Two-way radios have been widely used since the early 1940’s, but that doesn’t mean the technology behind them hasn’t changed.The introduction of digital two-way radios has brought new features and capabilities that have never been possible with radios before, like text messaging, dual-capacity and transmit interrupt, and traditional analog users are switching to digital to benefit from its advantages.
One of the most common questions we get asked is “How far will I be able to transmit and receive with this radio?”, but unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question. There are many factors that affect the range of a two-way radio: terrain, environment, the radio’s power and even the antenna. Today, we will discuss some of these factors and the best tips for combating them to get you better range for your two-way investment.
The Motorola CP200D is the new standard for business radio, replacing the popular CP200. The CP200 used to be one of the most favored radios on the market, up until July of 2013 when Motorola announced its new replacement model. Why did Motorola make the switch? Read on to learn about the many advantages of the CP200D, including its ability to function as either analog or digital depending on the user’s preference.
According to a recent survey conducted by Motorola, the #1 biggest roadblock to successful communication in a manufacturing plant is clarity and coverage. More than 90% of the survey’s participants chose “hearing clearly in noisy conditions” as their top priority for communication in manufacturing plants. This necessity was chosen over secure communications, integrated voice and data applications, and other communication needs.
52% of U.S. manufacturing companies desire the capability for real-time messaging between machines and people.
The manufacturing industry is becoming more and more advanced with recent developments in automation technology and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). What is the IIoT? This simple yet remarkable concept refers to the ability for machines to transmit important information to other machines, and it’s transforming traditional manufacturing practices.
Minimizing background noise during business critical communications is a necessity for many workplaces, including the construction and manufacturing fields. Workers in the field need to be able to clearly hear each other despite the nearby sounds of heavy machinery operating. Fortunately, two-way radios are communication devices that automatically diminish this distracting and irritating background noise. These durable devices are capable of reducing noise levels because they have one, or a combination of the following features.
Two-way radios can be very beneficial for businesses in the hospitality industry for a variety of reasons. Restaurants, hotels, transportation companies, and even theme parks all require the kind of fast and efficient communication that radios provide. This efficient communication keeps operations running smoothly in the following 4 areas.
Understanding the difference between VHF and UHF two-way radios will prepare you to make an informed choice about which device is right for you. Fundamentally, VHF stands for “Very High Frequency” and UHF stands for “Ultra High Frequency.” By the sound of it these options don’t vary too much, but keep on reading to learn how the two are actually very distinct. Each one has its own pros and cons, and they each suit different needs.
Topics: two-way radio technology
School safety should be a top priority of any school administrator, especially with the recent rise of hate crimes in our country. Schools need to be prepared to take on the threat of violence, terrorism, and especially natural disasters. The risk is too high to not be doing everything we can to protect our students. Here are the 6 best tactics we found to enhance school safety in order to prevent and manage crises on your campus.
This is why it’s essential to always be prepared ahead of time in case of an emergency, knowing exactly how to get help, and do it quickly. In this article you’ll learn why two-way radios are the best method of communication in a crisis, and how to effectively use them in a crucial situation.