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Nursing Homes and Two Way Radios

Posted by A Beep on 6/18/2015
Nursing homes are always struggling to become more efficient, and that can be tricky. One way that efficiency can be improved is through two way radios.

Firefighter Portable Radio Safety Tips

Posted by A Beep on 6/1/2015
Firefighters need reliable portable radios to keep in contact with each other. It can literally be a matter of life and death! Here are some tips for taking care of your portable radios as a firefighter.

Cleaning Your Portable Radio

Posted by A Beep on 5/24/2015
As with any electronics, cleaning your portable radio is something that should be done correctly. You don’t want to use the wrong cleaning methods or products and risk damage. Here are some tips.

The First Walkie Talkie

Posted by A Beep on 5/3/2015
The first true walkie-talkie was built by Don Hings in 1937. It was designed as a portable field radio that was also known as a wireless set or “pack set”. The term "walkie-talkie" (sometimes "talkie-walkie") was coined by journalists reporting on these new inventions during the war.

Fleet Control through GPS – Improves Efficiency and Makes Good Business Sense

Posted by A Beep on 4/23/2015
Monitoring your fleet with GPS has numerous benefits which can help with not only decision making but also have an effect on your ROI while increasing customers.  The considerations below are just a few of the various benefits from the use of GPS trackers for your fleet.

When and Where to Use Portable Radios

Posted by A Beep on 4/19/2015
Portable radios are still a popular options for communication, even with the advent of the cell phone. It has certain features that just aren’t available easily on a cell phone, such as everyone being able to hear what one person says. It’s ideal for group communication. Here are some of the times and places that benefit from mobile radios.

4 Ways You Can Improve Your School Security

Posted by A Beep on 3/19/2015

There are plenty of schools today that tend to neglect security when this ought to be one of the greatest focuses. With the various violent incidences happening in schools nowadays, with students sneaking in weapons and outsiders getting in without any problem, parents are very much concerned about the safety of their children within the school premises. It's thereby essential to ensure the continuous improvement of your school security.

Here are 4 ways you can improve the security in your own campus:

On Mobile Radio

Posted by A Beep on 3/5/2015
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of uses of radio spectrum and technology.  Everything from baby monitors and broadcasting to radar and radio beacons are applications of radio.  This blog focuses on the first historical uses of radio—mobile radio.  But mobile radio isn’t just for safety purposes today. Taxi drivers, tow truck dispatchers, and package delivery services are just a few of the businesses that make innovative use of mobile radio.

15 Uses For GPS Tracking Devices

Posted by A Beep on 3/3/2015
There are different types of GPS tracking devices which have functions which differ ways.  GPS data-loggers receive their location and store it, so over time they will put up a route (if movement has been made) which can often be uploaded and inspected at a later time. Some even store a location of your choice and then display arrows to help you get back to this place easily.

Why Choose Two-Way Radios Over Cellular Phones?

Posted by A Beep on 12/19/2014
In a digital age saturated with sophisticated devices, relatively low-tech gadgets are understandably edged out. As with all other things tested by time and widespread adoption, however, it's sometimes the simpler technology that works better under certain conditions. This is the reason why two-radios have not been totally relegated to the communications museum: they still serve an important function in our day-to-day lives that their absence can be a total inconvenience.

Short, Simple and Clear - Two Way Radio Communication

Posted by A Beep on 11/28/2014
It’s easy to use a two way radio to communicate. What you need to do is make sure you’re on the same channel as the person you want to speak to, hold a button, say what you need to say, and release the button. That’s all there is to it. However, while you know what to do while the “talk” button is pressed, you won’t find a manual on how to do it efficiently, so to avoid any errors in communication. So, here are a few tips you might find useful for two-way radio communication.

Reduce Employee Turnover with Effective Communication

Posted by Abeep on 11/21/2014

Employee turnover is costly for any industry.  Some of the expenses that need to be considered are the time spent on filling the vacant position, the hours/weeks in lost productivity before the employee leaves, the time that coworkers and the manager/supervisor combined will need to make up for the vacant employee (overtime, added shifts, etc.), the number of hours in lost productivity resulting from orientation and training of a new employee, and the time spent on admin and hiring tasks (advertising, resume screening, and interviewing).

