Stay Connected and Rely on the System Trusted by Over a Million First Responders Everyday.

Everyday, heroic men and women put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. Whether they’re running into a burning building, pursuing a speeding car, or knocking on the door of a domestic disturbance, the safety and success of their mission depends on a communication system that is fast and functional. 

With over 750 ASTRO 25 systems and thousands of conventional sites, over two million users rely on a Motorola radio for daily communications and emergency responses. With uncompromising real-world performance and legendary Motorola reliability, the ASTRO 25 solution continues to evolve its technological and practical capabilities to better serve safety agencies.


We understand how first responders operate radios under stress and in harsh environments: These factors guide the way we design radios. The result is the APX™ series of radios: durable, easy-to-operate controls, with the loudest, clearest audio, plus Integrated Voice and Data and mission critical features. APX radios keep your personnel and their communities safe.

Access real-time information with Motorola public safety portable radios from Communications Electronics

Officers must respond to the ever-changing needs of the community. To do so, up-to-date information is vital. ASTRO 25 dedicated data systems deliver critical information in real time, complete routine reports, access databases and more. 

In addition to voice communications, the ASTRO 25 system can provide a P25 standards-based Integrated Voice and Data system, Enhanced Data functionality, plus a dedicated data-only network. A dedicated HPD data network can be installed as a stand alone ASTRO 25 system or integrated into a voice and data system, providing greater capacity for data applications.

  • ASTRO 25 Integrated Voice and Data systems and applications can improve the safety, productivity, and efficiency of your operations.
  • The location of remote personnel can be quickly identified using GPS technology, allowing for faster response to an unfolding incident.
  • Our integrated text messaging system serves as an additional tool to maintain communication in any environment.
  • With an open software platform, you can add necessary applications to enhance your efficiency. Field reporting, database look-ups, Be On the Look Out (BOLO) broadcast messages, license plate checks and more are made simpler and swifter.

The Next Generation of Public Safety Communications

At the heart of every mission is the ability to communicate and coordinate operations under high pressure. The ASTRO 25 system is uniquely designed to deliver uncompromising voice services and provides a crucial lifeline to the first responders. Motorola evolves alongside your agency by constantly working towards a new generation of public safety communications systems.

  • Integrating the command center
  • Converging information
  • Collaborating devices
  • Interoperating across platforms

Increase reliability, decrease costs and neutralize threats with Motorola communication solutions from Communications Electronics

  • Unparalleled flexibility in system design
  • Leverage investment for years to come
  • Information assurance
  • System management

Motorola MOTOTRBO communication 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.  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