Thursday, 23 February 2017

Why Two-Way Radios Outperform Phones and Other Communications Devices in So Many Workplaces

Buying two-way radios (walkie-talkies) for your business is an important decision to add productivity, increase efficiency and enhance safety. To get the most out of your investment, you need to really weigh how your people communicate, and whether two-way radios will make them more efficient at their jobs.
Most people at work communicate with landline phones, cellphones, emails and texting. These work fine in some circumstances, but fail miserably in others.

Construction Worker using Two-Way Radios
Advantages Of Two-Way Radios
Landline phones: These require a fixed location, which is perfect for people working desk jobs, but much less practical on a factory floor, construction site, school campus, or any other work site that requires workers to be mobile while talking to each other.
Cellphones: Mobile phones and smartphones offer excellent mobile communication as long as their batteries are charged and they have adequate signal strength. However, mobile coverage is notoriously inadequate in some workplaces and totally unavailable in remote outdoor areas, as well as indoors in spots such as stairwells, underground tunnels and the like. Furthermore, cellphone service often becomes overloaded in an emergency, rendering it useless when needed most.
Texting and email: These are great options when people want to remain silent, and offer instant communications as long as both users are comfortable with text. Some people are just more comfortable with a voice conversation, and some communications simply must be conveyed by voice. Those scenarios render text and email useless. Digital two-way radios with key pads and displays can be ideal for texting along with all of the other benefits they provide.

Four ways Two-Way Radios perform better.

Now let’s contrast phones, texting and email with the advantages of two-way radios:
Mobile: Two-way radios are more durable in rugged environments and often meet waterproof and dustproof military specifications so they can be used effectively just about anywhere. And, unlike cell phones, obstructions are not a major challenge — communicating just requires radios with added power or the addition of repeaters to increase signal range. In larger facilities and across campuses, distributed antennas and bi-directional amplifiers can further boost signals in even the most challenging environments. This is why radios are so essential in jobs like warehousing, security or property management where users have to roam over wide areas.  

Two-Way Radios with Schoolbus
One-button Push-To-Talk (PPT): Users push just one button to talk to each other, saving the trouble of scrolling through a contacts list on a cellphone. In addition, work groups can be programmed in so it is possible to communicate with different teams, or one-to-one as needed. These flexible options make workers much more efficient, and are invaluable in emergencies or other situations where critical communications are vital.
Real-time: One-button functionality enables instant voice communications. Instant communications are not only vital in an emergency, when delays can cost lives, but also to speed maintenance technicians to the site of production line breakdowns or to help sales staff check with the warehouse to see if more products are available.
One-to-many, many-to-one: With a two-way radio network, a single person can call many people at the same time with the bush of one button – think of that the next time you try to set up a conference call or find different work groups using a cell phone.
Digital technology makes radios even more valuable
Digital radios convert voice signals into packets of data that can be transmitted over traditional networks, both wired and wireless. This makes your radio a computing device that can send texts, receive text and emails, and transmit voice signals around the world via the internet.
Digital radios also have much better sound quality in noisy areas, and they use less battery power than analog radios, which keeps them on the job longer without a charge. And they generate user data that can help track people’s locations and identify inefficiencies to help make businesses more profitable.  
While some wondered if cellphones would make two-way radios obsolete, it didn’t happen because there are too many workplace applications where radios are the superior choice.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

How to increase communication range for walkie talkies?

Many customers concerned about the walkie talkie communication range. But do you know how to increase walkie talkie communication range effectively? We’ve sorted out solutions as below, let’s study together!

1. Increase the transmit power
Almost all of the walkie-talkie has a high, medium and low three-shift transmit power adjustable. For the walki

Thursday, 16 February 2017


Often in the factories, contruction side, the most effective way to communicate is via walkie talkies. It may seem obvious, but there are a few basic rules to follow to ensure that communication is efficient and clear, this includes specific phrases and structures of how you talk via a radio as well as how to act it certain situations…

Identify Yourself
At the biting of the message is the ideal time to announce who is talking, either using your name or your role e.g. “Camera 02” which ever is easiest for the recover to know who’s talking.

The 1 Second Rule
A common mistake made by first time users is pressing the talk button at the same time they start talking and then releasing the button at the very same time they stop talking. Often this can cut off both the first and last words of the message, which causes confusion! Be sure to hold the button down for 1 second before you start talking and the give another second at the end after you have finished talking.

Acknowledge You Are Receiving
You have probably heard the phrase “copy that” said over walkie talkies, you must always confirm that you have heard what has been said, even if it means stopping what you are doing for 1 second to dig out your radio, if there is no response the speaker will assume you havn’t received the message.

Clear Words
There is nothing worse than hearing gibberish of the radio, often there can be crackles or other interference so try and speak your words as clear as possible even if it is an urgent message, speak slightly slower than you would normally, rushing your words won’t help the situation.

Control Your Volume
It’s sensible to not speak too loud over the radio during shoots for 2 reasons, firstly, it is likely to distort and not be heard on the other end, and secondly, you don’t want to be picked up by any mics that are being used for recording, especially if another cameraman is filming an interview whilst your shouting down the radio! Equally you should not have your radio on too loud if you are recording.

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

The proper way to charge radio battery

Retevis battery charging what’s the proper way to charge radio battery?

On average, two-way radio batteries will have a life of 18-24 months.  

This will vary based upon usage, charging habits etc. Does it really matter how you charge the batteries for your two-way radios?  

The answer is, yes it does!  

Today, let’s discuss together what’s the proper way to charge radio battery?

These radio battery charging tips will help you obtain optimized performance and a longer life cycle from rechargeable battery.

Radio battery charging Tips:

1. Charge your new battery overnight before using it. This INITIALIZING period and will enable you to obtain maximum battery capacity. 
a. Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride: 14-16 hours. 
b. Lithium Ion/Polymer: Normally take around 8 hours and leave 1 to 2 additional hours after the charger light turns green.

2. Never charge a battery when it’s body is is ho

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


13th February. It is marked off World Radio Day, which was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO’s 36th General Conference. This special day is to make sure the important status of radios as a communication carrier in education development, information dissemination and transmission of the natural disaster information. World Radio Day 2013 celebrations were extensively covered in news and social media worldwide. 

It is a day to celebrate radio as a medium to improve international cooperation between broadcasters and to encourage major network and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Tips Memilih walkie talkie

Memilih walkie talkie bergantung kepada event. 

Event sebesar banquet hall, cukup sekadar walkie talkie bersaiz kecil atau kuasa transmit lebih kurang 3watt.

Jika event sebesar PICC Putrajaya, memerlukan walkie talkie yang lebih kuat kuasa transmitnya, lebih dr 5watt.

Selalunya, acara indoor memerlukan walkie talkie jenis UHF kerana ianya lebih bagus dari segi tembusan frequency antara 
dinding yang padat. 


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