Wireless Emergency Callbox Systems Increase Security

Instant Help Notification For Customers, Employees, and Visitors

Wireless Security for Remote Parking LotsProviding public-safety assistance for parking lots and other remote areas on your property can be challenging. Schools, manufacturing facilities, and open 24-hour locations are looking for a reliable solution.

If you require a highly visible security force presence and instant communications for help, a wireless emergency callbox is an easy fix. They can be solar-powered and don’t require expensive wiring installation costs for remote locations. Call boxes are integrated with your existing analog, P25, or DMR digital radio system.

CALL24 Wireless Callbox Manufacturer Visit on 11/30/17

CALL24 has been the leader in wireless callbox systems for over 20 years. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC they offer a wide selection of callbox systems for different applications.

Download CALL24 S-Series Brochure

As part of our effort for continued training, CALL24 will visit our Dover facility on 11/30/17 for the day. Any local prospective customers interested in a wireless callbox system for their property can contact us to attend an afternoon session. Call our office at 302-734-9250 or respond using the form below.

 

Magnum Electronics Elevated to Premier Cradlepoint Partner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cradlepoint Premier Partner Badge
Recognition for Revenue Performance and Technical Certifications

DOVER, DE October 19,2017

Magnum Electronics, Inc., located in Dover, Delaware and a leader in mission-critical wireless communications technology has been named a Cradlepoint Premier Partner. Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband.

“Achieving the Premier Partner Level proves Magnum Electronics’ technical competence and customer support capabilities” said Tony Puopolo, Cradlepoint VP NA Channel Sales. Their ability to focus on selling solutions, penetrate emerging verticals and drive our expansion portfolio has contributed to their success in being a trusted partner.”

“Cradlepoint products have contributed to our rapid growth in managed services”, said Bill Ridenour, president of Magnum Electronics. “Our customers are seeing the value of reliable, mission-critical network connectivity for their mobile and fixed assets. It is easy to cost justify as compared to off the shelf consumer grade equipment.”

About Magnum Electronics, Inc.

Magnum Electronics is a wireless communications integrator, technical service center, GPS fleet management, and managed services provider supporting mobile workers in government and enterprise. The company has distribution agreements with Motorola Solutions, Cradlepoint, Panasonic, 3M Peltor, Federal Signal, and many other high quality suppliers. Magnum Electronics is a Delaware state contract holder for upfit installation services, communications devices, and emergency vehicle lighting. Learn more at magnumelectronics.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

About Cradlepoint, Inc.Cradlepoint Corporate Logo

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions. Cradlepoint NetCloud is a network management platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-function routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with centralized management and software-defined network services. With Cradlepoint, customers leverage the speed and economics of combining wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. More than 17,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint network solutions as the foundation for innovative managed service offerings. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and Kelowna, Canada, and offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250 bill.ridenour@magnumelectronics.com

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New OTTO 500 High-Temperature IP68 Speaker-Mic for Firefighters

2-way Radio Accessories - Expect ExcellenceOTTO, a high-quality 2-way radio accessory manufacturer from Carpentersville, IL recently introduced a high-temperature purpose-built shoulder microphone for the fire service. The OTTO 500 is designed to function in 500 degree heat for 5 minutes and also fully-submerged underwater for a half hour. High-Temp, IP68 Firefighter Microphone

The OTTO 500 is available for most radio models including Motorola, Harris, Kenwood, Icom, and EFJ. A removable grill makes it easy to clean and has a replaceable debris screen. The PTT is easy to use when wearing gloves and most models have an emergency button. The OTTO 500 has a 3 year warranty and is a good choice for extreme fireground operations.

Cradlepoint Offers $50 Mail-In Rebate for IBR900 Series Until 9/30/17

Ruggedized 3G/4G LTE Networking Designed for Vehicles

$50 Mail-in Rebate InfoThe compact IBR900 series is designed for mission-critical in-vehicle connectivity for public-safety, mass transit, and utility fleets. It provides ignition sensing, active GPS support, and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac secure WiFi.

Cradlepoint is offering a $50 mail-in rebate making it a good time to upgrade or upfit your fleet to 4G. The promotion is valid for purchases from July 17, 2017 until 9/30/17.

Cradlepoint COR IBR900 Series Rebate Form .pdf

Magnum Electronics holds State of Delaware pricing contracts for Cradlepoint equipment and installation services. Formal quotes can be requested by calling our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm or submitting the form below.

Panasonic Offering Free Replacement Batteries for FZ-G1 Toughpad Tablets

Panasonic has identified a possible problem with the Li-ion battery included with theirPanasonic Logo popular FZ-G1 Toughpad and recently announced a free battery replacement program. Almost all FZ-G1 owners are eligible and should download the BIOS utility to prevent the overheating problem affecting Li-ion batteries.

All FZ-G1 tablet models below in combination with the listed battery packs are affected: Rugged Tablet

  • FZ-G1Axxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Bxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Cxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Fxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Jxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Kxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Lxxxxxx
  • FZ-G1Nxxxxxx
  • FZ-VZSU84U
  • FZ-VZSU89U
  • FZ-VZSU96U

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The Problem
The root cause of this issue is contamination inside the battery cells. When batteries
covered under this recall notice are used in environments with wide temperature
variation, a short circuit can occur inside the cell that can cause overheating and ignition.


