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As more districts are discovering every day, two-way radios in K-12 schools are the centerpiece of any effective safety plan.

Radios outpace cell phones in terms of reliability, durability, and functionality, and there are tailored radio solutions available regardless of the communications challenges schools and districts face.

This safety guide with case studies provides a comprehensive overview of two-way radios in K-12 schools and the options available for overcoming infrastructure, geographic and logistical issues.  

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

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Most golf outings provide a chance for golfers to connect with the ball, with nature, and with each other. The goal is to relax and unwind from the stresses of the workweek, right?

Part of what makes golf relaxing is the competent and invisible work of the folks who keep the courses running smoothly.

Tags: Digital Two-Way Radios

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Preparing for Your Two-Way Radio Purchase

Posted by Mike Wierzba on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Now that you’ve decided that two-way radios are the right communications solution for your organization, what are the next steps for getting your purchase started?

Whether you are purchasing two-way radios for the first time or upgrading equipment, there are a lot of options at different price points to consider. As a first step, we recommend starting a conversation with one of our experts so they can help you buy two-way radios that are the best fit for your particular situation.

Tags: Digital Two-Way Radios

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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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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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When it comes to secure communications, two‑way radios have an edge over cellphones. But hacking is an unfortunate reality in today’s world, as the online world has experienced some high‑level attacks by experienced hackers (Think Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, NASA). Because of these dangers, public safety departments using two‑way radios need to be aware of the dangers of hacking — and learn how to avoid it.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Workers are returning to plants, businesses, schools, and more after months of isolation. But workplaces and workflows look different than before. To comply with local and state guidelines, many organizations have enforced strict social distancing protocols. However, maintaining distance while communicating in fast‑paced environments like assembly lines and hospitals. So, what can your business do to minimize the spread of COVID‑19? How can you keep workers safe and connected during a pandemic?

Tags: Two Way Radios, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Disinfecting Guidelines from Motorola Solutions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

PRODUCTS: Motorola Solutions Radios, Body-Worn Cameras and Accessories

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting
guidelines for their two-way radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on their current and best understanding of radio hygiene. Per global health authorities, removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Using chemical disinfectants may kill germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, which further lowers the risk of spreading infection.

Tags: Motorola Solutions, Two Way Radio Accessories, MOTOTRBO, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Of course, communications with clients and customers is key to meeting deliverables. But how you make processes work on the inside determines how well you satisfy those clients and customers and how efficient and effective you are in the process. That’s where the ability to communicate across your organization, through any situation, is essential. So, what are the best internal communications tools to ensure your teams deliver? An investment in the following equipment can keep staff connected. 

Tags: Digital Two-Way Radios, Video Surveillance, Distributed Antenna System

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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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