The end of summer is rapidly approaching. For children this mean no more beach days or running for hours in the neighborhood, for parents this means daytime quiet and order restored to the house but for school administrators this means a whole new school year with a whole new set of efficiency and budget issues.
With the economy being what it is and budgets being slashed year after year, it becomes a task of how to do more with less for less. Investing in the proper equipment can help with this. I'm sure by now you have heard about the mandatory F.C.C. Narrowbanding (if you haven't, read more about it here). One way to accomplish the conversion and streamline your operations in one felt swoop is to upgrade your equipment.
Wouldn't it be a dream to be able to communicate throughout your district, connect to your school buses and keep your students safer in the classroom while reducing operational costs? Well it isn't a dream. You can make it a reality. The Motorola MotoTRBO portfolio can help you and your organization achieve this dream. To learn more about MotoTRBO and it's impact on Education, check out this education application brief "MotoTRBO: Score High Marks for Schoolwide Safety". (to download the brief click here)
You will learn:
How to locate your staff, students and buses instantly
Prioritize communication immediately
Manage employee attendance and payroll automatically
Respond remotely with tracking applications
Connect your campus completely
Reduce operational costs
Communicate without disturbing others
Many districts have already deployed the MotoTRBO solution. To read about how one district did this click here.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. has recently announced their newest addition to the MotoTRBO family, the SL Series. This radio was designed to be the intersection between function and style. It is designed to get the work done without getting in the way. Here at Telecom we just received a few of these newest radios and I have to say, I have never seen anything like it. It is sleek, compact and elegant looking without losing the functionality of a MotoTRBO radio.
I was looking for some information to share with our readers on it and came across the video below. It will show you how the engineers designed the radio, how customer driven the design was, and you can hear some customer testimonials. Take a minute to watch the video and let us know what you think.
To learn more about the Motorola SL radio including some additional videos click here.
If you would like to see the SL series live contact us to set an appointment
Motorola has recently announced their newest addition to the MotoTRBO family, the XPR6100. This is an entry level MotoTRBO digital radio with crystal clear audio, digital performance and efficiency and a great price. It is voice centric and backwards compatibile with your traditional analog radios. This 32 channel portable radio is available in UHF anf VHF frequency bands and comes standard with an IMPRES Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery.
For more information on the Motorola XPR6100 click here
To learn more about the MotoTRBO product family visit http://www.telecomny.com/mototrbo/why_digital.htm
You've heard me talking about digital two-way radios and MotoTRBO and you are probably wondering what exactly they are. The MotoTRBO two-way radio is Motorola's digital platform radio. I have touched on digital radios and the future of two-way radios in a previous post (read the blog here).
Motorola has created a series of 16 videos about their MotoTRBO radios explaining what they are and how they can help different vertical markets/industries and, as I promised in my previous post about MotoTRBO reaching 1 million users I will be posting them here over the next few weeks so stay tuned, there's more to come.
The first video by John Jaderholm of the Motorola Solutions Systems Team talks about "What is MotoTRBO?" So, without further ado, here we go.
Motorola has announced that they have reached 1,000,000 (1 million!) MotoTRBO subscribers. That shows the versatility and popularity of these two-way radios. Between the digital capability, text messaging and various apps available there is a fit for virtually everyone.
Stay tuned because over the course of the next few weeks we will be posting some videos Motorola has created to show how MotoTRBO radios work and how they can be used in different industries such as retail and transportation just to name a few.
Have you tried the Motorola MotoTRBO radios yet? What are your thoughts on them? How have you implemented them into your organization? Let us know in the comments below.
The advent of digital radios has opened the world of property management to new ways to increase operational efficiency and decrease operational costs which leads to greater profitability. You may be wondering how a two-way radio can do all that. Isn't it just voice communications? The answer is a resounding NO. While digital radios do have voice communications, there are a whole myriad of other features available.
Digital radios, such as Motorola's MotoTRBO, can increase the efficiency of your work teams. Think of it like this. You have an engineering staff of three people. Your MotoTRBO radios have been set up to work with an automated work order application. Bob is in the basement inventorying supplies, Doug is out to lunch and Joe Super is in apartment 3B working with Mr. Tenant on a plumbing issue. He realizes he needs a washer that he doesn't have on him to complete the job. Rather than Joe Super having to leave the apartment, go to the basement, dig out the washer and head back to the apartment, all the while trying not to run into another tenant who may have an issue, he can send a text message down to Bob in the basement. Bob can run the part up to 3B and Joe Super never needs to stop working on the issue. While this is going on, Mrs. Smith in 12C is having a problem with her broken air conditioning unit. The work order can automatically be sent to Joe Super which would allow him to get the message while still working in 3B. This creates a better response time to 12C as he doesn't have to wait to finish the current job, complete the paperwork and head back to the office all before ever even knowing of the call. This system also allows Joe Super to respond and update the status of the job with the click of a button.
