Low Cost Vertex EVX-S24 Digital Radio Now Shipping

eVerge Low Cost Digital Display Radio

Vertex Standard announced a new low cost DMR digital radio earlier this year with a display, Micro-USB charger, and 12 hour battery life. The UHF 403-470 MHz model in a black case has been released this month. The yellow case will start shipping in Q4.

Meets IP67 Submersible Rating With Analog/Digital Modes

DMR Display IP67 RadioIn addition to the 8-character alphanumeric display, the IP67 EVX-S24 is built to withstand 30 minutes under 3 feet of water. Up to 256 analog and digital channels can be programmed in the radio simultaneously.

The radio transmits 3 watts in digital mode and 2 watts in analog. It is compatible with any brand analog radio and other DMR digital radios.

The radio uses the FNB-V142LI 2300 mAh “cell phone” size battery making it one of the lightest radios at 7.6 oz. The radio is smaller with dimensions of 3.58 x 2.17 x 1.24 inches.

EVX-S24 Audio Accessories Require 3.5mm Threaded Plug

The EVX-S24 uses a 3.5mm threaded audio connector and new belt clip that are different from other Vertex radios. The programming software is new too and requires a CB000262A01 Micro USB cable. Our first impressions are this radio is feature rich at an entry-level price point. Schools, hotels, and now construction companies can migrate to a digital display radio for their on-site communications for under $300 per radio.

The standard EVX-S24 radio package includes the radio, battery, MicroUSB charger and cradle, stubby antenna, belt clip, and 3 year radio warranty.

Download Vertex Standard EVX-S24 Data Sheet .pdf

Vertex eVerge EVX-261 UHF Digital Radio Now Shipping

New Low Cost DMR Digital Radio for Hotels and Retail

Vertex Standard LogoVertex Standard started shipping their new EVX-261 DMR digital hand-held radio this week. The radio has 16 channels and can be programmed with analog and digital modes within the 403-470 MHz UHF R1 band. VHF and UHF R2 band is due to ship next quarter.Digital DMR Handheld Portable

The radio uses the same universal batteries, chargers, and accessories as the analog-only VX-260 series and the eVerge EVX-530 models. The EVX-261 uses the DMR Tier 2 Standard with TDMA protocol. It supports 2 simultaneous communications paths on a single frequency in digital mode.

Battery life is 9 hours and up to 15 hours when using digital with the optional high-capacity FNB-134LI-UNI. If you are using the radio with a legacy analog system we recommend the better battery. A 700mw speaker provides good clarity and output in noisy environments. Like other Vertex Standard radios, there is a 3 year depot warranty.

3 Year Depot RepairsWe recommend the EVX-261 for a business considering or using FRS/GMRS Talkabout style radios. You will find the audio, range, and battery life superior. Our EVX-261 Six Pack Special with multi-unit charger and neck straps is perfect for most starter systems. The 3 year warranty will protect your investment significantly longer.

Download Spec_Sheet,_EVX-261 .pdf

Interoperability Gateway Devices Improve In-building 2-Way Radio Coverage

ACU-M Gateway Improving Radio CoverageJPS Interoperability Solutions has a long history of mission critical radio communications connectivity. The JPS ACU-M interoperability gateway console is an excellent tool to quickly improve in-buildingRaytheon ACU-M Interoperability Console coverage for first responders. It is compatible with the JPS ACU-1000 and the ACU-T.

The JPS ACU-M provides interconnection with up to four different 2-way radios, optional 2 VoIP channels, and a local operator handset. Plug-in cables are available for virtually every 2-way radio, satellite, and cell phone in use. The ACU-M can be networked and managed remotely using a computer with the included graphical user interface software.

Set up ACU-M as a Portable Repeater for Communications in Basements

The JPS ACU-M can be installed in a first-arriving command vehicle or waterproof carry case. Below grade basements that prevent RF penetration can be improved using long radio interface cables connected with the ACU-M gateway repeater. By attaching a portable radio to the end of a very long radio interface cable, the radio can be lowered into a tunnel or RF-blocked structure to provide a means of routing the signal in and out of the structure.

