Monitoring Speed with Magnum AVL GPS Tracking Improves Profitability

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet ManagementYou may have heard excessive speeding can reduce fuel economy but few of us know how much it costs. We found some useful information compiled from DOE data.

Your vehicle’s fuel mileage decreases once it exceeds optimal speed. For most vehicles, this is happens at about 55 mph. Every time you go over this speed, you’re wasting fuel and money. A slight decrease in your highway driving speed can significantly reduce your fuel consumption.

Impact on Fleet Fuel Efficiency When Exceeding 55 MPH per DOEMagnum AVL Logo Truck and Map

According to studies backed by the DOE, the average fleet vehicle will be at its advertised peak efficiency MPG at 55 mph. As speed increases you can lose up to 28% of fuel efficiency when traveling at highway speeds.

The impact for every 5 mph increase is shown below:

3% less efficient at 60 mph
8% less efficient at 65 mph
17% less efficient at 70 mph
23% less efficient at 75 mph
28% less efficient at 80 mph

Magnum AVL Speed Reporting and Alerts Provide Driver Coaching

Our Magnum AVL GPS fleet management system has two types of speed alerts. The first is a high speed alert. Set the threshold at, for example, 70 mph and if a driver exceeds that threshold you can be notified (or get a daily report of all violations).

The second alert is “posted speed” alert. Set this alert to be triggered if a driver exceeds 12 mph over ANY posted speed limit on any road. Alerts can be sent to your email or phone but you may want to have a daily or weekly report sent to you showing all violations with exact time and location.

Here are short videos explaining how to setup alerts and reports to coach your drivers. Provide recognition to those with the least violations and watch your fuel bill drop next month.

Contact Anthony at our Dover office (302-734-9250 8-5pm EST) for more information and a demonstration. Our low cost wired and plug-in trackers can be purchased, leased, or rented without a long-term contract.

Double Shoulder Holster Designed To Carry Two LMR Portable Radios

Radio Carry Pouch With Pockets

Some work teams and group leaders carry their own 2-way radio for internal Radio Holder with antenna keepercommunications but need to carry a second portable for interoperability. Our universal double shoulder holster is compatible with all 2-way radios including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, HYT, Icom, EFJ, and others.

The USH-300D can be worn inside or outside jackets and is seat-belt friendly. Law enforcement can use it for covert and undercover Rear View Shows Pouchessurveillance. It includes 2 rear pouches and an antenna keeper too. It is constructed with lightweight ballistic nylon.

The shoulder holster is also available with a single radio pouch for left or right-handed users. The USH-300L has the radio located on your left side for right-handed users. Choose the USH-300R if you prefer to hold your radio in your left hand.

Visit this link for more unique, hard-to-find two-way radio carrying solutions including chest packs, belt packs, deployment cases, etc. We also carry the full line of Boston Leather accessories for firefighters, ems personnel, and law enforcement.

Save $1200 With Motorola MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promo Until 9/30/17

Motorola MOTOTRBO BannerTake advantage of trade-in discounts on Motorola Solutions Next-Generation MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e, SL 7000e, and SLR 8000 series DMR digital radios. Also, special financing offers include no payments until 2018. The current promotion period starts 7/1/17 and ends on 9/30/17.

Save $1200 with Motorola XPR 7000e/SL 7000e Trade-in Offer

Motorola XPR 7000e, SL 7000e Buy 10 Get $1200

XPR 7000e, SL 7000e DMR Digital 2-way Radios

End users receive a $1200 discount off an order of 10 XPR 7000e or SL 7000e series DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

MOTOTRBO XPR/SL 7000e Series future proof your investment by offering the latest accessories and radio options including internal Bluetooth and WiFi for remote programming.

Save $500 With a SLR 8000 Repeater Upgrade

Save $500 Off SLR 8000 with Trade-in

If you still have a MTR series repeater in operation this is a Motorola SLR 8000perfect time to upgrade. The next generation SLR 8000 is designed for performance and reliability. Trade-in any brand repeater and we will deduct $500 from your invoice.

