When you first start researching ways to improve your communication across your business or organization, you will typically learn that digital two-way radios are often the best answer. Whether you are looking for reliability, durability, or just a more integrated way to communicate with your staff, two-way radios offer many great benefits (read more about those here).
One of the most useful and relevant benefits offered is the ability to choose from a robust selection of customized, integrated data applications to use on your MOTOTRBO radio. These applications give you the ability to expand your communications beyond just voice and audio, and offer the convenience of having data directly on your radio device. MOTOTRBO applications span a variety of use-cases, but range from GPS tracking to alarm monitoring to SMS communication (texting). Here are just some of the areas data applications can help in:
- Fleet Management
- Dispatch Console
- Work-Order Management
- System Management
- Alarm Management
- Personnel Tracking
- Email/Text Gateway
While there are many MOTOTRBO application options to choose from, the selection process can be daunting. That’s why we recommend working with a trusted communication solution provider to ensure that you select the best applications for your specific needs.
For now, here are some of the most common use-cases and the best applications for them.
For those in any type of transportation or fleet industry, being able to track both people and vehicles is essential to staying on time. These applications offer the ability to locate your assets, and report any accountability information as well.
- NeoTerra Systems
- Tallysman Wireless
The key to effective dispatch communication is being able to stay connected. Without being reliably connected, dispatchers will be unable to perform their jobs effectively. These applications provide the ability to extend the functionality and access to radio functions all via an IP connection. This allows the users to maintain reliable connectivity.
- CTI Products
Response time is invaluable when it comes to work-order management. Those providing a service need to respond to both personnel and customer issues or requests in a timely manner, and radio communications does just that. Here are some applications that help expedite response time to both customers and staff.
For systems management workers, you need to be able to monitor and control system usage and activity, all at an infrastructure level. For this, there is a great application designed specifically for this purpose.
When working in the manufacturing industry, you need to be able to respond to alarms quickly and dispatch the appropriate resource to address the issue in a timely manner. These applications help you use your device to monitor alarms from various sources of a facility and/or machinery and react accordingly.
Any type of personnel tracking relies on the ability to locate staff accurately. This means the tools you use need to leverage innovative wireless solutions to accurately monitor staff. These applications help you monitor, locate, and notify personnel within a facility using timers and beacons based on Bluetooth, RFID, MiFARE, etc.
- FireTek Solutions
Sometimes, voice isn’t the most appropriate form of communication. When in a situation where email or SMS (texting) is the best communication method, you should not have to switch from your radio to your cell phone. These applications allow you to exchange texts and/or email between radios and dispatchers.
- NeoTerra Systems
Interoperability is incredibility important to every worker in every industry: it is the ability to communicate across technologies with a two-way radio. These applications help everyone stay connected, and allow MOTOTRBO radios to communicate with radio systems, telephony systems, and even mobile computing devices.
- WAVE 3000
- CTI Products
Regardless of the industry you work in or the specific use-case you face, there is a communications solution for you. To learn more about these applications, contact Chicago Communications today!