JPS Interoperability Solutions has a long history of mission critical radio communications connectivity. The JPS ACU-M interoperability gateway console is an excellent tool to quickly improve in-building coverage for first responders. It is compatible with the JPS ACU-1000 and the ACU-T.
The JPS ACU-M provides interconnection with up to four different 2-way radios, optional 2 VoIP channels, and a local operator handset. Plug-in cables are available for virtually every 2-way radio, satellite, and cell phone in use. The ACU-M can be networked and managed remotely using a computer with the included graphical user interface software.
Set up ACU-M as a Portable Repeater for Communications in Basements
The JPS ACU-M can be installed in a first-arriving command vehicle or waterproof carry case. Below grade basements that prevent RF penetration can be improved using long radio interface cables connected with the ACU-M gateway repeater. By attaching a portable radio to the end of a very long radio interface cable, the radio can be lowered into a tunnel or RF-blocked structure to provide a means of routing the signal in and out of the structure.
Use WiFi Network with ACU-M for Long Distance Radio Interoperability
Using the ACU-M’s VoIP’s option, a radio can be connected using WiFi or an ethernet bridge and a NXU-2A radio interface. The JPS NXU-2A is a device that converts VoIP/RoIP into audio signals compatible with the remote radio. It uses the same plug-in radio-specific cable as the ACU-M.
ACU-M Easy to Deploy – Simple User Interface
The ACU-M is pre-programmed with factory optimized settings for most radio models and manufacturers. Just connect up to four radios with the proper cables and you will be operational in minutes. Touch controls and indicator lights make it easy to patch nets quickly. Remote control software is included too and can be installed on a connected laptop if you prefer.
6/1/16 Update: Raytheon closed the JPS division on 1/29/16 after many years of providing interoperbility solutions. In April, the assets were purchased by Don Scott, one of the original founders of JPS. Key staff and support personnel returned and operations are returning to normal.
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.
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.
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.
OTTO recently introduced a new patent-pending noise-cancelling remote speaker-microphone compatible with most popular 2-way radios. The Revo NC2 rugged microphone has a submersible rating of IP68 but still has a receive-only audio jack.
The V2-R2ER1212 is compatible with the Harris P5300, P5400, P5500, and P7300, XG-75, and XG-25. There are two Kenwood choices – the V2-R2KB5112 with a multi-pin connector for NX200 or the V2-R2KA5112 for ProTalk and models with a 2-pin connector.
OTTO also released the V2-R2MF5112 microphone for Motorola APX and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 series models. There is also the V2-R2MG5112 microphone for CP Series, PR400, BPR40, and others with a 2 pin jack.
Working in a high noise environment requires hearing protection. The NC2 has a 2.5mm or 3.5mm audio jack for a receive-only earpiece or dual muff headset. We recommend the 3M Peltor HT Series Listen-Only models available in headband, neckband, or hardhat mount.
OTTO is a leading manufacturer of two-way radio accessories located in Carpentersville, IL. Founded in 1961, the company has a reputation for high quality public-safety grade audio accessories. Magnum Electronics, Inc is an authorized dealer.
With 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.
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.
Magnum Electronics Authorized by Panasonic for Delaware WSCA Contract
Pricing for Toughbook Laptops, Toughpad Tablets, Accessories
Dover, DE May 21,2014
Panasonic has authorized Magnum Electronics, Inc to offer contract pricing and invoicing in Delaware on behalf of their agreement with the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization.
The Panasonic Delaware contractincludes Toughbook rugged, semi-rugged, and business rugged models. The popular Windows 8 and Android Toughpad rugged slate tablets including docks, external keyboards, and mounting accessories are available. Services are also identified supporting the Panasonic product line.
The contract is available to all State of Delaware agencies, school districts, municipalities, volunteer fire companies, and political subdivisions. The Magnum Electronics contract code is GSS09133-COMPUTERV33 using FSF Vendor ID 0000004196.
More information can be found on the State of Delaware website referencing contract number GSS09133-COMPUTER.
Leather Accessories for Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement
Since before World War II, Boston Leather has been focused on manufacturing high quality leather goods designed for public-safety professionals. Located in Sterling, Illinois they continue to develop custom 2-way radio holders, firefighter straps, and badge holders. We now offer their entire catalog and have radio holders, fire/ems, and law enforcement accessories online with pricing.
Visit our Boston Leather Products online catalog with pricing or download the current full catalog. Also available for download are the Fire Brochure and the K-9 flyer. Please contact us for a quote for any accessories not online yet using the form below.
New 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
The new design requires new programming software, chargers, and accessories.
Minitor VI Begins Shipping 2/17/14 and Minitor V Cancellation Next Month
See the Latest Toughbooks, Toughpads, and Havis Mounts
Representatives from Panasonic and Havis will display the latest in mobile computing solutions at Magnum’s Technology Center this Monday, January 27, 2014. Stop by anytime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm for a close look at the latest mobile computers for public-safety and enterprise.
A Panasonic product engineer will be here to address your technical questions and a Havis factory rep will show you the latest in vehicle mounting.
See the new Toughbooks and Toughpads with Windows 8 and Android designed for law enforcement, fire, and ems. Understand the different features and benefits for each model.
This is a rare opportunity to learn, meet experts in the industry, and ask questions in a casual setting.
Location and Details
Our technology “Happy Hour” style event starts at 4:00pm. Refreshments from our neighbor, Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing, will be provided. Magnumoriginal crab cake sliders and other snacks will be served.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday afternoon.
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:
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
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).
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.
Firecom Wireless Headset LED Indicator and Audio Beep Meanings
Firecom wireless headsets have one green and and one red LED indicator light on the top left ear dome (microphone side). The lights and audio beeps provide the user a quick indication if the headset is connected and the battery is charged.
Indicator Lights When Connected to Charger Cable
When the charger is plugged into the powered OFF headset it will show RED when charging and GREEN when fully charged. Charging takes 2 hours and will provide about 10 hours of normal operation.
When powered ON and charging, the light meanings are:
GREEN ON, RED ON: Charging, headset linked to base
GREEN ON, RED OFF: Charge complete, headset linked to base
GREEN Flashing, RED ON: Charging, headset not linked
GREEN Flashing, Red OFF: Charge complete, headset not linked
Indicator Lights When Charging Cable is Unplugged
Below is a chart that shows what the light and beeps mean when the headset is powered ON and the charger disconnected:
Firecom Wireless Headset Pairing Procedure & Video
Press and hold the pairing button on the base for approximately 6 seconds until the yellow LED(s) on the base station start flashing, indicating pairing mode. When placed in pairing mode, you have about 15 seconds to place the headset in pairing mode.
Press and hold the PTT button, turn on power to the headset. After approximately 5 seconds, the green and red LEDs on the outside of the left ear dome will start flashing in a relatively fast alternating pattern. Release the PTT button.
Monitor the headset lights. After about 6 seconds, the flashing pattern ends, the green LED will flash for two seconds and then the green and red LEDs will indicate the headset is paired and linked to the base. The LINK LED on the base will illuminate steadily after flashing rapidly for two seconds to indicate that a link to the headset has been established.