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 MOTOTRBO Essential Services & Free Wi-Fi Promo Extended Until 12/30

DMR High Tier Hand-held and Vehicle Radios

SL 7000, XPR 7000/3000, SL3500e, XPR 5000/2500 Series Affected

Motorola Solutions changed their MOTOTRBO software support policy for the professional tier radios earlier this year. Essential Services premium software features and standard depot repair warranty for new radios are now provided for five years. It is possible to opt out of the 5 year depot warranty and select 2 years for a small savings.

This change started with SL/XPR 7000 series, XPR 3000 series, SL3500e, XPR 2500, and XPR 5000 series with v2.9 firmware. Premium software features are now licensed for 5 years with a new radio or until any radio shipped prior to v2.9 is still under warranty. Older radios will not accept firmware updates after v2.8 without a licensing fee.

The CP200d, SL300, EVX-261, EVX-S24, CM200d, and CM300d DMR digital radio models are not affected by this change. They could be added in the future but so far it is not clear if it will ever happen.

List of Motorola MOTOTRBO Premium Software Features

Most premium software features were purchased a la carte in the past. The most popular are Bluetooth, Text-to-Speech, and Man-Down. Wi-Fi is not a premium feature and must be purchased separately. Below is a graphic showing the complete list of premium MOTOTRBO software features.

Device and Infrastructure MOTOTRBO Software Features

What Happens With Existing MOTOTRBO Radio Firmware?

Our standard practice for repairs and preventive maintenance includes upgrading every radio to the latest firmware. We are no longer able to go past v2.8 unless the radio is still under warranty. Starting with v2.10 radios will not accept the new firmware (and new features) unless a license was purchased for the serial number of the radio.

Essential Services For MOTOTRBO Existing Radios Brochure

Essential Software Promo Provides FREE Wi-Fi License Until 12/30

Software Updates 3 YearsMotorola announced a promotion for customers with existing radios to purchase MOTOTRBO Essential Services before the end of December. As an added incentive a perpetual Wi-Fi license ($125 value) will be included for enhanced “e” models. This will allow WAVE OnCloud interoperability with TLK 100 radios in the near future.

This is a perfect time to send your radios to us for preventative maintenance. We will install the latest firmware, auto-tune your radio to factory specs, enable Wi-Fi if capable, and unlock a 3 year extension for future software releases. We will also archive your programming information. If you have the CPS programming application are able to perform your own updates we can provide a quote for the unlock codes only.

Call our Dover, Delaware service facility at 302-734-9250 or send a list of your serial numbers and we can provide a quote to futureproof your radios. We look forward to supporting your MOTOTRBO communications devices.

 

Updated Motorola APX XE500 RSM Best Practices Training Video for Firefighters

Firefighter Mic for APX 6000, APX 8000Below is an updated training video from Motorola Solutions for firefighters using APX series 2-way radios and remote speaker-microphones. The original video “Say It Loud and Clear” was developed with help from the IAFC.

The new version includes the XE500 extreme temperature remote speaker-mics designed for firefighters in addition to the standard RSM’s with Windporting.

Best Practices Video for Clear Audio Using Motorola APX Series

New Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Firmware Release Improves Performance

SAT-FI2 PL5 Firmware Improves Performance

Globalstar recently released a new version of firmware for the Sat-Fi2 satellite hotspot that improves stability and performance. The update can be performed using the App or the Sat-Fi2 Web Console.

Sat-Fi2 is a low cost business continuity and emergency preparation solution for voice, 2-way messaging, and web access using a US based 10-digit phone number. Globalstar monthly service starts at $39.99 per month.

User must be connected to broadband or have a cellular data connection to download the update. It is not possible to perform the update by downloading the files over the Sat-Fi2 network.

Download the Sat-Fi2 Firmware Update Instructions

Download the update to your computer OR complete the update via the Sat-Fi2 app 

New Motorola RM250 Wired Speaker-Mic for TLK 100, SL300, SL3500e, SL 7550e Now Available

SL300,SL3500e,SL7550e, and RM250 Wired RSM

SL300, SL3500e, and SL7550e MOTOTRBO radios need a battery-powered remote speaker-microphone not available from Motorola Solutions until now. The new IP67 RM250 is Motorola’s first rechargeable wired RSM. It has a Kevlar reinforced coiled cord, ultra-thin head with swivel clip, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro USB charging port. Battery life is up to 22 hours after a 2 hour charge. The PMLN7560 earpiece with acoustic tube can be used for discreet communications and surveillance.

