Sunday, July 14, 2013

New Desktop monitor for fire stations and public alerting

Got a call the other day from a 911 Director looking for alternative products suitable for use as fixed station monitors.  Some folks use the Minitor V with the amplified charger and external antenna connector.  Others use the our 2TR9.  Both have their limitations. Neither can monitor more than 4 page codes. Our user wanted to monitor 8 frequencies with two different codes per channel. So much for Minitor V and the 2TR9!

The TM-610 Scanning Page Monitor with an AC wall power module can do the job and it’s only $325 programmed and ready to go with your choice of VHF or UHF.  The 5 watt audio from the internal speaker is much better than the 2 watt output of the 2TR9 or 2.5 watts for the Minitor V audio amplifier charger.  The warranty is better too!  2 years versus 1 year for the Minitor V or 2TR9.

Here’s some more good news!  The TM-610 is capable of receiving text messages using the popular MDC-1200 messaging system and it has an external audio output for connection to a PA system amplifier.  A 13 watt high power remote speaker is optionally available for only $74 additional.

If you are looking for the best, and most affordable fixed station monitor, look no further than Falcon Direct!  For more information, give us a call at 800.489.2611 or drop us an email to  We’ll be looking forward to hearing from you!