Emergency Vehicle Equipment Contract Awarded to Magnum Electronics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 bill.ridenour@magnumelectronics.com

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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. 

 

DOJ Announces 2017 Grant Program for Police Body-Worn Cameras

Applications due 2/16/17

Form 424 Application Deadline is February 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a 2017 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Grant Program Solicitation with $17 million available. Applications from state and local government agencies must be submitted by 2/16/17. Police departments with less than 25 sworn officers can request up to $50,000 starting in October. The grant program includes multiple categories to insure funding is available for small and large law enforcement agencies.

Motorola Body-Worn Camera and Integrated Speaker-Mic Works with APX Radios

Video Speaker-Mic BWCThe new Motorola SI500 video speaker-microphone is the perfect solution for our APX radio customers. It uses the cloud-based CommandCentral Vault evidence management application that meets CJIS standards.

It is a smart device with touchscreen that provides fast and secure evidence transfer. The SI500 is a restricted MR product so we can only quote it to our Delaware and Maryland assigned accounts who purchase APX.

Download the 2017 DOJ Body-worn Camera Grant Program executive summary for more information. We ordered a SI500 demo and expect to have it in the next few weeks. Contact us for more info and a formal Motorola quote at our Dover, Delaware office.

Pryme Bluetooth Accessories for ZELLO, KODIAK, and WAVE PTT Apps

Pryme 2-way radio accessoriesAndroid and Apple iOS smartphone users are adding enhanced push-to-talk (EPTT) apps for walkie-talkie group communications.

Pryme has designed a variety of professional grade Bluetooth accessories for easy pairing with popular enterprise apps including ZELLO, KODIAK, and WAVE.

Accessories include wireless push-to-talk buttons with a 2 year replaceable battery, USB rechargeable PTT’s, lapel mics with surveillance acoustic tube, and a rugged remote speaker-microphone. They are designed to work with smartphones, tablets, and other devices with Bluetooth connectivity. Each is customized to pair with the specific app and operating system.

Wireless Accessories for ZELLO Walkie-Talkie App UsersZello Walkie Talkie Accessories

ZELLO app users have a variety of choices but not all are compatible with both Android and iOS. For a basic remote push-to-talk button, Android devices require the BT-PTT2-ZD and Apple iOS must use the BT-PTT-U MINI.

Lapel mic for Zello, Wave AppsThere is a combined remote PTT and lapel mic that works with both Android and iOS.  The BTH-300-ZU has a micro-USB charging port, LED status indicator, and a 3.5mm jack to add headphones or receive-only earpiece.

It will provide up to 10 hours of talk time and includes a metal clothing clip. It also includes Pryme’s one year warranty.

Zello, Wave Wireless Speaker-MicrophoneZello users who prefer a wireless speaker-microphone should choose the BTH-600-ZU. It is heavy-duty, IP56 rugged, built-in remote PTT, and includes a 3.5mm jack.

There is also a rotating clip, waterproof speaker, and operates up to 40 hours on a single charge. The noise-cancelling microphone coupled with a 3.5mm receive-only headset make it a good choice for loud environments.

There is also the new BTH-400-ZU compact wireless RSM that looks like a 2-way radio. ItBluetooth Remote Speaker-mic for Smartphone PoC Apps has a rotary control volume knob, LED flashlight, belt clip, and 3.5mm audio jack. The antenna is removable and tned for 2.4 GHz Bluetooth frequencies. Range is still rated about 30 feet from the smart device.

This remote speaker-mic provides up to 80 hours of operating time with the included USB rechargeable battery. The mic is easy to control with gloves on when working in the cold weather and the one watt speaker is impressive.

Wireless Accessories for AT&T KODIAK Enhanced Push-to-Talk AppEPTT wireless accessories

Pryme also developed wireless accessories for AT&T EPTT customers who use the KODIAK app.

The BTH-600-KU heavy-duty remote speaker-mic and the BTH-300-KU lapel mic offer all the same features as above but are configured to pair with the KODIAK app.

Wireless PTT for Zello, Wave, KodiakIf you only need a remote PTT, the new BT-PTT-U-MINI is the best choice. The velcro strap makes it easy to attach to handlebars, steering wheels, etc. It does not require charging and the replaceable CR2032 button battery lasts 2 years.

It is compatible with both Android and Apple iOS. It also pairs automatically using the app selection setting and remembers the pairing if the battery is replaced.

Wireless Accessories for Motorola WAVE Mobile Communicator PTT AppMotorola Batwings

The Motorola Solutions WAVE app is compatible with the BTH-600-ZU heavy-duty speaker-microphone, BTH-400-ZU compact mic with volume knob,  and the BTH-300-ZU lapel microphone. All of these devices are programmed to pair with either Android and Apple iOS devices.

Lightweight Bluetooth RSM for WAVE ZELLOThe lightweight BTH-SPM100-ZD RSM is compatible but will only pair with Android devices. At only 3″H x 2″W x 0.6″D, it includes a 3.5mm jack, pairing light, and belt/clothing clip. It has been cancelled and replaced by the BTH-400-ZU. Limited stock will not last long.

