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We are entering a new era of unified communications, where systems like Motorola’s Safety Reimagined are able to facilitate communication — not just across devices but among different communications platforms.

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Evolving technology is making it more possible than ever for different devices to communicate with each other so that humans can do what they do best: think and respond.

It’s called communication interoperability, and it’s allowing for new levels of communication across devices.

How does this work in real life?

Tags: Interoperability

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When a workforce is scattered throughout a wide area and many people are still working from home on different devices and networks, how do companies keep everyone connected?

Despite all the communications innovations we’re seeing, it still seems like a pretty big challenge.

Tags: Interoperability, MOTOTRBO

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Pairing your two‑way radio with a Bluetooth headset is a great idea if you want to communicate untethered and hands‑free.

And it can’t be that hard, right?

Well, it's not always easy, either. In this blog we've put together tips, tricks, and background information that has helped our customers pair their two-way radio with a bluetooth accessory. 

Tags: Two Way Radio Accessories

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Hospitals are dynamic, unpredictable environments. And communication systems have always been critical for them to function efficiently and smoothly. 

Since the COVID‑19 pandemic overwhelmed hospitals around the country, these life‑or‑death situations are even more common. Communication has become ever more complex, with crowded hospitals and the need to screen visitors and patients for signs of the virus.

Tags: Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios

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It seems like every few days we see some report of a breach in data security, leaving customers’ private and financial information exposed and vulnerable. The biggest one on record so far was the 2013 Yahoo breach that affected 3 billion (!) accounts. Even worse, it took three years for Yahoo to publicly announce the breach.

Tags: Motorola Solutions, MOTOTRBO, Digital Two-Way Radios, Push to Talk

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How do you plan for the unimaginable?

An active intruder or shooter enters a school, manufacturing facility, or public safety building.

A tornado, flood, or other weather emergency rips through your town, creating havoc. 

All of these horrific events require a combination of planning and the right technology to make sure that facilities are safe.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Back-Up Plan, Safety Solutions

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It sometimes surprises us that more customers don’t take advantage of opportunities for two‑way radio leasing, given the convenience and flexibility it offers.

If you are curious about upgrading your communications equipment but worried about a large up‑front expenditure, leasing might be the right choice for you.

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It’s tough to imagine where we’d be as a society right now without the rapid response of pharmaceutical companies in developing COVID‑19 vaccines. 

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School security is always top of mind for district leaders and staff — and challenges are compounded when the campus is spread across multiple buildings spanning miles.

How do administrators, security staff, teachers, and other employees stay in touch on a day‑to‑day basis or in case of an emergency? 

In two Illinois school districts — Barrington 200 and District 214, the second‑largest school district in the state — leaders, and staff have overcome communications challenges by utilizing a seamless communications infrastructure that provides safety and security — allowing them to focus on the success of students.

These are two examples of how to build a successful campus communications system.

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