Coverage Testing For Delaware New Construction and SB79 Compliance

State of Delaware Senate Bill 79 Requires Building Interior Test

A State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security regulation requires all new construction projects over 25,000 square feet be tested for in-building communications. The purpose of the SB79 test is to determine if newly constructed buildings have been Grid Acceptance Test In Progressdesigned so that emergency personnel can transmit and receive with portable 2-way radios and the State’s 800 MHz network. The facility owner must have the building tested prior to requesting a certificate of occupancy. The building must have the windows and doors installed before the test can be started.

Magnum Electronics is an approved vendor and has technical staff certified to perform the required scope of work quickly as defined in Appendix A by the Delaware Division of Communications. We are located in Dover and a member of the Delaware Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors. To request a quote, call us at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm or use the form below.

Custom Upfitting Services Include Emergency Lighting and Cabinets

Magnum Electronics LogoCustom installations and vehicle upfitting for public-safety/commercial customers has been a growing segment of our technical service offerings.

We have formal agreements with emergency warning lighting, mobile video, rugged computer, LTE router, GPS fleet management, cabinet, and other manufacturers supporting mobile workers. We hold State of Delaware contracts for equipment and installation services along with the required insurance coverage. Below is a Chevy Tahoe our ETA certified upfit technicians completed recently.

We also provide amber safety warning lights for construction and public works vehicles. Our Acari Drill-Free mounts can be used to mount beacons, work lights, and antennas easily without holes.

To speak with our service team and request a quote call our office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours. Located in Dover, we are an easy drive from anywhere in Delaware and most of the Delmarva peninsula.

Choosing Plantronics Headsets – Wired, Bluetooth, or DECT 6.0?

Unified communications, noisy work areas, and the need for collaboration has increased the need for headsets. There are many types available and we found “one style does not fit all” in most organizations. Wireless headsets have become popular and allow workers to maintain communications when not at their desk. Today’s headsets also provide powerful analytics and require firmware upgrades for best performance.

plantronics authorised-partner-badgePlantronics has been a leader in headset comfort for over 50 years and offers wired or wireless headsets for all market segments. Recently, eight of our employees earned sales and technical certifications at Plantronics University for improved customer support.

Magnum Electronics is approved for all Plantronics certifications including unified communications (UC), contact centers (CC), and small & medium business (SMB). We can help select the best headset solution and support large deployments with Plantronics Hub or Manager Pro cloud-based software.

Plantronics Wired Headsets Are Reliable in High RF AreasCorded Headband Binaural Headset

Direct-connect headsets are still the best solution for areas with high radio-frequency interference. They are powered by the connected device and don’t need a battery charger. Choose binaural (dual ear) or monaural (single ear) depending on noise environment and user preference.

The Plantronics Blackwire 5200 series have USB-A, USB-C, or 3.5mm connector plugs. The EncorePro series and SupraPlus models are also popular wired models and are used on many Motorola dispatch consoles.

Plantronics Wireless Bluetooth Headset Choices

Bluetooth Headset Case Smartphone LaptopWireless Bluetooth headsets are the most popular for mobile workers. They easily connect to smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. The Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC has superior noise-cancellation and advanced sensor technology. Conference calls, webinars, and important conversations can be taken in the vehicle or on the move.

Bluetooth 4.1 Binaural HeadsetPlantronics offers headsets with a BT300 Class 2 Bluetooth adapter (up to 30 ft range) and a BT600 Class 1 adapter with up to 98 ft range. Other popular Bluetooth models include Legend UC, Legend CS, Focus UC, M70, and Marque 2.

Bluetooth frequencies share the same band as WiFi so interference could cause problems if operating close to an access point.

Wireless DECT 6.0 Headsets for Maximum Distance from DeskphoneWireless DECT 6.0 Headset

The recommended Plantronics wireless headsets for use in facilities with dense WiFi and strong interference are the Savi 700 series, Savi 440, or CS520. They utilize DECT 6.0 frequencies that don’t interfere with WiFi. DECT 6.0 also provides better range than Bluetooth by allowing you to roam up to 350 feet from the base/charger. The Savi 700 and 400 series also have Bluetooth for easy connectivity to a computer.

For a formal quote contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm or use the form below.