Use WiFi Network with ACU-M for Long Distance Radio Interoperability

Using the ACU-M’s VoIP’s option, a radio can be connected using WiFi or an ethernet Raytheon NXU-2A Network Extension Unitbridge and a NXU-2A radio interface. The JPS NXU-2A is a device that converts VoIP/RoIP into audio signals compatible with the remote radio. It uses the same plug-in radio-specific cable as the ACU-M.

ACU-M using WiFi and NXU-2A

ACU-M Easy to Deploy – Simple User Interface

The ACU-M is pre-programmed with factory optimized settings for most radio models and manufacturers. Just connect up to four radios with the proper cables and you will be operational in minutes. Touch controls and indicator lights make it easy to patch nets quickly. Remote control software is included too and can be installed on a connected laptop if you prefer.

ACU-M Control Panel and Indicator Lights

6/1/16 Update: Raytheon closed the JPS division on 1/29/16 after many years of providing interoperbility solutions. In April, the assets were purchased by Don Scott, one of the original founders of JPS. Key staff and support personnel returned and operations are returning to normal.

Magnetic Palm Mic Holder Improves Driver Safety

Compatible With All 2-Way Mobile Radio BrandsInnovative MMSU-1 Single

One of the new mobile radio accessories that got our attention at IWCE this year was a magnetic palm microphone holder. It replaces the standard clip used by Motorola, Vertex Standard, Harris, Kenwood, Icom, and others. The powerful magnet pulls the palm microphone toward the base and supports scan, DPL, tone coded squelch, etc.

Magnetic Palm Mic Holder The MMSU-1 Magnetic Mic Holder from Innovative Products in Knoxville, TN comes individually boxed. Everything you need is in the box including stainless steel screws, stainless lock nuts, grounding screw, instructions, and hex wrench.

There is also a discounted MMBP-25 bulk pack for fleet upgrades.

Perfect for Public Safety Personnel and Public Works Drivers

Police, fire, and ems drivers will keep their eyes on the road responding to emergencies. All fleet owners will benefit from decreased driver distraction and improved safety. The magnetic mic holder is a nice addition for the Astron integrated base station power supplies too.

Motorola NextGen MOTOTRBO Promos Until 7/2/16

MOTORTBO Trade-in Offers

New XPR 7000e, SL 7000e DMR Trade-In Promotion SL7550e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580e

You can now save $1200 off the purchase of ten XPR 7350e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580e, SL 7550e, SL 7580e, and SL 7590e next generation DMR radios. You can trade-in any business 2-way radio to receive the discount.

The XPR 3000e series is not included in this quarter’s promo from Motorola but contact us for our unadvertised special pricing.

Save $500 When You Select Thin and Light SL300VHF or UHF DMR Thin Light Radio

For users who need the thinnest and lightest digital radio, the SL300 trade-in promo offer allows a discount of $500 for every 10 purchased. This radio is available with 2 or 99 channels in VHF or UHF.  It can be also be ordered with optional Capacity Plus trunking capability.

Save $250 Off Low-Cost CP200d With Trade-InMotorola MOTOTRBO CP200d DMR Digital Radio

The CP200d makes it easy to migrate to digital for users with analog-only CP200 radios. Batteries, chargers, and most audio accessories are compatible. You can save $250 off the purchase of 10 radios with trade-ins. The discount increases to $350 when you trade-in your old CP200’s.

SLR 5700 Repeater Trade-in Promotion Continues

The $200 off SLR 5700 repeater  promo continues but increases to $300 when you trade-in your XPR 8300/8400. Your repeater that is the heart of your communications system and transmits every time one your your employees makes a call.

