Sunday, April 5, 2009

Great news for business, industrial, and school users

Back when times were a little more prosperous, it was not uncommon to use Nextel's in plants, schools, warehouses and other applications where wireless person-to-person communications was useful. Many users soon found out that the Nextels didn't work too well inside buildings, so they either had to stand by a window or pay extra for an in-building amplifier (a subject for another day). 

The cost of the Super Walkie Talkie rapidly rose from $25 per month to an average of well over $60 per month. Times are not so prosperous currently which has promoted many of these users to seek more affordable alternatives.  One solution is a device known as an Interoperable Bridge. The gadget at the upper left, known as an NCS-C250 is such a device.  With one of the these units, you can "bridge" a Nextel to airtime free radios such as the Motorola DTR650.

While it is true that you may spend a few dollars for the Bridge and the radios (Figure about $6K for a bridge and 10 DTR radios), it is equally true that the monthly cost savings can be significant! If we assume replacing ten Nextels at an average monthly cost of $50 each, our investment is recovered within just 12 months!  After that, you are SAVING $6,000 per year! Not only can the DTR connect to Nextel units through the Bridge, it also has many of the same capabilities (excluding phone) as the Nextel.  Additional information on the DTR is available at

If you would like to know more about the NCS-C250 Interoperable Bridge, please visit If you have any questions, would like a demonstration, or if you are ready to place an order; just give us a call at 800.489.2611.