CTech Tactical Lightweight CopBox and ChiefBox Cabinets For Public-Safety Upfits

Transferrable Storage Box Solution Designed for Police, Fire, EMS, UtilityCTECH Logo Carts, Cabinets, Drawers

While attending an IACP Conference a couple years ago, we found CTech Manufacturing a supplier of aluminum cabinets for the public-safety market. We were looking for a tactical storage cabinet that was lighter with better mounting options for our SUV upfits.

Lightweight Storage Cabinet For Police SUV UpfitWe like CTech’s CopBox and ChiefBox Tactical Cabinets designed for MID and FULL size SUV’s. There are 16 different standard sizes to choose from or you can design your own. The CopBox and ChiefBox have a QuickLink Mounting solution that make it possible to transfer the cabinet to a newer style vehicle in the future. You might have to replace the mounting plate depending on the model.

Red lightweight storage with whiteboard for SUVWe recently installed the red F47-351 ChiefBox for Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company’s new command vehicle as part of an upfit services project. The F47-351 has four drawers including a pull-out whiteboard and a compartment for SCBA’s, etc. Installation was quick and easier than a wood cabinet.

The CopBox and ChiefBox are significantly lighter than wood cabinets and their patented MotionLatch allows one-handed drawer opening. They also allow you to access the spare tire in some vehicles and CTech offers a lifetime warranty.

Download CTech Tactical Catalog 2019 .pdf

CTech Model T40-302 On Display in Our Dover Facility

Aluminum 2 drawer cabinetAs a CTech Manufacturing authorized dealer, we provide carts, fixed cabinets, and tool drawers too. Need a closer look? Come visit our office in Dover and see the T40-302 cabinet and let us show you our current upfit projects. We are open 8-5pm M-F or give us a call at 302-734-9250 and schedule an appointment to discuss your storage needs.

Download CTech Master Catalog 2019

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.

Third Quarter Unication G-Series Pager Promotions Thru 9/30/19

Unication sales service supportUnication announced their third quarter promotions for G-series voice pagers purchased from 7/11 – 9/30. All Unication voice pagers are intrinsically-safe rated for hazardous atmospheres, include Bluetooth, and are IP67 submersible. If you are looking for a G1 there are instant savings at the time of purchase.

You can also save if trade-in your G1, Minitor V, or Minitor Vi and purchase a new G2, G3, G4, or G5. Finally, there is a G4/G5 battery trade-in promotion. See the detailed info below.

Unication G1 Instant Rebate PromotionYellow, Red, Pink, and Black Fire Pagers

Visit our G1 web store to see the lower pricing and receive the instant savings when you purchase before 9/30/19. Pick any band and color including black, red, yellow, or pink. We offer a complete line of G1 accessories too.

G-Series P25 Voice Pager Trade-in Promotion

G4, G5 UL Intrinsically-Safe Models with DisplayReceive a $60 trade-in credit off each G4 or G5 and G2 or G3 (coming soon) P25 voice pagers ordered for each G1 traded in. Minitor VI or V pagers are also eligible however you will receive a $40 trade-in credit. Units must be in working condition (battery included and must power on).

A G2 is single band VHF or UHF with P25 capability and a G3 is dual band. Contact us for availability.

G4/G5 Battery Promotion Trade In Offer

Receive a 50% discount off MSRP for each T65G428001-R G4 or G5 battery purchased when you trade-in your old batteries. Your pagers operate better with a fresh battery and this is a good time to replace them. This is a one-for-one promotion and the old batteries must be returned within 30 days of purchase.

Boston Leather Radio Holder Choices for Motorola APX Series

Boston Leather radio holders, fire, ems , and law enforcement accessoriesBoston Leather has designed a custom carrying case for each Motorola APX radio model including the option to use a strap or belt loop. Their standard cases are plain black full grain leather with silver hardware but almost anything is possible for custom orders.

It is important to know which battery you are using on your APX 8000, 7000, and 6000 because a longer case is need for the high-capacity batteries. There are also 3 different APX configurations available. This article provides choices for each Motorola APX model radio when used by fire, ems, or law enforcement professionals.

Motorola APX Battery Sizes For Boston Leather Cases

APX 8000, 7000 6000 Batteries

Motorola APX 8000, APX 8000XE, APX 6000, APX 6000XE Model 1.5P25 Firefighter Radio

Motorola APX 1.5 models only have a top display. The 5611RC15-1 holder is compatible with standard batteries and the 5611RCXB-1 is for extended length high-capacity batteries. There is also the original 5618RCNW-1 that was designed for the APX 6000 Model 1.5.

The 5481RC-1-E universal case is also a good choice if you want access to the top half of the radio.

Motorola APX 8000, APX 8000XE, APX 6000, APX 6000XE Model 2.5

APX6000XE Radio HolderThe model 2.5 has a top and side display with a limited keypad. The 5611RC-1 is designed for standard length batteries and has D-rings for a strap. The 5611-1 is the same case without the D-rings.