WAVE users who need only a remote PTT can select the BT-PTT-Z MINI for either Android or Apple iOS.

Pryme Wired Mirage Surveillance Kit With acoustic Tube for Smartphones3.5mm 1-wire with acoustic tube

For users who prefer a wired earpiece, Pryme has the Mirage SPM-1399-A surveillance kit with a 3.5mm plug. It is compatible with most Apple or Android smart devices and includes a clear acoustic tube and high quality microphone. It can be used with different types of earpieces depending on the noise environment. You will need to use the soft PTT button the phone display or add a wireless Bluetooth BT-PTT-ZU MINI.

Pryme User Guides for Zello, Kodiak, Wave PTT Apps

Below are the user guides for the products in this post that help you setup pairing, etc

Pryme Wireless Remote PTT User Guides

Pryme Wireless Lapel Microphone User Guides

Pryme Wireless Remote Speaker-Mic User Guide

Now a Heavy-Duty Remote Microphone for Motorola SL300, SL 7000 Series

SL300 SL 7000 Full-size RSMVHF or UHF DMR Thin Light RadioMOTOTRBO radio users with the thin and light Motorola SL300 ana SL 7000 series can now add a heavy-duty remote speaker-microphone. Our new MAG-SM7-M14 RSM has an internal rechargeable battery that powers a loud one watt speaker and 3.5mm jack for receive-only accessories.

Acoustic tube for comfortAdd the Motorola RLN4941 or our Magnum Original receive-only earpiece with acoustic tube for more discreet communications. For high noise environments, the 3M Peltor dual muff HTM79A and the ProTac III with ambient listening are good choices. Any 3.5mm non-threaded accessory is compatible. The speaker in the microphone will mute when the accessory is inserted.

The mic is full-size, IP67 submersible, includes a volume control, spring clip, and LED. The hiMicro-USB and 3.5mm portgh-capacity 1,50 mAh Li-ion battery charges through a convenient micro-USB port. The black, coiled cord and right-angle SL connector eliminates the need for an adapter. We also include a 3 year replacement warranty from the date of purchase.

Choose The Correct Motorola Intrinsically-Safe Battery

New Motorola IS Radios Are Now UL Certified

Workers using communications devices in refineries, grain elevators, and fuel storage facilities need an intrinsically-safe certified 2-way radio. Hazardous locations, called HAZLOC, certified radios have a label to identify the NFPA 70 certifications for classifications and groups. Starting 2016, Motorola stopped shipping FM (Factory Mutual) certified radios and transitioned to UL (Underwriters Laboratories). It is important to know FM and UL TIA-4950 intrinsically-safe batteries are NOT interchangeable.

Astro and MOTOTRBO IS Radios

How to Identify FM and UL Certified RadiosGreen dots on battery and radio

Radios with a FM certification have a label with GREEN text and GREEN dot usually on the bottom of the radio. FM certified batteries have the same GREEN label and GREEN dot. In order to be certified, you need two dots with the same color.

UL certified radios have a label with WHITE text and a WHITE dot. APX and XPR 7000 series intrinsically-safe radio fleets delivered before and after 1/1/16 need to make sure the batteries are correct. FM certified replacement batteries will continue to be available for a long time and are safe. Purchasing managers will need to know if FM or a UL replacement battery is required.

APX and XPR 7000/6000/3000 FM and UL Battery Choices

APX FM (green dot) batteries include NNTN7033, NNTN7035, NNTN7036, NNTN8092, and NNTN8129.

APX UL TIA4950 HAZLOC (white dot) batteries are NNTN8921, NNTN8930, PMNN4504, PMNN4505, and NNTN8560.

XPR 7000 FM (green dot) battery is the NNTN8129. The XPR 6000 series uses the PMNN4069.

XPR 7000 UL TIA-4950 HAZLOC (white dot) battery is the NNTN8560. The XPR 7000e/3000e UL TIA-4950 HAZLOC battery is the PMNN4489.

Fact Sheet – Motorola FM to UL Transition

Motorola FAQ FM to UL TIA Document – MOTOTRBO

Low Cost Vertex EVX-S24 Digital Radio Now Shipping

eVerge Low Cost Digital Display Radio

Vertex Standard announced a new low cost DMR digital radio earlier this year with a display, Micro-USB charger, and 12 hour battery life. The UHF 403-470 MHz model in a black case has been released this month. The yellow case will start shipping in Q4.

Meets IP67 Submersible Rating With Analog/Digital Modes

DMR Display IP67 RadioIn addition to the 8-character alphanumeric display, the IP67 EVX-S24 is built to withstand 30 minutes under 3 feet of water. Up to 256 analog and digital channels can be programmed in the radio simultaneously.

The radio transmits 3 watts in digital mode and 2 watts in analog. It is compatible with any brand analog radio and other DMR digital radios.

The radio uses the FNB-V142LI 2300 mAh “cell phone” size battery making it one of the lightest radios at 7.6 oz. The radio is smaller with dimensions of 3.58 x 2.17 x 1.24 inches.

