Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We're starting Christmas a little early this year!

Two problems with Christmas:
It doesn't  come often enough,
And,  it doesn't last  long enough!

So, we decided to fix all that by officially starting Christmas on December first and ending on December thirty first.  During this wonderful time, we are making a most extraordinary offer on our incredible new MotoTRBO compatible Hytera PD782 portable radios!

Here’s the deal!  Purchase one to nine of our new MotoTRBO compatible Hytera portable radios and get a $100 trade in for your old radio – ANY old radio!  We don’t even care if it’s working.  And, if you are a Falcon Direct customer, you are eligible for a $150 INSTANT rebate – no forms to fill out, no waiting for your money back.  You get your rebate when you make your purchase!  That’s a total of $250 off the regular price of the incredible new Hytera PD782 portable! If you are not a Falcon Direct customer, we can fix that REAL quick!

The PD782 is comparable to the Motorola XPR6550 with some important added features including a full color LCD display (You’ve got to see it to believe it) plus selectable audible or vibrate alert, plus a patented antenna design that guarantees better performance than an XPR6550 in a side by side comparison (more about this shortly).  Did we mention that you get up to 256 channels, a super low cost (and easy to use) programming kit, plus compact size and lighter weight?

Oh, by the way – did we mention that if you purchase during December 2010 that we will extend the standard three year warranty to five full years at NO EXTRA CHARGE?

And just in case you are wondering, we have quantity discount pricing in ADDITION to our trade-in and instant rebate plans.  If you purchase ten radios, we’ll throw in the eleventh radio FREE!  So what is the bottom line price?  Before answering, may we invite you to review a few informational videos to acquaint you with the PD782?  If won’t take but a few minutes, and we think you will better understand the true value of this incredible radio after viewing. Let’s start with an introduction at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTTNGqFF7Wk and move on to reliability testing at www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ8cFXJgSog&feature=related and conclude with a recent interview with the Hytera President Andy Zhao at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHg_UzOgbNM&feature=.  We think you’ll be impressed!

And, we’ve got a challenge for you.  We’ll put our PD782 up against the Motorola XPR6550 for a side by side test.  You pick the time and place.  If we don’t outperform the XPR6550, we’ll pay you fifty bucks for your time!  If we win, as we are sure we will, we’ll give you a price that beats the price of an XPR6550 by an IMPRESSIVE amount.  How impressive you say?  Call us at 800.489.2611 for a very pleasant shock!

We’ll help you make it a Merry Christmas with the best radio, at the best price, available anywhere – guaranteed! Call us today - you'll be glad you did!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Can We Talk?


More often than not, the answer is NO!  Wide band radios can’t talk to narrow band radios.  Police officers can’t talk to firemen, No one can talk beyond the range of their local 2-way radio system, digital radio systems can’t talk to each other, and the idea of radios talking to computers is out of the question!

Now, there is a solution.  It’s called an Eclipse2,  a super powerful repeater that is designed to provide additional features of particular interest to public safety users.  When connected to the Internet, the Eclipse2 provides a bridge between computers and radios as well as a link to other radio systems located anywhere in the world! See www.info4u.us/ec2ps.pdf for more information.

If you are faced with the need to replace an existing repeater with one having narrow band and perhaps digital capability, we urge you to consider the Eclipse2 It’s a whole lot more than just another repeater, and it’s affordable!

Give us a call at 205.854.2611 to set up an appointment at your convenience.  Your time will be well invested – guaranteed!

What would YOU like for Christmas?

The ultimate Christmas present for many of our public safety users would be the ability to enhance communications capabilities while cutting costs.  Our new Vehicle Command Center (VCC) can do just that!

With a single device, we can give you a mobile computer, connection to a 32 channel vehicular repeater, a MotoTRBO compatible analog/portable digital radio, Internet access, mobile phone service with unlimited calling and long distance, data communications, GPS with free CAD dispatch software, voice connectivity to any PC or Smartphone in the world as well as compatibility with any type of 2-way radio system, including 700/800 MHz, LTE, Wi-Fi and Wi-Max! We can even eliminate vehicle cabin clutter by using you mobile computer as a monitor for your vehicle camera system!

Best of all, we can show you how to have all these services for LESS than you are now paying for what you have.  Kind of makes it worth going to www.info4u.us/Howbout.pdf doesn’t it?  Or, if you prefer, just give us a call at 205.854.2611.  We are always ready to talk about helping those who help others!

