Two-Way Communication for Snow Patrol & Emergency Responders

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The holiday season is the time for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes. Although shredding the slopes can be fun for adrenaline junkies, winter sports have the potential to be very dangerous and sometimes serious injuries can occur. When this happens, snow patrols and emergency responders need reliable two-way communication to save lives and deal with hazardous conditions on the mountain.

Your snow patrols and emergency responders must use two-way radios to effectively communicate any issues they find on the slopes. The PRODIGI™ RDR3600 digital two-way radio is RCA’s durable, waterproof radio with a full keypad and display. It has emergency alarm features that snow patrollers can activate to immediately alert other team members that assistance is needed. This ensures a quick response which helps the injured get transportation to the bottom of the hill for emergency medical services.

Emergency responders and search and rescue teams can better coordinate their search efforts by using the RDR3600’s SelecTalk™ feature. This allows for private communication channels between specific users or groups without broadcasting over the entire system. The RDR3600 digital radio also has a wide coverage range that keeps your transmissions clear in rough, mountainous terrain. RCA digital radios even use 40% less power than normal analog radios. Your radio will last even longer during your search and rescue efforts without having to stop to charge your battery.

Two-way radios help your snow patrollers stay informed about changing conditions on the slopes. Any large obstructions such as fallen trees, broken equipment, and avalanche debris can be reported immediately, and the RDR3600 has an extra loud speaker so all of your team members can hear it. Plus the RCA digital radios can be equipped with chest packs and speaker mics to make it easier to use while wearing ski gear. You’ll never have to pull the radio off your belt to transmit and you won’t have to fumble around trying to press the PTT button with gloves on.

Your snow patrol and emergency response teams should be using reliable digital two-way radios to do their jobs quickly and efficiently. So give Discount Two-Way Radio a call now at 800-895-5122 and we’ll get your team the tools they need to keep your slopes and skiers safe this season.

Is Your Business Prepared for the Holiday Season?

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It’s hard to believe that November is already here! For many businesses and industries, this time of year brings a major increase in holiday shopping, events and festivities. With more people coming together for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s activities this means that businesses that cater to such holiday crowds need to be well prepared to provide the highest quality service to their customers. To work more efficiently to handle the larger crowds, your employees will need to communicate faster and better for smoother productivity.

One of the industries that receive the largest influx of customers this time of year is the retail shopping industry. Retailers in malls all across the country will be hiring seasonal workers to provide extra customer support, and often times they are not well trained regarding the product and procedures. This creates a huge need for all of the retailer’s employees to be constantly connected so they can communicate the needs of customers, ask and answer product questions, and assist in monitoring for shoplifting. Through the use of compact two-way radios and discreet, push-to-talk earpieces, store employees and managers can easily transmit private one-to-many communications which will help serve customers better and be more efficient, increasing the store’s profits.

Other industries that are connected to retailers are mall security and maintenance workers. With more people out shopping, mall security needs to be even more vigilant to protect the crowds of people and help keep order in the mall’s retail stores, common areas and parking lots. Mall maintenance teams will need to respond to the many different facility issues that come with such large crowds. Electric outages, HVAC issues, malfunctioning elevators and escalators, clogged bathroom pipes, and many other issues become more prominent for mall maintenance during this busy season. Supplying mall security and maintenance with rugged professional radios that can withstand the daily usage of these demanding jobs will improve response time. Small consumer radios will not have the battery life, transmission range or durability that professional two-way radios will supply. And because maintenance and security often times have their hands full, adding accessories such as radio belt holsters and lapel speaker mics will keep them from ever having to remove the radio from their belt to transmit. Constant, reliable two-way radio communication helps security and maintenance respond faster to any issues or emergencies, thus making them even more effective during this busy season.

