Our remaining stock of VHF VX-264 and UHF VX-264 radios are marked down and a good deal for analog users needing a display with 128 channel capability. Motorola will continue to provide warranty support, depot repairs, and accessories.
When the cord is stressed the cable could tear or fray and expose the internal wiring. As a result, RSM’s that show failures will be replaced for up to 24 months after purchase.
The cord failure is shown in the image. The failure typically occurs at the RSM head or radio connector end or both, but can also occur in cable middle section.
Radio users who prefer to route the mic cord behind their back and stress the cable are more likely to experience the problem. Motorola recommends to dress the coil section so it
does not get caught on uniform accessories for optimal RSM service life.
Motorola Remote Speaker-Microphone Models Affected
Motorola is upgrading the cable jacket material in the near future. RSM’s with the new cable will include an “L” in the model suffix when shipped.
Below are the RSM’s identified in the Motorola Technical Notification (MTN):
APX 8000, APX 7000, APX 6000, APX 4000,
MOTOTRBO PCR XPR 3000 and XPR 7000 Series RSM’s
Only mics that show the failure will be replaced under the MTN warranty extension. Reference MTN-0070-19-NA and original factory order number when requesting replacements. They can be obtained by calling Motorola at 1-800-422-4210; prompt 1.
Download the Motorola Technical Notification MTN-0070-19-NA_RSM
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:
Motorola wireless accessories use a pod with APX, XTS, XPR, and SL 7000 series radios. The pod can be used as a stand-alone wireless push-to-talk (PTT) or power a surveillance kit, earbud, and also connect with the completely discreet earpiece. The pod has internal firmware that can be updated by the user to take advantage of the latest software release from Motorola.
The NTN2571 mission-critical secure pod includes encryption for APX and XTS models and the NNTN8127 operations-critical pod is designed for MOTOTRBO DMR XPR and SL 7000 radios. Each pod as unique firmware that should be upgraded for improved battery life and performance.
Instructions to Upgrade Firmware in Motorola Wireless Bluetooth Pods
Motorola Solutions provides a Windows application to upgrade their wireless bluetooth accessories. The Accessory Programming Software tool is a free download and supports both pods. The install guide includes easy step-by-step instructions with computer screenshots. In addition to the programming tool, you will also need to download the latest pod firmware.
- Download latest mission-critical NTN2571 software update
- Download latest operations-critical NNTN8127 software update
The accessories below are compatible with either wireless pod. Some accessories require upgraded firmware if you have an older pod.
- Motorola PMLN7052 Wireless Surveillance kit with acoustic tube
- Motorola NTN2575 Replacement Earpiece with 9.5 Inch cable
- Motorola NTN2572 Replacement Earpiece with 12 inch cable
- Motorola NNTN8295 Wireless Earbud with 45 inch cord
- Motorola NNTN8294 Wireless Earbud with 11.5 inch cord
- Motorola NNTN8298 Black Headphones with in-line mic
- Motorola NNTN8296 Wireless Covert Kit
- Motorola PMLN7696 Completely Discreet Wireless Earpiece
- Motorola NNTN8737 3.5mm Earbud Headset Adapter – 10 Pack
User Manuals and Quick-Start Guides
Motorola Mission-Critical Bluetooth (NTN2571)
- Download user manual for mission-critical wireless .pdf
- Download mission-critical quick-start guide .pdf
- Download mission-critical white paper .pdf
- Download mission-critical firmware release notes .pdf
Operations-Critical Bluetooth (NNTN8127)
Thin and Light, Analog and Digital DMR, 128 Channels, and 13+ Hour Battery Life
SL3500e is Available in VHF or UHF and Includes a Limited Virtual Keypad
The SL3500e works with MOTOTRBO conventional, IP Site Connect and Capacity Plus (single and multi-site) systems. It is a VHF or UHF entry-level professional series radio and includes a 24 month warranty.
At only 6.7 ounces it provides up to 13.5 hours of battery life. The SL3500e has a 2-line OLED display that will provide channel info, battery life, and signal strength. Wired accessories use the same audio connector as the SL300. Wireless Bluetooth audio accessories are available too. The SL3500e also has built-in WiFi for remote programming.
Download Motorola MOTOTRBO SL3500e Specifications .pdf
For SL3500e pricing and availability call our Dover, Delaware office at 302-734-9250 or use the form below.
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.
The 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 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.
Motorola WAVE Dispatch Application For Centralized Control
WAVE 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.
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.
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
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.
Last Order Date for VHF and UHF Models is 6/30/15
Motorola announced this week another analog-only radio is pending cancellation. Professional Series Waris CDM VHF and UHF mobiles end production in June. The CDM 750, CDM 1250, and CDM 1550 LS+ will be replaced by MOTOTRBO DMR digital radios with backward analog capability. Motorola trade-in incentives toward MOTOTRBO upgrades have been popular but end this month.
Motorola CDM750, CDM1250, CDM1550 LS+ Models Affected
Below are the cancelled CDM models that will end production on June 30, 2015. Motorola depot repairs and service parts will continue until commercially unavailable.
All CP110 analog radio models including the MURS license-free version can no longer be ordered from Motorola. The CP110 joins the CP200, CP200 XLS, and PR400 analog–only portables that also ended production. Only a few Intrinsically-safe PR 400 portables will be available until June of 2015.
Complete List of Motorola Analog Models Cancelled
Cancelled CP110, CP110m Portable Models
Cancelled CP200, CP200 XLS, PR400 Portable Models
Cancelled CM200, CM300, PM400 Mobile Models
New Digital Capable Models Provide Analog Operation
The MOTOTRBO CP200d, SL300, XPR 3000, CM200d, CM300d, and XPR 2500 are the best replacements when adding radios to your radio fleet. They can be programmed with analog for compatibility with your existing system but you wont have to replace them when you move to digital.
ABC Delaware Chapter Brings Construction Technology Event to Sussex County
ABC Delaware chapter members and guests can see the latest in construction technology by attending the Kent/Sussex Dinner Meeting on December 11, 2014. The event starts at 5:00 pm at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Registration is required and non-members are invited.
Mobile Workforce Productivity Enhancements Using Wireless Communications
We will have hands-on demonstrations of the following equipment:
- Magnum AVL GPS fleet and asset tracking showing locations, stops, arrival/departure times from a smartphone
- Cradlepoint 3G/4G modems for on the job internet access and office backup
- Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad rugged computers you can use outdoors in direct sunlight or rain that will survive a 5 ft drop
- Motorola MOTOTRBO SL300 digital 2-way job site radios with long battery life
- 3M Peltor hearing protection for the job site – win a set of the new TEP-100 electronic earplugs!