Last 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.
Motorola Solutions announced their trade-in discounts this week on next-generation MOTOTRBO XPR 7000e, SL 7000e, SL3500e, and XPR 3000e series DMR digital radios. Also, special financing offers include 0% interest for 12 months and 5.98% for 48 months. The current promotion period ends on June 30th.
MOTOTRBO XPR/SL 7000e Series future proof your investment by offering the latest accessories and radio options including internal Bluetooth and WiFi for remote programming. Products must be purchased in increments of 10 and must be purchased on a single invoice.
The XPR 3300 non-display and the XPR 3500 display radios can be ordered UL TIA4950 intrinsically-safe certified if used in hazardous locations. Optional licenses can be added for WiFi, IP Site Connect, Capacity Plus, and Linked Capacity Plus trunking. Available in VHF or UHF, the XPR 3000 series uses the same IMPRES batteries and chargers as the XPR 7000 platform.
The SL3500e is the latest addition to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO DMR lineup. At only 6.7 oz is provides up to 13.5 hours of battery life. Bluetooth, WiFi, and a 2-line display make this a good choice. The SL3500e also supports IP Site Connect and Capacity Plus single or multi-site trunking.
A minimum Motorola Solutions equipment value of $25,000 is required to participate in the financing promo and the order must be purchased on a single invoice.
For more information about the second quarter 2018 MOTOTRBO trade-in promo and to request a formal quote contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.
Up to 28 Hours With New Low Voltage IMPRES Technology
Radio users who need maximum talk time will benefit from Motorola’s new low voltage IMPRES technology. The MOTOTRBO enhanced models (XPR 3300e, XPR 3500e, XPR 7350e, XPR 7550e, XPR 7580e) will provide up to 28 hours on a single battery charge. The new batteries are similar in size and use IMPRES chargers.
The PMNN4493 is the best choice if you have either XPR 3000e or XPR 7000e and a mix of the older “non-e” models. New enhanced radios are rated at 28 hours in digital mode or 21 hours if still on analog. The battery is compatible with legacy models but at a reduced rating of 18 hours in digital and 13.5 hours when using analog.
Low Voltage UL TIA Intrinsically-Safe Batteries for MOTOTRBO Radios
Low voltage intrinsically-safe batteries are only available for the new enhanced radios and are not interchangeable. Talk time is slightly reduced but still rated for 26+ hours in digital mode. Below are the correct model numbers for each radio:
Low Voltage Battery With Vibrating Silent Alert Belt Clip
Motorola introduced a unique vibrating belt clip that works with the low voltage battery and activates during a call alert. It can be ordered with the clip as a kit or separately and can be used with either the XPR 7000e or the XPR 3000e. Following are the model numbers and links to order:
A recent addition to our managed service offerings is the Motorola UHF XPR 3500e intrinsically-safe two-way radio certified for use in hazardous atmospheres.
Hazardous locations are found in many industries including refineries, fuel storage facilities, plastics processing plants, chemical plants, and grain elevators. Contractors, subcontractors, and anyone working a HazLoc job can now rent, lease-purchase, or buy their radios.
Our rental radio packages include two Motorola UL-Approved PMNN4490 intrinsically-safe batteries, Motorola PMMN4071 UL-Approved remote speaker-microphone, and XPR 3500e hand-held radios UL-Approved to TIA-4950 for use in Hazardous Locations, Division 1, Class I, II, III, Groups C,D,E, F, G; Division 2, Class 1, Groups A,B,C,D,T3C. Tamb = -25°C to +60 °C. We include a Motorola IMPRES charger that automatically conditions the batteries for peak performance. Our rental radio is also capable of operating on a Motorola Capacity Plus trunking system if needed.
The XPR 3500e can handle up to 128 channels and includes a 2-line display for easier operation. Our optional channel announcement feature allows the user to hear the actual channel names without having to look at the display. Frequencies can be programmed with analog channels, DMR digital, or both depending on your requirements.
Increase profitability and worker safety by improving jobsite communications. Rentals are available by the week, month, and longer. For pricing and availability contact our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.
Vertex Standard Introduces EVX-530 Series IS Models at IWCE 2015
If you have been waiting for a low cost intrinsically-safe digital DMR radio that is certified for use in Class I, II, III, Division 1; Groups C,D,E,F,G; Temp T3C hazardous locations, Vertex Standard has the solution. New EVX-530 IS models are now available in VHF or UHF with analog and DMR Digital Tier 2 TDMA.
The new models including the EVX-539 with display and full keypad are priced under $500.
Download the Vertex Standard EVX-530 Data Sheet
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.
Vertex Standard VX-451, VX-454, and VX-459 Are SGS Certified
The rugged VX-450 series is now available with the intrinsically-safe (IS) option for use in hazardous environments. The radio must be ordered with the QA03904AA option that provides the high-capacity AAH13X002 FNB-V113LIIS battery. IS models are SGS certified to the requirements of ANSI/UL913 5th Edition for use in Class I, II, III, Division 1; Groups C,D,E,F,G; Temp T3C hazardous locations.
Audio Accessories Must Also Be Rated (IS)
When using (IS) Approved radios you must also use audio accessories that carry the same rating. Existing VX-451, VX-454, and VX-459 radios retrofitted with (IS) batteries and accessories are NOT intrinsically-safe. The radio must be ordered from the factory with the (IS) option and carry the certification label.