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.

How To Choose a 3M Peltor COMTAC Tactical Headset For Military and SWAT Teams

Answer These 5 Questions to Select the Correct Headset

Communications for High Noise AreasSelecting the correct COMTAC tactical headset for your police SWAT team or military unit can be confusing. There are hundreds of choices and it can take a long time to research them. In order to make the right decision faster 3M Peltor developed a list of questions to guide you to the correct model.

Question 1:  Cover Your Ears or Select Hybrid that Uses Earplugs?Over the Ear or Earplug

Tactical electronic headsets that provide situational awareness have small microphones mounted on the earcups that instantly block harmful noise. The COMTAC III has the traditional earcups but now 3M offers the COMTAC IV with earplugs that provide additional comfort in hot environments. Both are designed to fit under a ballistic helmet.

Question 2: Band Style – How Will You Wear it? Headband, Neckband, and ARC

The COMTAC III is available in three different styles. The most popular is the headband, over-the-head style. Headband style is foldable when not in use and has been preferred by most military and law enforcement teams.

If you prefer to wear your headset behind-the-head, 3M provides a neckband version. *Neckband is only available with COMTAC III.

3M recently introduced a third configuration – COMTAC III ARC. Designed for the Ops-Core FAST Helmet, the mounting mechanism clips to the Accessory Rail Connector.

Question 3: Radio Communications? More than One?Single, Dual, or Split Audio Communications

Depending on your mission and the need for interoperability, COMTAC headsets can connect to one or two different 2-way radios. Single COMM terminates in a NATO wired U/174 quick-disconnect plug designed for the appropriate radio adapter needed. One two-way radio is supported.

If your agency or mission requires interoperability with teams using different two-way radios, a Dual COMM headset will allow you to connect two different radios to your headset.  Each COMTAC headset earcup will have a short cord with NATO wired U/174 plugs. Two adapters are required and you can talk on either or both radios using either PTT button.

A Dual COMM with split audio is also available for special military applications using a dual PTT adapter.

Question 4: Choose Available Color?OD green, coyote brown, black, foliage green Headsets

Most COMTAC III headsets are available in four different colors. The last two letters of the model number indicate the headset color.

SV indicates black and is the only difference between a COMTAC and a SWAT-TAC.

CY indicates coyote brown, GN is O.D. or olive drab green, and FG is a lighter foliage green. Foliage green is not available with COMTAC IV.

Depending on the model, some colors are special order.

Question 5: What Radio or Intercom Are You Connecting?FL5000-02 Series With NATO Wiring

To choose the correct adapter you need to know the radio manufacturer (Motorola, Kenwood, Harris) and the specific model ( APX 6000, XTS 5000, etc).

COMTAC headsets are only compatible with NATO wired adapters. The specific model number should have “-02” end the end (i.e. FL5063-02). It is not possible to modify the adapter if it is wrong.

Visit our 3M Peltor headset store for the best selection of 2-way radio hearing protection accessories. We also have all of the 3M NATO adapters online for easy ordering. Contact us if you need help by using the the form below.

 

OTTO Revo NC2 Noise-Cancelling Microphone Now Available

2-way Radio Accessories - Expect ExcellenceOTTO recently introduced a new patent-pending noise-cancelling remote speaker-microphone compatible with most popular 2-way radios. The Revo NC2 rugged microphone has a submersible rating of IP68 but still has a receive-only audio jack.

The V2-R2ER1212 is compatible with the Harris P5300, P5400, P5500, and P7300, Noise-cancelliing remote speaker-micXG-75, and XG-25. There are two Kenwood choices – the V2-R2KB5112 with a multi-pin connector for NX200 or the V2-R2KA5112 for ProTalk and models with a 2-pin connector.

OTTO also released the V2-R2MF5112 microphone for Motorola APX and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 series models. There is also the V2-R2MG5112 microphone for CP Series, PR400, BPR40, and others with a 2 pin jack.

Working in a high noise environment requires hearing protection. The NC2 has a 2.5mm or 3.5mm audio jack for a receive-only earpiece or dual muff headset. We recommend the 3M Peltor HT Series Listen-Only models available in headband, neckband, or hardhat mount.

OTTO Revo NC2 User Manual

OTTO is a leading manufacturer of two-way radio accessories located in Carpentersville, IL. Founded in 1961, the company has a reputation for high quality public-safety grade audio accessories. Magnum Electronics, Inc is an authorized dealer.

