Master Catalog 2019

Consider Private LTE and CBRS Spectrum for On-Site Communications Instead of WiFI

Communications over WiFi has become more congested and less secure as IoT devices are added in manufacturing plants, hotels, and campus facilities. These high-bandwidth users who need a secure communications platform are turning to Private LTE using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service. CBRS (not to be confused with Citizens Band Radio) is new and located at 3.5 – 3.7 GHz. Users are not required to apply for a FCC license for their small cell location but will instead pay a monthly fee for spectrum allocation through a remote server.

Motorola recently released the MOTOTRBO Nitro product platform with access points and the purpose-built SLN 1000 hand-held voice radio using CBRS. We can design, install, and support this new business critical communications infrastructure. As an approved Avigilon Sales and Service Partner, we can also support your video surveillance needs. And…as a Cradlepoint Premier Partner we have the LTE network expertise and compatible CBRS LTE wireless routers.

We look forward to helping you deploy a Motorola MOTOTRBO Nitro communications system. For more information call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 to discuss this new technology with your on-site requirements.

Unication G2 VHF or UHF and G3 VHF/UHF Dual Band P25 Pagers Now Shipping

VHF, UHF, or Dual Band P25 Digital Fire PagerUnication is now shipping the G2 and G3 P25 digital voice pagers in VHF and UHF. The G2 is single band and the G3 is dual band. The housing is the same as the G4/G5 models and the accessories are compatible. Quantities are limited and lead times may be longer than normal depending on early demand.

The G2 and G3 support 2-tone alerting over P25, P25 trunking, P25 conventional, and analog conventional. The G2 specifications exceed the G1 and is the better choice if you are making a purchase. Unication is offering a $60 trade-in incentive for customers who trade-in their G1 for any other G-series P25 pager through 9/30/19.

Although all G-series pagers are now capable of receiving DMR digital communications, it is not included with the standard pager. If you require DMR, there is an additional cost to provide this functionality. Contact us if you need to monitor MOTOTRBO or any other DMR system for pricing.

Third Quarter Unication G-Series Pager Promotions Thru 9/30/19

Unication sales service supportUnication announced their third quarter promotions for G-series voice pagers purchased from 7/11 – 9/30. All Unication voice pagers are intrinsically-safe rated for hazardous atmospheres, include Bluetooth, and are IP67 submersible. If you are looking for a G1 there are instant savings at the time of purchase.

You can also save if trade-in your G1, Minitor V, or Minitor Vi and purchase a new G2, G3, G4, or G5. Finally, there is a G4/G5 battery trade-in promotion. See the detailed info below.

Unication G1 Instant Rebate PromotionYellow, Red, Pink, and Black Fire Pagers

Visit our G1 web store to see the lower pricing and receive the instant savings when you purchase before 9/30/19. Pick any band and color including black, red, yellow, or pink. We offer a complete line of G1 accessories too.

G-Series P25 Voice Pager Trade-in Promotion

G4, G5 UL Intrinsically-Safe Models with DisplayReceive a $60 trade-in credit off each G4 or G5 and G2 or G3 (coming soon) P25 voice pagers ordered for each G1 traded in. Minitor VI or V pagers are also eligible however you will receive a $40 trade-in credit. Units must be in working condition (battery included and must power on).

A G2 is single band VHF or UHF with P25 capability and a G3 is dual band. Contact us for availability.

G4/G5 Battery Promotion Trade In Offer

Receive a 50% discount off MSRP for each T65G428001-R G4 or G5 battery purchased when you trade-in your old batteries. Your pagers operate better with a fresh battery and this is a good time to replace them. This is a one-for-one promotion and the old batteries must be returned within 30 days of purchase.

Good 2 Go Batteries From Power Products Include micro-USB Charging Port

Compatible with Your Existing Chargers and Includes a micro-USB Cable2-way radio battery with micro-USB charging port

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.

Radio Models Good 2 Go USB Batteries For Available Radio Models@-way radio batteries with a micro-USB charging port

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 7580eG2G4409 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, PR1500G2G9858 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola CP200d, CP150, PR400G2G4497 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola XPR 6100, XPR 6300, XPR 6350, XPR 6380, XPR 6500, XPR 6550, XPR 6580G2G4077 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola HT750, HT1250, HT1550, MTX850, MTX850LS, MTX900, MTX950, MTX8250LS, MTX9250G2G9013 2000 mAh Li-Po USB battery

Kenwood NX220, NX320, NX420, NX3200, NX3220, NX3300, NX3320, TK2170, TK2360, TK3170, TK3173, TK3360G2GKNB57 2000 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Kenwood NX200, NX300, TK5220, TK5320G2GKNB48 2500 mAh Li-ion USB battery

ICOM IC-F3161, IC-F3230D, IC-F3261D, ICF3360D, IC-F4161, IC-F4230D, IC-F4261D, IC-F4360DG2G232 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Download Power Products G2G USB Battery Data Sheet .pdf

Motorola LEX L11 Software Upgrade Instructions For Verizon Devices

Rugged LTE FirstNet DeviceThe 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.

Remote Control Your APX Radio With BluetoothThe 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

Software step-by-step Upgrade Instructions

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 Develops Tactical SWAT Headset with Advanced Situational Awareness

2-way Radio Accessories - Expect Excellence

New NoizeBarrier TAC Includes PTT and Radio ConnectorTactical Radio Headset with Situational Awareness

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.

OTTO PTT with ClipThe 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.

Motorola DTR700 License Free Digital 2-Way Radio Now Shipping

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions digital DTR series 2-way radios have been solving on-site communications problems for hospitality, education, and retail workers for over ten years. The entry-level radio’s low cost, digital features, and no FCC license requirement make this a popular radio choice for first time users. The latest DTR release from Motorola is even better.

DTR700 is Thin, Lightweight, IP54 Rugged, and Has a Color Display

License Free 900 MHz Radio for On-site UseThe new DTR700 has been improved with a rugged IP54 rating, color display, and longer 16.5 hour battery. The 900 MHz frequencies provide better building penetration than VHF or UHF bands.

The DTR700 offers flexible communication options, including one-to-one calling and one-to-many calling. Caller ID, audible or variable call alert, and interference-free voice audio make this a good choice.

DTR700 is compatible with the DTR650, DTR550, and DTR410 legacy radios. All of these models have been cancelled but are still supported by Motorola’s repair depot.  The DTR700 warranty has also been improved to 24 months.

DTR700 Offers Many Accessory Options

The radio uses the same popular 2-pin audio connector as other Motorola DTR, BPR, CLS, RD, and RM model radios. There is a new HKLN4601 surveillance kit with clear acoustic tube and HKLN4604 swivel earpiece that stays outside the ear.  The PMNN4578 2500 mAh battery and PMPN4469 AC charger are new for this radio. There is also a PMPN4465 6 pocket charger that charges spare batteries or radios.

Pricing and more info for the DTR700 can be found on our online store. We also offer a DTR700 Six Pack Bundle complete with HKLN4601 surveillance earpiece accessories. We can help with custom programming, accessory choices, and a formal quote if needed. Contact us at our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours or use the form below.