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 [email protected]

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Motorola WAVE OnCloud PTT Service Now Available

Smartphone 2-Way Radio App With Location and Low Monthly Fee

Motorola Solutions introduced WAVE OnCloud, a monthly subscription SaaS at last month’s IWCE. It is designed to work with or without your existing 2-way radio system and provide voice group/private calls, group text messaging, and real-time location.

IOS & Android Screen ShotsThe WAVE Mobile Communicator app is easily downloaded to your Android or iOS device. Your mobile workforce will have instant and secure group communications anywhere with Wi-Fi, 4G, or 3G broadband connectivity. The phone app has a large PTT (push-to-talk) button on the display. We have a variety of WAVE certified Motorola accessories, the Pryme BT-PTT-U wireless PTT pod, BTH-300-KU lapel microphone, and the BTH-500-KU remote speaker-mic located in our online store.

Motorola TLK 100 4G LTE Wi-Fi Nationwide Two-Way RadioLTE Wi-Fi Two-Way Hand-held Two-Way Radio

Motorola recently introduced the rugged TLK 100 hand-held radio for users who need a louder, IP54 device that is FMCSA compliant. It satisfies the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations for driver distraction.

The TLK 100 uses the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network or any Wi-Fi access point. It requires a WAVE OnCloud $35 monthly service plan (no contract required) billed by Motorola that includes up to 8 talkgroups, GPS location, group and individual calls, with encryption. The TLK 100 is FREE with a 24 month subscription and can be used with a mixed fleet of on-site radios and smartphones.

Download WAVE TLK 100 Brochure .pdf   WAVE TLK 100 Spec Sheet .pdf

Motorola WAVE Dispatch Application For Centralized Control

Cloud based dispatcher application for two-radios and mobile workersWAVE Dispatch is a cloud-based desktop application for your dispatcher. The interface includes mapping, GPS location tracking history, call logging, group/individual calling, alerts, and supervisory override. The dispatcher can manage up to 300 users and 20 talkgroups from anywhere that has an internet connection. The subscription fee is $32 per month.

Download WAVE Dispatch Data Sheet .pdf    WAVE TLK 100 Spec Sheet .pdf

Magnum Electronics is WAVE Certified for Sales and Support

Motorola MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus trunking system integration is available with a gateway for seamless smartphone-to-radio communications. Conventional non-trunking MOTOTRBO users can use a donor radio with an internet gateway.

Contact our WAVE certified sales and support staff if you need wide area or on-site communications for your work team. We can provide a 30 day demonstration for up to 10 users. After the trial period, the broadband-only service for smartphones is $5 per month per user when pre-paid annually.

Download our Motorola WAVE wireless accessories .pdf

Signup for a Motorola WAVE OnCloud 30 Day Trial

Call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or complete the form below and we will setup a 30 day free trial for up to 10 users.

 

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.

Now a Heavy-Duty Remote Microphone for Motorola SL300, SL 7000 Series

SL300 SL 7000 Full-size RSMVHF or UHF DMR Thin Light RadioMOTOTRBO radio users with the thin and light Motorola SL300 ana SL 7000 series can now add a heavy-duty remote speaker-microphone. Our new 7RSM-M14 RSM has an internal rechargeable battery that powers a loud one watt speaker and 3.5mm jack for receive-only accessories.

Acoustic tube for comfortAdd the Motorola RLN4941 or our Magnum Original receive-only earpiece with acoustic tube for more discreet communications. For high noise environments, the 3M Peltor dual muff HTM79A and the ProTac III with ambient listening are good choices. Any 3.5mm non-threaded accessory is compatible. The speaker in the microphone will mute when the accessory is inserted.

The mic is full-size, IP67 submersible, includes a volume control, spring clip, and LED. The hiMicro-USB and 3.5mm portgh-capacity 1,50 mAh Li-ion battery charges through a convenient micro-USB port. The black, coiled cord and right-angle SL connector eliminates the need for an adapter. We also include a 3 year replacement warranty from the date of purchase.

Compare Motorola MOTOTRBO Radio Features By Model and Tier

Selecting the right MOTOTRBO DMR portable radio can be confusing with the additional model choices released in the past 18 months. The XPR 6000 platform has been discontinued and now there are five major model choices within 3 feature tiers.

Choose Commercial, Entry, or The Enhanced MOTOTRBO Feature Tier

Motorola DMR Radio Features Chart

MOTOTRBO Commercial Tier for Basic Voice Communication

If all you need is conventional voice communications with or without a repeater, the Commercial tier offers the lowest cost choices. The non-display CP200d uses the same batteries, chargers, and carrying cases as the CP200. A new choice in the Commercial tier is the SL300. It is thinner and has an optional display. MSRP ranges from $482 up to $633 per radio.

MOTOTRBO Entry Tier Includes XPR 3000 Series

The Entry tier XPR 3000 is for users who need a more rugged (IP55) radio that is capable of up to 128 channels. It offers text messaging capability and can be used on a trunking system (Capacity Plus). MSRP ranges from $575 to $675 per radio package.

