Replacing Your Kenwood 2-Way Radio KNB-45L Batteries? Try Our KW6 Promo

Kenwood 2-Pin Audio ConnectorOur KW6 Promo bundles Power Products energy and audio accessories developed for specific NEXEDGE or any Kenwood 2-way radios with a 2-pin audio jack.

Users with the NX-240, NX-340, NX-1200, NX-1300, TK-2200, TK-2212, TK-2300, TK-2302VK, TK-2312, TK-2400, TK-2400P, TK-2402V, TK-3200, TK-3212, TK-3230XLS, and TK-3202UK can benefit from this offer.

Includes Batteries with USB Charging Ports, 6-Pack Charger, and Audio Kit

Kenwood KNB-45L Energy and Audio Accessory Bundle

Includes Replacement Batteries, Six Pocket Charger, and Bonus 2-Wire Earpiece

Charge Via Micro-USBOur bundle includes (6) Power Products G2GKNB45 Li-ion batteries with convenient micro-USB charging ports for the times you are away from your charger. Each battery ships with a 24 inch USB-A charging cable.

We also include the Endura EC6M-KW6 six slot charger with replaceable pods. A multi-unit charger helps keep your radios organized and are less likely to get lost.

FREE 2-Wire Earpieces with Acoustic Tube, Mic, PTT Included in Bundle

Our Kenwood KW6 Promo includes (6) FREE Endura ESK-2WPM-KW1 2-wire audio kits with quick-disconnect acoustic tube, microphone, and full-size PTT. This accessory with 2-pin Kenwood connector will keep your radio transmissions private and will improve communications in noisy areas. It has a 3 year warranty and a  wide variety of eartips are available.

Replace 2-Way Radio Batteries Every 24 Months For Best Performance

Depending on the number of charges/discharges, battery chemistry starts breaking down after 2 years of use. Fresh, properly charged batteries solve many intermittent problems and will extend the life of your investment.

If you don’t see your Kenwood radio with 2-pin audio jack listed and like our bundle contact us at (302) 734-9250 M-F or use the form and we will develop a custom bundle for you.

Motorola Q4 2020 MOTOTRBO End of Year Upgrade Promotions Until 12/31

MOTOTRBO Radio Promos

Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e Series Trade-In Offer

End users receive at time of order a $12Display and Non-Display Models50 discount off 10 handheld XPR 7000e DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones. The XPR 7000e series models include the latest features and accessories that future proof your investment. Intrinsically-safe UL HAZLOC models for hazardous environments are also eligible.

Customers upgrading from XPR 6100, XPR 6350, XPR 6550, XPR 6580 portables or XPR 4350, XPR 4550, XPR and XPR 6580 mobile radios will receive an additional $80 discount per radio that is traded-in. This is a good time to replace your first generation XPR 6000 and XPR 4000 series MOTOTRBO radios.

Motorola XPR 3500e Radio Trade-in Offer

DMR Display 2-Way RadioFor the first time in a long time there is a trade-in promotion for Motorola’s XPR 3500e professional series display radio. Users will receive a $700 discount when ordered in increments of 10 with eligible trade-ins.

The XPR 3500e is rated IP67 and is built for many years of 2-way communications in harsh environments.

Motorola CP200d MOTOTRBO Portable Radio Trade-In Offer

Motorola MOTOTRBO CP200d DMR Digital RadioEnd users receive a $700 discount off an order of 12 CP200d DMR portable radios with a qualifying trade-in of 12 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

The CP200d is Motorola’s most popular radio for commercial businesses including the construction and security markets. Trade-in your BPR40’s and your audio accessories will be compatible with the new CP200d’s.

Free Radio Alert Software for Avigilon Video Security Systems

Customers purchasing $30,000 or more of MOTOTRBO radios or Avigilon video equipment during the quarter are eligible to receive Radio Alert software for free..Radio Alert sends ACC alarm notifications to MOTOTRBO 2-way radios automatically. Get analytics, door access, and LPR alerts while on the move & clear them.

Motorola 12 and 60 Month Financing Offers

MOTOTRBO orders over $25,000 qualify for 0% financing over 12 months or 5.48% financing for 60 months. Additional financing options with low interest incentives and deferred payments for 90 days are also available.

For more information about the fourth quarter 2020 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.

