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Differences Between Job-site Radio PB360D and PB360S That You Should Know

20I recently bought a Bosch PB360D Power box as a Christmas gift for my dad. This model is similar to PB360S which is the standard version. As I was asked many times the differences between these two models, I decided to write this article to discuss the differences.  As a start the notation “D” represents the deluxe version of this well known job-site radio from Bosch.

However, before discussing the differences, I like to state that there are many similarities between the two models. As an example, both are built to be heavy duty job-site radio that can withstand the rough working site conditions and still provide a powerful 360 degree clear sound.

However there are differences between the two models which are not obvious and these differences are discussed below.

The most obvious difference is the control panel.  In the PB360D, it has a backlit control panel while PB360S has a normal control panel without any backlit. The backlit has a light bluish tone enabling the display details to be seen in low light condition.

The next difference is the deluxe version has a built in extra SIRIUS Satellite Dock. Thus one can plug in or dock one’s satellite radio and enjoy satellite radio broadcasting in addition to the built in FM and AM radio.

Then there are the differences on the types of power outlets. The PB360D and PB360S besides being job-site radios are also power boxes. That is one can plug in one’s power tools to the power outlet and runs from there.  The power outlet found in PB360D is GFCi types while those in PB360S are the normal ones. The term GFCi stands for ground fault circuit interrupter which is a safety device.  However there are no problems powering Bosch power tools with the power outlets of both models.

The final difference between the two models is the availability of a remote control.  The deluxe version comes with a remote why the standard version has none. Well having or not having a remote is not a big deal. In my opinion, the remote may be easily lost in work sites as it is easily taken away.

These are the main differences between the two models and as such there is a difference in price too. The model PB360S costs about $180 while the deluxe model PB360D costs $100 dollars more.

Internet Music Radio Programmers Market 2017

17According to market report, the hybrid digital music program have aggregated service revenue hike of 28.6% in 2015, and the listening hour had increased 17%.  The revenue analytics and vital performance including monthly hours by programmer/service, subscriber totals (both domestic and international), inventory by avail format (audio, video, display), sellout rates, CPMs, gross media spend, revenue per thousand hours of programming (RPM) and expected total royalty rate fees paid across the industry at 47%.  Every 1,000 hours of listening across the spectrum of digital music services (excluding online song stores) is tracking at around US$58.97, and it is forecasted to improve steadily through 2018.

A few highlights of the market are as follows;

  • Mobile continues to be a growth engine for programmers.  Pandora delivers 83% of listening through non-desktop devices, while audio inventory loads and blended CPMs have also increased; the company has grown RPM by 30% over the past year.
  • Listening hours are on a trajectory to register 45 billion hours of audience engagement time across all devices connecting to broadcast streaming, track-play, subscription and ad supported music play libraries.  Ad-supported listening hours made up 76% of total hours in 2014, and forecast at 78% in 2015, growing at a 30.5% rate.
  • Programmers remain focused on balancing listening hour growth against increased allocation and exploitation of audio inventory, with sellout estimated at 68% in 2015.  In-stream audio units (including gateway ads and in-stream placements) are projected at 285 billion units in 2015, an increase of 16.9% over 2014.
  • Advertising is expected to make up the majority of sector revenue going forward, estimated at 62.4% in 2015, and expected to deliver an increasing share of monetization efforts through 2018.
  • Subscription service revenue is forecast to improve by 25.5% in 2015 (including Rhapsody’s global business, SiriusXM’s MySXM and Spotify’s U.S.  operations) to US$1 billion.  We expect to see reduced monthly subscription pricing tiers (down an average of 20.l% in 2015) exhibit significant elasticity of demand, increasing total subs by 57.2% to 15.9 million, based on current CAGR performance indicators.
  • Mobile continues to be a growth engine for programmers.  Pandora delivers 83% of listening through non-desktop devices, while audio inventory loads and blended CPMs have also increased; the company has grown RPM by 30% over the past year.

The report on Internet Music Programmers 2015 – 2018 is a Guide to IP Radio, and offers music services, brands/buyers, adtech vendors, agencies, rep firms, bandwidth, media player and software platform providers, CE manufacturers, as well as for investors.

The report on Internet Music Programmers 2015 – 2018 is a Guide to IP Radio, and offers music services, brands/buyers, adtech vendors, agencies, rep firms, bandwidth, media player and software platform providers, CE manufacturers, as well as for investors.

How to Unlock GM Theftlock Radio’s

17How to Reset GM Theft lock Radio’s

Article Disclaimer: This article is meant to be used by Delco Radio owners  to reset there radios. In no way is it meant to be used for any unethical or unlawful ways.

Purpose

The following instructions will allow you to reset any GM (General Motors), Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac theft lock radio.

Requirements

The theft lock radio must be in “LOC” mode.

Procedure:

1. Turn the ignition ON (The radio should display “LOC”)

2. Hold down the Radio Presets 2 and 3 buttons for six seconds

3. The radio display changes from LOC to a three-digit number. Write this number down. You now have fifteen seconds to complete the next step.

