Mobile Communications America Acquires Crosspoint Communications

Mobile Communications America Acquires Crosspoint Communications

MCA Expands Footprint into Southwest with Crosspoint Communications Acquisition

Spartanburg, SC – June 24, 2019 - Mobile Communications America (MCA), one of the largest Motorola Solutions channel partners and a leading provider of technology solutions and services, today announced the acquisition of Crosspoint Communications, a full-service wireless integrator in the southwestern U.S. With locations in Texas, Colorado and Arizona, Crosspoint has been a premier sales and service provider to the commercial and public safety sector for more than 22 years. Crosspoint, formerly known as DFW Communications, was established in 1996 as an authorized Motorola Solutions partner. With 120 employees and 9 locations, Crosspoint specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of two-way voice and data communications.

Craig Sikes, COO of Crosspoint, looks forward to the benefits of this acquisition, saying, “We are excited to leverage the MCA footprint and increase our portfolio of solutions to better serve our customers and employees. Our common culture of putting service first makes this a perfect fit.”

“We are excited for Crosspoint Communications to join the MCA family. The additional capabilities and geographic footprint extend the services offered by MCA and strengthen our market presence as a national full-service solutions partner,” said Vince Foody of MCA . “Crosspoint has an outstanding reputation, excellent technical, sales and support staff and aligns well with our Service-First DNA culture.”

The addition of Crosspoint Communications expands MCA’s geographic footprint to more than 50 locations across Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. MCA will continue to grow through the acquisitions of established Motorola Solutions Partners.

About MCA

Mobile Communications America (MCA) is one of the largest and most trusted Motorola partners in the US offering world class voice, data, and video solutions that enhance the quality, safety, and productivity of customers’ operations and lives. As solution providers of wireless communication technologies, MCA leverages a portfolio of products and experienced engineers, analyzes customer needs, designs and optimizes the best solution, deploys it on time and on budget, while ensuring it performs as specified. MCA provides an unmatched footprint of trusted technical staff that will be there from install through the life-cycle of the solution. MCA is committed to a personal level of service and support.

www.callmc.com


Best Practices Guide For Radio, Cleaning And Disinfecting

Best Practices

This "Best Practices Guide" describes the general procedures for cleaning and disinfecting two-way radios, wireless devices, body-worn cameras and accessories based on current and best understanding of radio hygiene. Per global health authorities, removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Using chemical disinfectants may kill germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, which further lowers the risk of spreading infection.

Information from the WHO website:

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

Information from the US CDC website:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

GENERAL CLEANING:

  • Apply 0.5% detergent-water solution with a cloth, then use a stiff, non-metallic, short-bristled brush to work all loose dirt away from the device. Use a soft, absorbent, lintless cloth or tissue to remove the solution and dry the device.
  • Make sure that no solution remains entrapped near any connectors, cracks or crevices.

DISINFECTING:

  • Devices may be disinfected by wiping them down with over-the-counter isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with at least 70% alcohol concentration.
  • When cleaning with isopropyl alcohol, the alcohol should never be applied directly to the device. It should be applied to a cloth, which is then used to wipe down the device.
  • The effects of certain chemicals and their vapors can have detrimental effects on plastics and the metal plating.
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Do not use bleach, solvents or cleaning sprays to cleanse or disinfect your device.

 

IMPORTANT We are unable to, and did not, determine whether any particular cleaning product is effective in removing specific foreign substances (including viruses) from the device, nor whether any disinfectant will remove all germs or viruses. Please consult the chemical manufacturers’ documentation for specifics on cleaning product efficacy with regards to foreign substances (such as viruses).

For more detailed information download the Motorola Solutions Technical Notification

Motorola Solutions Technical Notification (MTN-0038-20-GL)


Avigilon Radio Alert

Avigilon Radio Alert

The Avigilon Radio Alert solution combines Video Management Software and Two-Way Radio solutions to allow users to receive and acknowledge ACC™ alarms from their MOTOTRBO radio system. Any ACC alarm can be generated as an alert on the MOTOTRBO radio, including alerts related to video analytic events, license plate recognition matches, or access control events. Alerts are dispatched directly to radios via text message and/or text-to-voice alerts, from which security operators can directly acknowledge the alarm. This allows security personnel to be notified through their MOTOTRBO radios so that when analytics events or access control events occur, they can investigate without needing a computer in front of them.

Download the Avigilon Radio Alert Data Sheet


Watchguard 4RE

Motorola Solutions Adds New Analytics to In-Car Video System for Law Enforcement

With the introduction of new mobile automated license plate recognition capabilities, Motorola Solutions’ WatchGuard 4RE® in-car video system now provides real-time intelligence to law enforcement.

The solution also can help prevent crimes before they occur. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 97% of car thieves are charged with additional crimes, often while using the stolen vehicle. Using the new ALPR capabilities to identify a stolen car can help stop these “additional crimes” before they happen. 

Learn how Motorola Solutions’ newly available solution enhances officer safety with the use of video security and analytics.

Download the WatchGuard 4RE® Solution Sheet


Avigilon H5M

Motorola Solutions Introduces New Avigilon H5M Outdoor Dome Camera

Motorola Solutions introduced its newest Avigilon video security camera line, the H5M. This compact camera is ideal for budget-conscious outdoor projects that require a small footprint and helps save time through its built-in AI that uses Unusual Motion Detection to flag abnormal events to users.

The new H5M camera line will provide customers with a cost-effective solution for budget-conscious video security projects that require a small-footprint camera for outdoor use. The H5M camera can handle tough environmental conditions while offering AI-powered Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) — all backed by a five-year warranty.

The camera features a compact size and seamlessly integrates with other open-platform systems. In addition, the highly intelligent camera helps save time through its built-in AI technology that flags unusual events to users. The H5M camera is cost-effective and easy to install, addressing a wide variety of security needs and helping projects remain on time and on budget. 

The H5M is offered in 2 and 5 MP resolution models and is now available for order across the globe.

For more information on product availability, please contact us.


Motorola Nitro

How does CBRS work with LMR?

With the emergence of CBRS as a private broadband solution for data and voice communications, you may wonder how CBRS works with current LMR systems — especially if you’ve recently upgraded your system. The good news is that with WAVE PTT software, you can have voice interoperability between your Nitro system and with many of the devices you may already own, such as:

  • MOTOTRBO portable two-way radios
  • MOTOTRBO mobile two-way radios
  • TLK 100 WAVE portable two-way radios
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops/PC’s

WAVE PTT: Leveraging Kodiak technology for seamless interoperability

WAVE is a broadband PTT solution that incorporates industry-leading technology from Kodiak. Through Motorola Solutions WAVE mobile app or user-friendly online interface, WAVE allows for clear PTT communication and shared talkgroups among a variety of systems and devices. WAVE PTT software allows shared talk groups between MOTOTRBO LMR, Nitro, smartphones, PC’s, andTLK100 radios. Now you can enjoy instant, seamless communication with staff — whether they’re down the road or halfway around the world.

Contact us for more information about Nitro.


Motorola WM500 Remote Speaker Microphone

New WM500 Wireless PoC Remote Speaker Microphone

When you’re working in highly mobile, hands-on industries, you need quick and easy access to PTT applications on your radio or smartphone. The WM500 is uniquely designed to give you the simplicity and security you need to perform your job efficiently and effectively. The WM500 wireless remote speaker microphone is our thinnest yet and is built with an internal battery that lasts up to 25 hours so you can remain focused on the task at hand.

Download the WM500 Spec Sheet