Motorola Solutions

Integrated Safe Technology Ecosystem


Connecting You in the Moments that Matter

Since 1976, Communications Electronics has been making mission-critical connections for some of the largest public safety agencies, schools, hospitals and enterprises across the Mid-Atlantic. As a local single source distributor and integrator with more than 120 employees across five locations, Communications Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide responsive and professional wireless voice, video and data services to our customers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Central Pennsylvania.


Communications Electronics has technical expertise across a diverse range of wireless voice, video and data solutions. Our capabilities include system design & engineering, sales, installation, maintenance, technical support and service agreements to ensure optimal performance of your systems and critical infrastructure.
From on-site to wide-area voice two-way radio solutions
Our wireless solutions connect facilities and campuses
Comprehensive integrated security solutions allow you to detect, monitor and safeguard your facilities 24/7
Communication Electronics allows you to keep moving forward when it matters most, with our intelligent transportation systems.
Communications Electronics currently ranks as one of Motorola Solutions top partners across North America, and has achieved Motorola’s highest levels in both sales and service. When you work with a Motorola Platinum Professional Elite Partner and Commercial Radio Elite Specialist, you can be confident that you are in technically capable hands. Additionally, as a Motorola Premier Service Elite Specialist, Communications Electronics is an accredited Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-I) and Certified Service Center (CSC). These independent certifications assure a level of professionalism, service and customer satisfaction that is of paramount importance to Communications Electronics.

Providing Wireless Solutions Since 1976

Since 1976, Communications Electronics (CE) has been the Mid Atlantic’s single source for mission critical wireless communications. With over 110 employees, CE is uniquely positioned to provide responsive and professional services to our customers in Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Central Pennsylvania.
Communications Electronics has significant experience across a diverse range of wireless and wired solutions. Our expertise includes system engineering, design, installation, sales and service for two-way radio, in-building wireless systems and distributed antenna systems (DAS), integrated security, intelligent transportation systems and a host of related products.
CE has enjoyed a long partnership with Motorola spanning 28 years. We are currently ranked in the top 15 Motorola Solutions partners in the nation. We have achieved Motorola’s highest levels in sales and service as a Motorola Platinum Professional Elite Partner and Commercial Radio Elite Specialist and an ETA and CSC certified Motorola Premier Service Partner.


Motorola Solutions Bundled Solutions for Enhanced Safety

Motorola Solutions recognizes that across all enterprise’s safety is as much of a top line priority as productivity and efficiency. By unifying what were previously desperate voice, data, video and analytic technologies into one integrated and interoperable platform, we can now enable people, businesses and communities to work more collaboratively in even more powerful and safer ways.
The Safety Reimagined Ecosystem of solutions provide a technology roadmap to address the challenges that many businesses, communities and enterprises are confronted with today, while providing an eye towards futureproofing for tomorrow.


Motorola Solutions believes that safety, efficiency, and productivity are deeply interrelated. That the technologies that make us safer can also make us better at everything they do. MSI made that vision real by creating the first ecosystem to unify the technologies that keep us safe on one single platform – Unifying voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated platform to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. Creating solutions that address the industry challenges of today with an eye toward the future.


An End-To-End Two-Way Radio Digital Solution

At the heart of the Safety Reimagined ecosystem of solutions is a MOTOTRBO Digital Two-Way Radio System. The robust MOTOTRBO portfolio of devices, system infrastructure, applications and accessories allow an enterprise to build a customized a mission-critical voice technology solution that will enhance productivity, efficiency and safety.

Coverage and Applications

The MOTOTRBO Digital Two-Way Radio solution offers you so much more than Push-To-Talk radio communications. With radio systems that are scalable to meet your coverage needs, whether it’s simply communicating across the factory floor, across campus or by connecting multiple locations across the country we have the systems to keep you connected.
Digital applications can also provide additional functionality across your devices to create efficiencies and ensure worker safety. MOTOTRBO’s applications range from dispatch solutions to applications like lone worker, man-down and GPS, work ticketing, radio alerts and SCADA functionality to control and monitor devices. MOTOTRBO can put the right device into the hands of the right user, to empower your workforce and transform your enterprise.

A Complete End-To-End Digital Solution

Having MOTOTRBO at the heart of your organization will help you achieve new levels of productivity, safety and efficiency. The extensive portfolio means you can custom-build your complete solution including radios, infrastructure, systems, accessories, applications, and services designed around what you need today and in the future.

Reach Everyone, Anywhere

When you’re running a professional operation, you need more than just radio-to-radio communications. MOTOTRBO has coverage options to suit your needs—whether you’re operating in a single building, a large campus, or even multiple locations around the world. Connecting thousands of radio and smartphone users in a single location, your capacity options are virtually unlimited.MOTOTRBO puts the right device into the hands of the right user, to empower your workforce and transform your enterprise.


What is WAVE PTX?

WAVE PTX is a PTT application that allows users to instantly connect teams across different devices, networks, and locations. With WAVE PTX you can connect your team with greater speed and efficiency with a Push-To-Talk (PTT) over cellular service that has no boundaries. Broadband PTT operates on LTE, so you get the speed and simplicity of professional radio PTT communications with the ability to share details via text, photo, video or file attachment.

