Friday, November 27, 2015

New CS Series Radios from Falcon Wireless

 We're guessing that you have NEVER seen 2-way radios as flexible, reliable, and affordable as our new CS Series radios.  Three great radios to fit the needs and the budget of every user.  The VERY affordable CS-STD (shown above) can speak for itself at the push of a button, talk on 800 MHz trunked radio systems (with an assist from our optional BlueBox), activate alarms and sirens, identify itself, and even duplicate the paging alert tone of Motorola Minitor pagers!  And it can do all these things for under $200, and that's just for starters!  Additional information is available by clicking here.

Motorola and Minitor and registered trademarks of Motorola Solutions

Monday, November 16, 2015

A special message for Fire Department, Hospital, Law Enforcement and School 800 MHz radio users

700 and 800 MHz trunked radio systems generally provide great coverage and a lot of user benefits. As for interoperability, it's pretty good for open standard P25.  For ASTROÒ 25, EDACSÒ, and SMARTNETÒ, not so good. As for cost?  Trunked 700/800 MHz radio systems are expensive to buy, expensive to operate, expensive to maintain, expensive to upgrade, and even the accessories like batteries and speaker-microphones are expensive! That's why we developed the BlueBox!

BlueBox is basically a thousand dollar gadget that links 700/800 MHz radio systems to low cost VHF or UHF radios. Want a couple of examples of how this can benefit your department?  We'll give you SIX examples in our free BlueBox Primer for Law Enforcement.  We also have primers for fire departments, hospitals, and schools. You owe it to yourself to learn more about BlueBox!  For additional information, just give us a call at 800.489.2611 or email and request your free copy of our BlueBox Primer.  Just let us know which edition would best fit your needs - Fire Department, Hospital, Law Enforcement, or Schools. There is no charge or obligation.Get ready to be AMAZED!

AstroÒ 25 and SMARTNETÒ are registered trademarks of Motorola Solutions.  EDACSÒ is a registered trademark of Ericsson, Inc.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

One of Alabama's largest Motorola 2-way dealers closes doors

After 70 years in business, McCord Communications of Anniston and Gadsden, Alabama is no more.  How did that happen?

We call it the buggy builder syndrome, a condition that reflects an inability to adapt to changing conditions.  The Internet, consolidation, foreign competition, and diminishing profits have changed the way business in a way unequaled in history.  

At the same time, change creates new opportunities for those who can recognize and adapt to new ways of doing business. Some adapt by consolidation, others by controlling access to critical infrastructure and technology.  

We think the right way is to capitalize on experience and adapt to the new business opportunities brought about by change.  You can learn more about our thoughts on this subject with an explanation of the buggy builder syndrome by clicking here.  For additional information on the closing of McCord Communications, click here.
Photo courtesy of the Anniston Star

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Join us in doing something really good for your community!

Teamwork is a good thing.  That is why we are offering the opportunity for others to work with us in making our communities better places to live, work, and play! There is room on this team for everybody - other dealers looking for new opportunities, small broadcast stations, retirees, municipalities, neighborhood associations, even volunteer groups (as in volunteer fire and rescue departments)!  Click here for more information.  Who knows? This could be the next big thing in your life!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Here's your next radio, the TP8000R Pager-Recorder-Radio!


The TP8000R, the personal 2-way radio that puts incident command right in your pocket.  Available in VHF or UHF, the TP8000R has all the quality, features and reliability you would expect in radios costing hundreds of dollars more.

The thing that sets the TP8000R apart from all the rest is an internal message recorder/playback system.  This system literally has the power of a 911 message recording system costing thousands of dollars, right in your pocket! 

This little 9 ounce radio can record up to 100 hours of non-erasable messages available for instant playback.  You can even transfer your time and date stamped messages to your PC for archiving and retrieval.

And that's not all!  You can dunk it, drop it, freeze it, and shoot it.  It just keeps on working! It can tell you who is talking.  It can keep quiet until called or monitor everything. It can talk loud and clear with minimal operating cost in either clear text or scrambled speech modes.  Want to know more? Give us a call at 205.854.2611.  We would love to hear from you!

Friday, November 6, 2015

How to have Interoperable communications AND low cost!

Chief David Jayne,
of the McCalla Alabama Fire District had a question and it was this...

How can I be interoperable capable with a 700/800 MHz trunked radio network using two thousand dollar radios when all I really need on the fire ground is a perfectly adequate two HUNDRED dollar radio?  If you have the same question, click here!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Introducing the new ComFit Pro Audio Boom Microphone

Over the years, we have seen the prices of radios and audio accessories continue to decrease which is a good thing, UNLESS the quality, performance, and durability degrade at a similar pace.  The so called "surveillance headsets"(earpiece with lip microphone) are very popular with our church, gaming, hospitality, hospital, logistics, school, and retail store users.  Most are priced in the $30 to $50 range.

We have a new ultra lightweight headset that is priced in the SEVENTY dollar range (actually $69 for the popular 2-pin connector), and it's worth every nickel of the difference! It's called a ComFit Pro Audio Boom Microphone. We've got a short little video that will tell you more.  It only takes a few minutes to watch, and after viewing, we think you will agree, that cheaper is not always better.  Click here for the video. After viewing, give us a call at 800.489.2611. After you use the ComFit, we think you'll never go back to whatever you were using before! Models are available for most 2-way radios.  Give it a try - you'll see!