Unication G2 VHF or UHF and G3 VHF/UHF Dual Band P25 Pagers Now Shipping

VHF, UHF, or Dual Band P25 Digital Fire PagerUnication is now shipping the G2 and G3 P25 digital voice pagers in VHF and UHF. The G2 is single band and the G3 is dual band. The housing is the same as the G4/G5 models and the accessories are compatible. Quantities are limited and lead times may be longer than normal depending on early demand.

The G2 and G3 support 2-tone alerting over P25, P25 trunking, P25 conventional, and analog conventional. The G2 specifications exceed the G1 and is the better choice if you are making a purchase. Unication is offering a $60 trade-in incentive for customers who trade-in their G1 for any other G-series P25 pager through 9/30/19.

Although all G-series pagers are now capable of receiving DMR digital communications, it is not included with the standard pager. If you require DMR, there is an additional cost to provide this functionality. Contact us if you need to monitor MOTOTRBO or any other DMR system for pricing.

New Improved Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Satellite Hotspot Now Shipping

Banner Satellite WiFi Hotspot

New Design Includes Internal Battery, Antenna, and SOS ButtonMobile Satellite Hotspot with Wi-Fi

Globalstar announced the significantly improved Sat-Fi2 mobile satellite Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 8 smartphones, tablets, and laptops. If you travel outside cellular coverage or need an emergency backup, the Sat-Fi2 is portable and at a low price point.

The hardware is completely redesigned and includes a built-in rechargeable battery, antenna, and 2-way SOS button. The battery will provide up to 28 hours of stand-by and 2 hours of talk/data communications. Wi-Fi range is up to 100 feet and can be used with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS devices.

New Globalstar Advantage and Enterprise Service Agreements

All plans include Sat-Browse that uses compression technology to speed up web browsing and also lowers data downloads. Each plan has an allotment of voice minutes, data throughput, and SMS text messages. Unused airtime does not roll t the next billing cycle.

Globalstar Monthly Advantage Service Plan Choices

The Globalstar monthly plans include a low cost Advantage 40 for users needing limited communications. There is also Advantage 100, Advantage 250, and Advantage 500 that allow additional voice minutes, data allowance, and SMS messages.

Monthly Satellite Voice, Data, and SMS Plans

Globalstar Annual Enterprise Seasonal Airtime Service Plans

Enterprise plans are billed annually for seasonal users who may use their data on an irregular schedule. With these plans the airtime expires at the end of the term rather than monthly. The Enterprise 480 plan is the lowest cost annual plan and is recommended for emergency managers or public-safety personnel who need backup communications.

Annual Satellite Voice, Data, and SMS Plans

Nanuk custom case with insertGlobalstar has a Nanuk carry case with custom insert to accommodate the Sat-Fi2 and accessories.

The Sat-Fi2 is the future of satellite communications, The GSP-1700 is no longer in production and is only available as a refurbished kit. GSP-1600’s are also at end of life because the proprietary battery has been discontinued and cannot be ordered.

Download Globalstar Sat-Fi2 User Guide .pdf

If you need a formal quote or additional info about Sat-Fi2 contact our Dover, Delaware office during normal business hours or use the form below.

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 [email protected]

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Motorola APX XE Extreme Remote Speaker-Mics Compared

APX XE vs APX XE-500 Features

Motorola APX XE vs. APX XE500 RSM Feature Comparison

Motorola’s IMPRES XE rugged remote speaker-microphone (RSM) choices for extreme environments are designed for firefighters with APX 6000XE, APX 7000XE, and APX 8000XE P25 radios. Available in black or high visibility green, they have a strobe light, orange emergency button, and clip with D-ring.

Motorola APX XE and APX XE500 Shared Features

Both the XE and XE-500 are rated IP68 for submersibility and carry an intrinsically-safe rating to match the APX radio certification. Both have a large volume toggle switch and are 50% louder than a XTS RSM. There is a reflective label on both styles for increased visibility. The APX XE was introduced about 5 years ago and is available in green (NNTN8575A) and black (NNTN8575ABLK).

New APX XE500 Feature ImprovementsXE500 Features and Controls

The XE500 started shipping last year with additional features. It has a channel knob and larger emergency button with embedded orange lighting. Noise suppression is improved and can pickup your voice when you can’t hear yourself talking. The heat resistant cable can withstand 500 degrees for 5 minutes without harm.

The XE500 is intrinsically safe rated for UL-TIA4950 but does not have a FM certification. If your department uses intrinsically-safe APX radios, check to determine if you need FM or UL certified accessories. They are not interchangeable.

The XE500 with channel knob is available in green (PMMN4106A) or black (PMMN4106ABLK). The XE500 is now available without a channel knob in high impact green (PMMN4107) and black (PMMN4107_BLK).

Extreme temperature High Impact Green and Black RSM's

Link to Motorola APX XE500 Datasheet   Link to APX XE Datasheet

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.

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 [email protected]

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Motorola Minitor VI – Buy the Intrinsically-safe Model or Not?

Motorola Minitor VI PagerWith the introduction of the Motorola Solutions Minitor VI fire pager, you now have the choice between a UL certified intrinsically-safe model or one that does not have the certification.

Intrinsically-safe electronic equipment can be used in hazardous atmospheres with dangerous concentrations of flammable gases or dust. Non-intrinsically-safe electronic devices could cause an explosion by creating a spark or excessive heat.

Minitor VI ANSI/ISA TIA 4950

Should I Order an Intrinsically-Safe Minitor VI?

