Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Satellite Hotspot Now Available With Remote Antenna

Satellite hotspot for vehicles and marine vessels

Choose Magnetic or Pole Mount Helix Antenna Options

Globalstar announced their new Sat-Fi2 RAS (Remote Antenna Station) mobile satellite Wi-Fi hotspot is now shipping. Designed for installation in vehicles or marine vessels, it includes a helix antenna with 14 feet of low loss cable. The SF2-RAS-HX includes a magnetic mount helix antenna and the SF2-RAS-MR has a marine-ready mast mount.Wi-Fi hotspot using remote antenna

A separate magnetic mount GPS antenna with 18 ft cable is also included. The removable Wi-Fi antenna connects to the side of the unit and provides up to 50 feet of coverage. The housing has a rating of IP43 and measures 3.22 in H X 7.8 in L X 6.57 in W and weighs 4.4 lbs.

Connect up to eight smart devices on your own private satellite Wi-Fi network. Access compressed web content, check the weather, or post to social media accounts. With S.O.S. capabilities, remote and lone workers can communicate with GEOS emergency response if needed.

Download Sat-Fi2 RAS Product Sheet .pdf

Globalstar Sat-Fi2 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.

Satellite Sat-Fi2 Hotspot Plan Details

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.

Sat-Fi Annual Service Plan Details

Download Sat-Fi2 RAS Service Pricing Sheet .pdf

The Sat-Fi2 is the future of satellite communications. The GSP-2900 fixed satellite phone is no longer available.

Download Sat-Fi2 RAS Vehicle Installation Guide .pdf and the Sat-Fi2 RAS Marine Installation Guide .pdf

Download Sat-Fi2 RAS User Guide .pdf or RAS Quick Start 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

Magnum Electronics Logo

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

Magnum Electronics Logo

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:

 

New South Bowers Fire Rescue Airboat Installation With David Clark Wireless Headsets

South Bowers Fire Rescue Airboat

South Bowers Volunteer Fire will now perform emergency rescues in the Kent County salt marshes with a new airboat equipped with David Clark wireless mission-critical communications. The system will provide hands-free, wireless intercom for the crew and will also integrate with the Delaware 800 MHz statewide first-responder system.

David Clark 9900 Wireless Intercom and Motorola APX 7500 Radio Integration

David_Clark_LogoThe new David Clark 9900 Series wireless gateway system is weather tight, rugged, and designed for marine use. It easily integrates with a Motorola APX 7500 700/800/VHF P25 capable radio and will connect to a 3800 wired system if needed.

David Clark 3800 Wireless Intercom

Wireless Intercom System Components, Key Features, and InstallationH9940 Headset

The South Bowers David Clark system uses four H9940 dual muff, behind-the-head style headsets each with a 9910-BSW wireless belt station with VOX. This design provides hands-free intercom for the crew and the ability to monitor radio traffic from the boat’s APX 7500 radio. The belt station has a PTT (push-to-talk) switch for transmitting. The U9922-38 wireless gateway acts as a repeater and provides up to 300 ft range using clear DECT based technology.

David Clark A99-04CRG ChargerThe belt stations use 40688G-90 rechargeable batteries that are removable and last approximately 24 hours after a full charge. A A99-04CRG 110V AC charger will hold 4 batteries and takes about 3-4 hours when fully depleted. David Clark has several 9900 Series headset styles a full range of accessories, interface cables, and antenna choices. The APX radio uses an 05 control head and motorcycle options for improved outdoor performance.South Bowers Airboat Installation

A weatherproof NEMA box was added for better protection and installation was completed at our Dover service facility on Horsepond Road. The David Clark 9900 wireless headset intercom system is an excellent choice for fire/ems, military, and marine applications. Our thanks to South Bowers Station 57 for the opportunity to provide the first David Clark 9900 Series intercom in Delaware.

South Bowers Volunteer Fire Delaware Airboat

Globalstar Satellite Phone Overview and Tips

Globalstar Satellite Phone Emergency Communications

Globalstar Satellite Phone Voice Network Coverage

In the event land-based cellular and wireline communications are disrupted due to storm power outages, the Globalstar satellite phone network may be the only way to communicate. Globalstar GSP-1700 phones rely on low earth orbiting satellites instead of towers for system access. It is important to note you must be outdoors when a satellite is overhead near your location.

Primary and Fringe Satellite Coverage from Globalstar

Globalstar Home Area and Roaming Charges

Globalstar US Home Area MapGlobalstar phones activated under USA rate plans include airtime for calls made from the Home service area to the US and Canada. The Home area includes the US, Canada, and the Caribbean – but not Mexico. Long distance is included for calls to the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Globalstar Satellite Phone Training Tips

  • Dial #TEST for a free test call to confirm the phone is working
  • To send a SMS text message (35 character maximum) to a Globalstar phone, use the area code and phone number format below: [email protected]
  • There is no way to reply to a text message
  • There is no caller ID – save important numbers in the directory
  • You must be outside or be able to see the horizon for service
  • Dial #777 for internet access (cable and software required)
  • To change Time Zone – Press MENU, 7, 2, 6
  • To check voice mail dial the phone’s number and Press # or 1 (temporary password is 12345)

Globalstar User Manuals

GSP-1700 User Manual

GSP-1600 User Manual            GSP-1600 Quick Reference Guide

GSP-2900 User Manual            GSP-2900 Reference Card