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For healthcare users, radio frequency identification, or RFID, isn’t just convenient technology, it saves lives.

Healthcare technology leaders say being able to electronically track medication, assets and people has increased patient safety and decreased mistakes due to human error.

With safety in mind, here’s a quick look at three healthcare uses for radio frequency identification.

Tags: Healthcare

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In the hospitality business, delivering a flawless guest experience requires seamless communications, from before guests arrive, to the duration of their stays, to after they check out.

Two-way radios have long been the backbone of hotel and resort communications and hospitality management, and their features and functionality are catching up to meet the demands of increasingly more connected consumers and guests.

Is your current radio solution ready for the future, or is it time to upgrade? Start to assess with this two-way radio checklist for the hospitality business.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Hospitality, Digital Two-Way Radios

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It’s hard to imagine now, but manufacturing technology used to refer to the handmade tools people used in their homes to produce their own food, clothing, furniture and everything else they needed for daily life.

At a time in history when we can have almost everything we need delivered to our doorsteps in less than two hours, that seems like a million years ago. Thanks to increasingly rapid advances in manufacturing engineering technology being driven by innovation in wireless communications, the world has changed more quickly than our ancestors could have dreamed.

For you history buffs, let’s take a look at how wireless communication is tied to the evolution of manufacturing technology.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Manufacturing

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What Does WiFi Stand For?

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What does WiFi stand for? Well, everyone knows that. It stands for wireless fidelity. Right?

Wrong. But good guess! It’s a misconception that has been plaguing the ubiquitous term since its very beginning. In fact, few things that are so widely used are as widely misunderstood in terms of naming.

What does WiFi stand for? We bet you’ll be surprised.

Tags: FAQ, Wireless Networking

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When you talk to leaders in healthcare information technology about their top concerns, one theme keeps recurring: security.

In one healthcare technology survey, 52 percent of respondents cited security as an area where they planned to make upgrades in 2017, with app security and network security at the top of their lists. Federal data shows they’re right to worry, with breaches compromising patient information and costing health systems millions of dollars.

With the risks to both patients and providers in mind, here are several tips for strengthening healthcare information technology security.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Healthcare

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Captain George Rabiela has retired from the Chicago Fire Department, but he and his companion Brady the Fire Dog are still having a positive impact on people’s lives.

ChiComm has been fortunate to volunteer alongside Captain George at the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 Toy Parades, and we recently donated a lightbar to his efforts to help others.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to two of our favorite partners and tell you about their inspiring work.

Tags: Chicago Communications, Public Safety Communications

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When Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Thomas Kurfess asks new students in manufacturing engineering technology programs what they know about the industry, they reply: “Henry Ford.”

“They think it’s dirty and nasty, but if you go to a modern manufacturing facility today, it’s really clean and high-tech,” Kurfess told EdTech Magazine for a recent article. “It’s one of those things where you need to keep up with your training, because you’re using computers heavily.”

The Atlanta school’s new Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility was built in collaboration with Delta Air Lines, and it’s part of the renaissance in manufacturing engineering technology education going on across the country.

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The future of healthcare technology is an exciting landscape of better overall health, enhanced hospital safety and seamless access to information – all powered by wireless communications.

Digital two-way radios, IP phones, radio frequency identification and smartphone apps for healthcare, as well as upgrades to more traditional communications systems such as nurse call systems, are all playing a key role in shaping the industry’s growth.

With the benefits to well-being in mind, let's take a deep dive into understanding wireless communications and the future of healthcare technology.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Ensuring state-of-the-art technology in schools isn’t just about about the educational benefits, it’s also about school safety.

Having the best devices on hand, powering strong school WiFiand developing sophisticated school technology can make the difference in student performance and school security.

But how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right products and systems? Here are some questions to ask when investing in technology in schools.

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With two new additions to the MOTOTRBO portfolio, Motorola Solutions is delivering the future of professional two-way radios and repeater technology today.

The new SL3500e portable radio is a study in contrasts that’s been designed for business users: It’s small but powerful, sleek yet durable. The SLR 1000 repeater also packs range-extending punch in a compact design.

Let’s take a look at both products that represent the future of professional two-way radios and repeaters.

Tags: Two Way Radios, MOTOTRBO, Digital Two-Way Radios, Product Spotlight

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