Motorola Commercial Digital Radio Network Now Covers Delaware

MOTOTRBO Network Expands to DelMarVa Peninsula

Wide-area digital 2-way radio communications is now available for commercial business fleets in Delaware and Maryland eastern shore counties. The Mid-Atlantic Digital Radio Network covering most of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, recently added tower sites for the DelMarVa peninsula.

The system utilizes Motorola’s latest MOTOTRBO DMR digital technology that allows wide area roaming, group communications, and no need to change channels..  A business owner can now communicate with trucks anywhere within the digital footprint.

DE MD PA 2-way radio map

Designed for MOTOTRBO XPR 5000 and XPR 7000 SeriesMotorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5350 & XPR 5550

The network supports the Motorola UHF MOTOTRBO XPR 5350 and XPR 5550 mobile radios for company-wide and private call voice communications.  The XPR 5000 series supports the RLN6551 long range wireless speaker-microphone that allows the driver to use his mobile radio from up to 300 feet away from the vehicle. Text messaging, GPS fleet tracking, work order management, and other options can be utilized with this radio.

Distracted driver laws put companies at risk who continue to dispatch their fleet using cell phones. Significant fines or worse can happen resulting in missed calls, voice mail messages, and decreased productivity. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ban on cell phone usage does not include mobile 2-way radios.

The Motorola XPR 7350e and 7550e hand-held portable radios are also available and can be used as your base station if you are close enough to a tower. Depending on your location and coverage requirements, these models offer the same features as the XPR 5000 series.

The MOTOTRBO digital network has been available for several years and is only new to Delaware and the DelMarVa Peninsula. Thousands of companies from coast-to-coast access MOTOTRBO networks at a low monthly fee per radio – all without having to invest in towers, repeaters, and ongoing infrastructure maintenance.

Contact us for a monthly lease-purchase quote by calling our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours. We look forward to supporting your next generation wide-area fleet dispatch communications.

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.

 

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.

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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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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Magnum AVL GPS Fleet Tracking 6 Month Pilot Promotion

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet ManagementFleet managers, government agencies, and small business owners can now try GPS fleet management without a significant investment or long term contract. For only $239, you can pilot our ODB-II plug-in or wired tracker for 6 months. At the end of the term you can return the device, rent it, or purchase it at a discount  You can cancel anytime after 6 months with a 30 day notice.

Our Magnum AVL GPS fleet trackers have an internal battery and will continue track forMagnum AVL Plug-in GPS Fleet Management Tracker almost an hour if unplugged. They automatically update every 60 seconds plus turns using the Verizon Wireless cell network. A built-in accelerometer will track harsh driving and provide alerts using the posted speeds of the roads traveled.

During your pilot we will provide a personal trainer to help you get the most out of our web based user interface. We will setup custom reports, alerts, and landmarks for your most common stops. We use Google Maps and keep the information on our servers for a minimum of 18 months. You can also download the data to a spreadsheet or have it emailed on a regular basis.

For a closer look at our web interface, watch our “Getting Started” video.  To locate your vehicle’s OBD-II port click here. Sign up here to get started. For more information, contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 or use the form below.

State of Delaware Awards Vehicle Upfit Contract to Magnum Electronics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Installation Services For State Agencies, Local Government, Fire Companies

Emergency Lighting, Laptop Mounts, Vehicle Modems, Video Equipment

DOVER, DE November 11, 2015

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. Contract # GSS15735A-VEH_UPFIT was a multiple source award after competitive sealed proposals were evaluated and best and final offers were submitted.

Delaware State Police specified Chevrolet Tahoe upfit packages for K9, marked, and unmarked patrol vehicles. The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) included various small to medium sized truck configurations. Installation requirements include emergency lighting, video equipment, wireless 4G mobile routers, automatic vehicle location, consoles, and laptop mounts.

In addition to installation services, our contract includes Panasonic Toughbook computers and tablets, Cradlepoint wireless 4G routers, and Federal Signal emergency lighting, said Bill Ridenour, President of Magnum Electronics. Now public-safety agencies and public works departments throughout Delaware can purchase vehicle upfit services and equipment using a state contract.

The Magnum Electronics contract code is GSS15735A-VEH_UPFITV04 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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