Following the same scenario, management would also have the ability to track the service calls that come in, whether it is billable etc. This will decrease wasted time by employees and can help with tenant complaints of response time. Remember Mrs. Smith in 12C? Well when she calls to complain that it took 3 hours for someone to respond, the application on the MotoTRBO radio can show that a technician received the work order and responded within 30 minutes.
This is just one example of how Motorola MotoTRBO radios can assist property management companies. They can also decrease operating costs. Since there are no monthly charges or per call fees like your current cell phones or PDA's this can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Also, these radios are equipped with integrated voice and data capabilities which allow users to talk, text and manage work orders all from a single unit. And their batteries operate 40% longer between charges that the typical analog radio.
Happy tenants = happy owners. These digital radios will help you work towards that utopia. Have you tried these radios? How have they helped your building?
For more information on property management and MotoTRBO,
Being able to differentiate your hospitality services from the next guy is half the battle in securing leisure and business travel dollars. Using exceptional service is a big way to do this. Below is a list of five ways to use your communications to increase your hospitality efficiency.
1- Communications without disturbing guests
There are many areas of your facility in which radio chatter can disturb your guests. They don't want to hear that Room 2102 has a clogged toilet while they are relaxing at the pool or having a snack in your lounge. There are many discreet communication alternatives that will not only decrease the chatter but also increase response time. Various earpieces, headsets and surveillance kits can achieve this. Each worker can have the accessory that best suits their job. Some two-way radios now come equipped with text messaging capabilities and also enable data applications such as work ticket management that would operate right on the radio. The Motorola MotoTRBO radio is perfect for this.
2- Enhanced Battery Life
By using batteries equipped with advanced TDMA digital technology you can operate up to 40% longer between recharges than the typical analog radio. This will give you the confidence that your radios will last through lengthy work shifts.
3- Location Software
Using location software to enhance security and speed operations. Integrates GPS within two-way radios will help monitor your staff. Knowing where the closest worker is will allow you to handle emergencies quickly and efficiently. This will save repair time and being able to dispatch security quickly will maximize both guest and personnel safety.
4- Hands Free Operation
Two -way radios have a plethora of accessories available today. By combining a nylon case with swivel belt clip with a lightweight headset, you allow your employee to concentrate on their task at hand and not their radio. This will also decrease the chance of an employee losing their radio. We all know how easy it is to put something down, get involved, forget about it and walk away never remembering where you left it.
5- Expanded System Capacity
The digital technology of the MotoTRBO system allows you to double the capacity available compared to analog radios. This gives you the ability to send and receive large amounts of voice and data communications or connect to a large staff.
By using the above tips with regards to your radio communications system, you will increase your customer service, improve your efficiency and save money.
For an example of how one resort uses Motorola's MotoTRBO system to optimize their guest's experience, download this case study. How do you increase your guest's experience through your communications system? We want to know. Post a comment and fill us in.
Television turned digital, music turned digital and now two-way is going digital as well. As a user of two way, you may ask yourself "why should I go digital? Why should I invest in the new technology when my analog radios are working just fine?"
Well, there are many features and advantages that digital radios can offer that your run of the mill analog ones can't. Digital radios work with a greater spectrum efficiency which in turn allows for a higher calling capacity. They provide enhanced signaling for user-friendly operation, they enable flexible privacy between individual users and groups, and they combine voice communication and wireless data applications in the same device.
Digital radios can save you money. Because of the technology used, there is a calling capacity double that of analog radios. This creates two virtual channels while allowing a company to only pay the price of one "real" channel license. It also elminates the need for an additional repeater or combiner system for the second call. With digital radios battery life is also increased by approximately 40% leading to less costs incurred for replacing batteries.
With analog radios, signals are often distorted creating audible static. Some digital systems have the ability to surpress background noise at the transmitter which are therefore not heard at the receiver. They can also provide voice and privacy without requiring extra hardware or altering the quality of the transmission. Motorola has a great example of the sound quality difference between analog and digital radios. Click Motorola hear the difference to check it out.
Converting your radio fleet from analog to digital is simple and can be done over time. There are devices that can offer both analog and digital modes in a single unit. By choosing these units, companies can gradually convert to a digital system when the time is right for them.
Have you tried digital radios yet? Leave a comment below to let us know what you think of them.
To find out more about the future of professional two-way radios, download this white paper "The Future of Professional Two-way Radio: Digital"