New Motorola CP100d Entry Level Digital Radio Will Replace the EVX-261 After October

Digital DMR Handheld PortableMotorola Solutions announced the cancellation of the Vertex EVX-261 DMR digital radio and no orders will not be accepted after 10/31/2020. The result will be EVX-261 users will not be able to add a digital radio with compatible batteries, chargers, audio accessories, antennas, or belt clips. It may be a good time to refresh your radio communications and take advantage of the technology improvements.

The recommended replacement is a new MOTOTRBO offering in the commercial products product tier. The new CP100d uses the same batteries and charger as the CP185 analog-only radio. CP185 users now have an easy path to upgrade to digital communications.

VHF or UHF Digital DMRThe CP100d uses the popular 2-pin audio connector that is used with the CP200d, CP185, and BPR40. The radio will have improved battery life and there is an option to add a display.

The non-display radio has 16 channel capability and the display can handle a maximum of 160 frequencies. For more info download the CP100d Data Sheet.

If you would like to discuss radio communications for your facility, feel free to call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours or use the form below.

 

JPS NXU-2A RoIP Network Extension Unit Improved and Upgraded to NXU-2B

IP 2-way Radio Gateway

The popular JPS NXU-2A network extension unit has been improved and will begin shipping next month as the NXU-2B. It uses the same cabinet and is fully functional in systems with the older NXU-2A. The new model no longer uses potentiometers so level setting can be accomplished remotely using a browser. This eliminates a costly service call to the transmitter site.

Improve handheld radio coverage using internet

Another big change is the 15-pin audio interface connector has been redesigned to allow any of the standard JPS radio cables to be connected directly to the unit. The NXU-2A required the included crossover adapter to work but half the time it was left in the box.

In addition to solid state keying, the NXU-2B will have a PTT relay and the ability to interface to transmitters via 600 ohm balanced audio.

Below is a video showing the capabilities of the NXU network extension unit.

Magnum Electronics has been an authorized JPS Interoperability reseller since 2005 and support the entire JPS product line. Contact us at our Dover, Delaware office during normal business hours. The phone number is (302) 734-9250 or use the form below.

Motorola Ends Flat Rate Repair Service for XTS and XTL Radio Models

XTS 5000, XTS 2500, XTS 1500, XTL 5000, XTL 2500

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions has ended flat rate repair service in the US and Canada for XTS portable and XTL mobile series radios due to component shortages. Portable radios affected are XTS 5000, XTS 4000, XTS 2500, and XTS 1500 portable radios.

Mobile radios include the XTL 5000, XTL 2500, and XTL 1500. The XTS 3000 and Astro Spectra flat rate support was cancelled back in 2012.

Customers with existing service maintenance agreements will continue to receive repair support until the contract ends. Magnum Electronics will continue to provide T&M technical support and perform repairs if possible. We will also continue to carry Motorola batteries and accessories for all models. As original items are cancelled we will offer high quality aftermarket substitutions.

Motorola Technical Bulletin: Recommended Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines

Radio Solutions Channel PartnerIn response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for 2-way radios, body-worn cameras, and accessories based on current and best understanding of radio hygiene.

Per global health authorities, removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Using chemical disinfectants may kill germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, which further lowers the risk of spreading infection.

General Cleaning Recommendations

  • Apply 0.5% detergent-water solution with a cloth, then use a stiff, non-metallic, short-bristled brush to work all loose dirt away from the device. Use a soft, absorbent, lintless cloth or tissue to remove the solution and dry the device.
  • Make sure that no solution remains entrapped near any connectors, cracks or crevices.

Disinfecting Guidelines

  • Devices may be disinfected by wiping them down with over-the-counter isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with at least 70% alcohol concentration.
  • When cleaning with isopropyl alcohol, the alcohol should never be applied directly to the device. It should be applied to a cloth, which is then used to wipe down the device.
  • The effects of certain chemicals and their vapors can have detrimental effects on plastics and the metal platings.

Do not use bleach, solvents or cleaning sprays to cleanse or disinfect your device.

Motorola does not certify the above cleaning will remove COVID-19 or other foreign substances, however, the cleaning methods are approved for their products.

Download the Motorola Cleaning and Disinfecting Bulletin

Information from the WHO website: Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

Information from the US CDC website: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

3M Peltor ComTac VI NIB Tactical Communications Headset Offers New Features

Next generation ComTac VI NIB and SWAT-TAC VI NIB tactical headsets from 3M offer MT20H682FB-47N GN Single Comm Greenadvanced features and improvements that justify the upgrade of your existing hearing protection.

