Magnum Electronics Elevated to Premier Cradlepoint Partner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cradlepoint Premier Partner Badge
Recognition for Revenue Performance and Technical Certifications

DOVER, DE October 19,2017

Magnum Electronics, Inc., located in Dover, Delaware and a leader in mission-critical wireless communications technology has been named a Cradlepoint Premier Partner. Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband.

“Achieving the Premier Partner Level proves Magnum Electronics’ technical competence and customer support capabilities” said Tony Puopolo, Cradlepoint VP NA Channel Sales. Their ability to focus on selling solutions, penetrate emerging verticals and drive our expansion portfolio has contributed to their success in being a trusted partner.”

“Cradlepoint products have contributed to our rapid growth in managed services”, said Bill Ridenour, president of Magnum Electronics. “Our customers are seeing the value of reliable, mission-critical network connectivity for their mobile and fixed assets. It is easy to cost justify as compared to off the shelf consumer grade equipment.”

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, 3M Peltor, Federal Signal, and many other high quality suppliers. Magnum Electronics is a Delaware state contract holder for upfit installation services, communications devices, and emergency vehicle lighting. Learn more at magnumelectronics.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

About Cradlepoint, Inc.Cradlepoint Corporate Logo

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions. Cradlepoint NetCloud is a network management platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-function routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with centralized management and software-defined network services. With Cradlepoint, customers leverage the speed and economics of combining wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. More than 17,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint network solutions as the foundation for innovative managed service offerings. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and Kelowna, Canada, and offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250 bill.ridenour@magnumelectronics.com

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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.

Cradlepoint Offers $50 Mail-In Rebate for IBR900 Series Until 9/30/17

Ruggedized 3G/4G LTE Networking Designed for Vehicles

$50 Mail-in Rebate InfoThe compact IBR900 series is designed for mission-critical in-vehicle connectivity for public-safety, mass transit, and utility fleets. It provides ignition sensing, active GPS support, and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac secure WiFi.

Cradlepoint is offering a $50 mail-in rebate making it a good time to upgrade or upfit your fleet to 4G. The promotion is valid for purchases from July 17, 2017 until 9/30/17.

Cradlepoint COR IBR900 Series Rebate Form .pdf

Magnum Electronics holds State of Delaware pricing contracts for Cradlepoint equipment and installation services. Formal quotes can be requested by calling our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm or submitting the form below.

Magnum Electronics Receives 2016 Motorola Empower Circle Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Magnum Electronics LogoMotorola Empower Circle Logo

Recognition for Outstanding Performance and Customer Service

Among Top 50 Motorola Solutions’ 7,500 Partners Worldwide

DOVER, DE May 16, 2017

Magnum Electronics, Inc., a leader in mission-critical wireless communications technology located in Dover, Delaware has been named a 2016 Empower Circle award winner by Motorola Solutions. This award recognizes the Top 50 channel partners worldwide for outstanding performance and customer service.

“Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle awards recognize our best sales partners for their dedication, performance, and commitment to excellence in customer service, said Scott Adler, vice president, Motorola Solutions Commercial Markets and Channels. “Their ability to focus on selling solutions, exceed expectations in our growth markets, and drive our product portfolio has contributed to their success.”

“This recognition is a result of our dedicated employees focusing on ourUS Map With Customer Locations corporate goal of Total Customer Satisfaction”, said Bill Ridenour, President of Magnum Electronics. “Our rapidly growing customer base is loyal and allows us to solve their communications problems – big or small.”

The Empower Circle award ceremony will take place this month at the Ritz-Carlton on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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, Vertex Standard, Cradlepoint, Panasonic, 3M Peltor, Federal Signal, and many other high quality accessory suppliers. Magnum Electronics is a Delaware state contract holder for emergency vehicle lighting, communications devices, and upfit installation services.

Contact Information

Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250 bill.ridenour@magnumelectronics.com

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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 is available in green (PMMN4106A) or black (PMMN4106ABLK).

Link to Motorola APX XE500 Datasheet   Link to APX XE Datasheet

DOJ Announces 2017 Grant Program for Police Body-Worn Cameras

Applications due 2/16/17

Form 424 Application Deadline is February 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a 2017 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Grant Program Solicitation with $17 million available. Applications from state and local government agencies must be submitted by 2/16/17. Police departments with less than 25 sworn officers can request up to $50,000 starting in October. The grant program includes multiple categories to insure funding is available for small and large law enforcement agencies.

Motorola Body-Worn Camera and Integrated Speaker-Mic Works with APX Radios

Video Speaker-Mic BWCThe new Motorola SI500 video speaker-microphone is the perfect solution for our APX radio customers. It uses the cloud-based CommandCentral Vault evidence management application that meets CJIS standards.

It is a smart device with touchscreen that provides fast and secure evidence transfer. The SI500 is a restricted MR product so we can only quote it to our Delaware and Maryland assigned accounts who purchase APX.

Download the 2017 DOJ Body-worn Camera Grant Program executive summary for more information. We ordered a SI500 demo and expect to have it in the next few weeks. Contact us for more info and a formal Motorola quote at our Dover, Delaware office.