MOTOTRBO DMR Trade-in Offer Details

For orders totalling $25,000 or more, Motorola is offering a 12 month free financing agreement through Lease Corporation of America. Now is the perfect time to upgrade or expand your 2-way communications system. Call us at our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 8-5:00pm EST, M-F to speak to one of our MOTOTRBO certified reps or leave us a message using the form below.

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet Tracking Announcement

Magnum AVL - Improving Fleet Efficiency with GPS

New Features, Faster Updates, and Lower Price

GPS device technology has improved significantly since our Magnum AVL fleet management products were introduced in 2010. Cellular tower infrastructure changes require the replacement of some older trackers this year. We feel now is a good time to upgrade our product offering with new software features, faster updates, and the latest state-of-the-art hardware.

All of our new GPS devices have a backup battery that provides continuous tracking for almost an hour if power is lost. It will also show disconnect and reconnect alerts along with location data while unplugged. The new units also provide alerts for hard braking, acceleration, and direction changes.

Our new units update every 60 seconds plus every direction change providing significantly more data and improved accuracy. Alerts tied to exceeding posted speed of the road are now standard. Our new trackers use the Verizon Wireless network exclusively. Another improvement is a lifetime warranty on the tracker (except the backup battery) as long as the unit’s service plan is current.

Our new hardware is compatible with future driver log requirements, plug-in ECM cables, and other planned software enhancements.

Choice of AVL Fleet and Asset TrackersMVP260-3W Wired Device and Battery Backup

We will continue to offer a choice of trackers depending on your requirements. Our MVP260­3W is wired to 12V DC, ground, and ignition. The wiring harness is compatible with 90% of our existing trackers for easy replacement. It has internal antennas, PTO sensor inputs, and the capability for future enhancements.

MVP160-PNP Plug-in GPS TrackerOur new MVP160­PNP plugs into the OBD­-II port under the steering wheel of most cars, vans, and pickup trucks. It requires no installation and can be moved easily. For permanent installations an optional Y cable is available that hides the unit in the dashboard and provides an open OBD-­II port for service.

For special applications we have GPS devices that track bobcats, pavers, trailers, and other equipment with a 12V DC power source. These units track less frequently ­- 10 or 30 minute updates when moving or daily when stationary.  Battery backup will alert and track if stolen.  We also have battery powered trackers that update every 12 hours for assets without a power source.

Major User Interface Upgrade With Advanced Features

Magnum AVL Logo MapThe Amazon Cloud based user interface has been upgraded to provide advanced features and more alerts. All desktop functions can now be done from your smartphone.  We continue to use Google Maps with satellite, traffic, and street views.

Maps are easy to customize with landmarks, geofences, and custom icons. Our software generates 20+ management reports for vehicles, groups, or your entire fleet.  State mileage reports for IFTA class vehicles are supported.

Our data is stored in the cloud for 18 months for easy access.  All reports can be automatically generated and emailed to multiple recipients. You can print reports, download to a spreadsheet, or save to a .pdf file.

New Lower Magnum AVL Service Plan Pricing

Our 1­ minute update service plan is priced at $19.95 per month per vehicle. This is almost half the price of our competitors and we do not require a long term contract. We also offer a seasonal suspend plan to help with cash flow when not working.

Our lower cost 10 and 30 minute update service plans are available for our MVP460-EQ asset and MVP360-TT trailer trackers. Accountabilty of bobcats, pavers, and other job site equipment is easy when they are on the same map as your vehicles. For mobile assets without a power our MVP560-BAT battery-operated tracker will update every 12 hours.

The new enhanced hardware is not compatible with our existing legacy software. Magnum AVL customers and competitive users with a currentHow much is idling costing you? contract qualify for FREE or discounted hardware pricing. Most existing customers will get faster updates at a reduced monthly fee by upgrading their devices. We will continue to support our original Magnum AVL platform and offer features limited by the hardware platform.

We also have a 6 month rental program if you want to try GPS fleet management without a long term commitment. For a demonstration or if you have additional questions call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or fill out the form below.