4. Press the AM/FM button

5. The radio display changes to another three-digit number. Write this number to the right of the first one.

6. You now have a six-digit number, the first three digits are from STEP 03 and the last three digits are form STEP 05

7. Call 1-800-537-5140

8. Press 1 then # (pound). You’ll hear “Invalid Code, try again”

9. Press 139010 or 106010 or 206010 or 202107 then # (pound). You will be asked to enter your four or six digit code followed by *

10. Enter the number from STEP 6 then *

11. Listen to the four-digit number and write it down. It will be repeated twice

12. Turn the ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)

13. Use the MN and HR buttons to enter the code from STEP 11

14. Press the AM/FM button. The radio display changes to “SEC”. Your radio is now “un-locked” and usable.

Dealership Codes

  • 139010
  • 106010
  • 206010
  • 202107

Troubleshooting

If you fail to enter the correct code eight times, the radio goes into INOP mode. You have to wait an hour with the ignition on before the radio returns to LOC mode.

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How to service Motorola Two-ways-radio batteries

15How to service Motorola Two-ways-radio batteries

When charging a Motorola Two-ways-radio battery, the charger’s ready light will eventually illuminate, indicating that the battery is fully charged. The user assumes that the battery has reached its full potential and the battery is taken in confidence.

The ‘green light’ lies

The ‘green light’ does not guarantee sufficient Motorola Two-ways-radio batteries capacity or assure good state-of-health (SoH). “Ready” only indicates that the battery is full to whatever capacity that was available to fill.

The rechargeable Motorola 56315 Two-ways-radio Batteries is a corrosive device that gradually loses the ability to hold a charge. Lack of periodic maintenance on nickel-based batteries hastens the capacity loss through crystalline formation, also known as memory. Lead and lithium-based batteries have other age related degradations. The capacity loss becomes apparent after one year of service. Some Two-ways-radio batteries deteriorate faster than others.

Battery users are often unaware that their fleet batteries may barely last a day with minimal energy reserve to spare. Weak Motorola GP280 Two-ways-radio Batteries can hide comfortably because little demand is placed on them in an ordinary day. The situation changes when full performance is required during an emergency. A collapse of portable communications is common and such breakdowns are often caused by poor battery performance.

Weak batteries charge quicker and remain on ‘ready’ longer than strong ones. Bad batteries tend to gravitate to the top and become a target for the unsuspecting user. In an emergency situation when quick charging action is required, the Motorola PMNN4046 Two-ways-radio Batteries that are on ‘ready’ may be deadwood. In the meantime, the good packs are still charging because they have more capacity to fill.

Large performance variations between the batteries will occur over time if the fleet batteries are not checked and maintained on regular schedule. Figure 2 illustrates four batteries of different sizes and state-of-health conditions. When observing the usable and unusable part of a Motorola GP1280 battery, one can see that the larger packs do not necessarily carry more energy. Memory ridden batteries B and D retain less energy than the smaller battery A. Carrying larger batteries or switching to energy-dense chemistries does not improve system reliability if weak packs are left in the fleet.

Figure 2: Comparison of charge and discharge times.
Carrying larger batteries or switching to high energy-dense chemistries does not improve system reliability if weak packs are left in the fleet.

A weak battery can be compared to a fuel tank of a car that has been crushed. Refueling this tank is quick because it holds only a small amount of fuel. Like the green light on a charger, the fuel gauge will show full when the tank has been filled and everything looks normal to the driver. However, the distance traveled before refueling will be short.

Motorola GP600 Two-ways-radio Batteries do not offer a fuel gauge to check the remaining energy and periodic battery maintenance is required. The benefit of such an exercise is three-fold: it identifies and eliminates non-performers, it increases battery reliability, and it prolongs the of life nickel-based batteries. Weak batteries affected by memory can often be restored to full service with Motorola GP688 Two-ways-radio Battery analyzers featuring the recondition program.

Battery maintenance made simple

A simple, self-governing maintenance system for fleet Motorola Two-ways-radio batteries is illustrated in Figures 3, 4 and 5. The time required maintaining a large battery fleet should take less than 30 minutes per day. The analyzer used should be able to produce battery stick-on labels and feature a battery recondition program. A properly run battery maintenance program pays back in less than one year on prolonging Motorola HNN9008A Battery life alone, not to mention the benefit of improved system reliability.

Figure 3: Sorting batteries for servicing.Each time a battery is taken from the charger, the user checks the service date on the label attached to the battery. If expired, the battery is placed in the ‘To be serviced’ box. Figure 4: Servicing expired batteries.
The batteries are re-energized with Cadex battery analyzers and re-certified by attaching a new label with dates and capacity reading. Figure 5: Returning batteries to circulation.
The restored batteries go back into circulation; those that failed are replaced with new ones. Battery maintenance assures that all packs perform at the required capacity level.

Rechargeable batteries do not die suddenly but gradually get weaker over time. Implementing regular battery maintenance greatly reduces unexpected downtime caused by weak Motorola HNN9008AR Battery. Manufacturers of portable equipment stress the importance of regular battery testing and endorse the use of battery analyzers.

Motorola Two Way Battery Care

  • Charge your new battery overnight before using it. This is referred to as “initializing” and will enable you to obtain maximum battery capacity.
    • Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride: Charge 14-16 hours
    • Lithium-ion/Polymer: Charge 1-2 more hours after the charger light turns green.
  • New Motorola HNN9013 Two-ways-radio Batteries, when inserted into a Motorola IMPRES charger, will indicate a calibration cycle by displaying a steady yellow light on the charge status indicator. Allow this calibration process to complete by not removing the battery from the charger until it’s fully charged and displays a steady green light.