Vertex Standard Cancels VX-920, VX-P920, VX-6000, VX-7200 Legacy Radio Models

Vertex Standard Logo

Due to component obsolescence challenges, Vertex Standard is announcing a 60 day cancellation notification of the below list of legacy products. The last order date is June 30, 2017. The radios will carry the standard Vertex Standard 3 year warranty policy. After July 3rd, there will be a 7% price increase for any excess inventory at Vertex.

VX-920 – all bands and models        VX-920, VX-P920, VX-6000, VX-7200
VX-P920 – all bands and models
VX-6000 – all bands and models
VX-7200 – all bands and models
VX-2200 – LTR only models

Motorola Original IMPRES High-Capacity Battery Sale

Time To Check The Age of Your Motorola Batteries

2-Way Radio Batteries

Battery chemistry degrades after 24 months of use and can affect radio performance. Many intermittent radio problems are solved with a fresh battery. In this article we will show you how to check the age of your batteries and recommend the best replacement for the most popular Motorola radios.

How to Check a Motorola Battery Date Code

All Motorola batteries have a 4 digit date code on the battery label. The first 2 digits indicate the year manufactured and the second two digits identify the week. Check the date codes on your Motorola batteries to determine if you are ready for replacements.

The date code on this example is highlighted in yellow. The date code,4 Digit Warranty Date Code 1401, indicates 2014 and the first week of the year. Most IMPRES batteries carry an 18 month warranty to hold 80% of the capacity. In this example, the capacity is 1900 mAh. As capacity degrades, so does output power and talk time. You may find radios start to perform poorly at the end of the shift.

Most Popular Motorola “Proven Tough” Radio Batteries

Link to our APX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000 BatteriesAPX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000

The second generation IMPRES 2 PMNN4486 is our favorite for the APX 6000 and APX 7000 radios because it packs 3,400 mAh capacity in a small housing. For those who need maximum battery life, the IMPRES 2 PMNN4487 with 4,850 mAh is the best choice. All IMPRES 2 batteries have an improved 24 month warranty.

The APX 4000 standard battery is the 1900 mAh NNTN8128 but we like the high-capacity 2,700 mAh PMMN4448.

Links to our XTS 5000 and XTS 2500,1500 BatteriesXTS 5000, XTS 2500, XTS 1500 Cluster

The IMPRES Li-ion NNTN6034 with 4,150 mAh capacity continues to outperform all other XTS 5000 batteries.

The high-capacity 2700 mAh NNTN7335 IMPRES battery is the best choice for the XTS 2500, XTS 1500, and PR1500.

Links to MOTOTRBO XPR 300060007000 Series BatteriesXPR 7000, XPR 6000, XPR 3000 Series

The high-capacity PMNN4409 is the most popular battery for the XPR 3000 and 7000 series radios.
The high-capacity PMNN4077 IMPRES battery is recommended when using XPR 6000 series radios with a Bluetooth adapter or in analog mode.

Links to CP200PR400CP185CP110 BatteriesCP200, CP185, CP110

The Motorola 2,190 mAh high-capacity NNTN4497CR is the standard battery that ships with a new CP200d. It is also the best choice for the legacy CP200 and PR400 radios.
CP185 users should select the high-capacity 2,150 mAh PMNN4080 for the best performance.

Links to BPR40DTRVL50 BatteriesBPR40, DTR650, VL50 Radio Batteries

The PMNN4071 standard battery or the PMNN4075 high capacity Li-ion battery are the most popular choices for BPR40 radios.

DTR650, 550, 410 digital radios will get 19 hours of typical operation with the high-capacity 53964. VL50 users should choose the 56557 battery.

Link to HT750, HT1250, HT1550, PR860 BatteriesHT750, HT1250, HT1550

The IMPRES HNN4001 has 1,900 mAh capacity and automatic reconditioning technology when used with an IMPRES charger. It is compatible with HT750, HT1250, HT1550, and PR860 model radios.
We also carry Vertex Standard OEM and Power Products batteries for Kenwood, HYT, Harris, Tait, Icom, and many other brands. Visit our online battery catalog and our online store for audio accessories, chargers, and carrying cases.

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. 

 

Save Up to $1300 With Motorola MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promos Until 6/30/17

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions extended their MOTOTRBO trade-in promotion for XPR/SL 7000e series, XPR 3000e series, and CP200d digital DMR portable radios. Save up to $1,300 when you purchase and trade-in a quantity of 10 radios. Customers who still have MTR 2000 repeaters (or similar) can receive an extra $500 with the SL 8000 repeater trade-in program.

Save $1300 with Motorola XPR 7000e/SL 7000e Trade-in OfferXPR 7000e, SL 7000e DMR Digital 2-way Radios

End users receive a $1300 discount off an order of 10 XPR 7000e or SL 7000e series DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

MOTOTRBO XPR/SL 7000e Series future proof your investment by offering the latest accessories and radio options including internal Bluetooth and WiFi.