3M Peltor Solutions For Communications in High Noise Areas

Hearing Protection For Public-Safety and Industrial 2-Way Radio Users

Communications for High Noise Areas3M Peltor solutions are designed for public-safety and industrial 2-way radio users who need to communicate in high noise areas. If your department has a hearing conservation program, 3M offers UHF 2-way radio headsets or can easily integrate with Motorola, Kenwood, or any 2-way radio using a 3.5mm adapter.

3M Peltor Litecom Series UHF 2-Way Radio Headsets

Litecom series headsets include a low power UHF 2-way radio built-in with an antenna on the ear cup. There are 3 styles – headband, neckband, and hardhat mount. No FCC license is required and the range is adequate for most on-site work groups.

Choose LiteCom BRS with Business Frequencies for Less Interference

Litecom BRS 2-way Radio HeadsetLiteCom BRS models include 8 pre-programmed business channels and provide a 25 dB NRR (Noise Reduction Rating). Two AA batteries will allow up to 20 hours of use or an optional rechargeable battery pack is available.

There is a noise-cancelling boom microphone with a push-to-talk switch on the cup or hands-free voice activated VOX is possible.

LiteCom Plus Models Include Electronic Environmental Listening

3M Peltor MT7H7B4610-NA LiteCom Plus series include microphones on each cup that allow users to hear clearly while wearing the headset for improved safety. When a harmful noise is detected the headset instantly blocks it. It works great when working in an inconsistent environment with impulse noises that require 2-way communications. It includes a rechargeable battery pack, 30 business/GMRS channels, and 25 dB NRR.

Litecom Pro II Models Are Programmable and Intrinsically-Safe

Lite-Com Pro II  MT7H7P3E4010-NA-50If working in hazardous atmospheres choose the Litecom Pro II series that are intrinsically-safe (IS) and FM approved. The certification includes Class I, II, III, Division 1, applicable Groups A through G, T4, -20°C≤Ta≤50°C; Intrinsically safe, Class I, Zone 0, AEx ia IIC, T4, -20°C≤Ta≤50°C, hazardous (classified) locations.

The Litecom Pro II is capable of custom programming to almost any UHF FCC licensed frequency with 3M software and a USB dongle.

3M Peltor Headsets With Adapters for Two Way Radios

The MT Tactical Pro series adapt with most radio models using a Nexus push-to-talk adapter. The HT listen-only series are connected using a 3.5 or 2.5mm cable. There are also wireless headsets that eliminate the need for an adapter and will pair with any Bluetooth enabled two-way radio or cell phone.

Military and Law Enforcement Tactical Headsets

COMTAC III ACH and COMTAC IVThe 3M Peltor COMTAC and SWAT-TAC tactical headsets provide environmental listening and integrate to most 2-way radios with a wired NATO adapter. SWAT-TAC models are the same product as COMTAC except they are black in color. COMTAC III ACH ear cups cover the ears and COMTAC IV is a hybrid style that uses earplugs.

There are 3 styles – headband, neckband, and ARC (rail connectors). The headsets can attach to one (single comm) or two (dual comm) portable radios simultaneously for interoperability. COMTAC color choices are O.D. green, coyote brown, foliage green, and black.

Hearing Loss is the Most Prevalent Occupational Health Concern in US

According to OSHA, approximately 30 million workers are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. 3M is a leader in hearing protection and manufactures high quality products, replacement accessories, and depot repair service. To see all their two-way offerings download the 2015 3M Peltor communications product catalog.

Need a quote or want to discuss your application? Call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.

New Motorola APX XP Remote Microphone for Law Enforcement

Compatible with APX 7000, 6000, 4000, 3000, 1000, SRX 2200

Motorola Solutions introduced a new thin remote speaker microphone designed for law enforcement, transit police, and ems personnel. The new IMPRES XP RSM uses dual microphone noise suppression technology like the XE RSM designed for firefighters. It is expected to start shipping in September.

Two Styles – IP68 Submersible or IP55 with 3.5mm Threaded JackNMN6271, NMN6274 XP RSM

The NMN6271 model has a Delta T submersible IP68 rating allowing it to survive under 2 meters of water for two hours. This microphone can be scrubbed with soap and water if needed.

