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In a world where effective communication technology is critical to operational success and safety, finding the right communications partner to help you enhance connectivity across your organization is key.

You might think of us as just a two-way radio provider, but Chicago Communications is so much more. We're a comprehensive provider of advanced communication solutions designed to meet your organization's unique needs. We’re here to boost your connectivity and keep you safe, regardless of industry. 

Tags: Two Way Radios, Chicago Communications, Radio System

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Effective in-building wireless communication isn't just a convenience—it's a critical component of operational safety and efficiency. Unfortunately, many businesses regularly face significant challenges with poor wireless connectivity inside buildings. From emergency response teams relying on seamless communication to businesses requiring uninterrupted connectivity for operations, the stakes are too high for spotty coverage.

If you’re facing connectivity problems like cell phone dead zones, unreliable two-way radio coverage, or bad WiFi coverage, we understand it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle.

We're here to help with some well-known and lesser-known strategies for enhancing performance, even in the most stubborn areas.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Technology, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, Distributed Antenna System

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In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, effective communication is key. Two-way radio systems provide a robust solution for instant communication across various industries. Let's delve into the world of two-way radio systems, exploring their types and specific applications.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Chicago Communications, Radio System

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In the bustling world of manufacturing, where efficiency, safety, and quality are the north stars, embracing the right mindset and tools is key to success. It’s not just about the machines or the software; it's about the attitude and commitment to innovation and constant improvement.

Join us as we delve into the wisdom that can inspire you and your team to navigate challenges and champion excellence in every aspect of your work.

Tags: Manufacturing

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Understanding the intricacies of your Motorola two-way radio battery is key to ensuring its longevity and optimal performance. Whether you're a first responder, work in the security sector, or rely on two-way radios for daily operations in challenging environments, knowing how to read and interpret the information your radio battery offers can save you time and ensure you're always in communication when it matters most. 

Tags: Two Way Radios, Chicago Communications, Motorola Solutions, FAQ, Two Way Radio Accessories

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Anyone familiar with two-way radio lingo, particularly the military phonetic alphabet, will attest that the phrases, codes, and terms form a unique language that distinguishes its users from those who may not be familiar with its nuances.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, History

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If there’s one thing we know about incidents of violence or destruction, it’s that they happen quickly, and human eyes and memories can be unreliable. 

This is where the need for an unbiased observer becomes key, particularly for security and police forces tasked with maintaining public safety and order

In recent years, body-worn cameras have emerged as a solution to this challenge. These devices serve as impartial witnesses, capable of capturing continuous, objective video footage of events as they occur.

Motorola’s VB400 body camera is a notable example of this technology in action. The device captures high-quality images and is becoming necessary for security teams and small to mid-sized police departments.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Motorola Solutions, Safety Solutions

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3 Essential Communication Software Platforms

Posted by Cathy Kulnig-Dastice on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

What is the role of communications software?

Communication software is the essential link that integrates various communication technologies, enabling them to function according to our needs.

Software alone will not solve all your communications challenges, but many of your vital products, including two-way radios, will work best when connected with a software package.

Tags: Motorola Solutions, Radio System, Technology, MOTOTRBO, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Lithium-ion batteries are the power source for many of our most essential tools: cell phones, iPads, power tools, and—my favorite piece of equipment—two-way radios.

With a little bit of care and planning, you can optimize the life of your batteries. 

Taking a proactive approach to battery care ensures that your devices are always ready for use and helps you make the most of your investment. Remember, a little care and planning can go a long way in optimizing the performance and longevity of your lithium-ion batteries.

Here are some tips for keeping your batteries in tip-top shape.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Wireless Communication, Digital Two-Way Radios, Maintenance/Installation/Service

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School violence is a major problem that needs to be approached from many angles. At Chicago Communications, we focus on communications technology to help educators, staff, and leaders prepare for the worst and stay in touch in an emergency.

We are interested in the big picture—the infrastructure that can help protect the lives and education of our children. How can we keep our schools safer in 2024?

Tags: Two Way Radios, Education

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