APX 6000/8000 Model 2.5 radios using extended batteries require the 5611RCXB25-1. If you prefer a radio holder that protects the side display choose the 5611RCNW-1. It has the sides open for larger audio connectors.

Motorola APX 8000, APX 8000XE, APX 6000, APX 6000XE Model 3.5APX 6000 with Full Keypad

The model 3.5 has a top and side display along with a full keypad. The 5611RC35-1 has a larger front cutout for access to the entire keypad and is compatible with standard size batteries. This case is also compatible with the SRX 2200 military radio.

Extended battery users should choose the 5611RCNW-1 no window holder.

Motorola APX 7000, APX 7000XE Boston Leather Radio Holder Choices

There are 3 Boston Leather radio holder choices for APX 7000 models.The standard holder for non-XE models with short batteries is the 5613RC-1. Rugged XE 1.5 models with standard batteries will need the 5612RC-1.

There is also a custom holder for the APX 7000 with an extended battery. The 5613RCXB-1 has cutouts and custom designed for the model 3.5 with full keypad and side display.

Boston Leather Radio Holders for Motorola APX 4000Radio, Mic, Leather Case

The 5701RC-1 is the recommended holder for the APX 4000. It includes cutouts for the display, full keypad, and microphone connector. This case can be worn on a duty belt and ordered without clips.

There is also a slightly different design 5701RCHW-1 with a high window.

 

Motorola Announces Minitor VI Color Choices at FDIC 2018

Minitor VI Red and Green Color ChoicesLast week at FDIC 2018, Motorola Solutions announced color choices for the Minitor VI firefighter paging receiver. The new colors should be available sometime in the third quarter. In addition to the standard color, you will be able to choose a red and high-visibility green case. The UL Minitor VI can be ordered with an optional intrinsically-safe certification for use in hazardous atmospheres.

What’s Your Favorite Minitor VI Color? Take Our Poll

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.

New OTTO 500 High-Temperature IP68 Speaker-Mic for Firefighters

2-way Radio Accessories - Expect ExcellenceOTTO, a high-quality 2-way radio accessory manufacturer from Carpentersville, IL recently introduced a high-temperature purpose-built shoulder microphone for the fire service. The OTTO 500 is designed to function in 500 degree heat for 5 minutes and also fully-submerged underwater for a half hour. High-Temp, IP68 Firefighter Microphone

The OTTO 500 is available for most radio models including Motorola, Harris, Kenwood, Icom, and EFJ. A removable grill makes it easy to clean and has a replaceable debris screen. The PTT is easy to use when wearing gloves and most models have an emergency button. The OTTO 500 has a 3 year warranty and is a good choice for extreme fireground operations.

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

Boston Leather Radio Holder Chart with Measurements

Boston Leather radio holders, fire, ems , and law enforcement accessoriesBoston Leather offers 34 custom designed holders for Motorola, Vertex Standard, Kenwood, Harris, EF Johnson, Icom, and Bendix King two-way radios. The compatibility chart below will help find the case designed to fit your radio.

Radio Compatibility Chart

Leather 2-Way Radio CasesThere are also 7 universal cases that adjust to fit almost any model radio. All Boston Leather cases are manufactured Sterling, Illinois and ship in about 2 weeks if not in stock. The “RC” letters indicate large D rings for attaching to firefighter straps. Case numbers without “RC” are designed to be worn on a belt and don’t have D rings.

5481RC-1 Universal CaseHolders manufactured with high quality plain leather finish include a (-1) suffix following the model number. High gloss (clarino) finish is available for some holders and has a (-2) indicator. Basketweave finish is also available and has a -3 suffix. The universal 5487RC-5, 5487RC-5, and 5610RC-5 can be ordered in ballistic weave nylon.

Boston Leather Radio Holder Measurement Chart

Case Measurement Chart

Download Boston Leather Radio Holder Size Chart

Contact us to discuss your specific needs if not listed. Boston Leather will design a custom leather holder for any 2-way radio or device carried by firefighters, ems professionals, police, and law enforcement.

Motorola Mic Adapter for Boston Leather Fireman Straps

NNTN8271 Mic AdapterMotorola Solutions recently introduced an adapter for remote microphones and Boston Leather fireman straps with clips. Designed for Motorola APX Series P25 public-safety two-way radios, the adapter assembly works with NNTN8575 XE remote microphones . This accessory has a ring loop attached to the top of the clip for hanging on hooks or the antenna.

You will need the NNTN8271 adapter that replaces the remote microphone clip. Also required is a button clip that snaps to the adapter. Motorola sells the buttons in packs of five (NNTN8749) but we will provide them in a single pack too (MAG-NNTN8749).6542-1 Radio Strap with Mic Clip

The Boston Leather 6542 straps with microphone clips are popular with firefighters and ems personnel. The clip provides a more secure attachment for the larger microphones. They are available in extra-large (6542XL) for tall individuals over 74 inches and  also with reflective safety tape (6542R).