Motorola MOTOTRBO Finance Offer

For MOTOTRBO system upgrades of at least $25,000, Motorola will offer incentives through their authorized finance partner, Lease Corporation of America. The third quarter promotion allows the first payment to begin in 2018. Longer term financing options with low interest incentives are also available.

For more information about the third quarter 2017 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.

 

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

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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

Magnum Electronics Receives 2016 Motorola Empower Circle Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Recognition for Outstanding Performance and Customer Service

Among Top 50 Motorola Solutions’ 7,500 Partners Worldwide

DOVER, DE May 16, 2017

Magnum Electronics, Inc., a leader in mission-critical wireless communications technology located in Dover, Delaware has been named a 2016 Empower Circle award winner by Motorola Solutions. This award recognizes the Top 50 channel partners worldwide for outstanding performance and customer service.

“Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle awards recognize our best sales partners for their dedication, performance, and commitment to excellence in customer service, said Scott Adler, vice president, Motorola Solutions Commercial Markets and Channels. “Their ability to focus on selling solutions, exceed expectations in our growth markets, and drive our product portfolio has contributed to their success.”

“This recognition is a result of our dedicated employees focusing on ourUS Map With Customer Locations corporate goal of Total Customer Satisfaction”, said Bill Ridenour, President of Magnum Electronics. “Our rapidly growing customer base is loyal and allows us to solve their communications problems – big or small.”

The Empower Circle award ceremony will take place this month at the Ritz-Carlton on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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, Vertex Standard, Cradlepoint, Panasonic, 3M Peltor, Federal Signal, and many other high quality accessory suppliers. Magnum Electronics is a Delaware state contract holder for emergency vehicle lighting, communications devices, and upfit installation services.

Contact Information

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

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Vertex Standard Cancels VX-920, VX-P920, VX-6000, VX-7200 Legacy Radio Models

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Due to component obsolescence challenges, Vertex Standard is announcing a 60 day cancellation notification of the below list of legacy products. The last order date is June 30, 2017. The radios will carry the standard Vertex Standard 3 year warranty policy. After July 3rd, there will be a 7% price increase for any excess inventory at Vertex.

VX-920 – all bands and models        VX-920, VX-P920, VX-6000, VX-7200
VX-P920 – all bands and models
VX-6000 – all bands and models
VX-7200 – all bands and models
VX-2200 – LTR only models

Emergency Vehicle Equipment Contract Awarded to Magnum Electronics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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 Original IMPRES High-Capacity Battery Sale

Time To Check The Age of Your Motorola Batteries

2-Way Radio Batteries

Battery chemistry degrades after 24 months of use and can affect radio performance. Many intermittent radio problems are solved with a fresh battery. In this article we will show you how to check the age of your batteries and recommend the best replacement for the most popular Motorola radios.

How to Check a Motorola Battery Date Code

All Motorola batteries have a 4 digit date code on the battery label. The first 2 digits indicate the year manufactured and the second two digits identify the week. Check the date codes on your Motorola batteries to determine if you are ready for replacements.

The date code on this example is highlighted in yellow. The date code,4 Digit Warranty Date Code 1401, indicates 2014 and the first week of the year. Most IMPRES batteries carry an 18 month warranty to hold 80% of the capacity. In this example, the capacity is 1900 mAh. As capacity degrades, so does output power and talk time. You may find radios start to perform poorly at the end of the shift.

Most Popular Motorola “Proven Tough” Radio Batteries

Link to our APX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000 BatteriesAPX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000

The second generation IMPRES 2 PMNN4486 is our favorite for the APX 6000 and APX 7000 radios because it packs 3,400 mAh capacity in a small housing. For those who need maximum battery life, the IMPRES 2 PMNN4487 with 4,850 mAh is the best choice. All IMPRES 2 batteries have an improved 24 month warranty.

The APX 4000 standard battery is the 1900 mAh NNTN8128 but we like the high-capacity 2,700 mAh PMMN4448.