EVX-S24 Audio Accessories Require 3.5mm Threaded Plug

The EVX-S24 uses a 3.5mm threaded audio connector and new belt clip that are different from other Vertex radios. The programming software is new too and requires a CB000262A01 Micro USB cable. Our first impressions are this radio is feature rich at an entry-level price point. Schools, hotels, and now construction companies can migrate to a digital display radio for their on-site communications for under $300 per radio.

The standard EVX-S24 radio package includes the radio, battery, MicroUSB charger and cradle, stubby antenna, belt clip, and 3 year radio warranty.

Download Vertex Standard EVX-S24 Data Sheet .pdf

New APX IMPRES 2 Batteries and Chargers From Motorola

Improved Warranty and IP Rating

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions recently started shipping IMPRES 2 batteries for the APX 6000, APX 7000, and APX 8000 series radios. The new IMPRES 2 batteries are Li-ion chemistry and are more rugged with a IP68 submersibility rating. Battery capacity ratings are larger too but Motorola changed to “typical” from APX 6000,7000.8000 Housing Sizes“minimum” that may not result in better performance. There are 3 housing sizes and all IMPRES 2 batteries include a 24 month capacity warranty when used with an IMPRES charger.IMPRES 2 Battery ChartThe PMNN4485, PMNN4486, PMNN4487, and PMNN4494 outlined in blue above are not IS (intrinsically-safe) and can be used with APX 8000, 7000, and 6000. The NNTN8930 and NNTN8921 outlined in yellow are IS (Div 1 & 2) for only APX 6000, 7000. The PMNN4504 and PMNN4505 outlined in red are designed for APX8000XE IS radios for Division 2 only.

We have been told the NNTN7038, PMNN4403, NNTN7034, NNTN7036, NNTN7037, NNTN7037, and NNTN7573 will be cancelled.

New APX IMPRES 2 Chargers Include USB Charging Ports

APX IMPRES 2 AC ChargerMotorola has introduced new IMPRES 2 chargers for the new APX batteries. The NNTN8860 single unit AC charger is more energy efficient and includes two USB charging ports. There is a switch to disable the condition/calibration features when needed.

There is also a multi-unit NNTN8844 charger that has six APX radio pockets and six more USB charging ports. Each pocket also has a display for reading battery data. This charger is designed for long term battery storage and has a switch for maintaining batteries at 50% and 75% capacity levels. The first pocket provides additional battery data including IMPRES vs. non- IMPRES charge cycles, potential, rated, and initial capacity.

Vertex eVerge EVX-261 UHF Digital Radio Now Shipping

New Low Cost DMR Digital Radio for Hotels and Retail

Vertex Standard LogoVertex Standard started shipping their new EVX-261 DMR digital hand-held radio this week. The radio has 16 channels and can be programmed with analog and digital modes within the 403-470 MHz UHF R1 band. VHF and UHF R2 band is due to ship next quarter.Digital DMR Handheld Portable

The radio uses the same universal batteries, chargers, and accessories as the analog-only VX-260 series and the eVerge EVX-530 models. The EVX-261 uses the DMR Tier 2 Standard with TDMA protocol. It supports 2 simultaneous communications paths on a single frequency in digital mode.

Battery life is 9 hours and up to 15 hours when using digital with the optional high-capacity FNB-134LI-UNI. If you are using the radio with a legacy analog system we recommend the better battery. A 700mw speaker provides good clarity and output in noisy environments. Like other Vertex Standard radios, there is a 3 year depot warranty.

3 Year Depot RepairsWe recommend the EVX-261 for a business considering or using FRS/GMRS Talkabout style radios. You will find the audio, range, and battery life superior. Our EVX-261 Six Pack Special with multi-unit charger and neck straps is perfect for most starter systems. The 3 year warranty will protect your investment significantly longer.

Download Spec_Sheet,_EVX-261 .pdf

Panasonic Toughbook 20 Tablet, Keyboard, and Handle

Fully-Rugged All-in-One Mobile Computer Now Shipping

Rugged Tablet with keyboard handlePanasonic’s latest Toughbook 20 for mobile workers offers the flexibility of a tablet but includes a detachable keyboard with handle. For users who need a tablet but want a comfortable keyboard this is the solution.

The Toughbook CF-20 handle makes it easy to carry on the job. At only 3.9 lbs, it has a sunlight readable display and can be used with gloves. It can be ordered with 4G LTE that supports multiple cell carriers. The Panasonic rotating hand strap is a recommended accessory for use in tablet mode. We found the Boston LeaToughbook Tablet with Handlether shoulder strap easily attaches to the tablet and can be used to carry the emissive backlit keyboard too.

There is also a rugged dock available designed for public-safety and utility vehicles. The Toughbook 20 ships with Windows 10 Pro installed but can support Windows 7 or 8 for older CAD systems.

Download Panasonic Toughbook 20 Data Sheet

For a price quote or additional information call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours or use the form below.