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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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When looking into improving your in-building communication, you'll probably come across the terms: Signal Booster, BDA (bi-directional amplifier), or DAS (Distributed Antenna System). If you’re experiencing issues such as dead zones or spotty reception, you know how frustrating poor coverage can be, causing lost productivity and safety issues.  

A DAS is a network of antennas placed throughout a building used to boost wireless signals, typically in large buildings like campuses, hospitals, hotels, or manufacturing plants. 

A bi-directional amplifier is a device that locates a wireless signal, amplifies it, and then rebroadcasts it throughout your building. It also helps your two-way radios and smartphones avoid dropping calls or receiving spotty coverage. This blog provides more insight into how this actually happens, and the next steps to take if you think a BDA and DAS might solve your communications problems.

Tags: Bi-Directional Amplifiers, Distributed Antenna System

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If you’re in charge with improving communication technology at your company, whether you’re in public safety, education, manufacturing, healthcare, or hospitality, you may have heard of the functionality and power of a distributed antenna system. From there, your research may have led you to a distributed antenna system company. At this point, questions often steamroll. What do distributed antenna system companies do? And, do you really need one?

This overview can provide education to help inform your decision and set you on a path to the right solution.

Tags: Distributed Antenna System

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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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Microcell technology sounds like something you may have heard in biology class. But in the world of communications, it’s actually referring to the latest approach to expanding cellular networks and boosting connectivity. Here we take a closer look at this technology and three things you should know about its effect on the future of your business communications.

Tags: Distributed Antenna System

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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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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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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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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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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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