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WAVE Two-Way Radio (TLK100) or Kodiak PTT?

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

An essential feature for fast and efficient communications in business and in public safety is push-to-talk technology, which makes it possible to connect with people with just the click of a button. Now, with more communications products hitting the market, it can be challenging to make a buying decision.

Here we look at whether the WAVE two-way radio (TLK100) or Kodiak PTT is the best fit for you and your organization.

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Recently, businesses that use wireless technology have been turning to Citizens Broadband Radio Service or CBRS as a solution to effective communications, especially indoors. This LTE-based solution can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage, massively expanding capacity. Here’s what you need to know about CBRS or OnGo when choosing a wireless solution.

Tags: Radio System, Distributed Antenna System

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Push to talk is an important feature of two-way radios and other communications equipment. Also called "press to transmit," it enables the operator to start communications with another individual or with his or her team at the push of a button.

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Computer-aided dispatch (CAD) technology is being used more and more in multiple industries. The following highlights the effectiveness and benefits of the Spillman CAD for public safety, records keeping and more.

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Since 2018, the Verizon Public Safety Network has offered an effective way to bolster cell phone performance for first responders and other public safety officials. With the network in place, these responders and officials get prioritized service and greater security, flexibility and reliability.

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When you’re trying to hear something important, ambient noise from machines, people, music or traffic can make it challenging. In some instances, this can be merely inconvenient, but in situations involving disaster response, manufacturing, and education the impact can be more serious, affecting outcomes in production, performance, and public safety. This is where noise cancellation technology comes into play and why it’s such an important feature in your communications devices.

Tags: Manufacturing, MOTOTRBO, Hospitality

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Planning for Police Body Cameras

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Today's law enforcement agencies are consistently faced with adopting new technologies in order to better serve and protect their communities. Here, we look at three ways that police body cameras have changed policing in participating departments, and what to look for if you’re incorporating police body cameras into your safety protocols.

Tags: Public Safety Communications

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Latest Data on School Security Measures

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

To enhance and ensure school safety, educators across the country are using a combination of policy and security technology to protect students, staff and visitors alike, according to a national survey.

The latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) describes what school security measures have been put in place for the 2015-2016 school year to improve safety. For each measure, an overall percentage is available, as well as breakdowns by primary schools, middle schools and high schools.

According to the NCES, here are eight things educators are doing to improve school safety

Tags: Education, Safety Solutions

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Bi-directional amplifiers (or BDAs), boosters, extenders, repeaters there is no shortage of options when you’re looking to broaden the reach and enhance the effectiveness of your cell and two-way radio coverage to combat dreaded “dead zones.” The following provides an understanding of the BDA system, and how it relates to the overall distributed antenna system, or DAS, to complete the coverage picture.

Tags: Bi-Directional Amplifiers, Wireless Communication

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All two-way radios sold or imported to the United States must abide by FCC regulations, according to an advisory issued this fall by the Federal Communications Commission. When it comes to VHF/UHG radios and FCC rules, here’s what you need to know to be compliant.

Tags: Digital Two-Way Radios, Public Safety Communications

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