Friday, September 13, 2013

Vertex Standard rolls out new Universal Chargers

The UNI energy system takes energy interoperability to a new level by utilizing a single charger base to support multiple radio series when used with designated UNI batteries. This solution is a convenience for customers, and best of all, the UNI batteries & chargers will not be an increase to your radio option price or a more expensive aftermarket accessory.

Available Fall 2013
UNI batteries for the VX-820 Series, VX-920 Series, P25 portables and cancelled models of the VX-410/420 Series and VX-160 series will have UNI solutions available in September.
The UNI Multi Unit, 6 bank charger will also be available in Fall 2013.

The new UNI charger and batteries however are not compatible with legacy battery or chargers. Radio kits ordered after September 2013 will ship standard with the UNI battery and chargers.

 Please contact your Wiscomm representative today to discuss how the UNI Energy Platform affects you.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wiscomm welcomes Vertex Standard to our line-up

Wiscomm is always scouring the world to bring together a collection of vendors that is "best in class" for our unique customer base and sales strategy. We have spent the last 18 months searching for a full line two-way radio manufacturer that both provides cutting-edge technology and in this time of ever shrinking budgets, a very aggressive pricing strategy.

Vertex Standard has been around since 1956 with a stellar reputation for quality and innovation over the years. In 2007 Motorola purchased a 80% share in the company while recently acquiring the remaining portion and operating as a wholly owned subsidiary with distribution channels in Elgin, IL.

Vertex Standard is focused on the following markets: Hospitality, Education, Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation, Agriculture and Public Safety. With price points ranging from $150 US to $1500 US they truly have a communication solution for all price ranges.

Some of the Innovative Highlights Vertex Standard offers are as follows:
  • VX-P820 Series: World’s smallest submersible P25 radio
  • ARTS™ and ARTS II™: Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System to monitor communications connectivity
  • eVerge DMR Series Radios (DMR Tier 2 Standard). Affordable Digital radio solutions.
  • Industry leading 3-year factory warranty, standard.
All of us at Wiscomm and our partners at Vertex Standard are excited about this partnership. We truly believe this is the right radio at the right time for our diverse customer base. Visit our webstore or give your Wiscomm representative a call today and find out how we can customize a solution for you.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Are you ready for Hurricane Season? Globalstar is!

The 2013 hurricane season is upon us and it is time to get prepared for emergency communications. Last year, Hurricane Sandy disrupted cellular and internet services throughout the Northeast for an extended period of time.

Our friends at Globalstar feature a new and improved satellite network that provides over 97% accessibility throughout North America, day or night, rain or shine. They also feature a wide range of service plans starting at $300/yr for a basis level of standby service all the way up to completely unlimited plan for just $149.99/month. View the current service plans available here.

The easy to use GSP-1700 features up to 4 hours of talk time and 36 hours of standby time all for $499. The basic GSP-1700 features the phone, battery and wall charger, numerous other options including nifty Pelican storage cases are also available.

Let Wiscomm answer any questions you have out the Globalstar products and service plans, give us a call today!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Why every public safety agency needs to add satellite communication as a tool

The Wiscomm team has been working over the past few weeks on bring on Globalstar as our newest partner in our expanding communications portfolio. Much like a frying pan to the side of the head we never realized how important satellite communication would turn out to be (more later in this post).

Globalstar,with the recent launch of its final batch of second generation of satellites is positioned as the first mobile satellite services provider to complete the deployment of a second-generation constellation of low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites. This new generation of satellites allows for superior voice quality (no delay), easy dialing (your choice of phone numbers in Alaska, Florida, Texas or Puerto Rico), competitively priced hardware and airtime along with a wide selection of data products. Most importantly COVERAGE, where you need it, when you need it!

We will go into further detail in a future post but Globalstar offers annual service plans starting at just $300 per year. The new Globalstar GSP-1700 features 4 hours of talktime and incredible 36 hours of standby time, all in a compact easy to use form factor. Along with many permanent mounting options or portable carry kits available.

Now back to the interesting times we live in, the talk around the office during the recent events in the Boston area was why public safety agencies and fire departments are relying on commercial mobile phone providers in times of disasters. And how frustrating that must have been searching for a phone signal while competing with Joe Public downloading a YouTube video. This must have been incredibly difficult for these agencies trying to have discrete, secure communications with colleagues and dispatch during these trying times. 

We invite you to learn more about Globalstar and how satellite communication can be a cost-effective solution to your disaster plan. Wiscomm is ready to walk you through this process and answer any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Want to refurb your Motorola MAG ONE BPR 40?

One of the more frequent requests we get to for a front housing refurb kit for the popular Motorola MAG ONE BPR40 radio. Motorola does not offer a complete housing kit for this radio currently but we just finished doing a few for one of our clients and thought we would share the required components.



3. Model No. PMDN4007AR PTT RUBBER


5. Model No. PMDN4010AR PTT BEZEL

6. Model No. PMDN4018AR CH & VOL TOP SEAL


8. Model No. PMDN4030AR DUST COVER


10. Model No. PMDN4005AR BPR40 NAMEPLATE

The above components along with about 20 minutes of your time you will have a new looking BPR40 radio.

Drop us a note if you have any questions, we are always happy to help.