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Walkie Talkies in Motorsports

2 way radio narrowbandCan not get over how low-priced the walkie talkie usb charger is now, an incredible deal for any top-end product!

Every employer has a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all its employees in the workplace and equally that persons not in their employment are “not exposed to risks to their health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable” – with the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act introduced in 2007, the implications for enterprises in the public and private sectors of not taking lone worker protection seriously have escalated.

two way radios are already widely in use in lone worker applications across chemical and manufacturing plants, utilities, mining, security and transport industries where personnel often cover large, remote areas or operate in hazardous environments.

However, with the increase in flexible working times, care in the community services, home deliveries and reductions in workforces operating from fixed locations, more people than ever are now operating as lone workers, often in situations where they may be exposed to potential accidents and inappropriate or violent behaviour.

While the reliability and quality of any Kenwood two-way radio would prove to be an asset in most lone worker scenarios, the NEXEDGE® range of digital two-way hand portable walkie talkies and mobile in-vehicle two-way radio units offer much more than the ability to transmit voice and data instantly and efficiently.

All models feature Emergency Key and Emergency Call features as standard, while some advanced models additionally offer Lone Worker and an Emergency Advanced Motion Detection Function, which make them ideal for incorporating within a robust health and safety and lone worker policy.

NEXEDGE® Digital Two-way Radios with Lone Worker features include both hand-portable walkie talkies and mobile in-vehicle units.


High marks awarded to Cass jail

Without giving too much about this 2 way radio motorcycle piece, but I thought it interesting and relevant to what Im currently doing.

Sheriff Tom Burch reported Tuesday Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) biennial inspection of the countys jail at Walker showed 100 percent compliance with mandatory operating guidelines and 96.7 percent compliance with essential (building) guidelines.

Jail Administrator Joel Norenberg said the deductions cited are because the building now is 26 years old. It is just wear and tear, he explained.

He said flooring should be replaced in some areas. Tables and chairs are worn out. The interior needs repainting.

Norenberg reported the DOC inspector told him that any remodeling in the jail would trigger a rule that requires a county to meet some stricter standards than when the Cass jail was built. It could mean adding more bathrooms in the dormitory area, he said citing one requirement.

It was unclear during Tuesdays discussion where the point would be that making improvements would trigger DOCs definition of a remodel, thus requiring more major work.

The board asked that the potential repairs be added to the capital improvement plan update the commissioners will consider by a May 6 public hearing.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will provide a $58,849 grant to Cass Countys boat and water safety program in 2014.

Wilkinson Township donated $250 to the Lakes Area Dive Team, which provides search and rescue services for the countys lakes.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety provided a $53,000 grant through Northeast Regional Radio Board to Cass County to pay for radio equipment which enables the new ARMER communications system to connect with cell phones and also provides training for sheriffs employees.

St. Louis County administers the radio board funds and distributes money to 15 northeastern Minnesota counties including Cass and Crow Wing.

Burch reported he has declined at this time a proposal from Motorola to upgrade dispatch center consoles.

He said at the time Cass began converting to the ARMER radio system, Motorola had told him they did not plan to update equipment or programs for the consoles until at least 2018.

However, now Motorola has announced plans to introduce new consoles and software by 2016 at a cost of over $400,000.

What we have is not worn out, he said. In his reply by email to Motorolas emailed announcement, Burch wrote: …Motorola should not be able to hold us hostage every time they feel an upgrade is necessary.

Jamie Richter, public health director, reported county nurses provided an average of 5.5 hours per week to see inmates at the jail in Walker.

Care for inmates at the Walker jail from doctors and hospitals cost the county $32,915 in 2013. Public health nurse services cost $14,814. Medications cost $12,111. Medical supplies cost $1,877.

These costs do not reflect medical costs for inmates Cass housed at facilities in Crow Wing, Hubbard or any other county jail.

Richter said county nurses try to determine whether inmates are eligible for Minnesota Care or medical assistance, so insurances can cover some of the inmate health costs.