Unless your fire department has a formal intrinsic safety program, you probably should save the $50 and buy the non-intrinsically-safe model. Another way to determine if you need IS is to check your radio for the FM Certification label. If your radio is not IS then your Minitor VI should not need the certification.

New Motorola SL300 2-Way Digital Radio Designed for Commercial Business

MOTOTRBO SL300 is Lightweight and Provides Long Battery Life

Motorola announced the SL300, a new low cost digital 2-way radio compatible withSL300 Front Side Views MOTOTRBO DMR conventional communications systems. Available in UHF soon, there is a 2 channel model and 99 channel version with display. Both can be programmed with digital or analog frequencies allowing for easier migration.

The radio provides 3 watts output in digital mode and 2 watts if using analog. The 2300 mAh battery life is rated for up to 15 hours when using digital and uses a Micro-USB charger. A new patented stubby antenna design and  “Range Max Technology” provide enough coverage for most facilities. The IP54 SL300 can also be used with a conventional repeater.

UHF models are now in stock and VHF is expected to start shipping at the end of November.

New Active View LED Matrix Display Technology

The optional display radio includes 99 channels and a LED matrix behind the case. The LED’s turn on automatically and off to conserve battery life. Glare is minimized and displays will no longer scratch or crack. The radio will display channel number or alias, battery status, and other functions as shown below.

MOTOTRBO SL300 Display Dunctions

Compatible With MOTOTRBO Digital Voice Features

SL300 is designed for commercial applications needing basic digital and analog voice features. It supports emergency using the one available programmable side button. With standard MOTOTRBO CPS, you can program channel announcement, lone worker, radio inhibit and remote monitor (decode), MDC1200, VOX, and scan.

Download Motorola Datasheet SL300

 

Cradlepoint Provides Automatic Network Failover with LTE 4G Broadband

Wireless 4G for Branch Offices and Backup Redundancy

As cloud computing continues to grow so does the dependence on internet access. “Internet failures” will cripple productivity for an office full of workers or abruptly stop a retail store from processing customer credit cards.

Cradlepoint 4G router for network backupCradlepoint has low cost 3G/4G wireless routers for automatic failover to provide backup for your existing internet service provider (ISP).

Cellular 4G provides speeds faster than DSL and can provide primary support for branch offices, jobsite trailers, and retail locations requiring broadband access.

Cradlepoint 3G/4G routers support LTE, HSPA+, and EVDO Rev A. Theoretical downlink rates for LTE can be up to 100 Mbps but depends on signal strength and other things. They can be ordered for use with any of the major cellular carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 and CBA750, CBA850 3G/4G Routers

Wireless 3G/4G WiFi Router The ARC MBR1400 includes 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz WiFi and supports advanced security features including VPN,VLAN, and WAN Affinity. There are 5 Ethernet ports and it supports up to 128 WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) at the same time. Four SSID’s can be programmed to separate mission-critical traffic.

The ARC CBA850 is in a white housing. It 4G Failover PCI Compliantprovides 3G/4G/LTE failover that integrates seamlessly with existing network infrastructure. Using NetCloud, it can extend management capability to any primary router Out-of-Band without a static IP.

Designed for PCI 3.0 compliant network architectures, it is perfect for retail customers using POS.

The included paddle antennas work surprisingly well. We have been able to access LTE speeds from locations with no smartphone 4G signal. There are also optional outsidemagnetic and directional antennas that improve signal strength and throughput.

Magnum Electronics Elevated to Premier Partner Level

After significant technical training coupled with sales results, Magnum Electronics has been elevated to the Premier Partner level. We have been impressed with Cradlepoint and like their advanced replacement support option.

Monitoring a number of Cradlepoint devices is easy. Their web portal allows remote diagnostics, firmware upgrades, and troubleshooting without the expense of an on-site IT service call.

To discuss your needs in detail call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the contact form below:

 

Micom 3 HF-SSB Radios Provide Long Range Emergency Communications

Micom HF Radio LogoThe Micom HF-SSB radio was developed by Motorola in Schaumburg almost 40 years ago to support long range communications without costly infrastructure. Today there are thousands of Micom radios in operation by military, government agencies, civil air patrol, and petroleum companies. A few years ago Motorola sold the division to Elbit Systems, Ltd. and manufacturing continues with the highest standards along with support.

Micom HF-SSB Radios Are MIL-STD-810F and JITC CertifiedMicom 3F HF-SSB Radio

Micom products incorporate the most advanced HF SSB radio technology and latest features available. The radios are JITC certified, MIL-STD-810F, ALE per MIL-STD-188-141B, FED-STD-1045, and a MTBF of 27,000+ hours.

Voice and Data Coverage From 0 to 3,000 Miles

HF NVIS Radio PropagationMicom radios operate within the 1.6 – 30 MHz HF frequency band and use the earth’s ionosphere to bounce the radio waves over long distances. Normal groundwave propagation is limited to about 35 miles and longer skywave range has been unpredictable. An advanced feature called Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) selects the best frequency depending on atmospheric conditions resulting in dependable long distance communications without any repeaters or relays.

High frequency (HF) communications has difficulty with transmissions between approximately 35 -110 miles causing a dead zone. If you require coverage between these distances, a NVIS mobile antenna is needed. By adjusting the radials horizontally, the dead areas can be filled in providing a “poor man’s satellite system”.

Micom radios are also capable of transmitting data such as faxes and email at 300 – 9600 baud at an additional cost.

Contact Magnum Electronics for Micom HF SSB Radios

The Micom 3F and Micom 3T are the most popular models and we can provide pricing for all Micom 3 radios and accessories. Contact us using the form below or call us during normal business hours M-F 8-5PM EST at 302-734-9250.