New APX IMPRES 2 Batteries and Chargers From Motorola

Improved Warranty and IP Rating

Motorola BatwingsMotorola Solutions recently started shipping IMPRES 2 batteries for the APX 6000, APX 7000, and APX 8000 series radios. The new IMPRES 2 batteries are Li-ion chemistry and are more rugged with a IP68 submersibility rating. Battery capacity ratings are larger too but Motorola changed to “typical” from APX 6000,7000.8000 Housing Sizes“minimum” that may not result in better performance. There are 3 housing sizes and all IMPRES 2 batteries include a 24 month capacity warranty when used with an IMPRES charger.IMPRES 2 Battery ChartThe PMNN4485, PMNN4486, PMNN4487, and PMNN4494 outlined in blue above are not IS (intrinsically-safe) and can be used with APX 8000, 7000, and 6000. The NNTN8930 and NNTN8921 outlined in yellow are IS (Div 1 & 2) for only APX 6000, 7000. The PMNN4504 and PMNN4505 outlined in red are designed for APX8000XE IS radios for Division 2 only.

We have been told the NNTN7038, PMNN4403, NNTN7034, NNTN7036, NNTN7037, NNTN7037, and NNTN7573 will be cancelled.

New APX IMPRES 2 Chargers Include USB Charging Ports

APX IMPRES 2 AC ChargerMotorola has introduced new IMPRES 2 chargers for the new APX batteries. The NNTN8860 single unit AC charger is more energy efficient and includes two USB charging ports. There is a switch to disable the condition/calibration features when needed.

There is also a multi-unit NNTN8844 charger that has six APX radio pockets and six more USB charging ports. Each pocket also has a display for reading battery data. This charger is designed for long term battery storage and has a switch for maintaining batteries at 50% and 75% capacity levels. The first pocket provides additional battery data including IMPRES vs. non- IMPRES charge cycles, potential, rated, and initial capacity.

Interoperability Gateway Devices Improve In-building 2-Way Radio Coverage

ACU-M Gateway Improving Radio CoverageJPS 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-buildingRaytheon ACU-M Interoperability Console 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 Raytheon NXU-2A Network Extension Unitbridge 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 using WiFi and NXU-2A

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.

ACU-M Control Panel and Indicator Lights

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.

Panasonic Toughbook 20 Tablet, Keyboard, and Handle

Fully-Rugged All-in-One Mobile Computer Now Shipping

Rugged Tablet with keyboard handlePanasonic’s latest Toughbook 20 for mobile workers offers the flexibility of a tablet but includes a detachable keyboard with handle. For users who need a tablet but want a comfortable keyboard this is the solution.

The Toughbook CF-20 handle makes it easy to carry on the job. At only 3.9 lbs, it has a sunlight readable display and can be used with gloves. It can be ordered with 4G LTE that supports multiple cell carriers. The Panasonic rotating hand strap is a recommended accessory for use in tablet mode. We found the Boston LeaToughbook Tablet with Handlether shoulder strap easily attaches to the tablet and can be used to carry the emissive backlit keyboard too.

There is also a rugged dock available designed for public-safety and utility vehicles. The Toughbook 20 ships with Windows 10 Pro installed but can support Windows 7 or 8 for older CAD systems.

Download Panasonic Toughbook 20 Data Sheet

For a price quote or additional information call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 during normal business hours or use the form below.

Cradlepoint CradleCare Support and Cloud Management Bundles Explained

Cradlepoint Corporate Logo

CradleCare and Enterprise Cloud ManagerCradlepoint now offers two levels of CradleCare services and Enterprise Cloud Manager for support and management of your network.

You can choose original CradleCare support or their new offering CradleCare Basic. Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) is still available but now there is an enhanced version called ECM Prime. We will look at the differences in this article so you can choose the best product or bundle promotion.

Enterprise Cloud Manager A Must For Every Cradlepoint RouterCradlepoint ECM for router management

Whether you own only one or a hundred Cradlepoint routers, ECM is worth the low annual fee. The ability to remotely manage your devices and eliminating travel costs will significantly impact your ROI. Standard ECM provides real time configuration, monitoring, alerts, and firmware updates for $32 per router per year.

ECM Prime adds location services, advanced routing and VPN functionality. along with out-of-band management. Introductory promotional pricing is $42 per year until 8/31/15. Starting 9/1 the price will by $60 per year per device. Standard ECM customers can try a free 30 day demo that will make it tough to go back.

Enterprise Cloud Manager Standard and Prime Data Sheet

Cradlepoint CradleCare Support OptionsCradleCare 24x7 and Basic

For those customers who have mission-critical connectivity, CradleCare provides 24x7x365 emergency phone support. Cradlepoint has close relationships with the cellular carriers and will contact them for you if necessary. Also, advance replacements are sent to you next day air if needed. The cost is surprisingly low at $58 per year per modem.

CradleCare Basic was recently introduced for users who need technical support during normal business hours and have their own spare routers. At a cost of only $40 per year it offers Cradlepoint technical resources for difficult wireless connectivity problems.

CradleCare Support Services Data Sheet

Choose the Best CradleCare and ECM Promo Bundle

We recommend the ECM-PRM-CC1YR ECM Prime and CradleCare Bundle offering the best ECM functionality and support. If you don’t need emergency support, the ECM-PRM-CCB1YR is a good choice. All bundles can be purchased for 1, 3, or 5 years.