Motorola Releases Minitor VI Fire Pager and Cancels Minitor V

Motorola Minitor VI PagerNew Minitor VI Designed for Firefighters, EMS, and On-Call First Responders

Motorola Solutions released their sixth Minitor fire pager since first introduced back in 1975. The new Minitor VI has a sleeker form factor with programmable buttons, 1 or 5 channel capability, and improved IP56 water resistance. It can also be ordered without Intrinsically-safe operation and alkaline batteries.

All models have 16 minutes of voice storage capability and the standard warranty is now 2 years. The charger has a USB connector so it can be charged from the wall or computer port.

Motorola Minitor VI vs. Minitor V Comparison

Minitor V and VI Comparison Chart

The new design requires new programming software, chargers, and accessories.

Minitor VI Accessories

Minitor VI Begins Shipping 2/17/14 and Minitor V Cancellation Next Month

Download Motorola Minitor VI Spec Sheet  Link to web pricing

Rules for Ordering Mobile Computer Docks; Do I need RF Pass-Thru?

Determine If your Computer Has Any RF Antenna Connectors

Most rugged mobile computers can be ordered with 0, 1, or 2 external RF connectors. A single connector is used for cellular WAN such as Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint and the second is used for WLAN (WiFi) external antennas. The first step is to determine how many antenna ports (if any) are on your computer.

The photos below show a Panasonic CF-18 with one and two RF connectors:

Computers with RF Pass-Thru

If your computer does not have RF connectors, it will only work in a docking station that has no RF pass-through capability.

If Computer Has RF Pass-Thru Follow These Rules For Dock Purchases

Docks with Single and Dual RF Pass Thru

If your computer has RF capabilities you can use a docking station that has:

a) has no RF pass-through or

b) you must match the RF capabilities (Single or Dual) with the RF pass-through on the docking station (Single or Dual).

For example:

  • If you have a single RF computer, you can order a docking station with single RF pass-through or non-RF pass-through
  • If you have a dual RF computer, you can order a docking station with dual RF pass-through or non-RF pass-through

For more information on Panasonic, Gamber Johnson, or Havis docks call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5:00pm EST or use the form below.

How to Choose the Best XTS Radio Microphone

Basic Motorola XTS Radio Microphones

There are four basic Motorola remote speaker-microphones with the XTS series 2-way radio audio connector. These basic microphones are compatible with the XTS5000, XTS3000, XTS2500, XTS1500, PR1500, MT1500, MTS2000, MTX8000, MTX9000, and HT1000. Each microphone has different features that may be important for police, firefighters, and EMS applications. All include a spring clip on the back and heavy-duty six foot coiled cord.

Motorola PMMN4038 Submersible IP57 Microphone

Motorola Basic XTS MicrophoneIf you are a firefighter who could get very wet the Motorola PMMN4038 may be the best choice. This microphone is rated IP57 meaning it can withstand being under 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. To accomplish this rating it lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.

Other than submersibility, it has identical specifications as compared to the PMMN4051.

Motorola PMMN4045 Noise-Cancelling Microphone with Audio Jack

The PMMN4045 includes a directional noise-cancelling microphone that reducesMotorola Basic XTS Microphone background sounds. Use this microphone indoors to improve message clarity by reducing overhead loudspeakers or outdoors to minimize siren noise .This noise cancellation is in addition to Motorola’s windporting feature that reduces clarity due to high wind noise.

For best performance, make sure you speak directly into this microphone from about 2 inches away.

Motorola PMMN4051 Standard Microphone with Audio Jack

Motorola Basic XTS MicrophoneThe PMMN4051 is the most popular and the standard for general use applications. It has an unthreaded 3.5mm receive-only audio jack on the side of the microphone head and another threaded 3.5mm jack on the radio connector. Receive-only accessories are good when working in high noise environments or when you want your communications to be discreet because the speaker mutes when plugged in.

The 3.5mm unthreaded receive-only audio accessories with short 7-9 inch cords (RLN4941) plug into the microphone head.  A threaded 3.5mm receive-only accessory like the RLN5313 with the long 36 inch cord is compatible with the 3.5mm jack on the connector. It also includes Windporting technology.

RMN5038 Microphone with Emergency Button, Volume Controls, Audio Jack

Motorola RMN5038 Microphone HeadThe Motorola RMN5038 microphone head is slightly larger and includes a 3.5mm audio jack, volume controls, and orange button. The orange button duplicates the emergency button on the radio but it can perform many other functions using the radio programming software. The RMN5038 is similar to the Commander II RMN5067 and RMN5089 that are only compatible with the XTS5000/3500/3000.

The 3.5mm unthreaded audio jack is compatible with many styles of receive-only accessories. It carries a IP54 rating meaning it can be splashed with water for 10 minutes with no harmful effects.The omni-directional microphone picks up sounds equally from all directions.

Basic Motorola XTS Remote Microphone Specification Chart

Basic XTS Microphone Specification Chart