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.
Globalstar announced the significantly improved Sat-Fi2 mobile satellite Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 8 smartphones, tablets, and laptops. If you travel outside cellular coverage or need an emergency backup, the Sat-Fi2 is portable and at a low price point.
The hardware is completely redesigned and includes a built-in rechargeable battery, antenna, and 2-way SOS button. The battery will provide up to 28 hours of stand-by and 2 hours of talk/data communications. Wi-Fi range is up to 100 feet and can be used with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS devices.
New Globalstar Advantage and Enterprise Service Agreements
All plans include Sat-Browse that uses compression technology to speed up web browsing and also lowers data downloads. Each plan has an allotment of voice minutes, data throughput, and SMS text messages. Unused airtime does not roll t the next billing cycle.
Globalstar Monthly Advantage Service Plan Choices
The Globalstar monthly plans include a low cost Advantage 40 for users needing limited communications. There is also Advantage 100, Advantage 250, and Advantage 500 that allow additional voice minutes, data allowance, and SMS messages.
Globalstar Annual Enterprise Seasonal Airtime Service Plans
Enterprise plans are billed annually for seasonal users who may use their data on an irregular schedule. With these plans the airtime expires at the end of the term rather than monthly. The Enterprise 480 plan is the lowest cost annual plan and is recommended for emergency managers or public-safety personnel who need backup communications.
Globalstar has a Nanuk carry case with custom insert to accommodate the Sat-Fi2 and accessories.
The Sat-Fi2 is the future of satellite communications, The GSP-1700 is no longer in production and is only available as a refurbished kit. GSP-1600’s are also at end of life because the proprietary battery has been discontinued and cannot be ordered.
Download Globalstar Sat-Fi2 User Guide .pdf
If you need a formal quote or additional info about Sat-Fi2 contact our Dover, Delaware office during normal business hours or use the form below.
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.
A new wireless speaker-microphone from Earphone Connection can pair with two different compatible Bluetooth radios at the same time. The INTERCEPTOR speaker can receive audio from both radios and the unique dual push-to-talk buttons allow you to respond to either radio’s talkgroup. There is also a 3.5mm earphone jack that supports a headset with boom microphone.
INTERCEPTOR Bluetooth RSM Available for Popular Public-Safety Radios
The INTERCEPTOR-00 has built-in firmware that supports many radios with internal Bluetooth enabled. Currently, the following radios are supported – Harris: XG-75, XG-100 & XL-200P; Kenwood: NX-5000 series; Relm: KNG2; Hytera: X1P; Icom: F3400 & F4400, F5400 & F6400; Sepura: STP & SC20. Motorola radios with internal wireless Bluetooth are not compatible. You will still need the Motorola RLN6554 wireless microphone for APX and RLN6562 for MOTOTRBO SL/XPR 7000 series.
EPC Wireless Adapters Support Radios Without Internal Bluetooth
EPC bundles wireless adapters for the INTERCEPTOR for radios without internal Bluetooth. The Motorola XTS 5000 and XTS 2500 (and others with Jedi connector) will work with the INTERCEPTOR-23 bundle. Motorola APX and XPR 6000/7000 users can use the INTERCEPTOR-34.
The INTERCEPTOR-28 bundle supports the Harris M/A-COM Jaguar P5300, P5400, P5500, P7300, XG-15, XG-25, and XG-75 models. Also, the Kenwood NEXEDGE NX200, NX300, NX210, NX410; TK190, 200, 280, 290, 380, 390, 480, 481, 2140, 2180, 3140, 3180, 5210, 5220, 5310, 5320, 5400 are compatible with the INTERCEPTOR-11.
While attending the last IACP Conference, we visited CTech Manufacturing a supplier of aluminum cabinets for the public-safety market.
We were impressed with their CopBox Tactical Cabinet 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 has a QuickLink Mounting solution that makes it possible to transfer it to a newer style vehicle in the future. You might have to replace the mounting plate but the cabinet can be reused.
The CopBox is significantly lighter than wood cabinets and their patented MotionLatch allows one-handed drawer opening. It also allows you to access the spare tire in some vehicles and it has a lifetime warranty.
CTech Model T40-302 On Display in Our Dover Facility
Need a closer look? Come visit our office in Dover and see the T40-302 cabinet and let us show you our current projects. We are open 8-5pm M-F or give us a call at 302-734-9250 and schedule an appointment to discuss your next vehicle upfit.
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Two-way radio users who use an audio accessory with an acoustic tube will benefit from a new ear tip from Earphone Connection. The FIN ULTRA AMBI is an improved design released at this year’s IWCE in Orlando.
It is constructed with soft semi-translucent extra soft Silicone for all day comfort. It can be worn in either ear and the open skeleton design improves ambient listening. The FIN ULTRA AMBI is available in small, medium, and large. It can be ordered in clear or black. The original FIN ULTRA is still available at a lower price but must be used with the left or right ear only.
Earphone Connection is a leading manufacturer of two-way radio audio accessories including the Hawk used by many law enforcement agencies. For additional information about EPC and other Tactical Ear Gadget products visit our website or call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Wireless 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.
Plantronics 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.
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.
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.