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Microcell technology sounds like something you may have heard in biology class. But in the world of communications, it’s actually referring to the latest approach to expanding cellular networks and boosting connectivity. Here we take a closer look at this technology and three things you should know about its effect on the future of your business communications.

Tags: Distributed Antenna System

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Nowadays communications devices are all over the place, with workers using multiple cell phones and tablets and companies having "Bring Your Own Device" policies adding even more equipment into the environment. But the more technology we have, the more fragmented communication can often become. Business leaders—whether in public safety, manufacturing, education, hospitality or healthcare, must learn how to overcome this fragmentation and how to improve communication between teams in order to meet goals for productivity, efficiency and revenue. These strategies can help. 

Tags: Wireless Communication

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Two-way radios are essential across multiple industries. Superior to smart phones and cell phones, they provide communications capabilities that can stay up and running even when disasters hit, or when cell phone lines are down or overcrowded. Today’s radios are easy to use, intuitive, and designed for modern communications in public safety, education, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries.

Still, there are two-way radio use guidelines that are essential in ensuring you’re getting the most from your communications.

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Sales Team Profile: Jim Byrne

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A Sales Account Executive with Chicago Communications, Jim Byrne says that while the company’s focus may be technology and equipment, his favorite aspect of working at ChiComm is the human component.

“The people here are friendly and welcoming,” he says. “And they care, not just about customers, but about each other. We’re a family.”

Tags: Chicago Communications, Employee Spotlight

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In the world of manufacturing, two-way radios are called on every day. But if you don’t tap into their full potential, you may not be getting the most in productivity, communication, and safety. Here’s how to tell if your industrial plant communication system is where it needs to be.

Tags: Manufacturing, Facilities Management

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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: History, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Sales Team Profile: Mike Wierzba

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The small-company atmosphere with large-company capabilities are what Account Executive Mike Wierzba loves about Chicago Communications.

Tags: Employee Spotlight

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Now there’s a way to improve IT systems, optimize IT assets and streamline operations through Chicago Communications. A new partnership with Cloud Cover is empowering Chicago Communications customers to access full-service IT solutions, including Cloud Services, Security as a Service, Remote Monitoring and Management and more. Here we look at why these solutions are so important and what they can mean for boosting efficiency and improving operations.

Tags: Product Spotlight

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Understanding How Two-Way Radios Work

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Two-way radios, when deployed correctly, can transform a business, campus, industry or agency. With this one solution, alone or in combination with applications and accessories, you can solve countless communications and safety problems and address issues with collaboration and productivity. Here, we take a closer look at this communications solution and provide answers to help your teams understand how two-way radios work and what they can do for your business.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Digital Two-Way Radios

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The need for educators to take every opportunity to improve school safety and ensure the well-being of students, faculty and staff has never been more important. To do this, technology is imperative. Here, we look at how team communications for schools can let all parties instantly connect, use their own preferred devices, and take advantage of added intelligence for incident management.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Education, Safety Solutions

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