Full Featured Enhanced Tier Includes Color Displays for Data Integration

The XPR 7000 series is the recommended replacement for the XPR 6350 and XPR 6550. It can be ordered with an intrinsically-safe certification, color display, and Bluetooth data. The IP57 submersible rating makes it the best choice for use outdoors and near the water. At this time the XPR 7580 does not support Smartnet operation so the XPR 6580 will be available for awhile.

The SL 7000 is not much bigger than a smartphone and can fit in your pocket. The color display, short antenna, and Micro-USB charger are features designed for hospitality, security and the service industries. Enhanced tier MSRP prices range from $1,040 up to $1,165.

Motorola Cancels ASTRO XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 Models

No More XTS Radio Orders After October 31, 2014XTS Model Cancellation

Motorola Solutions has published an intent-to-cancel notice for ASTRO 25 XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 radio models. The last day to order is 10/31/14 and requested ship dates are not permitted after November 30, 2014. No accessories are being cancelled and depot repair support will continue for 5 more years.

Popular APX Platform is the Recommended Replacement for XTS

APX P25 TDMA RadiosThe recommended replacements for the XTS 2500/1500 models include the APX 6000, 4000, and the new 1000 series.The P25 APX 4000 has a rugged XE version available and a new “2 knob” option will be available in the next few months. The APX 1000 also has P25 TDMA capability in a smaller form factor at a lower cost. For the largest selection of accessories please visit our APX online store for batteries, chargers, carrying cases, and audio enhancements.

New PDF Library Added to Magnum Web Site

Magnum Electronics Mission Statement

In an effort to provide more reference and technical documents for our customers, this week we launched our new PDF Library. It contains PDF files of spec sheets, manuals, and user guides for our products and services – all in one central location. More than a hundred documents are available now and more will be added weekly.

PDF Library Categories Include Links to Web Store

Motorola Platinum Channel Partner LogoOur PDF Library content is organized by manufacturer and includes Motorola Solutions and Vertex Standard radio communications equipment. Sub-categories with portable, handheld 2-way radios and mobile vehicle mounted models should make it easy to browse. Vertex Standard LogoWe also included audio accessories, batteries, and chargers with the initial rollout. All categories include a link back to the products in our Magnum online store.

PDF Library is Located at blog.magnumelectronics.com

Our blog site contains new product announcements, promotions, tech tips, and other news about wireless communications and GPS fleet management. It has become a popular reference site and receives thousands of visitors. We hope adding the PDF Library will be convenient and easier for our Customers. A monthly summary feed of blog articles will be sent to our Magnum Newsletter subscribers beginning in September.

Motorola Surveillance Kit Promo for XTS Radio Users

Motorola XTS Mission Critical RadiosMotorola XTS Series mission-critical 2-way radios continue to support law enforcement, fire, ems, and the military throughout the world. High noise environments, covert applications, or discreet communications often require a surveillance kit.

The Surveillance Kit Promo is available as 1-wire receive-only or can include a remote microphone and push-to-talk (PTT) switch so the radio can remain hidden under a coat or on the belt.

Most Popular Surveillance Kits Use a Coiled Acoustic Tube

The most comfortable surveillance kits use a clear,coiled acoustic tube that transmits sound to the ear. The tubes should be replaced when they lose their ability to carry the sound due to dust, smoke, or age. Check yours every six months and replace the tube if it becomes dull and grey. There are several ear tips that are interchangeable depending on the noise level and what is most comfortable.

Promo Bundle Includes BDN6676D AdapterMotorola BDN6676D, RLN5313, RLN5312

The Motorola BDN6676D ($24.95) connects to your radio with a quick-disconnect latch so a screwdriver is not needed. The adapter has a 3.5mm threaded connector and a PTT switch. It is not recommended to use the side radio PTT when an audio accessory is connected.

Choose RLN5313 Receive-only or RLN5312 with Microphone and PTT

The surveillance promo bundle provides a choice of the receive-only RLN5313 kit ($53) or the RLN5312 ($109) with the microphone/PTT. The BDN6676D adapter is included and is at the lowest price ever available. Add optional ear tips and replacement acoustic tubes if needed.

BDN6676D Adapter is Compatible with Many Motorola Public-Safety Radios

The BN6676D ($24.95) audio adapter is compatible with the XTS 5000, XTS 2500, XTS 1500, MT1500, and PR1500. It can also be used with several out-of-production radios including the XTS 3000, XTS 3500, HT1000, JT1000, MTS2000, MT2000, MTX8000, and MTX9000.

Motorola Temple Transducers Provide Discreet Listening

2-Way Radio Headset Keeps Ears Uncovered

Motorola 2-way Radio Temple TransducerTemple transducers are available for most Motorola 2-way radios and are the only audio accessory that keeps your communications discreet without covering your ears. Loud and clear radio transmissions are received using transducers that rest on each temple. The ears are uncovered so you will hear normally when there is no radio traffic. People close by will not hear radio messages keeping your communications private.

Use Temple Transducers in High Noise Environments with Earplugs

Temple transducers can be more comfortable than muff style headsets in hot weather orSpring & Associates Driller when working on loud machinery. Maryland based Spring and Associates performed a comparison on their job site with extreme machinery noise using MOTOTRBO XPR6550  radios. The PMLN5101 temple transducer was preferred except when extreme noise levels approached 130dB.

