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 Promo Discount for New WAVE Customers Until 4/30/20

Motorola BatwingsFrom now through April 30, 2020, new customers can lower their costs with a Motorola promotion that reduces the cost of the TLK 100 LTE nationwide two-way radio and WAVE subscription for the first 3 months. The offer also includes discounts for the WAVE PTT mobile app and WAVE PTT Dispatch for fleet management.

WAVE TLK 100, PTT Mobile App, and Dispatch Discounts

WAVE TLK 100 Nationwide LTE Wi-Fi 2-Way Radio

LTE Wi-Fi Two-Way Hand-held Two-Way RadioThe WAVE TLK 100 two-way radio combines the broad coverage of a nationwide cellular network with the ease of two-way radio communications. Customers can manage talkgroups and add Wi-Fi coverage without expanding their infrastructure or holding a FCC license.

The cost of the radio is included with a 2 year agreement and there are no additional cellular charges. Deployment is quick and individual private call is also included. We carry a full line of TLK 100 accessories including the AdvanceTec AT6749A hands free vehicle kit and the AT3069A Advance Communicator base conversion kit.

For more information call our office at 302-734-9250 or use the form below.

Magnum Electronics Continues Operations During State of DE COVID-19 Emergency

Magnum Electronics Logo Dover, DE

Earlier today our Governor ordered non-essential businesses in Delaware to close effective Tuesday, 3/24 in order to curb the spread of  COVID-19. The order will remain in effect until May 15th or until the public health threat is eliminated.

Magnum Electronics Classified As Essential Business and Will Remain Open

Magnum Electronics is considered an essential business as shown in the list of essential and non-essential business classification codes. Our intent is to continue to provide technical services and product fulfillment while keeping our employees safe. Precautions are being taken to minimize the risks associated with COVID-19 and we will continue to support public-safety, healthcare, and essential service providers with their communications needs.

We have also implemented several internal policies to help protect our employees and limit the spread of the virus:

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations are followed
  • Sanitation efforts in our office and service bays have been increased to help protect our employees
  • Employees exhibiting respiratory illness symptoms will be asked to stay home
  • Office visits are by appointment only
  • For equipment pickup: stay in your vehicle and we will bring it to you
  • We will be using digital methods of communication both internally and externally
  • Customers meetings are to be conducted via phone or video conference whenever possible
  • Work-related travel, equipment pickup, and deliveries have been suspended. Repaired equipment will be shipped
  • Social distancing is being practiced wherever possible

Total Customer Satisfaction is our fundamental corporate goal and will continue to do everything we can to provide the best possible service to all of our customers during these exceptionally challenging times.

Stay healthy,

Bill Ridenour, President

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)

Consider Private LTE For Wireless Onsite Communications Instead of Wi-Fi

What is Private LTE?

Motorola CBRS Nitro Private LTE Broadband Network

For more information on Motorola’s Nitro CRBS private LTE broadband network and Cradlepoint’s CBRS compatible routers, contact our Dover, Delaware office at (302) 734-9250 or use the form below.

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.

JPS RSP-Z2 Gateway Provides Simple Patch for Radio System Interoperability

The RSP-Z2 dual-channel gateway from JPS Interoperability Solutions located inJPS Interoperability Solutions Raleigh, NC allows a pair of 2-way radios, IP connections, or a radio and IP connection to be patched together. There are no recurring costs and the RSP-Z2 supports 2/4-wire interfaces, SIP, RTP, and RoIP protocols. JPS offers factory-built cables with connectors for almost every analog and digital radio model ever manufactured.

Easy Solution to Connect Your Existing Radios with WAVE TLK 100 LTE Devices

LTE Wi-Fi Two-Way Hand-held Two-Way RadioUsers with a large number of existing on-site radios can easily interface with Motorola WAVE OnCloud TLK 100 LTE devices that provide nationwide coverage. All you need is the RSP-Z2 and interface cables for the TLK 100 and your on-site radio.

The TLK 100 and your radio would be dedicated and can not be used for dispatch. Interoperability is automatic on the channels selected on each dedicated radio. Coverage for the on-site donor radio would be limited by the antenna system or repeater.

JPS RSP-Z2 Interoperability Gateway Data Sheet

JPS RSPZ2 Installation and Operation Guide

JPS RSPZ2 Field Optimization and Troubleshooting Guide

Visit our website for JPS ACU series interoperability gateways, SNV-12 voters, NXU-2A network extension unit, and interface cables. Magnum Electronics has been an authorized JPS Dealer since 2006 and provides technical support services if needed.

How to Change Language on Motorola Wireless Remote Speaker-Microphones

APX and MOTOTRBO Bluetooth MicWe frequently receive support requests from Motorola wireless speaker-mic users to change the language from French back to English. This is caused by accidently turning on the WRSM and holding the PTT button at the same time.

The mics affected are the RLN6554 and RLN6544 for APX series radios, RLN6562 for MOTOTRBO XPR/SL series DMR radios, and the RLN6551 long range wireless mic for vehicle applications.

Motorola Wireless Bluetooth Speaker-Mic Language Selection Instructions

APX XPR SL WRSM Language Selection

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