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Chicomm Blog

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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For education leaders, ensuring safety and creating and maintaining communication systems is a balancing act. On the one hand, the safety and well‑being of thousands of young people is their responsibility. On the other hand, they’re dealing with a global pandemic and serious budget constraints. And yet, what could be more important than school security?

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Did it seem to you like 2021 went by in a blur? If so, you're not alone. The year brought constantly changing circumstances and a lot of juggling, for most people.

Given all of that, we understand if you may have missed one of our popular two-way radio blogs!

Throughout the year, the ChiComm blog shared useful information on how to solve key problems using a two-way radio solution. In this post, we take a look back and share blogs we know you won't want to miss.

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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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Batteries are basic, right? 

But you’d be surprised how often I talk to customers who are confused about why their two‑way radios aren’t working — and it’s a simple issue with the battery.

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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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Government employees make the world go around. They’re the ones driving and operating the buses, garbage trucks, snowplows, maintenance equipment — and so much more!

Day after day, rain or shine, and in the midst of a global health crisis, essential workers who serve the public are hard at work meeting needs in their communities.

Whether you create the systems that keep facilities running smoothly, manage transportation fleets, and ensure that parks and public spaces are safe and clean, or play another crucial role, the quotes below are here to inspire you.

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Analog vs. Digital Radio: It’s No Contest

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Are you wondering whether it’s time to make the switch from analog to digital two‑way radios?

When considering the capacity, coverage, and features of two‑way radios, most industries are learning that there is really no comparison when it comes to analog vs. digital radio.

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Employee Spotlight: Jim Lameka

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

One of Chicago Communications’ newest team members is also one of the most experienced.

Jim Lameka has been a member of the Chicago Communications team since early 2021. But his “temporary” job with Miner Electronics lasted more than 27 years.

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