WAVE™ Two-Way Radios

WAVE’s complete line of mobile and portable two-way radios keeps field service professionals productive and connected with a single push of a button. The WAVE PTX solution provides direct access to team members nationwide using crisp, clear audio, and best of all complies with most states handsfree driver requirements.

WAVE PTX™ Push-To-Talk App

This user-friendly application allows you to turn a smartphone into a multi-channel communication device allowing you to connect with your team’s two-way radio devices. You can eliminate the need to carry multiple devices to stay connected with your teams, when

Push-To-Talk Without Boundaries

Connect your team with broadband push-to-talk across different devices, networks or geographic boundaries with a subscription-based communication service. Broadband PTT operates on LTE, so you get the speed and simplicity of professional radio PTT communications with the ability to share details via text, photo, video or file attachment.

WAVE™ Portable And Mobile Two-Way Radios

No matter the industry, WAVE two-way radios keep field service professionals productive and connected. With a single push of a button they have direct access to colleagues nationwide using crisp, clear audio. Simply push, talk, and succeed.

WAVE PTX™ Push-To-Talk App

Turn your smartphone into a multi-channel communication device with all your group communication needs in one easy-to-use app. Realize the speed and simplicity of PTT with the ability to share location and multimedia information with the WAVE PTX™ Push-To-Talk App.

WAVE PTX™ Dispatch

Stay connected to your teams and field personnel wherever they are with WAVE Dispatch. Get the tools you need to see the location of your team and rapidly respond to incidents and customer requests that need immediate attention at the touch of a button.


Dispatch Consoles to Meet Your Needs

The brains of your two-way radio system are frequently the dispatch console where all communication needs converge. Your dispatch console needs to provide both the simplicity and functionality to connect your teams across a variety of next-generation radio, telephony and broadband/LTE technologies. At Communications Electronics we offer a selection of console configurations that can be aligned to best meet your communications needs.
Whether your needs are simple, highly complex or in between, our family of dispatch solutions provide the best options for secure, converged voice and radio dispatch communications.

Dispatch Consoles For Your Mission-Critical Needs

Your dispatch communications platform needs to offer the freedom to select the right tools for the job. Avtec’s Scout suite of solutions integrates with a variety of legacy and next-generation radio, telephony and broadband/LTE technologies – giving you the flexibility to choose what’s best to meet your mission-critical communications challenges.

One Platform. Unlimited Possibilities.

The Avtec Scout™ family of dispatch solutions integrates all your communication center needs, whether simple, highly complex, or somewhere in between. Scout provides options for secure, converged voice and radio dispatch communications.

Video Surveillance & Access Control

Protecting People, Assets & Property

When it comes to protecting the safety of your people, property, and assets, video security and access control solutions are vital links within the Safety Reimagined Ecosystem. The ability to integrate the video solutions analytics across technologies and devices enables detection to initiate actionable results. For example, when video surveillance system detects unusual activity, or if restricted boundaries are breached the systems analytics can seamlessly trigger alerts to allow personnel or adjacent technologies into action.

Radio Alerts

These same pre-programmed video surveillance triggers can activate Radio Alerts in either voice or text messages to your MOTOTRBO two-way radios, mobile devices or computers. Radio Alerts allows security or operational personnel to respond real-time to either voice or text prompts to situations and hopefully mitigate problems before the escalate.

In And Around The Perimeter

For all businesses, video security is imperative when it comes to protecting your valuable assets, preventing theft, and increasing worker safety. When combined with powerful analytics, enterprises can search video quickly and detect unusual activity in high-risk areas like a parking lot. Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software seamlessly integrates with Access Control Manager™ within your unified communications ecosystem to help you better secure your perimeter, receive alerts when restricted areas are accessed, and enforce permission within specific areas of the facility.

Radio Alert

Radio Alert enables your teams to receive and acknowledge ACC™all from their MOTOTRBO radios. With Radio Alert, alerts of activity happening in real-time on your site can be dispatched directly to two-way radios via text message or text-to-voice alerts. Now your security personnel can be instantly in the know — all without monitoring activity on a desktop screen.

Wireless Network Solutions

Communications Electronics has a long history in designing, deploying and maintaining private network solutions. Whether our wireless networks are installed for in-building or across a wide-area, our networks routinely support a variety of vertical markets and technologies. Our wireless network solutions are designed to meet our customers high bandwidth requirements for all their voice, video and data requirements through the latest technologies including Wi-Fi, PTP / PTMP and private LTE solutions including CBRS.
With deep experience working for public and private enterprises across the Mid-Atlantic to provide interoperable communications and surveillance solutions, we are uniquely positioned to be your private network Safety Reimagined solution provider.

New CBRS Spectrum Provides Better Speeds and Capacity

Although Wi-Fi has become an increasingly valuable tool for commercial organizations to provide connectivity for a variety of devices and interoperability solutions, it was not engineered to support these business-critical communications. The inefficiencies and inadequate performance of traditional Wi-Fi is why organizations turn to private LTE networks to meet their growing bandwidth, communications, video surveillance and interoperability requirements.

