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Effective in-building wireless communication isn't just a convenience—it's a critical component of operational safety and efficiency. Unfortunately, many businesses regularly face significant challenges with poor wireless connectivity inside buildings. From emergency response teams relying on seamless communication to businesses requiring uninterrupted connectivity for operations, the stakes are too high for spotty coverage.

If you’re facing connectivity problems like cell phone dead zones, unreliable two-way radio coverage, or bad WiFi coverage, we understand it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle.

We're here to help with some well-known and lesser-known strategies for enhancing performance, even in the most stubborn areas.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Technology, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, Distributed Antenna System

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Lithium-ion batteries are the power source for many of our most essential tools: cell phones, iPads, power tools, and—my favorite piece of equipment—two-way radios.

With a little bit of care and planning, you can optimize the life of your batteries. 

Taking a proactive approach to battery care ensures that your devices are always ready for use and helps you make the most of your investment. Remember, a little care and planning can go a long way in optimizing the performance and longevity of your lithium-ion batteries.

Here are some tips for keeping your batteries in tip-top shape.

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

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This season’s sleek accessory also happens to be one of the most revolutionary tech innovations: the TLK 25 is a body-worn device that is helping leaders in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and education stay connected and secure.

Tags: Motorola Solutions, Wireless Communication, MOTOTRBO, Hospitality, Education, Safety Solutions, Healthcare

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Is It Time for a Communications System Upgrade?

Posted by Mike Wierzba on Thursday, August 10, 2023

When a company grows, its radio equipment needs to grow along with it. Over time, coverage may become spotty, or there simply aren’t enough devices to go around. This likely doesn’t mean the whole system needs an overhaul; instead, it’s a time to reevaluate your radios’ current setup and use, as well as your future goals.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Chicago Communications, Motorola Solutions, Wireless Communication, Radio System, Technology

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In these inflationary times, everyone has to keep an eye on budget costs. 

But when it comes to communications needs, it’s both wise and cost-effective to consider the added services and benefits offered by your communication technology partner. 

What are some of those added services and benefits?

Tags: Chicago Communications, Wireless Communication, Customer Service, Maintenance/Installation/Service

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Slow or spotty WiFi can affect your business’s operations, safety, and appeal. Dreaded “dead zones” of weakened connectivity or holes in your coverage area can make it difficult to communicate, get work done, and bring people together.

Fortunately, a WiFi extender or repeater can be easily installed to eliminate these dead zones and improve connectivity.

Tags: Wireless Communication

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Is Wireless Communication Secure?

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Wireless communication has come a long way. But many businesses still have questions about whether it is as secure as wired technology, and whether it’s a good investment over time. Here, we took a closer look at this technology, its security, and additional benefits when it comes to connecting people in multiple industries, including manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and transportation.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Wireless Networking

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Back in the day wired infrastructure was go-to technology. Homes and businesses were wired with cables, either Ethernet or Fiberoptic, to support digital communications. While these solutions were effective and are in still in use today, they do present limitations. Here, we look at the challenges of wired infrastructure and why wireless technology may be a better option for your business.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Wireless Networking

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When it comes to communication in manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and transportation, performance and reliability is a must. But too often, this calls for wired infrastructure that is cost-prohibitive and impractical. This is where wireless technology and, specifically, point to point connectivity can be a difference maker.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Wireless Networking

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Nowadays communications devices are all over the place, with workers using multiple cell phones and tablets and companies having "Bring Your Own Device" policies adding even more equipment into the environment. But the more technology we have, the more fragmented communication can often become. Business leaders—whether in public safety, manufacturing, education, hospitality or healthcare, must learn how to overcome this fragmentation and how to improve communication between teams in order to meet goals for productivity, efficiency and revenue. These strategies can help. 

Tags: Wireless Communication

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