Natural Interaction Behavior or “NIB” is a new feature allowing up to four team members to speak simultaneously (full duplex) within approximately 30 feet of each other and 60 others can listen. It automatically starts when high noise level prevents normal voice communications. The video below illustrates how NIB works.

New Mission Audio Profiles (MAP), Advanced VOX, and Telescope Boom Mic

Past headset users only had the volume control adjustment when the noise level changed. MAP provides five different audio profiles for environmental listening designed for typical missions as defined below:

  • Observation – highest volume and widest frequency response for max hearing
  • Patrol – High volume, reduced high frequencies to limit footsteps, close sounds
  • Conversation – Maximizes face-to-face communications
  • Comfort – High noise for long periods of time (tactical vehicle, air transport)
  • Off/Disabled – Capability to turn OFF environmental listening

Advanced VOX (voice operated transmit) is adaptive, meaning the threshold to activate will adjust automatically depending on the noise environment. The ComTac VI also has a button on the left earcup so you can easily switch from VOX to PTT.

The MT73 boom microphone has also been redesigned with improved noise-cancelling technology and IP68 submersibility rating. The new design accommodates both left and right handed shooters without moving the mic to opposite side of the headset. The boom can telescope to adjust its length too.

Download 3M Peltor ComTac VI Spec Sheet. pdf

Magnum Electronics is an authorized 3M Peltor Distributor and supports all headsets including ComTac, SWAT-TAC, LiteCom, and 3M PTT headset adapters for all radio manufactures.

New Features Available for Motorola DTR700 With 7.02 Firmware Release

License Free 900 MHz Radio for On-site UseMotorola’s DTR700 900 MHz license-free radio has another firmware update available that allows users to receive new features at no charge. The Phase 2 release can be downloaded and includes new firmware, a new updater tool, and new programming software.

DTR700 radios use 902-928 MHz ISM spread spectrum and provide digital features. They are designed for on-site communications and perform well in buildings.

Group, individual, and call alert is standard. The DTR700 has a color display, radio ID, IP54 rating, and up to 16 hour battery life on a single charge. A two year warranty from Motorola is included.

Motorola DTR700 Phase 2 Features Included with 7.02 Firmware UpgradeRadio Solutions Channel Partner

1. Text Message – radio able to receive text messages and send text messages to other radios with pre-programmed text messages.

2. Remote Monitor (DTR700 & DTR720 only) – radio configured as Manager Mode is able to remotely monitor and listen to the environment of the other radio for 30 seconds provided the target radio is in the range.

3. Remote Disable (DTR700 & DTR720 only) – radio configured as Manager Mode is able to remotely enable or disable other radio provided the target radio is in the range.

4. Call Alert – radio able to pre-alert a specific radio in range to call back.

5. Rental Timer (DTR600 & DTR720 only) – radio rental company able to set rental period to radios and radio will be disabled when rental period expired.

6. Ringer Tone and Volume – radio able to set specific Ringer Tone and configure the loudness of the Ringer Tone that sound while receiving text message or call alert.

7. Over-The-Air Contact Cloning – radio able to add or delete contacts to or from another radio wirelessly without connecting the radios by cable.

8. Fixed issue with call failed after back and forth private calls to a radio

DTR700 software downloads, updater tool, and instructions at this link.

Klein Releases Qi Wireless Charging Battery for Motorola TLK 100, SL Series Radios

Klein Electronics announced Klein Electronics Logoa new aftermarket battery for the Motorola TLK 100 and SL Series MOTOTRBO radios that is compatible with Qi wireless chargers. The Qi-TLK100 battery can be used with a wired Micro-USB cable or a drop-in charger too.

The battery is compatible with the TLK 100 LTE WAVE nationwide radio, MOTOTRBO SL300. SLMotorola TLK 100 and SL Series Radios 3500e, SL 7550e, SL 7580e, SL 7590e, and the new SLN 1000 CBRS radio.

If you need wireless charging this is the only battery that is available. Klein uses high-quality Li-ion cells and is a leader in the communications industry. The battery is shipping now and has a 12 month warranty.Qi Battery for Motorola TLK 100, SL300, SL 3500e, SL 7550e

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. Motorola also announced a new stubby antenna (PMAF4025) available now.