Save $350 With XPR 3000e Trade-in OfferUL TIA4950 Intrinsically-Safe Digital Radios

End users receive a $350 discount off an order of 10 XPR 3300e or XPR 3500e MOTOTRBO DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

The new “e” models have WiFi capability, optional intrinsically-safe certification, and improved receiver specifications. The XPR 3000e series now include high-capacity IMPRES batteries with automatic conditioning for longer life.

Save $350 With CP200d Trade-in OfferMotorola MOTOTRBO CP200d DMR Digital Radio

The CP200d digital radio is also eligible for a $350 discount allowance with a qualifying trade-in of 10 radios. Improve audio quality and battery life with this powerful DMR two-way radio. The CP200d will provide years of reliable team communications for construction, security, and maintenance workers.

Motorola MOTOTRBO Finance Offer

For MOTOTRBO system upgrades of at least $25,000, Motorola will offer incentives through their authorized finance partner, Lease Corporation of America. LCA is offering a 3 month delayed first payment option, 4.6% interest rate for 3 years, and 0% interest for 12 months.

Summary of Trade-in Offers

For more information about the second quarter 2017 MOTOTRBO trade-in promo and a formal quote contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

Alert: Motorola Solutions and Vertex Standard Supply Disruption

No Shipments From April 7-18th Due to ERP Upgrade

Radio Solutions Channel PartnerMotorola Solutions and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Vertex Standard informed us a new software ERP upgrade will halt order processing, depot repairs, and shipments beginning April 7th.

Expect shipments to slowly ramp up starting the afternoon of Tuesday, April 18th. The planned upgrade has been in process for the past 2 years.

Shutdown Affects Radios, Parts, Accessories, and Repairs

Anything that has not shipped by the evening of April 6th will be affected. Motorola and Vertex will not be able to process any new orders until 4/18/17. We are taking steps to stock additional inventory but with 3,000+ products it will be difficult.

Save $1200 With 2017 Motorola MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promo

Save Up to $1200 on XPR and SL Series Digital Radios

Take advantage of trade-in discounts on Motorola Solutions Next-Generation MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e, SL 7000e, and XPR 3000e series DMR digital 2-way radios. Special financing offers include no payments for 3 months and a 4.49% interest rate for 24 months. The current promotion period starts 1/1/17 and ends on 3/31/17.

Save $1200 with Motorola XPR 7000e/SL 7000e Trade-in Offer

XPR 7000e, SL 7000e DMR Digital 2-way RadiosEnd users receive a $1200 discount off an order of 10 XPR 7000e or SL 7000e series DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

MOTOTRBO XPR/SL 7000e Series future proof your investment by offering the latest accessories and radio options including internal Bluetooth and WiFi for remote programming.

Save $350 With XPR 3000e Upgrade Offer

UL TIA4950 Intrinsically-Safe Digital RadiosEnd users receive a $350 discount off an order of 10 XPR 3000e MOTOTRBO series DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

The new “e” models have WiFi capability, optional intrinsically-safe certification, and improved receiver specifications. The XPR 3000e series now include high-capacity IMPRES batteries with automatic conditioning for longer life.

Motorola MOTOTRBO Finance Offer

For MOTOTRBO system upgrades of at least $25,000, Motorola will offer incentives through their authorized finance partner, Lease Corporation of America. LCA is offering a 3 month delayed first payment option, 4.49% interest rate for 2 years, and 0% interest for 12 months.

For more information about the first quarter 2017 MOTOTRBO trade-in promo and a formal quote contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

Boston Leather Radio Holder Chart with Measurements

Boston Leather radio holders, fire, ems , and law enforcement accessoriesBoston Leather offers 34 custom designed holders for Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, EF Johnson, Icom, and Bendix King two-way radios. The compatibility chart below will help find the case designed to fit your radio.

Radio Compatibility Chart

Leather 2-Way Radio CasesThere are also 7 universal cases that adjust to fit almost any model radio. All Boston Leather cases are manufactured Sterling, Illinois and ship in about 2 weeks if not in stock. The “RC” letters indicate large D rings for attaching to firefighter straps. Case numbers without “RC” are designed to be worn on a belt and don’t have D rings.

5481RC-1 Universal CaseHolders manufactured with high quality plain leather finish include a (-1) suffix following the model number. High gloss (clarino) finish is available for some holders and has a (-2) indicator. Basketweave finish is also available and has a -3 suffix. The universal 5487RC-5, 5487RC-5, and 5610RC-5 can be ordered in ballistic weave nylon.

Boston Leather Radio Holder Measurement Chart

Case Measurement Chart

Download Boston Leather Radio Holder Size Chart

Contact us to discuss your specific needs if not listed. Boston Leather will design a custom leather holder for any 2-way radio or device carried by firefighters, ems professionals, police, and law enforcement.

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