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.

Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO Upgrade Promotions for First Quarter 2020

MOTOTRBO 2-Way Radio Upgrade Offers

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.

Motorola CP200d MOTOTRBO Portable Radio Trade-In Offer

Motorola MOTOTRBO CP200d DMR Digital RadioEnd users receive a $400 discount off an order of 10 CP200d DMR portable radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

The CP200d is Motorola’s most popular radio for commercial businesses including the construction and security markets.

Motorola SL300 MOTOTRBO Portable Radio Trade-In Offer

VHF or UHF DMR Thin Light RadioEnd users receive a $300 discount off an order of 10 SL300 DMR portable radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

The SL300 is Motorola’s thinnest and lightest radio with both analog and digital capability. This radio is perfect for education, hospitality, and health care facilities.

Motorola VX-261 MOTOTRBO Portable Radio Trade-In Offer

Digital DMR Handheld PortableEnd users receive a $150 discount off an order of 10 VX-261 analog portable radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 eligible devices.

The low cost VX-261 operates in analog mode making it ideal for basic voice communications. This radio has a 5 watts output in VHF or UHF, business frequencies, and a 36 month warranty.

Promotions cannot be mixed and discounts are calculated in multiples of 10 depending on the radio model. K-12 schools also qualify for rebates up to $25 per radio in addition to the trade-in offers.

Motorola SLR 8000 and SLR 5700 Repeater Offers

100 Watt MOTOTRBO DMR RepeaterThere is also special pricing this quarter for the 100 watt SLR 8000 and 50 watt SLR 5700 MOTOTRBO repeaters. It’s a good time to upgrade your MTR 3000, XPR 8400 or 8300 repeater.

The repeater is the heart of your communications system and retransmits all the radio-to-radio traffic. How many years has your repeater been in service? If installed in 2015 or earlier you are due for an upgrade.

Motorola 12 and 60 Month Financing Offers

MOTOTRBO orders over $25,000 qualify for 0% financing over 12 months or 5.35% financing for 60 months. K-12 schools can finance any amount for this promotion.

For more information about the first 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 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 Extends Trade-in Promotions for MOTOTRBO Radios Until 12/31/19

MOTOTRBO Trade-In Offers

Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e Series Trade-In Offer

XPR 7000e, SL 7000e DMR Digital 2-way RadiosEnd users receive at time of order a $1350 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.

Motorola XPR 5000e Series Mobile Radios for Fleet Communications

MOTOTRBO DMR Full Featured Mobile Two-Way RadioEnd users receive a $500 discount off an order of 10 XPR 5000e DMR mobile radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 eligible radios. The radios are available in VHF, UHF, 800, and 900 MHz. Features include Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, and WAVE OnCloud support.

Motorola CP200d MOTOTRBO Portable Radio Trade-In Offer

Motorola MOTOTRBO CP200d DMR Digital RadioEnd users receive a $400 discount off an order of 10 CP200d DMR portable radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

The CP200d is Motorola’s most popular radio for commercial businesses including the construction and security markets.

Motorola EVX-261 MOTOTRBO Portable Radio Trade-In Offer

Digital DMR Handheld PortableEnd users receive a $300 discount off an order of 10 EVX-261 DMR portable radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 eligible devices.

The low cost EVX-261 operates in both analog and digital modes making them ideal for mixed fleets. This radio is very popular with schools, hotels, and golf courses.

Promotions cannot be mixed and discounts are calculated in multiples of 10 depending on the radio model. K-12 schools qualify for rebates up to $25 per radio in addition to the trade-in offers.

Motorola SLR 1000 Repeater Offer

Range Extender for MOTOTRBO Radio SystemsThere is also special pricing until the end of the year for the VHF or UHF SLR 1000 MOTOTRBO repeater. Extend your range with this easy to install repeater that can be installed outdoors with the included internal duplexer and weatherproof housing.

This is perfect for extending on-site coverage at construction job-sites, schools, and manufacturing plants.

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. K-12 schools can finance any amount for this promotion.

For more information about the fourth quarter 2019 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.

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.

Endura EC12M 12 Slot and EC2M 2 Slot Chargers For Most 2-Way Radio Models

12 Slot Battery Charger with replaceable dual pods

EC12M Charges 12 Radios or Spare Batteries in an Ultra-Compact FootprintEndura Chargers from Power Products

Power Products Endura EC12M rapid charger will charge up to twelve batteries while on or off the radios. There are LED’s that provide charging status for all 12 pockets. The charger with power supply weighs only 5.5 lbs and supports all battery types including Li-ion, LiPo, NiMH, and NiCd chemistries. The TWC12M-PS external (100V-240V) AC power supply and cord is included.

The charger includes six dual replaceable pods in a small footprint measuring only 20 x 6 inches. Advanced charging technology prevents overcharging and provides automatic recharging when radio remains powered on.

12V DC hardwire charger power cableThe charger can be used in a vehicle too. An optional TWC6M-HW 12-24V DC hardwire kit is available along with a TWC12M-MB mounting bracket, and TWC12M-TD tie-down strap kit.