The RM250 is now compatible with the WAVE PTT TLK 100 LTE network radio and the SLN 1000 CBRS device. The “B” version (PMLN7560B) that started shipping in November is required.

Download the RM250 Powered RSM Data Sheet .pdf

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.

Motorola Cancels Analog VX-450 Series, VX-264, VX-2100, VX-2200 Radio Models

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions announced the cancellation of several legacy Vertex Standard analog-only models this month. The VX-264, VX-451, VX-454, VX-459, VX-2100, and VX-2200 can no longer be ordered.

The popular analog VX-261, MOTOTRBO digital capable EVX-261, and EVX-S24, are not affected by this notice. Motorola still offers analog-only choices for most of the cancelled models as shown below.VX-264, VX-450, VX-2100, VX-2200 No Longer Orderable

Our remaining stock of VHF VX-264 and UHF VX-264 radios are marked down and a good deal for analog users needing a display with 128 channel capability. Motorola will continue to provide warranty support, depot repairs, and accessories.

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:

CTech Tactical Lightweight CopBox and ChiefBox Cabinets For Public-Safety Upfits

Transferrable Storage Box Solution Designed for Police, Fire, EMS, UtilityCTECH Logo Carts, Cabinets, Drawers

While attending an IACP Conference a couple years ago, we found CTech Manufacturing a supplier of aluminum cabinets for the public-safety market. We were looking for a tactical storage cabinet that was lighter with better mounting options for our SUV upfits.

Lightweight Storage Cabinet For Police SUV UpfitWe like CTech’s CopBox and ChiefBox Tactical Cabinets designed for MID and FULL size SUV’s. There are 16 different standard sizes to choose from or you can design your own. The CopBox and ChiefBox have a QuickLink Mounting solution that make it possible to transfer the cabinet to a newer style vehicle in the future. You might have to replace the mounting plate depending on the model.

Red lightweight storage with whiteboard for SUVWe recently installed the red F47-351 ChiefBox for Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company’s new command vehicle as part of an upfit services project. The F47-351 has four drawers including a pull-out whiteboard and a compartment for SCBA’s, etc. Installation was quick and easier than a wood cabinet.

The CopBox and ChiefBox are significantly lighter than wood cabinets and their patented MotionLatch allows one-handed drawer opening. They also allow you to access the spare tire in some vehicles and CTech offers a lifetime warranty.

Download CTech Tactical Catalog 2019 .pdf

CTech Model T40-302 On Display in Our Dover Facility

Aluminum 2 drawer cabinetAs a CTech Manufacturing authorized dealer, we provide carts, fixed cabinets, and tool drawers too. Need a closer look? Come visit our office in Dover and see the T40-302 cabinet and let us show you our current upfit projects. We are open 8-5pm M-F or give us a call at 302-734-9250 and schedule an appointment to discuss your storage needs.

Download CTech Master Catalog 2019

Consider Private LTE and CBRS Spectrum for On-Site Communications Instead of WiFI

Communications over WiFi has become more congested and less secure as IoT devices are added in manufacturing plants, hotels, and campus facilities. These high-bandwidth users who need a secure communications platform are turning to Private LTE using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service. CBRS (not to be confused with Citizens Band Radio) is new and located at 3.5 – 3.7 GHz. Users are not required to apply for a FCC license for their small cell location but will instead pay a monthly fee for spectrum allocation through a remote server.

Motorola recently released the MOTOTRBO Nitro product platform with access points and the purpose-built SLN 1000 hand-held voice radio using CBRS. We can design, install, and support this new business critical communications infrastructure. As an approved Avigilon Sales and Service Partner, we can also support your video surveillance needs. And…as a Cradlepoint Premier Partner we have the LTE network expertise and compatible CBRS LTE wireless routers.

We look forward to helping you deploy a Motorola MOTOTRBO Nitro communications system. For more information call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 to discuss this new technology with your on-site requirements.