The Fix

  1. Contact Panasonic to receive a replacement battery.
  2.  Download and run Panasonic’s BIOS Utility on the tablet which enables battery charging controls to minimize the risk of overheating and ignition

More Information
See Panasonic’s announcement

Emergency Vehicle Equipment Contract Awarded to Magnum Electronics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Magnum Electronics Logo

For State Agencies, School Districts, Municipalities, Fire Companies

Emergency Vehicle Warning Systems and Equipment

DOVER, DE May 1, 2017

The State of Delaware Government Support Services, Office of Management and Budget has published an award notice to Magnum Electronics for a statewide contract renewable up to five years. Delaware State Contract # GSS17626-ERVEH_WARN was a multiple source award after competitive sealed proposals were evaluated and best and final offers were submitted.

The contract is intended to cover the State’s requirements for vehicle emergency and exterior lighting, sirens, prisoner cages, laptop mounts, consoles, gun racks, tool boxes, and any related equipment for supplying and equipping state agency vehicles. Types of agency vehicles include; police cars, ambulances, fire department vehicles, pickup trucks, utility vehicles, bucket trucks, dump trucks, construction equipment, ATVs, trailers, boats, buses, motorcycles, and bicycles.

Magnum Electronics has been awarded the maximum allowable 20 contract catalogs including Acari No-Drill Mounts, Cradlepoint Vehicle Routers, David Clark Intercoms, Federal Signal Warning Lighting, Gamber Johnson Mounts, Globalstar Satellite Communications, GOLIGHT, J.R. Setina, Jotto Desk Consoles, Kussmaul Electronics, Lind, Magnetic Mic, Mobile Mark Antennas, Motorola Solutions, Panorama Antennas, Power Products, Rockland Custom Cabinets, Signal Vehicle Products, and Truck Vault.

This segment of our business is growing rapidly and now our customers can purchase both fleet safety equipment and our installation upfit services using the GSS15735A-VEH_UPFIT state contract said Bill Ridenour, President of Magnum Electronics. Our Dover service facility is convenient and our experienced, ETA certified staff is proud of each installation.

The Magnum Electronics contract code is GSS17626-ERVEH_WARNV08 using FSF# 0000004196. For more information visit the State of Delaware awarded contracts webpage.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250 bill.ridenour@magnumelectronics.com

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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.

 

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.

Motorola APX XE Extreme Remote Speaker-Mics Compared

APX XE vs APX XE-500 Features

Motorola APX XE vs. APX XE500 RSM Feature Comparison

Motorola’s IMPRES XE rugged remote speaker-microphone (RSM) choices for extreme environments are designed for firefighters with APX 6000XE, APX 7000XE, and APX 8000XE P25 radios. Available in black or high visibility green, they have a strobe light, orange emergency button, and clip with D-ring.

Motorola APX XE and APX XE500 Shared Features

Both the XE and XE-500 are rated IP68 for submersibility and carry an intrinsically-safe rating to match the APX radio certification. Both have a large volume toggle switch and are 50% louder than a XTS RSM. There is a reflective label on both styles for increased visibility. The APX XE was introduced about 5 years ago and is available in green (NNTN8575A) and black (NNTN8575ABLK).

New APX XE500 Feature ImprovementsXE500 Features and Controls

The XE500 started shipping last year with additional features. It has a channel knob and larger emergency button with embedded orange lighting. Noise suppression is improved and can pickup your voice when you can’t hear yourself talking. The heat resistant cable can withstand 500 degrees for 5 minutes without harm.

The XE500 is intrinsically safe rated for UL-TIA4950 but does not have a FM certification. If your department uses intrinsically-safe APX radios, check to determine if you need FM or UL certified accessories. They are not interchangeable.

The XE500 is available in green (PMMN4106A) or black (PMMN4106ABLK).

Link to Motorola APX XE500 Datasheet   Link to APX XE Datasheet

DOJ Announces 2017 Grant Program for Police Body-Worn Cameras

Applications due 2/16/17

Form 424 Application Deadline is February 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a 2017 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Grant Program Solicitation with $17 million available. Applications from state and local government agencies must be submitted by 2/16/17. Police departments with less than 25 sworn officers can request up to $50,000 starting in October. The grant program includes multiple categories to insure funding is available for small and large law enforcement agencies.

Motorola Body-Worn Camera and Integrated Speaker-Mic Works with APX Radios

Video Speaker-Mic BWCThe new Motorola SI500 video speaker-microphone is the perfect solution for our APX radio customers. It uses the cloud-based CommandCentral Vault evidence management application that meets CJIS standards.

It is a smart device with touchscreen that provides fast and secure evidence transfer. The SI500 is a restricted MR product so we can only quote it to our Delaware and Maryland assigned accounts who purchase APX.

Download the 2017 DOJ Body-worn Camera Grant Program executive summary for more information. We ordered a SI500 demo and expect to have it in the next few weeks. Contact us for more info and a formal Motorola quote at our Dover, Delaware office.