Or…choose the NMN6274 with a IP55 rating that can handle a heavy rain storm and includes a 3.5mm threaded jack.

Both models include an orange emergency button, volume toggle, and one programmable button.

There are also 2 models on the roadmap for the Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 2500, and XTS 1500 due for release later this year.

Delaware WSCA Contract Pricing for Panasonic Computers Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Magnum Electronics Authorized by Panasonic for Delaware WSCA Contract

Pricing for Toughbook Laptops, Toughpad Tablets, Accessories

Dover, DE May 21,2014

Panasonic LogoPanasonic has authorized Magnum Electronics, Inc to offer contract pricing and invoicing in Delaware on behalf of their agreement with the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization.

The Panasonic Delaware contract Toughbook Logoincludes Toughbook rugged, semi-rugged, and business rugged models. The popular Windows 8 and Android Toughpad rugged slate tablets including docks, external keyboards, and mounting accessories are available. Services are also identified supporting the Panasonic product line.

The contract is available to all State of Delaware agencies, school districts, municipalities, volunteer fire companies, and political subdivisions. The MagnumDelaware WSCA Panasonic Info Electronics contract code is GSS09133-COMPUTERV33 using FSF Vendor ID 0000004196.

More information can be found on the State of Delaware website referencing contract number GSS09133-COMPUTER.

Contact Information

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Motorola APX XTS Completely Discreet Wireless Covert Surveillance Accessories

Wireless Covert Radio EarbudThe Motorola RLN4922 completely discreet earpiece is a covert wireless audio accessory inserted in the ear compatible with most two-way radios using a 2 or 3 wire surveillance kit. The earbud connector on the surveillance kit connects to the included RLN4920 wireless neckloop worn under your clothing. The push-to-talk switch and microphone on the wired surveillance accessory is still used. Recently, the RLN4922 was redesigned for more comfort, made smaller, and improved technically.

New Completely Discreet Mission Critical Wireless Covert Kit

Wireless enhanced Bluetooth Covert EarpieceUsers with the Motorola APX and enhanced Bluetooth option or XTS radios with the external PMLN5792 adapter have new options for covert surveillance. Motorola’s new NNTN8434 Wireless Covert Kit includes the RLN4922 wireless earbud, NNTN8385 Y-adapter, and NTN2571 PTT pod.

Now the radio can be placed in a backpack, briefcase, or purse up to 30 feet away. The NTN2571 PTT pod uses easy touch pairing. All you need to do is place the pod within an inch or two from the radio and it will automatically connect. Now a user can select any radio available and be ready for covert two-way communications immediately. The enhanced Bluetooth is encrypted and cannot be monitored like standard Bluetooth devices.

Basic Wireless Covert Kit Uses 2 Wire Earbud Headphones

Person listening to music or using smartphoneAlso available is the NNTN8296 Basic Wireless Covert Kit that includes 3 sets of earbuds and a 3.5mm adapter for connecting any off-the-shelf commercial earphone accessory. Radio users appear to be using a smartphone or listening to music. 

The NTN2571 must be ordered separately. There is also an optional carrying case (RLN6485).

Typical battery life for the NTN2571 PTT pod is 8 hours but carrying a second pod will provide remote PTT and a spare power source for up to 16 hours of use. The pod uses a standard micro-USB charger.

For more information see the Motorola brochure APX and XTS Mission Critical Wireless Covert Solutions

The RLN4922 Completely Discreet Earpiece and wireless covert accessories are also available for MOTOTRBO Operations Critical Bluetooth. The NNTN8127 PTT pod is the operations critical wireless (OCW) version used with the NNTN8385 Y-adapter. You will also need to use the PMLN5712 or the PMLN5993 Bluetooth adapter with touch pairing for XPR 6000 series radios.

 

Panasonic Computer Demonstrations at Magnum Electronics 1/27, 4-6pm

See the Latest Toughbooks, Toughpads, and Havis Mounts

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Representatives from Panasonic and Havis will display the latest in mobile computing solutions at Magnum’s Technology Center this Monday, January 27, 2014. Stop by anytime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm for a close look at the latest mobile computers for public-safety and enterprise.

Havis Toughpad MountA Panasonic product engineer will be here to address your technical questions and a Havis factory rep will show you the latest in vehicle mounting.