Choose the Correct Temple Transducer for Your Radio

Motorola offers temple transducers with connectors for most of their radios. The new APX series radios have a direct wire connector and a new boomless model that is compatible with the APX display microphone.

APX 7000, 7000XE, APX 6000, 6000XE, APX 4000 Radio Models

RMN5116 Temple TransducerFor the new APX P25 series, choose the PMLN5101 temple transducer with boom microphone.

The boomless RMN5116 is the correct choice if you use a APX display remote speaker microphone.

XTS 5000, XTS 2500, XTS 1500, PR1500, MT1500 Radio Models

Rugged Temple Transducer

RMN5049

The standard temple transducer with the XTS series connector is the RMN4049. There is also a more rugged version, RMN5049, that includes an adjustable headband keeping it more secure when repelling, jumping, or performing other physical activity. These are also compatible with HT1000, JT1000, MTS2000, MT2000, MTX8000, MTX9000, XTS3000, and XTS3500.

MOTOTRBO XPR 6100, 6350, 6550, 7350, 7550 Radio ModelsMotorola PMLN5101

All Motorola XPR 6000 and 7000 series radios are compatible with the PMLN5101 temple transducer. An oversized PTT and coiled cord is included.

There is no temple transducer available yet for the XPR3300, XPR3500, or SL7550.

Motorola HT750, HT1250, HT1550, PR860 Radio Models

The RMN4048 is the correct temple transducer model if you have a Motorola HT750/1250/1550, PR860, MTX850, MTX8250, MTX950, or MTX9250.

There is a rugged version, RMN5048 with an adjustable headband too. Both have a large PTT body switch.

Motorola EX500, EX560, EX600 Radio Models

The Motorola EX radio compatible temple transducer is the PMLN4585.

Motorola BPR40, CP110, CP185, CP150, CP200, PR400

CP200 Temple TransducerChoose the PMLN5003 boomless lightweight temple transducer with in-line microphone and 2 prong connector. Adjustable for use on long shifts. Not suitable for high noise environments.

Also compatible with P1225, CP125, VL130, CT150, CT250, CT450, GP300.

Motorola DTR410, DTR650, VL50

The RMN5114 is the correct choice. Although it uses a similar sized 2 prong connector like the PMLN5003, they will not fit the jack.

Want to Buy License-Free FRS Talkabout Radios? Read this First

There are Better Choices for License-Free On-site Radio Communications

FRS Radios are low power and License freeHotel and retail business owners and general managers often purchase analog Part 95 FRS (Family Radio Service) radios for on-site communications. You can find them almost anywhere at very low prices and there is no FCC license required.

After a few months, the batteries do not last an entire shift, dead spots increase, and interference from children can become unbearable when directing your employees. Some FRS radios also have higher power GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies for better range but require a costly FCC license in an individual’s name – not the business.

Part 95 MURS Band is a Better Choice for License Free Communications

Part 95 MURS Frequencies

MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) band consists of five frequencies designated for private, 2-way, voice and data communications for individual and business use. Power output limitation is two watts and 4 times greater than FRS. Although there is no protection from possible interference from other users, the MURS band is a much better alternative when choosing license-free channels. Repeaters and signal boosters are not allowed and operation in aircraft is prohibited.

Motorola CP110m is Designed for MURS Operation

The Motorola CP110m is available with 2 or all 5 MURS analog channels.Motorola CP110m MURS 2 & 5 channel radios It provides better battery life and is rated IP54/55 for water and dust resistance. It uses the same batteries and accessories as the Motorola RDX series.

The CP110m will provide coverage in a 10 story hotel up to 200,000 square feet. You can purchase an optional 2 or 3 year warranty. Expect the radio to be in service for a long time. Scan, VOX (voice operated transmit) hands-free operation, and voice scramble provide a lot of value for the low price.

CP110m programming software is free from Motorola and cloning is easy using the included chargers. All you need is the USB programming cable (RKN4155) and a cloning cable (RLN6303) if you want the ability to make any changes to your privacy codes or frequencies.

Many other Motorola and Vertex Standard analog portable radio models can be programmed to use MURS channels using the low power setting. This helps with interoperability when working with other companies and provides more flexibility for your future requirements.

Part 15 900 MHz ISM Band is License Free for DTR Digital RadiosMotorola DTR digital license free radio

900 MHz ISM band provides better building penetration for up to 20 floors.The DTR650 digital radio can also provide one-to-one private communications when needed. It is only compatible with other DTR radios.

Text messaging for discreet messaging, unit ID, long battery life, and call alert are just some of the digital features included. Free programming software is also available for this model.

Priced significantly less than $300 it is the best choice for on-site communications using license-free spectrum.

FCC License Free vs. Licensed 2-way Radio Spectrum

Obtaining a FCC license is still the best alternative for your business because you will have less interference, more range, and many more radio choices. We have many customers using MURS and ISM band that have are very satisfied with their radios for many years. Feel free to contact us to determine if license free communications will work for your business.

FRS MURS ISM FCC License Comparison Chart