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Complying with requirements for public safety DAS, or distributed antenna systems, can be daunting for everyone involved, including the municipal officials in charge of enforcement.

Developers, contractors and building owners are looking to municipalities to offer guidance, oversee testing and ultimately give the blessing for building occupancy permits. It can be a lot of information to keep track of, especially when the stakes are so high.

For building owners and municipal officials asking and fielding questions about public safety DAS, here’s a quick reference guide to keep handy.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Distributed Antenna System

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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 the current challenges facing healthcare technology and the ways that upgraded wireless communications, accessories and applications are fueling the industry’s future.

Tags: Wireless Communication, MOTOTRBO, Healthcare, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Even as ensuring secure healthcare communications becomes more complex with technological advances in the cloud, the simplest challenge still remains: how to seamlessly connect personnel on the ground.

There are questions about securely keeping people in touch that cell phones and analog radios just can’t answer, from what safety features are needed to how to protect patient privacy.

As the ailment threatening secure healthcare communications become tougher, let’s take a look at why digital two-way radios are the best cure.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios

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The reviews keep coming, and the message is clear: Guests give five stars to your hotel’s ample amenities and friendly staff, but they have much less love for your unreliable WiFi.

When everyone from business travelers to high school marching band members have multiple connected devices per person – including laptops, phones and tablets – the system your property acquired years ago just isn’t keeping up.

A few savvy strategies can put your hotel wireless on the fast track, and the reasons to upgrade are clear: higher guest satisfaction, competitive advantage and access to hospitality-related innovations. If you’re considering it, research shows you’re not alone.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Hospitality, Wireless Networking

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Keeping a step ahead of school VPN on student smartphones and devices may feel like a race you’ll never win – as soon as administrators find a new way to keep your internet safe and secure, students find a new way around it.

The best approach for ensuring security is to employ a mix of secure communications equipment, technology, and policy that allows school leadership to set clear expectations about internet access, identify wrongdoing and handle it quickly.

Outsmarting school VPN on student smartphones and devices will keep you on your toes, but the safety of your campus depends on it.

Tags: Education

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Now that all 56 U.S. states and territories have opted in to FirstNet, the country has taken a monumental step toward the goal of a nationwide broadband LTE network dedicated to first responders.

It’s an exciting time to consider the impact on the future of 911 communications. The power of FirstNet means first responders will have the kinds of technology in their hands that most consumers take for granted: real-time transmission of voice and data, high-speed service and precise location capabilities, to name a few.

All first responders across the country – police, fire, EMS – are set to benefit from the technological advances of FirstNet, and here’s a closer look at what that could mean for the future.

Tags: Public Safety Communications

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We’ve received hundreds of two way radio service calls here at ChiComm over the years, and as you can imagine, several common themes have emerged in terms of the types of calls and problems that users are facing.

As much as we love hearing from our customers, we want to save you from a service call if we can, and there are some basic steps we recommend you take before calling us for help.

Drawing from our decades of experience, here are some common troubleshooting tips and detailed steps for two way radios.

Tags: Two Way Radios

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Cell phone security, once an issue that few consumers or professionals ever had to consider, is now a real threat as more of us use phones for everything from personal banking to accessing work email and information.

Cell phones and other personal devices account for an outsized number of workplace security breaches, a vulnerability that can be avoided by switching to two-way radios.

Cell phone security issues that don't exist with two-way radios are yet another reason to make the switch.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Two way radios are a natural fit for mastering secure school communications because they’re built with safety in mind.

Radios, particularly digital two way radios, have an endless array of features, functionality and applications that can be tailored for safety in any school setting, from K-12 to college campuses.

Keep reading for the key benefits that two way radios deliver in mastering secure school communications.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Education

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Who better to provide inspirational quotes for school administrators than educators themselves?

The teachers, professors, administrators, researchers, activists and innovators below have each changed the world in their own way and continue to leave behind big ideas we can all strive to live by. We've even thrown in a wizard for good measure.

Culled from Ancient Greece to modern-day Texas, here are 30 inspirational quotes for school administrators from luminaries in the field.

Tags: Education

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