We Advise Restaurants on the Use of Two

communication device in star trekBearCom Advises Restaurants on the Use of Two-Way Radios to Improve Service and Operations

So i found this short article on the net and i was told that just posting it as the whole article isn’t the right thing, I got permission from the original author and read up ways to curate articles, so this is it…….i thought this was interesting because it highlights some of the highs and lows that I encountered when i was working within the industry.
BearCom, a nationwide provider of wireless communications equipment and solutions, today detailed how restaurants can use 2 way Radios to streamline operations and enhance the guest experience.
“Instant communications help restaurants provide consistently high levels of service even when short staffed or extremely busy,” said Hugh Johnston, Product & Purchasing Manager at BearCom. “Two-way radios help speed food delivery, response to guest requests, and management resolution of food and service issues.”
Two-way radios enhance operations and guest service across multiple functions in a restaurant setting:
Hosts: Two-way radios allow more efficient front-door management by instantly communicating open table status and information on waiting parties. Restaurants are able to seat guests faster, improving customer service, and turn more tables, increasing profits.
Kitchen Staff: Kitchen staff is able to notify expediters and servers when orders are ready, ensuring that food reaches the table in optimal condition, without baking under a heat lamp or growing cold. Managers and servers can be alerted to menu item shortages or items not available.
Servers: Servers can respond to guests’ needs more efficiently by communicating requests to the kitchen from the dining room floor. Management can be quickly notified of food and service issues.
Bartenders: Bartenders are able to communicate with cocktail and food servers instantly to receive drink orders, request clarifications of orders, and alert servers when a drink order is ready.
Management: A restaurant manager’s job is to bring calm productivity out of chaos. 2 way Radios keep managers informed instantly of any service or food issues that require their attention. In addition, if there is a disruptive patron or medical emergency, precious seconds can be saved with faster communications.
Valets: For restaurants with valet service, two-way radios help improve speed of vehicle retrieval and coordinate stacked parking.
Kiley Efron, owner of Taverna in Jacksonville, Florida, recently implemented two-way radio communications in that restaurant and saw an immediate impact on efficiency. “We started using them for the host team and bartenders so we could communicate. When you really can’t see each other, that communication is so vital,” said Efron. Management soon learned the benefits of equipping servers with radios during crunch times. “On the days that we were short staffed, we put all the servers on [radios] to help out the management team and our ability to communicate and to troubleshoot. It made things so much easier.”
Johnston said two series of radios from Motorola Solutions are especially well suited for restaurant employees. He listed theMotorola CLS1110andMotorola CLS1410, as well as the CLP Series, which includes theMotorola CLP1010,Motorola CLP1040, andMotorola CLP1060. The CLP1060 is Bluetooth capable radio and comes equipped with a Bluetooth swivel earpiece preferred by some managers.
Motorola CLS Series portable radios are economical, compact, lightweight, and compatible with a variety of accessories. Simplified charging and cloning make CLS radios easy to manage, and they are so simple to use that little or no training is required.
Motorola CLP Series 2 way Radios are even lighter and smaller. Their design integrates an earpiece, which makes for even more discreet communications. The CLP1010, CLP1040, and CLP1060 are very easy to use, as they integrate only the essential accessory elements. The CLP1040 is the model used in the Taverna restaurant.
In food service, instant communication can be the difference between mediocre service and excellent service. “It’s especially important in high-volume periods. Radios helped us take service to the next level,” Efron said.
Read more:http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1885528#ixzz31ggBV5y8


Electric Buses Set to Arrive on Time New Electric Buses, improving arrival time The new Generation.

While many of my visitors are excited about some of our own posts, here is one i discovered whilst surfing around stumbleupon it’s much better written than I could ever hope to accomplish. Maybe one day I will get to this rank, you never know.

walkie talkie appEight experimental electric buses will be operating in Milton Keynes from late January onwards. The fleet will begin operating along the busy Number 7 route, which covers the 15 miles between Wolverton and Bletchley. They are the first electric buses to operate in the UK.

UK-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus have built these new electric buses in conjunction with Japanese company Mitsui and UK engineering group Arup.

Wireless ‘booster’ plates in the road, placed at the beginning/end of the route, give the buses a charge that allows them to operate for a full day. They are then charged overnight at the bus depot.

The buses will need to stop over the booster plates, before lowering the bus’ own receiver plates and resting there for 10 minutes’ charge time. The journey will then resume, exactly the same way a regular bus ride does.

The process is called ‘inductive charging’ and it involves electricity passing though wire coils in the plates that creates a magnetic field. The field then shares its voltage with the bus’ receiver plates, charging them up.

Similar electric bus trials are being implemented in Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. In 2013, South Korea unveiled a 7.5-mile stretch of road, which recharges electric vehicles as they drive over it, without requiring any charge time at all.

In an interview with the BBC, John Bint of Milton Keynes Council said, “Electric buses have huge potential and we’re exploring how they can help us take better care of the environment without compromising passenger service,”

If these trial models prove to be successful, the Council plans to run them all across the town.

The environmental impact of this scheme is certainly considerable, with local councils potentially being able to significantly reduce their area’s carbon footprint. In addition, the future development of electric buses can only help the similar evolution of the electric car, an invention that has the potential to seriously lower the world’s carbon emissions.

