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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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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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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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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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Top Tech Tools to Enhance Safety in Schools

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Enhancing safety in schools is a challenge that requires a range of solutions, from changes in behavior to advancements in technology in schools.

Given the budgetary concerns facing campuses large and small, it’s important to invest in technology for school safety that’s both effective and cost-effective.

As you’re researching solutions for your own school, district or campus, here are our top tech tools to enhance safety in schools.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Education, Digital Two-Way Radios, Video Surveillance

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Keep On Truckin': Common CB Radio Lingo

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Each culture of two-way radio users has its own radio lingo: Public safety and the military have ten codes and the phonetic alphabet, and truck drivers have perhaps the most colorful sub-language with CB radio lingo.

Popularized by TV shows and movies of the 1970s and 1980s – “Smokey and the Bandit,” anyone?– ­CB radio lingo is still used by truckers today and continues to evolve. 

Here are some of the most common rated PG examples of CB radio lingo (remember that we said it was colorful).

Tags: Two Way Radios, Digital Two-Way Radios

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It’s almost impossible to imagine a successful disaster response operation without two-way radios. Radios are the lifeline of emergency communications, ensuring seamless connections, instant updates and collaboration, as well as unmatched reliability during times when cell phone towers can become overloaded.

Two-way radios, through both internal features and functionality as well as applications and accessories, bolster first responder communications for everyday use and during disasters.

Let’s take a closer look at the critical role of two-way radios in disaster response with an overview of the attributes that make them indispensable.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Public Safety Communications, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Have you ever been communicating over two-way digital radio and heard radio lingo that had you scratching your head?

Say you finished saying something important and the person you were speaking to responded "10-4," or "Roger that." Maybe they even replied with a "Sure, what's your 20?" when you talked about meeting up.

These phrases are examples of short-hand radio lingo that's been in place for decades, all designed to create succinct and crystal clear communications for radio users. Unfortunately, things aren't that clear when you aren't familiar with the terminology. 

To help you understand some of the most popular radio lingo used today, we broke it down here. Over. 

Tags: Two Way Radios, FAQ, History, Digital Two-Way Radios

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If you’ve ever been frustrated by reaching the end of your analog two-way radio range, you’re familiar with the phenomenon of having it go from solid audio to going, going…gone.

Better range – along with more forgiving notice that you’re about to leave the coverage area  – is one reason to make the switch from analog to digital two-way radios.

Here’s a look at how to improve two-way radio range – and more ­– by switching to digital. 

Tags: Digital Two-Way Radios

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