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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 manufacturing landscape is getting more competitive, consumer expectations are increasing, and the need to keep the workforce connected is only getting greater. Having the right industrial communications can help. The following are three reasons to invest in technologies like two-way radios to bring people together, break down silos and ensure critical communications get through.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Manufacturing, Digital Two-Way Radios, Facilities Management

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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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All two-way radios sold or imported to the United States must abide by FCC regulations, according to an advisory issued this fall by the Federal Communications Commission. When it comes to VHF/UHG radios and FCC rules, here’s what you need to know to be compliant.

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Professionals in the hospitality industry know that providing superior guest service requires more than fresh sheets and late checkouts. Guests expect privacy surrounding their stays, and hospitality laws require that hotels protect guests’ safety and avoid negligence, which includes safeguarding their identifying information.

Here we look at ways improved communications can improve hotel guest confidentiality and make your guests feel safe and welcomed.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Hospitality, Digital Two-Way Radios, Video Surveillance

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Across the country, leaders are improving collaboration in healthcare through communications technology, and having a direct impact on patient experience, cyber security, and facility security.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Once you’ve decided to purchase or upgrade your radio fleet, a two-way radio maintenance program may be the last thing on your mind.

After all, you’ve just made a sizable purchase, and “maintenance program” sounds like more money. The fact is, though, that leaving the efficient functioning of your communications equipment to chance will cost more in the long run and could leave you without instant, mission critical communication when you need it most.

We've got another treat for you visual learners out there. Our latest video walks through the benefits of protecting your investment with a two-way radio maintenance program and why it’s worth the extra cash upfront.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Digital Two-Way Radios, Maintenance/Installation/Service

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

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

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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: MOTOTRBO, Education, Digital Two-Way Radios

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