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.

Motorola LEX L11 Rugged LTE Handheld Is FirstNet and FIPS 140 Certified

The LEX L11 is Motorola’s third generation purpose-built smartphone for public-safety Rugged LTE FirstNet Deviceprofessionals using AT&T FirstNet. The device has an IP68 submersibility rating and has Gorilla Glass 3 on the 5.0 inch display. A dedicated push-to-talk, emergency, and programmable buttons differentiate this from a consumer device. It also has dual front-facing speakers (107dB) and three microphones for noise suppression.

The LEX L11 is built with the Android 7.1 OS and has Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/k/r. The 3G/4G LTE radio is UMTS/GSM capable on bands 4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 66 and is AT&T FirstNet certified. A Verizon compatible model is expected to be released in the first half of 2019.

Federal government users should know the LEX L11 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated.

LEX L11 Pairs With APX 6000/7000/8000 Mission Critical Bluetooth

The LEX pairs with APX 6000, APX 7000, and APX 8000 (including XE)  models with internal Bluetooth enabled. It will provides remote control of APX radio’s zones, talk groups, and volume, emergency button activation, and allows you to speak directly into LEX L11 over the LMR radio network.

Replacement Batteries and Accessories for LEX L11

The IMPRES 2 PMNN4545 standard swappable battery has 2500 mAh capacity and lasts a typical 10 hour shift. The optional high-capacity PMNN4546 5000 mAh battery lasts up to 20 hours but requires the HN001155A01 replacement back cover.

The LEX has a 3.5mm jack and also supports wired audio accessories. The PMLN4541 2-wire surveillance kit with acoustic tube is the most popular for law enforcement. A lower cost PMLN4540 earbud with inline mic is also available.

LEX L11 Overview Brochure                   LEX L11 Data Sheet

For more info and pricing, contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 8-5pm EST M-F or email us at [email protected]

Cel-Fi Smart Signal Boosters Improve 3G/4G/LTE Cellular Coverage In Buildings and Vehicles

Cellular Smart Signal Boosters

Cel-Fi by Nextivity is a Carrier approved cellular booster product family designed to improve 3G/4G/LTE voice and data. Basically, they amplify a weak (at least one bar) carrier signal using a donor antenna and distribute it indoors using a server antenna. They are sometimes called BDA’s (Bi-Directional Amplifiers).

Unlike cell boosters in the past, Cel-Fi uses advanced smart technology that minimizes interference and desense.They provide a bigger coverage footprint indoors by amplifying signals up tp 100 dB. Cel-Fi is designed to improve a single Carrier but can be co-located for a second Carrier without degradation.

Cel-Fi smart boosters are simple plug and play solutions with internal antennas, packaged bundles for vehicles or small buildings, and scaleable DAS systems for facilities up to 200,000 sq ft.

Easy Install Cel-Fi Duo+ and Pro for Small Offices Up to 15,000 Sq. Ft.

The Duo+ and Pro products have internal antennas and no cables to connect. All you need is at least one bar of 4G LTE signal. The Duo+ is available for Verizon or T-Mobile and the Pro is designed for AT&T users. This solution is for indoor use only and takes a few minutes for installation.

Rugged Cel-Fi GO X and GO M Use External Antennas for Buildings and Vehicles

The Cel-Fi GO X and GO M are housed in a NEMA 4 Rated weather resistant enclosure for indoor or outdoor environments. They use external antennas to provide more flexibility and include Carrier Switching. Using the free WAVE app you can reprogram the GO X and GO M for a different Carrier if needed. It can also be changed from vehicle use to building and vice versa.

The Cel-Fi GO Series require more planning for building solutions. Antenna choices, splitters, and cable lengths will factor in the design. As a certified Cel-Fi reseller, our employees receive extensive training in pre-sale design and installation.

We offer Cel-Fi GO M bundles with antennas for moving vehicles. These are optimized for service vans, command vehicles, and RV’s. The kits are complete and optimized for Verizon or AT&T. There is also the Cel-Fi GO RED that boosts AT&T FirstNet Bands 12 and 14.

Cel-Fi Quatra 1000 & Quatra 2000 Scalable DAS In-Building Coverage Solutions

The Cel-Fi Quatra series is an easy-to-deploy, scalable (DAS) distributed antenna system for buildings up to 200,000 sq ft. It operates in off-air mode or can be integrated with carrier small cell equipment and operated in distributed small cell mode, creating a Supercell. The Quatra 1000 supports a single Carrier and the Quatra 2000 supports dual Carriers.

About 80% of all cellular traffic is used indoors or in vehicles. It you have weak in-building or in-vehicle coverage, Cel-Fi by Nextivity is the recommended solution. If you have questions or need a formal quote, contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours.

Save $75 Per G1 Voice Pager With Unication September Trade-In Promo

Unication G1 Orders Must Be Placed By 9/28/18

September is a good time to upgrade your VHF, UHF, or lowband voice pager with Unication’s G1 Trade-in Promotion. For each new G1 purchased a $75 credit will be issued by Unication for your old working G1, Minitor V, or VI. There is no minimum quantity to order and you have 30 days to return the trade-ins. Hurry…their promotion ends on 9/30/18.

G1 Pagers Are UL, IP67, Bluetooth, And Available in Four Colors

Yellow, Red, Pink, and Black Fire PagersUnication has introduced the G-Series with advanced functionality and a more rugged design. The G1’s are available in black, red, yellow, and pink with either a standard desktop or amplified charger with antenna.  The chargers are smart enough to know if the batteries are not rechargeable and will shut down to prevent damage.

