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Even as smartphones get smarter and more sophisticated, two-way radios still reign as the best internal communication tools across any number of industries and workplaces.

Whether staff are communicating from the ER to security, from the front desk to facilities, or from one end of a warehouse to the other, radios are the most convenient, durable and reliable option, not to mention the most cost effective option for interdepartmental communications.

If you’re still relying on cell phones to communicate or are unhappy with your current solution, keep reading to discover the three reasons that make two-way radios the best internal communication tools.

Tags: Digital Two-Way Radios, Distributed Antenna System, MOTOTRBO

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Emergency responder radio coverage in buildings is guaranteed by WiFi and cell coverage, right?

Wrong.

Our new video explores the importance of a dedicated distributed antenna system solution for first responders and why it’s so important for developers, architects and construction crews to work with public safety in mind from the very beginning.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Distributed Antenna System

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Enhancing safety in schools is a challenge that requires a range of solutions, from changes in behavior to advancements in technology in schools.

At the same time, educators are increasingly being challenged to use technology to ensure that they’re nurturing the next generation of innovative students.

Given the budgetary concerns facing campuses large and small, it’s important to invest in technology that’s both effective and cost-effective. But how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right products and systems?

Tags: Education

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Companies with great internal communications didn’t get to where they are by accident – they have worked hard to break down silos, enable collaboration and have the right tools at the ready.

Across industries, well-connected workforces are safer, more productive and more efficient, and there is a single solution that makes it happen: two-way radios.

What four things do companies with great internal communications already know? It starts and ends with radios.

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

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When it comes keeping workers safe, especially those working alone, tools like the man down radio application are essential for ensuring quality and timely communication.

Once you’ve worked with one of your area’s trusted two way radio service providers to equip your personnel with radios, it’s time to activate the safety features for those who are on duty alone or who operate in isolated areas.

Motorola two-way radios are outfitted with various features intended to ensure worker safety and increase peace of mind, including the Man Down radio application and Lone Worker function. Here’s a closer look at both.

Tags: Safety Solutions

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The secret to finding the perfect firefighter radio and communications equipment is simple: Shop for features first.

Given the budget concerns facing public safety, the inclination is to shop for what you think the department can afford rather than what’s required.

But what will serve you best in the long run is to select your two-way radios and other communications equipment by functionality, not price.

Tags: Public Safety Communications

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When it comes to effective communications technology in education, it’s clear that cell phones can no longer meet the dual demands of day-to-day school operations and safety.

School District 214, the second-largest high school district in Illinois, was one of our many education clients to recognize that they needed a secure communications equipment solution that would give personnel the power to communicate instantly and reliably.  

The video and summary below provide a technology in education case study of how we created a integrated, seamless communications infrastructure that has increased school safety and optimized the district’s daily operations.

Tags: Education, Digital Two-Way Radios, MOTOTRBO

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The case for investing in a mobile command center (MCC) for police departments and other public safety agencies is strong – they’re easily customizable, can be as high-tech as you need them to be, and they’re appropriate for a wide variety of use cases.

With the proper mobile command center, police officers and first responders have the ability to host all of their necessary functions in a single area, all while being able to move throughout their community as needed.

As public safety technology and 911 Communications continue to evolve, the benefits for investing in a mobile command center are as compelling as ever.

Tags: Public Safety Communications

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Motorola Solutions recently launched an exciting expansion of its warranty and service program for select MOTOTRBO two-way radios that’s called Essential Services.

Essential Services has two options, and all covered radios and repeaters purchased after July 16, 2018, will automatically be included. The plans can also be added to radios bought before that date, and it applies to all MOTOTRBO repeaters. For details, it’s best to contact us about existing coverage.

The program marks a shift for Motorola – and a boost for customers – so here’s a closer look at what it all means.

Tags: Two Way Radios, MOTOTRBO, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Ask users in industries from retail, to manufacturing to healthcare, and they’ll all say MotoTrbo systems were designed just for them.

With a range of high-powered capabilities, MotoTrbo platforms are as diverse as the industries that use them. No matter the size of the team or geography, there’s a MotoTrbo two-way radio communications solution that’s a perfect fit.

It’s no wonder why so many companies and industries use MotoTrbo systems to take their communications to the next level.

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