Two-Way Radios in Warehouses

Posted by A Beep on 10/23/2014
Warehouses require clear and real-time communications to have as little information gap as possible and to coordinate activities smoothly. This is where two-way radios are most useful.

What’s the Difference Between UHF and VHF Radios?

Posted by A Beep on 10/15/2014
When buying a two way radio, one of the first choices you’ll be confronted with is - UHF or VHF? While one stands for ultra high frequency, and the other for very high frequency, that’s not nearly enough information you need to have when deciding on the type of radio you’ll buy. Both of the types have their own strengths and weaknesses, and both are best paired with specific working conditions.

3 Types of Businesses Which Could Benefit From Using Two Way Radios

Posted by A Beep on 10/4/2014
Two way radios have been around for some time now, and they have found their use in many industries. From construction to law enforcement, two way radios have provided a way for us to communicate on an always open channel whenever we need it. In some situations, this type of communication is not only beneficial - it is absolutely crucial.

A Key Recreational Use For Two-Way Radios

Posted by A Beep on 9/12/2014
Two-way radios have several versatile business uses. But there are occasions where a two-way radio system can come in handy for a family on the go but needed regular, reliable communication when cell phones may not work.

Earpieces For Two Way Radios – Do You Really Need Them?

Posted by A Beep on 9/9/2014
You’ve probably seen a lot of movies featuring a secret agent of a sort talking into the cuff of his shirt, all the while having a curly wire going behind his ear and into his jacket. While in the movies those earpiece and microphone sets probably weren’t plugged into any kind of device, in real life, they are usually used for discrete communication via a two-way radio. And though they look cool and very professional in the movies, the real question is, would you want to invest in them if you owned a business that relies on two way radios for communication?

How Two-Way Radios Improve Driver Safety

Posted by Abeep on 8/28/2014
Two-way radios aren’t just glorified walkie-talkies. They are sophisticated communications devices that can improve business operations in a variety of settings.

GPS Tracking Devices

Posted by A Beep on 8/21/2014
A GPS tracking unit is a device that uses the Global Positioning System to determine the precise location of a vehicle, person, or other asset to which it is attached and to record the position of the asset at regular intervals.

Swiftwater Rescues

Posted by Abeep on 8/1/2014
When it comes to emergency situations of any kind, communication is very important. Most first responders on the scene split up into two or more teams.

Have You Thought About These TWR Uses?

Posted by A Beep on 7/16/2014
Two-way radios have not gone by the wayside yet, and that is primarily due to the fact that smartphones still have weaknesses where they are not reliable uses for communication in certain areas or situations.

Beyond the Tin Can

Posted by A Beep on 7/9/2014
According to legend, two boys once sat in their beds, each with a tin can attached to a string.

Lowering Loss

Posted by Leslie on 5/30/2014
By implementing two-way radios, any retail establishment can make a significant impact on loss prevention. More than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers each year, and that comes down to more than $35 million every day.

The Importance of Driver-Dispatcher Communication

Posted by Leslie on 5/29/2014
In the transportation industry there is often a “them vs me” attitude. Dispatchers don’t understand the drivers and drivers don’t understand the dispatchers.

How Two-Way Radios Can Keep Students Safe at College Campuses

Posted by Leslie on 5/12/2014
Safety is paramount on college campuses. Maintaining a safe and secure environment on college campuses can be challenging because campuses are usually spread out over a very large area. However, safety call boxes and two-way radios can act as a crime deterrent.

 Nursing Homes and Two Way Radios
 Firefighter Portable Radio Safety Tips
 Cleaning Your Portable Radio
 The First Walkie Talkie
 Fleet Control through GPS – Improves Efficiency and Makes Good Business Sense
 When and Where to Use Portable Radios
 4 Ways You Can Improve Your School Security
 On Mobile Radio
 15 Uses For GPS Tracking Devices
 Why Choose Two-Way Radios Over Cellular Phones?

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