Friday, August 28, 2009

Wiscomm Repair Service Price Increase

With much hesitation we must announce a price increase for our flat rate repair service on Motorola Two-Way Radios. Our new pricing takes affect on September 1st 2009:

$80.00 Flat Rate -- most modern Motorola Portables / Mobiles, includes up to $10.00 in parts (any parts beyond $10.00 would be additional).

$7.00 to $10.00 Return Shipping

Most repairs are completed within one week.

Repair Procedure:
  • Contact us via e-mail notifying us of the inbound units, we will provide a ship-to address at this time.
  • For each radio, include note indicating problem/condition of each radio, rubber band note to each radio. This is an extremely important step, failure will cause delay or return of your radio.
  • Properly package in bubble wrap the radio, at least one charged battery and antenna. No chargers should be required.
  • Include your contact information including e-mail address.
  • Ship to us using a trackable shipping method (FedEx, UPS, USPS Priority).
  • If you fail to include contact information with your shipment, items will sit till contacted. We will not try to hunt you down trying to determine who's radios showed up on our dock in a plain brown box. Radios not claimed within 45 days will become property of Wiscomm and will be sold. Please make a point to include contact information or business card in your shipment.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Motorola introduces new APX7500 Control Head "09"

You have never seen a control head quite like the head Motorola just released at the APCO conference in Las Vegas. Check out this PR:

Motorola Expands APX Mobile Radio Family With APX O9 Integrated Control Head for Increased Efficiency

Programmable controls maximize functionality and optimize safety allowing focus on the mission
August 17, 2009

APCO 2009 – LAS VEGAS (Booth 824) – August 17, 2009 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the launch of the APX O9 Integrated Control Head for the APX mobile radio line. The one-touch functionality and intuitive controls in one integrated unit provide instant multi-agency interoperability for mission critical first responders.

The O9 Control Head is the latest addition to Motorola’s APX multi-band family of radios. The industry’s first Project 25 (P25) multi-band (700/800 MHz and VHF) family of radios, APX communicates with current and future P25 networks (FDMA and TDMA) and has integrated GPS for situational awareness.

The O9 Control Head features programmable controls, combining several communication and warning functions into a simplified single-button press for safe and more efficient operation. Under stressful situations, the enlarged one-touch buttons make it easy to select and change modes, channels and zones. Buttons can also be used to sequentially operate lights, sirens/PA systems, status messages and GPS coordinates.

The integrated design of the control head reduces the amount of equipment required in a vehicle, providing officers with more cabin space and easier access to all controls. The large, full-color display of the O9 Control Head is easy to read and optimizes the intelligent lighting feature of the APX™ 7500 mobile radio by illuminating the appropriate keypad buttons and display screen in different colors to highlight specific events. The screen also adjusts to optimize different viewing conditions such as the night time.

“Just as the APX 7500 mobile radio does the work of two radios and reduces the amount of equipment in a vehicle, the APX O9 Control Head also eliminates the need for other vehicle warning and communication system controls,” said Bob Schassler, Motorola senior vice president, Enterprise Mobility Solutions. “Simplified operations mean officers can stay focused on the mission. The APX mobile radio provides true interoperability and exceptional audio quality in one device to aid the multi-agency communication that is essential for mission critical operations.”

Motorola will be offering a complete control head portfolio with three options available for the APX 7500 mobile radio. The O3 Handheld Control Head, the O5 Standard Control Head and the O9 Integrated Control Head will give users the flexibility to choose the control head that best meets their organizational needs.

Brochure (pdf): Click Here

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wiscomm @ Racine Megacycle Club FREEfest - Sturtevant, WI

Saturday - August 15, 2009 - Racine Megacycle Club FREEfest - Sturtevant, WI - Heck we love anything FREE, plus as a favor to our almamater amateur radio club we are bringing our dog and pony show to this nice park-like setting south of Milwaukee. All the folks at the Racine Megacycle Club are the friendliest on earth. We look forward to attending our freshman event. Details - Click Here!(pdf)