Motorola earpiece and audio accessories are built and rigorously tested to the same quality standards as Motorola radios. Motorola’s technology provides optimal audio performance assuring high quality communication.
On September 25, 1928, Paul V Galvin and his brother, Joseph, incorporated Motorola’s founding company—the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation—in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Galvin Manufacturing Corporation’s first product was a 1928 battery eliminator. This power converter allowed battery-powered radios to run on household electricity. The company’s first customer was Sears, Roebuck and Co, which sold battery eliminators to consumers.
In 1930, Galvin Manufacturing Corporation introduced one of the first commercially successful car radios. Company founder Paul V Galvin created the brand name Motorola for the car radio — linking ‘motor’ (for motorcar) with ‘ola’ (which implied sound). Thus the Motorola brand meant sound in motion.
Galvin Manufacturing Corporation began selling car radios to police departments and municipalities in November 1930. Among the first customers (all in the US state of Illinois) were the Village of River Forest; Village of Bellwood Police Department; City of Evanston Police; Illinois State Highway Police; and Cook County (Chicago area) Police.
In 1943 Galvin Manufacturing Corporation designed the world’s first FM portable two-way radio, the SCR300 backpack model, for the US Army Signal Corps. Weighing 35 pounds (15.9 kg), the ‘walkie-talkie’ radio had a range of 10 to 20 miles (16-32 km).
In 1947 Galvin Manufacturing Corporation became Motorola, Inc.
In 1953 they established the Motorola Foundation to support leading universities in the United States. The foundation later expanded to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and critical community needs globally where the company operated. Motorola Solutions Foundation continued this mission beginning in 2011.
Since 1928, Motorola has been committed to innovation in communications and electronics. The company has achieved many milestones in its 80-plus year history. They pioneered mobile communications in the 1930s with car radios and public safety networks and made the equipment that carried the first words from the moon in 1969. In 1983 they led the communications revolution with the first commercial handheld cellular phone and system and introduced a handheld scanner which set the standard for the industry. Today, as a global industry leader, excellence in innovation continues to shape the future of the Motorola brand.
Motorola CP040 Earpiece Available At Patrol Store
PatrolStore’s most popular Motorola radio earpiece is the Acoustic Earpiece – PTT & Mic – Motorola CP040.
The Motorola CP040 earpiece has a clear tube that links to the ear and has a separate press to talk (PTT) and microphone.
The Motorola CP040 spec means that it can be used in an overt or covert role and fits the standard 2-pin Motorola radios.
The PTT block enables you to wear the radio anywhere on the body, including the belt, and for you to mount the block in a convenient place to use. The PTT and mic block has a strong metal clip on the back making it ideal for clipping to the chests of duty vests. In a covert role, the radio can be worn out of sight while the PTT and mic block can be worn under clothing near the neck. This can be described as a covert earpiece.
The Motorola CP040 is a ‘field tested’ piece of kit by 10,000’s of active daily users in the police, military and security services.
For our full selection please see our Radio Earpiece section of the site.
Patrol Store also stock a variety of Motorola CP040 accessories as well as earpieces for other models of Motorola radios.
For more history see the Motorola website.