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)

The latest FCC regulations have released new high-speed broadband spectrum for commercial applications. Band 48 or Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), is now available for Communications Electronics to design and deploy secure, encrypted private LTE broadband networks for enterprise applications. A CBRS private LTE network provides greater speed, connectivity, range and capacity than ever before.


As a Platinum Motorola Solutions Partner, Communications Electronics is proud to offer Motorola Solutions’ range of CBRS solutions that integrate with enterprise technologies to deliver a completely unified data, video and voice platform called MOTOTRBO Nitro. The Nitro private LTE solution delivers commercial-grade private LTE that outperforms traditional Wi-Fi while providing unmatched simplicity and control.

CBRS Delivers On Business-Critical Communications

No matter the size of your business or the type of environment you work in, chances are Wi-Fi has become an invaluable tool for your business-critical operations. But as the number of devices, applications, and users continues to grow with your business, the weakness and limitations of your Wi-Fi network are becoming more exposed.
Let’s face it, Wi-Fi was not designed to support your business-critical workplace. Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) was. Now you can integrate CBRS with your single end-to-end Team Communications ecosystem.

Reach Everyone, Anywhere

Deploying and maintaining private LTE can be challenging, but with Nitro, Motorola has taken steps to make the process easier. Nitro combines lightning-fast private broadband, operation-critical data and premium voice push-to-talk communication. This solution allows data to stream securely, quickly, and reliably through networks. With twice the capacity and up to four times the range of Wi-Fi, Nitro gives your Unified Team Communications ecosystem a mighty boost and lets you do more with less.

Incident Management Software

Capture Critical Data Real-Time

From education to manufacturing, to healthcare and across many enterprises, the necessity to properly document incidents and provide detailed reporting has become increasingly more important. Within the Safety Reimagined Ecosystem automated incident management reporting software can ease the burden of documenting your incidents.
Incident management software allows you capture reports in a centralized database, as well as remotely access the data, providing a more proactive approach to operations and security.
Communication Electronics Incident Management Software is an intuitive dispatch and incident management platform with capabilities to capture, time-stamp and manage incident information in real-time. Our management software operates across devices and provides users with the ability to analyze and properly document incidents for better insights and improved reporting.

During An Incident

Whether you work in the Manufacturing, Transportation, Logistics, or the Hospitality industry, your team can be subject to working in dangerous environments. Give your team the ability to seamlessly document your incidents with Ally.
Don’t stop there, with incident management software your team can store all reports in a centralized database, and even create and access data from a mobile device, providing a much more proactive approach to security – available all within one end-to-end Unified Team Communications ecosystem.

Capture, Act And Analyze In Real-Time

Ally is a single, intuitive dispatch and incident management platform designed to capture and manage incident information in real time. This solution operates across multiple devices and provides users with the ability to analyze incident trends using easy, built-in reports, and act on improved insights for more security planning.

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COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

*Last Updated 3/26/20

CE continues operations as an essential service provider

To our valued customers and partners, 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to reinforce that Communications Electronics’ number one priority is keeping our employees, partners, and customers safe. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service while remaining focused on the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are fortunate to have ample technology and significant experience with working remotely.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on our current and best understanding of radio hygiene. You can review their recommended equipment cleaning guidelines here.

Communications Electronics provides a critical service as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. Our business supplies crucial equipment and vital services to fill the urgent needs of telecommunications companies, service providers, emergency responders, law enforcement, and a multitude of private entities throughout the nation. Therefore, we will continue operations at this time and are fully available to serve you.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact your CE representative. We are here to help you.

We thank you for your continued patronage. Communications Electronics will strive to maintain exceptional service to our customers during this difficult time. Wishing you good health.

Roger Cassell
President & CEO



As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to let everyone know that Communications Electronics’number one priority is to keep our employees, partners, and customers safe. Here is an update on preparations and steps we have taken to date. Two weeks ago, CE assembled a cross-disciplinary COVID-19 Management Team to actively monitor the situation and make recommendations to leadership. We have been assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. We’ve assembled guidance for our employee teams, pursuant to these recommendations.

As you know, the situation is evolving rapidly, and COVID-19 is affecting people differently, depending on their location and situation. As a result, flexible solutions are needed. CE Senior Management is considering all options, including the possibility of asking staff to work remotely.

While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also remain committed to serving our customers. Fortunately, we have technology in place and significant experience with working remotely. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service. Operational teams have been working to identify potential needs and strategies associated with full-virtual delivery of services. Project managers and supervisors are actively having preparedness discussions with our teams. Our IT team has been reviewing and testing systems and protocols, to ensure necessary tools and support for staff to operate virtually. Everyone has a role to play.

If you have questions or feedback, you can reach the COVID-19 Management Team at

Being flexible and able to overcome big challenges is part of what makes us who we are. We have the infrastructure, skills, and desire to support each other, while providing the highest level of service to our customers. Obviously, this is a fast moving, fluid situation affecting our country and the world. We will update our guidance and decisions as the situation changes. Please continue to monitor the CDC Website for updates.

We hope that you and your family are well,

Glenn Lesley
Chief Operations Officer
Communications Electronics