Endura EC2M Dual Radio Charger Uses Same Replaceable Pod As EC12M

dual 2 slot 2-way radio chargerThe EC12M uses the same pod as the Endura EC2M dual slot charger. The pods can be changed easily when you change radios by removing a single screw. Each pod will charge two batteries for a specific radio type but don’t have to be the same chemistry.

The EC2M can be used with the optional TWC6M-HW DC hardwire kit or the TWC6M-VPA 12-24V DC vehicle power adapter. There is also an optional EC2M-MB vehicle mounting bracket.

The EC12M, EC2M, and replaceable pods are available for most radio brands including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, Hytera, Icom, Tait, BK Technologies, and Relm. We have pricing and radio compatibility for all the EC12M and EC2M chargers available from Power Products in our web store.

We are impressed with the small footprint, power flexibility, and mounting options.  We also like the ability to replace pods when you upgrade radio models. The Endura charger has a one year warranty and is certified to meet U.S. Department of Energy and California requirements for energy conservation.

Download Endura EC12M and EC2M Data Sheet .pdf

For questions, custom pod selections, or a formal quote call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or contact us using the form below:

Unication G2 VHF or UHF and G3 VHF/UHF Dual Band P25 Pagers Now Shipping

VHF, UHF, or Dual Band P25 Digital Fire PagerUnication is now shipping the G2 and G3 P25 digital voice pagers in VHF and UHF. The G2 is single band and the G3 is dual band. The housing is the same as the G4/G5 models and the accessories are compatible. Quantities are limited and lead times may be longer than normal depending on early demand.

The G2 and G3 support 2-tone alerting over P25, P25 trunking, P25 conventional, and analog conventional. The G2 specifications exceed the G1 and is the better choice if you are making a purchase. Unication is offering a $60 trade-in incentive for customers who trade-in their G1 for any other G-series P25 pager through 9/30/19.

Although all G-series pagers are now capable of receiving DMR digital communications, it is not included with the standard pager. If you require DMR, there is an additional cost to provide this functionality. Contact us if you need to monitor MOTOTRBO or any other DMR system for pricing.

Good 2 Go Batteries From Power Products Include micro-USB Charging Port

Compatible with Your Existing Chargers and Includes a micro-USB Cable2-way radio battery with micro-USB charging port

Power Products has teamed with Good 2 Go to manufacture their battery that can be charged conventionally or with a micro-USB cable. The battery includes a micro-USB port on the side or bottom and a patented internal charger. It makes it very convenient when travelling and away from your charger.

There are ten different batteries available for the most popular Motorola, Kenwood, and Icom 2-way radio models.

Radio Models Good 2 Go USB Batteries For Available Radio Models@-way radio batteries with a micro-USB charging port

Below are the compatible radio models and Good2Go part numbers with links to purchase:

Motorola APX 6000, APX 7000, APX 8000 – Link to G2G7038 2500 mAh Li-ion SMART USB battery (compatible with IMPRES chargers)

Motorola APX 4000, APX 3000, APX 1000, XPR 3300e, XPR 3500e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7380e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580eG2G4409 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 3000, and EF Johnson 5100 series – G2G8299 3000 mAh Li-Po (Lithium Polymer) USB battery

Motorola XTS 2500, XTS 1500, MT1500, PR1500G2G9858 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola CP200d, CP150, PR400G2G4497 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola XPR 6100, XPR 6300, XPR 6350, XPR 6380, XPR 6500, XPR 6550, XPR 6580G2G4077 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Motorola HT750, HT1250, HT1550, MTX850, MTX850LS, MTX900, MTX950, MTX8250LS, MTX9250G2G9013 2000 mAh Li-Po USB battery

Kenwood NX220, NX320, NX420, NX3200, NX3220, NX3300, NX3320, TK2170, TK2360, TK3170, TK3173, TK3360G2GKNB57 2000 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Kenwood NX200, NX300, TK5220, TK5320G2GKNB48 2500 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Kenwood NX240, NX340, TK-2000, TK-2200, TK-2200L, TK-2200LP, TK-2207, TK-2212L, TK-2300VP, TK-2307, TK-2302VK, TK-2312, TK-2400VP, TK-2402VK, TK-3000, TK-3200L, TK-3200LP, TK-3207, TK-3212L, TK-3300UP, TK-3302UK, TK-3307, TK-3313, TK-3400UP, TK-3402UK, TKD240V, TKD340UG2GKNB45 1900 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery

ICOM IC-F3161, IC-F3230D, IC-F3261D, ICF3360D, IC-F4161, IC-F4230D, IC-F4261D, IC-F4360DG2G232 2600 mAh Li-ion USB battery

Hytera PD702, PD705, PD706, PD708, PD782, PD785, PD786, PD788, and Harris HDP100, HDP150G2GBL2006 2000 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery

BK Technologies / Relm DPH, EPH, LPA, LPH, LPXG2G170 2000 mAh Li-ion micro-USB Battery

Download Power Products G2G USB Battery Data Sheet .pdf