Cradlepoint Selects Magnum Electronics For NASPO Valuepoint Sales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Nationwide Fulfillment Partner for Master Agreement AR3189

DOVER, DE October 28, 2019

Magnum Electronics, Inc., located in Dover, Delaware and a leader in wireless communications technology has been selected by Cradlepoint to fulfill orders nationwide under NASPO Valuepoint Master Agreement AR3189. Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G Ready wireless network edge solutions was recently awarded a five-year NASPO ValuePoint Data Communications Products & Services contract for its NetCloud Service platform and edge router solutions.

The NASPO Valuepoint agreement allows easy access to Cradlepoint’s software-driven wireless WAN and network solutions for public sector entities in all 50 states. Magnum Electronics is authorized to provide quotes with contract pricing, invoice, and receive payments to all eligible public sector entities.

“The NASPO Valuepoint Master Agreement will make it convenient for our government customers to purchase Cradlepoint solutions”, said Mike Ridenour, who leads the wireless network business unit for Magnum Electronics. “We are proud to be selected by Cradlepoint for this added responsibility and supporting customers nationwide.”

About Magnum Electronics, Inc

Magnum Electronics is a wireless communications integrator, technical service center, GPS fleet management, and managed services provider supporting mobile workers in government and enterprise. The company has distribution agreements with Motorola Solutions, Cradlepoint, Panasonic, Avigilon, Federal Signal, and many other high quality suppliers. Magnum Electronics is a State of Delaware contract holder for upfit installation services, communications devices, and emergency vehicle lighting. Learn more at magnumelectronics.com, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. The Cradlepoint NetCloud service – based on the Elastic Edge™ architecture – delivers an agile, pervasive, and software-defined wireless edge that connects people, places and things everywhere over LTE and 5G cellular networks with resiliency, security, and control.

About NASPO ValuePoint

The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers best value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts. Since 1992 NASPO ValuePoint has been the cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO (the National Association of State Procurement Officials) encouraging, fostering and guiding the nation’s most significant public contract cooperative.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250  [email protected]

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New Magnum AVL UI Software Upgrade V32.01 Added 7/19/19

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet ManagementOur latest Magnum AVL web interface upgrade 32.01 offers improvements for both desktop and mobile device users. The new software download is automatic when you log-in with your desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Desktop users can check the UI version in the top right corner and mobile users will see it when they click on the “Account” button. Take note of the “Messages” link – this announcement, status updates, and other important news items are posted here.

Summary of Magnum AVL User Interface Improvements Trips, Stops, Locations, Ky Events, Map

  • New “Stops” View button with Daily Summary – click the new “Stops” button and see a condensed summary of the day for the vehicle selected. This new view captures and summarizes events in a vehicle’s trips and shows: Stops | Moves | Idles.
    • Events are now color-coded
    • Duration and distance columns added
  • Improved “Locations” View – key events have been color-coded and certain events have a duration column

There are short demo videos showing the changes posted in your “Messages” page too. Or you can watch them at the links below.

  • Link to video for desktop computer users
  • Link to video for mobile device users

Secure Login Instructions For Magnum AVL Fleet Tracking and Management Reports

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Our website has been upgraded to improve internet security for our Magnum AVL Fleet Management customers. The upgrade eliminates the Google Chrome Browser non-secure warning, adds encryption, and shows a lock in the browser address bar as shown below.Magnum AVL Login Address URL

To connect to the secure server, enter https://avl.magnumelectronics.com in your browser address bar (or click on the link).. You should connect to the login page with a padlock icon to the left of the url address.

Secure Login with Encryption Enter your login info and save as a bookmark or add to your home screen if using a smartphone. This should save your login info and provide a secure one-click link to your Magnum AVL fleet management account.

Motorola Commercial Digital Radio Network Now Covers Delaware

MOTOTRBO Network Expands to DelMarVa Peninsula

Wide-area digital 2-way radio communications is now available for commercial business fleets in Delaware and Maryland eastern shore counties. The Mid-Atlantic Digital Radio Network covering most of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, recently added tower sites for the DelMarVa peninsula.

The system utilizes Motorola’s latest MOTOTRBO DMR digital technology that allows wide area roaming, group communications, and no need to change channels..  A business owner can now communicate with trucks anywhere within the digital footprint.

