Increase Efficiency, Reduce Cost, and Go Green with Motorola Two-way Radios

With an increase in material costs, decreasing profit margins, and the battle for bids at an all-time high, construction contractors are always looking for innovative ways to compete. As the economy continues to tighten, customers demand even lower costs, tighter schedules, and favor contractors who employ “green” construction services.

Versatile and powerful, Motorola two-way radios from Communications Electronics provide an advantage over those challenges by helping you increase efficiency, safety, and work crew productivity. Motorola two-way radios minimize downtime and lower costs by offering instant communications and no monthly service fees. Emergency features enhance worker safety and noise cancelling features deliver crystal clear audio, even in the noisiest environment. Intrinsically safe design allows communications in locations where flammable gas and combustible dust may be present. Improved technology preserves battery life throughout long shifts.

Stay sharp by maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs with Communications Electronics.

Businesses around the country are always wrestling with the ongoing economic challenges; the construction industry is no exception. Staying competitive and progressing operations requires an ability to maximize productivity and minimize costs. The ability to monitor and coordinate work crews, whether on a single construction site or over multiple sites, is imperative. Reacting quickly to last minute changes or unexpected emergencies is essential. Hearing clear voice messages, even in the noisy environment of a busy construction site, keeps your task force moving. Maintaining instant contact with your work crews keeps them safe and helps to avoid material waste or mistakes.

The case for two-way radios: These challenges can be overcome by an effective communication solution.

Motorola’s flexible portfolio of two-way radios and accessories from Communications Electronics offer a range of communication solutions that meet your unique needs and help you conquer communication obstacles. Radio accessories enable hands-free operation for greater task efficiency, audio that can be heard over loud machinery, and batteries that last throughout a workday. Communications Electronics has the right-sized and right-featured Motorola radio for your unique operation, including general industrial construction, commercial and residential construction; infrastructure projects like roads, highways, bridges, and tunnels; or an electrical, plumbing, carpentry, or HVAC assignment. Each radio family offers a cost-effective solution over “pay as you go” technology with no service fees and no cell tower dependence. Each radio is designed to withstand the challenges of a construction site, from hazardous environments to weather extremes.

For Small, Independent Contractors: CP Series portable and CM Series mobile radios

Keep your projects on track through better coordination of foremen, subcontractors and individual tradespeople. Address the daily challenges of worker safety. Meet the pressure to finish projects faster, avoid costly mistakes, and protect your profit margins. With Motorola’s CP Series radios from Communications Electronics, contractors get the seven essential elements of solid two-way communications – value, reliability, ease of use, audio quality, small size, programmable, and battery life. Add Motorola’s rugged, ready-for-anything design and you have the ultimate communication solution for your workspace. Affordable and easy to use, the CP Series portable and CM Series mobile radios provide the communication tool you need to meet deadlines, avoid errors, and keep costs under budget.


  • Clear audio for noisy construction sites
  • Easy to carry and use
  • Rugged and durable
  • Programmable option buttons
  • Flexible options for range and coverage
  • Flexible battery choices
  • Flexible accessory portfolio

For Large Construction Operations: MOTOTRBO digital radio system

Whether you need to put more workers on the system, ensure longer battery life to keep your team in contact throughout an extended shift, or need to access integrated data applications,

Motorola MOTOTRBO solutions from Communications Electronics enable a smooth, phased migration to digital technology.


  • Increased calling capacity on a single license
  • Integrated voice and data
  • IMPRES™ audio accessories
  • Efficient battery technology
  • IP Site Connect
  • Capacity Plus

Motorola Two-Way Radios from Communications Electronics Deliver Real Value

The Motorola standard sees your needs through from start to finish. We listen when you tell us what you need, visit your construction sites to see firsthand how the radios would be used, and deliver the perfect product for the job with superior quality.

Motorola two-way radios provide you with:

  • Enhanced productivity
  • Improved worker safety
  • Hands-free portability
  • Minimize delays
  • Reduces operational costs
  • Motorola two-way radios

Additional benefits with MOTOTRBO digital radios:

Built to take it:

Construction sites aren’t playgrounds. MOTOTRBO radios meet demanding specifications for submersion in water, as well as military standards for durability and reliability.

Track location:

When used with a location tracking application, the integrated GPS module allows site supervisors to track the location of workers, locate supplies, and plan deliveries on or between job sites quickly.

Communicate in loud environments:

Digital radios overcome the high decibel environment of a construction site with noise suppression technology that limits background noise. When paired with Motorola’s IMPRES audio accessories, noise suppression is even more effective. If traditional voice communication is simply not feasible, text messaging provides an effective alternative.

Equipment security:

Motorola two-way radios feature remote disable technology to minimize the impact of theft, and GPS features help track the locations of vehicles and heavy equipment, such as backhoes, excavators, and forklifts.

Link locations and people:

Accountability is a top priority when working with sub-contractors or part-time laborers. Never miss a beat: Managers can use IP Site Connect software to connect between dispersed locations or across a large geographic area.

Applications that improve efficiency:

MOTOTRBO radios accommodate any number of applications designed to make your job easier. The work order ticket management application, for example, enables you to send work order tickets directly to a crew member’s radio. The employee can then close the ticket from the radio notifying you of its completion.

Motorola MOTOTRBO solutions help you reach personnel anywhere they go, improve safety and security, keep every department connected, improve response times, maximize your investment, and meet budgets cost-effectively. With offices in Timonium and Jessup, MD and Fairfax, VA serving Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Central Pennsylvania, and Delaware, Communications Electronics can help provide the communication solutions you need. Contact us today for more information.

COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

Click here to view Motorola Recommended Communications Equipment Cleaning Guidelines


*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