Monday, November 15, 2010

What the heck is a CostTech Integrator?

The cost of providing electronics for a patrol officer and vehicle can easily exceed the cost of the vehicle itself! Recurring costs for Cellular phone, LINC/Nextel PTT service, GPS, Maintenance, and Licensing fees can rival vehicle operating cost.  When you add the cost of infrastructure required to support dispatch operations, it becomes clear that the time is here for a new way of thinking.

The problem, as we see it, is looking at individual requirements rather than addressing total coordinated needs.  In public safety communications, the communications guy sells radios.  The IT guy sells computers, software, and Wi-Max.  The vehicle camera guy sells cameras and monitors, the LINC rep sells long range PTT, the cellular specialist cells cell phones and data cards.  The vehicle location folks sell GPS and CAD systems and NOBODY ever makes the effort to tie it all together to help you do more for less.

In the good old days, the primary requirement for public safety electronics was to be able to talk to people who were not at a fixed location in their vehicles.  Then we added portability so we could talk to them outside the vehicle.  Then, we started using vehicle cameras, primarily for litigation avoidance followed a little later by vehicle location (also for litigation avoidance and or litigation cost reduction) plus more efficient dispatching and administrative control.  Then we wanted to talk beyond the limits of our 2-way radio system and to others not associated with our work group.  More recently, data exchange capability became a requirement for information exchange and paperless report filing.  Somewhere along the way, things got VERY expensive!

Making vehicular electronics work better at less cost is what we do.  We even have a title which we invented for ourselves.  We are called CostTech Integrators.  The name says it all!  We look at your total needs with the goal of reducing cost while using common sense technology to help you do your job better.  Whether you are involved in education, fire fighting, law enforcement, or business, we have special reports available on request to help you enjoy the benefits of CostTech Integration.  These reports are free for the asking – just give us a call at 205.854.2611 or email AtYOurService@falcondirect.com.  We’ll be looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Two Finger, Two Cent, CAD System from Falcon Direct!

We all know that CAD systems can be VERY expensive; often a hundred thousand dollars or more.  Our CAD system is different.  The price is just 2 Cents! It could be free, but we had to charge something!

That’s our system shown at the right between the two fingers.  It loads on to an existing vehicle laptop computer with built in GPS, which is standard with most law enforcement grade vehicular laptops.  Most likely you already have an Air card if you are using a vehicle laptop.  On that assumption, let’s set up our system!

First, we take the disk and load the vehicle tracking program following the easy instructions on the disk.  Within just a few minutes the program will be loaded.  We can even hide the program so that the vehicle driver will never know it’s there!

After the program is loaded, the vehicle is being tracked 24/7 with 10 second updates using GPS satellite technology.  As the information is updated, it is automatically transmitted via the Air card to a secure Internet site.  Now we are ready for the next step.

Now, we log into a secure web site, enter our unique Login and Password, and just like magic, our tracked vehicle appears (along with other vehicles in the fleet when applicable).  Your dispatchers will instantly know who is available and who is closest for response.

From an administrative perspective, you can set up the system for daily reports to indicate excessive speed, long stops, even leaving the assigned operations area. If you wish, you can have an email sent to key personnel with the occurrence of any of the aforementioned events.

The cost of this incredible system is just $175 annually per vehicle after a one time $50 software fee.  The Internet based CAD system has a one-time cost of two cents, maybe less if you are a good negotiator!  Kind of makes you wonder how we do it huh?  There is an easy way to find out how we do it – Try one!

Would you like to try this system for 30 days?  Not a problem!  Just give us a call at 205.854.2611. We’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What do you do when "The Man" comes calling?

Non-compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations can be a scary thing!  Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be as scary as some would want you to believe.  A case in point is this thing called narrow banding.  It may be a whole lot less complicated than you thought.
Before you pay a lot of money to someone to upgrade your license to narrow band, take a look at your license (If you don’t have or can’t find your license, give us a call at 205.854.2611).  Assuming you have and can find your license, you will see your frequency(s) listed along with an Emission Designator over on the left hand side.

If the Emission Designator is 20K3F3E, you are licensed for wide band (25 kHz) channel spacing.  If your Emission Designator is 11K2F3E, you are already licensed for narrow band (12.5 kHz).  In plain language, if the designator starts with a “20”, you need to change.  If it starts with an “11” You don’t.  If it says something else, call is at 205.854.2611 or click here for more information. Let’s work together to be sure than “The Man” doesn’t come to see YOU!