Arup consultant John Miles who is also an engineering professor at Cambridge University, told BBC that, “These electric buses will be expected to do everything a diesel bus does (…) They will be operating on a demanding urban route, and that’s all part of the trial’s aim – to prove that electric buses can be tough as well as green.”


Hytera Awarded TETRA Project for International Airports of Thailand

This was posted just a few days ago and we thought it was interesting

Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Limited, a state enterprise under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Thailand, recently announced that Hytera Communications Co., Ltd has won the contract to supply TETRA radios for Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Limited (AEROTHAI), founded in 1948 by airlines with the consent of the Royal Thai Government, aims to provide air traffic control and aeronautical communication services for airline operations. AEROTHAI built an integrated TETRA system network covering Bangkok International Airports since 2007, and it was used by the ground crews and logistic company for daily operational communications.

Provided by AEROTHAI, Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, among the top 15 busiest airports in the world, have been using Hytera TETRA radios since April 2013 for trial. The use of portable radios PT580H and mobile radios MT680 ensures more convenient and reliable communications for crews in airports. MT680 enables quick access to the TETRA network and roaming services, and the superior voice quality of PT580H is ideal for communications in the clamorous environment of airports. The outstanding performance of Hytera TETRA radios during the trial is critical for winning the contract of AEROTHAI. It is expected that more TETRA terminals from Hytera will be deployed in these two airports to facilitate their operation in 2014.

About Hytera

Founded in 1993 in Shenzhen, China, Hytera (SZ002583) is a key player in PMR (Professional Mobile 2 Way Radio) communication industry with a large client base covering more than 80 countries and regions worldwide. Hytera values innovation and invests over 15% of its revenue in Research and Development, and is actively involved in developing global PMR standards. Hytera is one of the few radio communication providers that masters in all the three main stream digital standards, namely TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio), DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) and PDT (Professional Digital Trunking).

Hyteras global sales network includes 3 subsidiaries in the US, UK, and Germany, 14 branches and 8 offices. It responds to customers’ needs immediately through the cooperation with over 600 partners across the world. Since its establishment, Hytera has set up over 1,000 professional wireless communication networks and provided solutions to more than 5 million clients.

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Internet Radio-Spreading the Boundaries for Radio Listeners

2 way radio with bluetoothThis short article is posted with the faithful agreement of walkie talkie mekanism.com, which is the original site. please get agreement from that website before reposting this article.

Live radio is conceptually a continuous streaming of audio that is broadcasted over the web.
Radio broadcasting over the internet is generally referred to as webcasting. There are various modes of radio webcasting and users have the opportunities to access live radio mostly free of cost and on some occasions on the basis of some fixed subscriptions.
Online radio stations allow users to access their favorites regardless of time and place only at the expense of a proper net connection that is compatible of streaming. Since the internet radio services are accessible globally, radio lovers do not need to worry about staying connected to their favorite radio stations even while travelling abroad.

Internet radio services offer almost all formats like news, sports, various genres of music etc which is perhaps far ahead of the scope of the traditional motorola radio stations. In most of the cases, online radio stations are coupled with consequent traditional radio network.

Online radio stations are simply based on the method of delivering audio programming from one computer to other computers over any network via digital means. Online radio stations broadcast live radio which is essentially a combination of telecast of the traditional radio stations along with content from the internet-only stations.

Internet radio would not have been possible without the discovery of the streaming technology in the mid nineties due to some serious technological advancement. Earlier, instead of accessing live radio, users had to download a particular audio file in order to listen to it.
But subsequently, with the invention of the streaming technologies, radio listeners can afford to listen to any particular audio in real time. Streaming generally consists of both live material as well as archived clips of audio contents recorded earlier.

In order to stream any audio, some software must be there which is capable of encoding the data transmitted from the radio stations. Listening to radio over online radio stations is therefore quite sensational from the point of view that neither any additional hardware is required nor any alternative appliance is required.

Only a single appliance can serve both the purposes of computing as well as listening to live radio.
Online radio stations generally follow some interactive programming wherein users can include images, animations, and even videos unlike the traditional radio stations. The number of users listening to live radio on a particular channel can be easily traced by estimating the number of visitors of that particular page on a particular day which can produce some great information for evaluation of the popularity of that channel.

The potential of the web to reach global audiences can be applied by the radio stations for not only reaching audiences worldwide, but also giving advertisements some cutting edges through graphics, banners, pop-ups etc. The facilities that the radio listeners can enjoy while listening to live radio over online radio stations are beyond the limits of the traditional radio stations.
Therefore the traditional radio stations might get obliterated in near future owing to the increase in the number of net users.

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