The pager will survive under 3 feet of water for 30 minutes (IP67) and carries a UL intrinsically-safe rating. It has internal Bluetooth and will pair with any standard headset. A backlit display helps with selecting up to 64 programmable channels and replaying voice calls. You can also store up to 11 minutes of your own voice notes. We have working Unication G1 demos and carry the entire line of accessories.

Download G1 Data Sheet .pdf

Contact Us For More Info or Visit Our Web Store

Call our office in Dover, Delaware at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST for a formal quote or visit our web store for more info about Unication paging products. We also can help with the G4 P25 700/800 MHz and the G5 dual band P25 pagers.

New Improved Motorola PMNN4547 IP68 APX 8000H UL Battery

Higher Capacity and Improved Cold Temperature PerformanceUL TIA 4950 Battery for APX 6000

Motorola recently started shipping a new intrinsically-safe TIA 4950 battery for the APX 8000H and APX 8000HXE HAZLOC radio models. The PMNN4547 battery provides 3100 mAh capacity using Li-ion cells and has an improves cold temperature specification. It has a IP68 rating which means it can survive in six feet of water for up to four hours. It also uses IMPRES 2 technology that provides up to 60% more charging cycles as compared to a standard battery.

Requires A New Carry Holder or Leather Case for APX 6000

APX 6000 Leather Case with Fixed Belt LoopThe new battery provides 16% more capacity than the 2,650 mAh NNTN8930 UL model.  Because the PMNN4547 is about 3mm deeper, APX 6000 and SRX 2200 users will need to upgrade their carrying accessories.

The PMLN7901 plastic carry holder is required to fit the new battery. If you are using the rugged APX 6000XE with larger knobs a PMLN7902 is the correct holster. There are also new APX 6000 leather cases with fixed or swivel belt loops available in our online store.

Motorola PMNN4547 Carry Case Bulletin .pdf

Custom Molded Gel Ear Inserts Provide All Day Comfort and More

For Two- Way Radio Surveillance Kits with Acoustic TubesAcoustic Tube With Custom Ear Insert

Radio users who use a wired audio accessory with a mushroom-style ear tip and an acoustic tube would benefit from using a custom gel ear insert. Security, law enforcement, and nursing professionals working in normal noise environments prefer this optional accessory for their 2-way radio.

Compatible with most acoustic tubes, they are more comfortable for long work shifts. They also provide better ambient hearing because there is less blockage of the ear canal. The soft gel is easy to clean and hypo-allergenic.

Available for Left or Right Ear and 3 Sizes for Better Comfort

Small Size For Left Ear Replaces Mushroom Style TipThe earmold must be ordered for the left or right ear – they are not interchangeable. Although the medium size is most popular, there are also small and large versions for each ear.

The standard color is a light pink but we can also supply clear and black. There are also black acoustic tubes for covert operations.

David Clark 9100 Series Wired and Wireless Digital Intercom

Designed for Military, Public-Safety Vehicles, and Marine Vessels

Series 9100 Headset and System Components

David Clark engineers designed a new rugged intercom headset system with the introduction of the Series 9100. The new digital architecture provides clear communications and single or multi-channel programming for any number of users.

System components include a variety of noise-cancelling headsets, master station, user gateways, and wireless belt stations. They are manufactured with marine grade parts and are watertight when possible. The 9100 headsets are not compatible with the older Series 9900 wireless intercom system.

Scalable System Provides 2-Way Radio Interface for Unlimited Users

Series 9100 Digital Headsets feature an integrated momentary PTT switch located atNoise-Cancelling Boom Mic with PTT Button the microphone bracket. The PTT switch is easy to find and convenient when you need to adjust the location of the noise-cancelling boom mic.

Headset NRR ratings are 23 decibels for the over-the-head style H9130 and behind-the-head style H9140.

The C91-20RD interface cable is used to interface a marine or mobile radio. The cable is unterminated at the radio end so that the installer can choose the correct connector.

Download 9100 Digital Marine Brochure .pdf   9100 User Manual .pdf

New MotoX Motorcycle Quick-Transition Kit With Wireless PTT

Police Motorcycle Quick-Transition Radio AccessoryEarPhone Connection, a leader in public-safety audio accessories, has a new low cost headset for motorcycle radio communications. Compatible with hand-held portable 2-way radios, their MotoX kit includes a helmet kit, wireless push-to-talk button for the handlebar, and a unique remote speaker-microphone. The helmet kit works with 3/4 and full-face helmets and includes a noise-cancelling boom microphone.

MotoX Available For Motorola APX, XTS, XPR, and HT750/1250/1550

MotoX-23W Quick-Transition for Motorola XTSThe MotoX-34W is compatible with Motorola APX series, XPR 7000, and XPR 6000 models. The MotoX-23W is designed for XTS series, PR1500, MT1500, and other radios with Cosmo connectors. Special order kits are also available for Motorola HT750/1250/1550, PR860, and Harris M/A-Com 700P, P7100, P7130, P7150, P7170, P7200, P5100, P5130, and P5150.

MotoX Speaker-Mic Includes Embedded Bluetooth and Unique 3.5mm Jack

The unique remote speaker-mic has embedded Bluetooth and pairs with the wireless push-to-talk button that mounts to the handlebar. The mic also has a special 3.5mm jack that connects the audio to helmet speakers and boom mic. When disconnected, it works like a normal speaker-mic.