Links to our XTS 5000 and XTS 2500,1500 BatteriesXTS 5000, XTS 2500, XTS 1500 Cluster

The IMPRES Li-ion NNTN6034 with 4,150 mAh capacity continues to outperform all other XTS 5000 batteries.

The high-capacity 2700 mAh NNTN7335 IMPRES battery is the best choice for the XTS 2500, XTS 1500, and PR1500.

Links to MOTOTRBO XPR 300060007000 Series BatteriesXPR 7000, XPR 6000, XPR 3000 Series

The high-capacity PMNN4409 is the most popular battery for the XPR 3000 and 7000 series radios.
The high-capacity PMNN4077 IMPRES battery is recommended when using XPR 6000 series radios with a Bluetooth adapter or in analog mode.

Links to CP200PR400CP185CP110 BatteriesCP200, CP185, CP110

The Motorola 2,190 mAh high-capacity NNTN4497CR is the standard battery that ships with a new CP200d. It is also the best choice for the legacy CP200 and PR400 radios.
CP185 users should select the high-capacity 2,150 mAh PMNN4080 for the best performance.

Links to BPR40DTRVL50 BatteriesBPR40, DTR650, VL50 Radio Batteries

The PMNN4071 standard battery or the PMNN4075 high capacity Li-ion battery are the most popular choices for BPR40 radios.

DTR650, 550, 410 digital radios will get 19 hours of typical operation with the high-capacity 53964. VL50 users should choose the 56557 battery.

Link to HT750, HT1250, HT1550, PR860 BatteriesHT750, HT1250, HT1550

The IMPRES HNN4001 has 1,900 mAh capacity and automatic reconditioning technology when used with an IMPRES charger. It is compatible with HT750, HT1250, HT1550, and PR860 model radios.
We also carry Vertex Standard OEM and Power Products batteries for Kenwood, HYT, Harris, Tait, Icom, and many other brands. Visit our online battery catalog and our online store for audio accessories, chargers, and carrying cases.

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.

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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.

 

Save Up to $1300 With Motorola MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promos Until 6/30/17

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions extended their MOTOTRBO trade-in promotion for XPR/SL 7000e series, XPR 3000e series, and CP200d digital DMR portable radios. Save up to $1,300 when you purchase and trade-in a quantity of 10 radios. Customers who still have MTR 2000 repeaters (or similar) can receive an extra $500 with the SL 8000 repeater trade-in program.

Save $1300 with Motorola XPR 7000e/SL 7000e Trade-in OfferXPR 7000e, SL 7000e DMR Digital 2-way Radios

End users receive a $1300 discount off an order of 10 XPR 7000e or SL 7000e series DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

MOTOTRBO XPR/SL 7000e Series future proof your investment by offering the latest accessories and radio options including internal Bluetooth and WiFi.

Save $350 With XPR 3000e Trade-in OfferUL TIA4950 Intrinsically-Safe Digital Radios

End users receive a $350 discount off an order of 10 XPR 3300e or XPR 3500e MOTOTRBO DMR radios with a qualifying trade-in of 10 business radios or cellular PTT phones.

The new “e” models have WiFi capability, optional intrinsically-safe certification, and improved receiver specifications. The XPR 3000e series now include high-capacity IMPRES batteries with automatic conditioning for longer life.

Save $350 With CP200d Trade-in OfferMotorola MOTOTRBO CP200d DMR Digital Radio

The CP200d digital radio is also eligible for a $350 discount allowance with a qualifying trade-in of 10 radios. Improve audio quality and battery life with this powerful DMR two-way radio. The CP200d will provide years of reliable team communications for construction, security, and maintenance workers.

Motorola MOTOTRBO Finance Offer

For MOTOTRBO system upgrades of at least $25,000, Motorola will offer incentives through their authorized finance partner, Lease Corporation of America. LCA is offering a 3 month delayed first payment option, 4.6% interest rate for 3 years, and 0% interest for 12 months.

Summary of Trade-in Offers

For more information about the second quarter 2017 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.