New Motorola XPR 3000e Series UL TIA4950 Intrinsically-Safe DMR Radios

UL TIA4950 Intrinsically-Safe Digital RadiosThe new Motorola XPR 3300e and XPR 3500e MOTOTRBO DMR radios can be ordered with a UL certification for use in hazardous environments.

The XPR 3000e series is the lowest cost UL-TIA4950 intrinsically-safe DMR digital radio by Motorola. They support Div 1, Class I, Groups C, D; Class II, Groups E, F, G, Class III; Div 2, Class I Groups A, B, C, D.

A certified radio will include a white UL label and TIA4950 PMNN4490 IMPRES battery. The 2900 mAh Li-ion battery is rated IP68 and uses a new low voltage design rated for up to 29 hours of normal use.

Download Motorola XPR 3000e Data Sheet

20 UL-TIA4950 Approved Audio Accessories For XPR 3300e/3500e

The table below includes a list of the XPR 3000e certified accessories with UL TIA4950 approval for use with the XPR 3300e and XPR 3500e.

Intrinsically-safe audio accessories

For additional information or a formal price quote call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

New HBT Series Wireless Headsets From David Clark

Aurora Class HBT Series Use Bluetooth 4.0 David Clark Co Logo

David Clark Company recently announced a new line of rugged headsets with low energy Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity.

Wireless Communications Dual Ear HeadsetThe Aurora Class HBT Series include marine grade hardware, comfort gel ear seals, and a USB charging cable. All HBT models provide 23dB NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) for excellent hearing protection.

There are 3 different styles and all carry a 12 month warranty. The HBT-30 has a headband for wearing over-the-head and the HBT-40 has a Listen Only Wireless Headsetneckband for use with hardhats. Both utilize a M-55 noise-cancelling electret microphone.

The HBT-60 is also a behind-the-head style and is identical to the HBT-40 except it lacks the microphone. This is a listen-only headset for users who only need one-way communications.

Compatible With Smartphones and Bluetooth Radio Adapters

The HBT series headsets are designed to work with any standard Bluetooth smart device or 2-way radio adapter. HBT headsets use a rechargeable battery that provides up to 80 hours of continuous listening or 140 hours on standby. Range is up to 30 feet from the two-way radio adapter or smartphone.

All HBT headsets are RoHS Compliant, FCC Approved, and made in the USA.

Download David Clark Aurora Data Sheet and HBT User Manual.

Globalstar Expands Home Coverage Area for Satellite Phone Customers

Globalstar LogoGlobalstar monthly Orbit and annual Galaxy satellite voice plans for NorthSatellite Hand-Held Phone America now have an expanded home area. Travelers using their GSP-1700 phones can now make calls in many additional countries without additional roaming fees.

The map below shows Globalstar duplex voice and data coverage for the globe. The countries inside the red line show the new home area for US customers.

Globalstar Duplex Coverage World Map

Motorola Continues MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promos for 2016

Save $1200 Off Motorola XPR 7000, SL 7000 Seriesmotorola-xpr7550

Now through 4/2/16, buy (10) XPR 7000 or SL 7000 MOTOTRBO series radios on a single invoice and save $1,200 when you trade-in your old radios.

2016 XPR SL 7000 Trade-in Promo

Save $500 Off Motorola MOTOTRBOsl300  SL300 Radios

Now through 7/2/16, buy (10) SL300 MOTOTRBO series radios on a single invoice and save $500 when you trade-in your old radios.

Save $500 Off SL300 Radios

Save $250 Off of Motorola CP200d Radioscp200d

Now through 7/2/16, buy (10) CP200d MOTOTRBO series radios on a single invoice and save $250 when you trade-in your old radios.

Save $250 Off Ten CP200d Radios

Save $200 Off a New SL 5700 Repeaterslr5000

Now through 7/2/16, buy (1) SL 5700 MOTOTRBO repeater and save $250 when you trade-in your old Motorola or brand X repeater.

Save $200 When You buy a SL 5700

For a quote contact us during normal business hours at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.