Event planners and churches get most of their business this time of year. They rely on two-way radios to keep holiday parties, festivals, industry galas, corporate retreats, award ceremonies, concerts, and worship services running smoothly. Depending on the size and type of event, your company or church may only need lightweight compact radios such as the RCA XR150, or for events at huge venues the RCA RDR3600 digital radio would be the best choice for covering long distances, penetrating lots of walls or obstructions, and provide you with much more functionality than a normal push to talk radio. Pairing any of these radios with our professional grade accessories such as surveillance kits, lightweight headsets or high noise headsets will help you provide the best experience for your event participants because your staff will be more coordinated and organized.

No matter what industry you’re in, using two-way radios can increase your business’s ability to handle the surge in seasonal crowds and improve your company’s productivity all year long.

Do you need two-way radios or do you already use them? If you give Discount Two-Way Radio a call at 800-895-5122, we guarantee that we’ll beat your local dealer on price and service.

New Digital Two-Way Radios from RCA Communications System

RCA Communications Systems announces its newest line of radios, the PRODIGI (TM) DMR digital radios. The PRODIGI (TM) professional mobile radios are the most intelligent choice for buyers looking for a DMR digital radio option.

RCA currently offers two handheld PRODIGI (TM) models to choose from. The RDR3500 gives you the audio clarity of digital with basic push-to-talk functionality. While the RDR3600 model incorporates a display screen and DTMF keypad, and is packed with industry leading features and expandable functionality.

 

 

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Enhanced Audio with X-Sound+ HD (TM) giving improved voice clarity and delivering a crystal clear message over a longer distance
  • 40% longer battery life than regular analog radios
  • Emergency Features: Lone Worker Alert, Radio Check, One Touch Access and Emergency Alert Override
  • Texting, Privacy Voice Encryption and Private and Group Calling
  • IP67 Certified as waterproof to withstand being submerged up to 3 feet (1 meter) of water for up to 30 minutes
  • Industry leading 4 Year Warranty

When your business requires reliable digital radios without spending your entire communications budget, the fully programmable RCA PRODIGI (TM) Series of radios is the intelligent choice for your expanding communications needs.

For more information, contact our helpful staff at 800-895-5122 or visit http://www.discounttwo-wayradio.com/handheld-radios/RDR3500U

Why Choose Digital DMR Two-Way Radios instead of Analog?

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Improved Audio Clarity

The DMR Digital technology provides improved noise reduction and protects voice quality over a longer distance than analog, especially noticeable towards the end of the transmission range, where analog radios will have a lot of static and background noise. The digital processing of the signal allows the receiving radio to screen out the background noise and reconstruct the signal even when it is very weak. This keeps the transmission clear and increases the effective range of the digital radios over analog radios where the signal clarity and strength drops off dramatically at the end of the coverage zone.

 

Better Battery Life and Power Usage

Getting through a full 10-12 hour work shift on a single battery charge has always been a challenge for the analog handheld two-way radios. The DMR technology uses the transmitter of the radio only half of the time compared to a narrowband analog radio, which reduces the drain on the radio’s battery almost by half. This increases the actual talk time of a single battery charge by up to 40 percent. Overall battery consumption per call is reduced, and longer usage time in the field will be noticed between recharges.

 

DMR digital radios double the capacity over existing analog equipment

A Regular analog two-way radio system uses an entire 12.5KHz narrowband channel to provide a single talk path for communication. However, the benefit of using a DMR digital radio system is that it supports two simultaneous and independent calls over the same narrowband 12.5kHz channel. This results in doubling the channel capacity of the radio system which allows businesses to split departments and users into different completely independent and private talk groups.

 

Do I need to switch all my analog radios to digital?

Digital radios work in either analog or digital mode.This digital technology allows you to migrate your analog radios to digital one radio at a time, one channel at a time or switch out the whole system at one time.

 

A Final Word On DMR

DMR technology offers Professional Two-Way Radio users the possibility to upgrade their analog equipment to digital at their own pace and improve the coverage, system capacity and audio clarity of the transmissions. The DMR standard provides a versatile platform and wide range of two-way radio equipment that can be used in virtually any business environment.