See the new Toughbooks and Toughpads with Windows 8 and Android designed for law enforcement, fire, and ems. Understand the different features and benefits for each model.

This is a rare opportunity to learn, meet experts in the industry, and ask questions in a casual setting.

Location and Details

Our technology “Happy Hour” style event starts at 4:00pm. Refreshments from our neighbor, Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing, will be provided. Magnum original crab cake sliders and other snacks will be served.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday afternoon.

Address: 927 Horsepond Road, Dover, Delaware 302-734-9250

Let us know you are coming on Google+FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, or on the form below.

Rules for Ordering Mobile Computer Docks; Do I need RF Pass-Thru?

Determine If your Computer Has Any RF Antenna Connectors

Most rugged mobile computers can be ordered with 0, 1, or 2 external RF connectors. A single connector is used for cellular WAN such as Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint and the second is used for WLAN (WiFi) external antennas. The first step is to determine how many antenna ports (if any) are on your computer.

The photos below show a Panasonic CF-18 with one and two RF connectors:

Computers with RF Pass-Thru

If your computer does not have RF connectors, it will only work in a docking station that has no RF pass-through capability.

If Computer Has RF Pass-Thru Follow These Rules For Dock Purchases

Docks with Single and Dual RF Pass Thru

If your computer has RF capabilities you can use a docking station that has:

a) has no RF pass-through or

b) you must match the RF capabilities (Single or Dual) with the RF pass-through on the docking station (Single or Dual).

For example:

  • If you have a single RF computer, you can order a docking station with single RF pass-through or non-RF pass-through
  • If you have a dual RF computer, you can order a docking station with dual RF pass-through or non-RF pass-through

For more information on Panasonic, Gamber Johnson, or Havis docks call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5:00pm EST or use the form below.

New Lower Cost David Clark Headsets – No Adapter Required

Connectors for Popular Motorola, Harris, and Icom 2-Way Radios

David Clark Co LogoDavid Clark Company, a recognized leader in noise-attenuating headsets, has quietly introduced their new two-way “Radio Direct” models.H6240-07 Radio Direct Headset

The direct wire 6200 series is a dual muff behind-the-head style for use with headgear and includes a boom microphone. Available for the most popular radio models, the headsets are priced lower because the costly adapter cable is eliminated. Each headset includes a 6 foot extended coiled cable with the radio connector of your choice.

Choose 6700 Series for Intrinsically-Safe Operation

The David Clark 6700 series adds the FM Approved intrinsically-safe (IS) rating for use in hazardous atmospheres. The headset must be used with a radio (and battery) that also carries the FM Approved label for it to be a benefit. The 6700 series is also David Clark H6780-51 IS Headsetbehind-the head design and includes the radio connector of your choice.

There is also a hardhat attachment model (H6780-51) with the popular Motorola APX 7000/6000 and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 radio connector. It has clips that attach to hardhats and other protective headgear.

Choose Series 6200 or 6700 Modular Style for use with Removable Coil Cords

The David Clark Modular headsets require the purchase of removable coiled cords with the appropriate radio connector.  These are a good choice if you have different radio model models or plan to upgrade to a new radio in the future. There are also additional headset styles for different noise environments.

6200 Modular Series Headset Styles and Detachable Cords

David Clark 6200 Modular Series

There are four styles of 6200 modular series headsets available. The shielded microphone H6220-M is designed for extreme noise environments. The H6230-M over-the-head model is used without head gear. The H6240-M is the most popular and can be used with or without a helmet. For single ear operation, the H6290-M is the solution.

Currently, Series 6200 modular cords are available for the Motorola APX 7000/6000 and MOTOTRBO XPR 6000/7000 (C6251 40918G-09), XTS 5000/2500/1500 (C6208 40918G-06), HT750/1250/1550 (C6235 40918G-07), and CP200/PR400 (C6207 40918G-08).  There is also a cord for the Bendix King BK/Relm DPH, GPH, and EPV style models (C6245 40918G-15).

6700 Modular Series Intrinsically-Safe Headset Styles and Cords

David Clark 6700 Series IS Headset Styles

The 6700 Modular Series are FM Approved Intrinsically-safe rated and also have interchangeable coiled cords. There is a hardhat attachment model along with 3 other popular styles designed to fit most rugged applications. FM Approved IS 6700 series cords are available for Motorola, Harris, and Icom radios.