DE MD PA 2-way radio map

Designed for MOTOTRBO XPR 5000 and XPR 7000 SeriesMotorola MOTOTRBO XPR 5350 & XPR 5550

The network supports the Motorola UHF MOTOTRBO XPR 5350 and XPR 5550 mobile radios for company-wide and private call voice communications.  The XPR 5000 series supports the RLN6551 long range wireless speaker-microphone that allows the driver to use his mobile radio from up to 300 feet away from the vehicle. Text messaging, GPS fleet tracking, work order management, and other options can be utilized with this radio.

Distracted driver laws put companies at risk who continue to dispatch their fleet using cell phones. Significant fines or worse can happen resulting in missed calls, voice mail messages, and decreased productivity. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ban on cell phone usage does not include mobile 2-way radios.

The Motorola XPR 7350e and 7550e hand-held portable radios are also available and can be used as your base station if you are close enough to a tower. Depending on your location and coverage requirements, these models offer the same features as the XPR 5000 series.

The MOTOTRBO digital network has been available for several years and is only new to Delaware and the DelMarVa Peninsula. Thousands of companies from coast-to-coast access MOTOTRBO networks at a low monthly fee per radio – all without having to invest in towers, repeaters, and ongoing infrastructure maintenance.

Contact us for a monthly lease-purchase quote by calling our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours. We look forward to supporting your next generation wide-area fleet dispatch communications.

Monitoring Speed with Magnum AVL GPS Tracking Improves Profitability

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet ManagementYou may have heard excessive speeding can reduce fuel economy but few of us know how much it costs. We found some useful information compiled from DOE data.

Your vehicle’s fuel mileage decreases once it exceeds optimal speed. For most vehicles, this is happens at about 55 mph. Every time you go over this speed, you’re wasting fuel and money. A slight decrease in your highway driving speed can significantly reduce your fuel consumption.

Impact on Fleet Fuel Efficiency When Exceeding 55 MPH per DOEMagnum AVL Logo Truck and Map

According to studies backed by the DOE, the average fleet vehicle will be at its advertised peak efficiency MPG at 55 mph. As speed increases you can lose up to 28% of fuel efficiency when traveling at highway speeds.

The impact for every 5 mph increase is shown below:

3% less efficient at 60 mph
8% less efficient at 65 mph
17% less efficient at 70 mph
23% less efficient at 75 mph
28% less efficient at 80 mph

Magnum AVL Speed Reporting and Alerts Provide Driver Coaching

Our Magnum AVL GPS fleet management system has two types of speed alerts. The first is a high speed alert. Set the threshold at, for example, 70 mph and if a driver exceeds that threshold you can be notified (or get a daily report of all violations).

The second alert is “posted speed” alert. Set this alert to be triggered if a driver exceeds 12 mph over ANY posted speed limit on any road. Alerts can be sent to your email or phone but you may want to have a daily or weekly report sent to you showing all violations with exact time and location.

Here are short videos explaining how to setup alerts and reports to coach your drivers. Provide recognition to those with the least violations and watch your fuel bill drop next month.

Contact Anthony at our Dover office (302-734-9250 8-5pm EST) for more information and a demonstration. Our low cost wired and plug-in trackers can be purchased, leased, or rented without a long-term contract.

Track Construction Assets and Storage Trailers With GPS

If you have storage trailers or construction equipment scattered across the state or job sites, it can be difficult to keep track of their location.  It can be a time-consuming process to find them resulting in wasted labor hours, lost revenue, and equipment write-offs.

Magnum AVL Battery-Operated GPS Asset Tracker

The enhanced Magnum AVL 660-BAT is designed for mounting on the top of your equipment withMBAT60 Battery-Operated GPS Asset Tracker four screws. There are no wires or external antennas and the internal battery will last 3-4 years. The rugged design is rated IP67 for outdoor use and it can be painted to match your equipment. It uses the Verizon Wireless cellular data network and includes a sensitive GPS receiver for location based tracking. It is only about 10 inches long and 2.5 inches high and weighs 25 oz including the battery.

Track Your Assets Using Web Based Google Maps

Track your assets from any computer or smartphone using Google Maps with the Magnum AVL web interface. Satellite, and street views make it easy to locate your equipment. The control panel shows all your assets and their location. You can also track your vehicles on the same map. Assets can be grouped, edited, and assigned different icons for easy viewing. Your history is stored online for 18 months or set up automatic reports that can be printed or emailed at regular intervals.

