Friday, August 22, 2008

End of Summer Hiatus...

The crew from Wiscomm will be taking an end-of-summer Hiatus from August 24 to September 2nd.

We invite to take the week too! - Take your kids to the park, clean the garage, put a coat of wax on the car, Visit Wisconsin for the 105th anniversary of Harley Davidson, Book your next cruise on Royal Caribbeans "Oasis of the Seas", Spend some time with your wife, Grill out, watch the closing ceremony of the Olympics, renew your subscription to the NFL Sunday ticket, See if your Baseball team will be playing in October, Fertilize your lawn, avoid watching the political shows, take a nap...

Think of all the things you can do in a week. Enjoy!

See you on September 2nd!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wiscomm - IMPRES Battery Sale

We are having a quick sale on some Motorola IMPRES batteries we have available due a reduction in quantity by one of our clients, get some great volume pricing -

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Motorola Announces New APX Series - Dual Band Portables

Motorola recently made a fairly big announcement at the APCO conference a few weeks back. They unveiled the Motorola APX-Series radios. These units will allow users to have the benefit of using their current 700/800 Mhz Trunking System (Analog or Digital) along with the added benefit of having VHF (155 Mhz) frequencies for Mutual Aid (MABAS / IFERN). Here is some PR from Motorola:

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the industry’s first Project 25 (P25) multi-band subscriber family, APXTM portable and mobile radios– enabling instant multi-agency interoperability for mission critical first responders. Motorola’s 4th generation P25 subscriber is multi-band (700/800 MHz and VHF), communicates with current and future networks (FDMA and TDMA) and has integrated GPS.

Designed specifically for first responders by applying the science of High Velocity Human Factors (HVHF), the dual-sided portable radio has both an audio and data side providing optimal functionality and loud and clear audio in a compact rugged form factor, which amplifies public safety officials’ ability to keep their communities safer than ever before.

Part of Motorola’s MOTOA4TM portfolio, APX is the first multi-band radio to meet and exceed public safety specifications for mission critical communications and is 15 percent smaller and 50 percent louder than existing Motorola P25 radios. A custom-designed microphone on both the audio and data sides independently suppress most background noise, detects male and female voices and uses a digital vocoder to process and enhance the remaining speech after it is filtered from harsh background noise.

“Multi-agency communication is essential for mission critical operations. APX offers true interoperability and delivers advanced technologies and superior audio quality in one device allowing organizations to streamline the expense of installing, maintaining and operating multiple radios,” said Bob Schassler, corporate vice president of Motorola’s Radio Products and Solutions Group, Government and Commercial Markets – Americas. “APX radios are both backwards and forward compatible working in FDMA and TDMA, which is a testament to Motorola’s commitment to P25 Phase 2. “
The radios look great! Sign me up! Only a few problems, they are expecting first deliveries in Q4 2009 and here is the kicker, an estimated street price of $6,000 depending on options! Ouch. I have included some PR photos below. Here is the Motorola microsite for additional infomation -

Motorola Bluetooth Wireless Adapter

In addition to the BlueComm Bluetooth Wireless Solution for Two-Way we discussed recently, Motorola has also come out with and updated solution. We have not tested either item yet, but do plan on doing a review shortly (September?) and sending some to one of our local fire departments for some field testing in the Q4. Here is the details on the Motorola version -
Motorola is responding to your need for wireless communications on the job.
Bluetooth® wireless technology takes the wires away so you’re free to do more,
from almost anywhere. For busy professionals on the move, Bluetooth cuts the
cords, bringing simplicity and efficiency to almost any situation. The Motorola
Bluetooth Adapter for two-way radios is an accessory designed to work with
the following models: XTS®1500, XTS®2500, XTS®5000, PR1500 and HT1000™.
Users can quickly and easily connect to the compatible Motorola Bluetooth
Headset H300*.
Motorola List: $209.00 - Wiscomm Price - $159.00 (or less)

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Inventory - August 2008

Qty: 2 - Motorola GTX Mobile 800LTR M11UGD6CU1AN Radio Only - $125
Qty: 6 - Motorola MaxTrac-LS 800LTR M07UGQ6FI1AN Radio Only - $125

Qty: 15 - Motorola MaxTrac UHF D44MJA7JA5AK Radio Only - $150

Qty: 24 - Motorola SPEAKER HSN6001B No Brackets w/Spectra Ends - $10
Qty: 50+ - Motorola SPEAKER HSN6001B No Brackets w/NO Ends - $7

Qty: 20 - Motorola Microphone HMN1080A - "A" Grade - $20
Qty: 40 - Motorola Microphone HMN1080A - "C" Grade - $10

Qty: 50 - Motorola ASTRO Spectra W7 Head HLN6396 / HLN6432 - $120
Qty: 50 - Motorola ASTRO Spectra W4 Head AAHN4045 / HLN6432 - $60

Qty: 8 - Midland Model 70-530B Mobile (some with mics) - $20 EA

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