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To meet the unique demands of the manufacturing sector, Motorola two-way radios provide solutions that are as much about safety as they are about communications.

While workplace injuries and emergencies continue to decline across the industry, they do still happen, and instant communication and coordination can mean all the difference.

Here are three features and applications built to help enhance safety in manufacturing with Motorola two-way radios. To make the right selections for your facility, make sure to work with two-way radio service providers who specialize in workplace safety for the manufacturing industry.  

Tags: Two Way Radios, MOTOTRBO, Manufacturing

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To earn the designation mission critical, a mobile radio for public safety must deliver the same robust functionality and innovative safety features as its handheld counterparts, and be easy to install and use.

Motorola has set the gold standard for land mobile radio technology for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency first responders, and the company has an estimated 80 percent market share in the United States, according to Morningstar.

It’s no wonder then that the top four mobile radios for public safety are powered by Motorola. Below we'll take a quick look at each one. To make the right selections for your department, make sure to work with two-way radio service providers who specialize in public safety.  

Tags: Two Way Radios, Public Safety Communications

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The top handheld two-way radio accessories for healthcare take into account the unique needs of the industry and the diversity of departments that need to be covered.

From dispatch to nurses to security to maintenance, healthcare workers are constantly on the go and need radio solutions – including accessories – that can keep up.

Which of the top handheld two-way radio accessories for healthcare will you try next?

Tags: Two Way Radio Accessories, Healthcare

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Best Two-Way Radios for Hospitality

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Thursday, March 1, 2018

What are the best two-way radios for hospitality? 

Selecting the right radio in this business needs to be informed by specific job responsibilities: Sleek handhelds are often best for front desk staff, whereas ruggedized products are needed for facilities management. Security staff often need discreet devices to do their job best.

For each staff role, there are radios, accessories and applications available that offer a full range of features and functionality to keep operations running smoothly and guests happy.

With guest satisfaction in mind, below are the specific two-way radio models that are best for three major staff roles in hospitality. Experienced two-way radio service providers can also provide helpful specifications and advice when making a selection.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Two Way Radio Accessories, MOTOTRBO, Hospitality, Digital Two-Way Radios

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As more districts are discovering every day, two-way radios in K-12 schools are the centerpiece of any effective safety plan.

Radios outpace cell phones in terms of reliability, durability and functionality, and there are tailored radio solutions available regardless of the communications challenges schools and districts face.

This safety guide with case studies provides a comprehensive overview for two-way radios in K-12 schools and the options available for overcoming infrastructure, geographic and logistical issues.  

Tags: Two Way Radios, Education, Digital Two-Way Radios

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued comprehensive new guidance on the emergency preparedness rule for providers and suppliers that recently took effect.

The guidance from the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group includes the four core elements of emergency preparedness, templates and checklists, as well as details on preparing for specific events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, influenza and homeland security threats.

Tags: Healthcare

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2018 Trends for Communication in Healthcare

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The communication in healthcare trends for 2018 will continue the industry’s trajectory of improving access, tightening security and the leveraging of innovation in wireless technology.

As in years’ past, the next year of healthcare technology will be be powered by wireless communications, from digital two-way radios, to IP phones, to radio frequency identification, to nurse call systems and smartphone apps for healthcare.

Even with the uncertainty for the overall industry’s future, here are some things that are certain about the 2018 trends for communication in healthcare.

Tags: Healthcare

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WiFi Phones for Manufacturing

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In manufacturing environments, radios are a given, smartphones are proving to be less than ideal, and WiFi phones are holding their own.

As wireless communications helps power advances in manufacturing technology, advanced connectivity is making purpose-built WiFi phones a solid option for everything from the front office to the factory floor.

With the unique requirements of the industry in mind, here’s a quick look at some benefits of WiFi phones for manufacturing.

Tags: Manufacturing

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No part of the hotel and resort experience is immune from today’s fast-moving hospitality technology trends, and that includes connectivity in lobbies and lounges.

No longer is the lobby a pass-through point or the lounge a place just for breakfast and happy hour. Business travelers, in particular, want connected communal public workspaces where they can hold informal meetings, socialize with their smartphones and finish up the day’s work.

So let’s take a look the hospitality technology trend of connected lobbies and lounges.

Tags: Hospitality

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Ask for manufacturing technology examples, and most people will list the usual suspects of manufacturing engineering technology.

The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIOT, 3-D printing and cloud computing get all of the attention, but there is more innovative manufacturing technology out there to explore.

Here are three surprising manufacturing technology examples to keep things interesting.

Tags: Manufacturing

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