Low Cost Automatic Daily Updates Every 12 Hours

The 660-BAT sleeps between updates to conserve battery life. It automatically reports map location with address every 12 hours. The time is of day is set by removing a magnet to start the 12 hour cycle.

Asset Management with a Quick ROI

Magnum AVL LogoConsidering today’s labor and fuel costs, the investment in Magnum AVL GPS tracking is quickly recovered. The 660-BAT including the service plan based on a 3 year lifespan is about 50 cents per day. Keeping a work crew waiting can be hundreds or thousands in extra costs.

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet Tracking Supports IFTA Reporting

Vehicles Over 26,000 lbs Require IFTA ReportsVehicle over 26,000 lbs requiring IFTA reporting

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) requires fleet owners with vehicles over 26,000 lbs. to file a quarterly report documenting mileage for each state jurisdiction. Detailed distance data that shows operations with individual vehicle mileage records (IVMR) must be maintained for at least 4 years in case of a state audit.

Magnum AVL Fleet Management Helps Simplify IFTA Reporting

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet ManagementMagnum AVL fleet management has 20+ web based reports that can be viewed on your computer, exported in csv format to Excel, or saved and printed as a .pdf file. Two of the reports help with IFTA reporting.

Start by Tracking Mileage Using the State Distance Report

IFTA Mileage by VehicleThe “State Distance” report captures mileage by state for each vehicle, group, or your entire fleet. If only some of your vehicles require IFTA reports, we recommend you set up a group in Magnum AVL for simpler reporting.

Choose any time frame during the previous 12 months or set it up to automatically email the report to your tax accountant.


Mileage by State Using GPS

Many GPS fleet tracking systems provide state mileage reports but that is not enough information if you receive an audit letter from your state. Trip origin, destination, AND route of travel is also a requirement. The Trip Events Report should provide the needed info.

Trip Events Report Provides Trip Origin, Destination, and Routes

The Trip Events Report is a powerful report that can take several minutes depending on your fleet size and the time period requested. We recommend you choose to email the report and not wait for it online. Use for IFTA Audits

Maintain Quarterly IFTA Backup Data for a Period of Four Years

You should email the reports to a secure server or backup your data so it is available in case of an audit. Magnum AVL server data is guaranteed to be available for report generation for 18 months.

Magnum AVL GPS Tracking Video Training Library

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet Management

Our new Magnum AVL Enhanced GPS Fleet and Asset Tracking provides 60 second updating at $19.95 per month. Upgraded GPS devices use the Verizon nationwide network and provide more data to manage your fleet. Our web based user interface includes new features and powerful reports. This article contains videos to learn how to use Magnum AVL.

Links To Magnum AVL Training Videos

Magnum AVL User Interface Help Videos

Fleet Management Wb Interface

After logging in to Magnum AVL fleet management, the interface shows the list of vehicles and/or assets on the left with the map on the right. There are 5 navigation buttons at the top – Dispatch, Dashboard, Reports, Data/Admin, and Alerts. The links below explain each section in detail.

Magnum AVL device pricing and all of our service plans are available for purchase at our online store. We also can help answer question or provide a demonstration by calling our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 weekdays 8-5pm EST.

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.

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet Tracking 6 Month Pilot Promotion

Magnum AVL GPS Fleet ManagementFleet managers, government agencies, and small business owners can now try GPS fleet management without a significant investment or long term contract. For only $239, you can pilot our ODB-II plug-in or wired tracker for 6 months. At the end of the term you can return the device, rent it, or purchase it at a discount  You can cancel anytime after 6 months with a 30 day notice.

Our Magnum AVL GPS fleet trackers have an internal battery and will continue track forMagnum AVL Plug-in GPS Fleet Management Tracker almost an hour if unplugged. They automatically update every 60 seconds plus turns using the Verizon Wireless cell network. A built-in accelerometer will track harsh driving and provide alerts using the posted speeds of the roads traveled.

During your pilot we will provide a personal trainer to help you get the most out of our web based user interface. We will setup custom reports, alerts, and landmarks for your most common stops. We use Google Maps and keep the information on our servers for a minimum of 18 months. You can also download the data to a spreadsheet or have it emailed on a regular basis.

For a closer look at our web interface, watch our “Getting Started” video.  To locate your vehicle’s OBD-II port click here. Sign up here to get started. For more information, contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 or use the form below.