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Chicomm Blog

In our everyday lives, smart phones are powerful instruments, allowing us to connect and communicate just how we need to. But in a professional setting, whether on the plant floor, in the classroom, or during an emergency response, a smart phone is not always enough. Here, we look at whether a smartphone or two-way radio will be more effective for your workforce and operations.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Efficient, effective communication among first responders, the public, and emergency personnel is crucial in the event of an emergency. Technology is key to ensuring that this communication is accessible and reliable. Here we look at Motorola Command Central and its suite of software applications that can take public safety agencies to the next level to save lives, protect property and safeguard communities.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Safety Solutions

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We’ve received hundreds of two way radio service calls here at ChiComm over the years, and as you can imagine, several common themes have emerged in terms of the types of calls and problems that users are facing.

As much as we love hearing from our customers, we want to save you from a service call if we can, and there are some basic steps we recommend you take before calling us for help.

Drawing from our decades of experience, here are some common troubleshooting tips and detailed steps for two way radios. Also make sure to consult our more in-depth page on two way radio maintenance.

Tags: Two Way Radios

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For almost every industry, the ability to provide consistent, reliable connection among staff, customers, clients, and all stakeholders is essential. But questions can arise when it comes to what technology, such as wireless broadband and fiber connectivity, is truly needed. Here we’ll explore the most cited features of both.

Tags: Distributed Antenna System

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For more effective communications, many industry leaders are exploring the use of DRMdigital mobile radiotechnology to improve operations. By understanding this technology and its benefits, you can have a greater sense of whether it’s a good fit for your organization.

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For public safety professionals, communication and fast response is critical. To make this happen, a secure, reliable system to field calls, ascertain details, and send help is needed. For many communities a technology that bolsters 9-1-1 communications is Emergency Call Works. Here we look at how this product can enhance emergency response and give agencies added savings with greater flexibility.

Tags: Next Generation Public Safety, Safety Solutions

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WIFI vs CBRS: Understanding the Differences

Posted by Tom Treichler on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

If you’re in the market for communications technologies to improve your operations, two terms you’ll hear frequently are WIFI and CBRS. Here, we look at WIFI vs CBRS, including their definitions, benefits and key differences to provide insights to help you determine which one is a fit for your company or organization.

Tags: Wireless Networking, Distributed Antenna System

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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.

Tags: Push to Talk

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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.

Tags: Push to Talk

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