Month: December 2019

Two-Way Radios and Distracted Driving in Alberta

  Alberta’s distracted driving laws are strict and increasingly comprehensive.  While there are exceptions for hands-free calls and emergency communications, the list of prohibited activities is long.  Just take a look at this excerpt: talking on a hand-held cell phone texting/e-mailing using electronic devices like laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and programming …

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Solid Copper Cabling or Stranded? Know the Difference Before Choosing

  Starting your cabling infrastructure on the right foot will make the consistent reliability of your infrastructure an easier goal to achieve.  To that end, one of the earliest decisions to make is the type of cabling to use.  In some instances, copper cabling is the most effective choice, but there are still factors to …

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Why A Wired Security System May Be Your Best Option

  Site security is a top priority for managers and business owners.  It ensures the safety and well-being of your employees, visitors, and guests, as well as any inventory or equipment you may have on-site. In a previous blog, we talked about the benefits and limitations of a wireless alarm system and wireless security systems …

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Installing an Alarm System? These Are Some of the Pros and Cons of Going Wireless

Keeping a job site or facility safe and secure is a top priority for managers and business owners.  A reliable security system will protect staff, guests, assets, and projects as a whole. Access control and CCTV systems are key components to overall security, but the most obvious one is an alarm system. Hardwired alarm systems …

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Working in Rural Alberta? Here Are Some Cellular Boosters to Make the Job Easier

  If you work in the rural or remote parts of Alberta, you know the challenge of unreliable internet and cellular service.  The problem is only made more frustrating by the fact that your business is no less dependent on connectivity than it would be in an urban environment.  You need to send emails, pay …

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Rental Radios, and 6 Problems They Solve for Event Organizers

    There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of when planning and running large-scale events.  Just think about annual events like the Heritage Festival or ITU World Triathlon in Edmonton, or Winter PLAY in Fort McMurray.  There are vendors, caterers, security staff, entertainers, volunteers, and a litany of other participants and …

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Simple, Effective Communication: Why Businesses Use the MOTOTBRO CP200d

Loud, clear and reliable voice communication is the first thing business owners look for when they invest in two-way radios.  They also have to factor in the radio’s affordability and what, if any, learning curves their team will have to navigate as they learn to use it. The MOTOTBRO CP200d from Motorola Solutions is one …

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How Alberta’s Hospitality Industry Communicates

Creating the ultimate guest experience is the objective of every hospitality business in Alberta.  You name it: resorts in Banff or Jasper, conference halls in Edmonton and Calgary, golf courses or ski hills in Fort McMurray.  They’re all in search of ways to make a visitor’s stay more memorable and an organized team that can …

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The NX-1000: Kenwood’s New, Affordable, Multi-mode Two-Way Radio

    Kenwood has unveiled a new entry-level two-way radio that balances affordability with a feature set that will serve many of Alberta’s industries well: the NX-1000. It’s compact, lightweight and designed for intuitive use.  Its MIL-STD-810 rating means the Kenwood NX-1000 is durable enough to handle a hard fall on the factory floor or …

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