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Different uses of Motorola 2 way radios

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There are a lot of companies that will have use of the Motorola two Way Radio, not to mention home use.

You will see people at sporting events using Motorola two way radios to keep in touch with their other family or friends that are also at the event.

Also construction people will use the two way radios to talk to each other while on a job, if one is high on a rooftop and needs some supplies or some help he can just radio to his helpers. Cell phones have a second delay, which could mean a huge difference in some situations.

Not to mention security guards who need to be able to talk to each other should a burglary be in progress, or to talk to the police. Even landscapers will use them on big projects to keep in touch with other employees on site.

The Motorola two way radio is a great piece of equipment for families to use these days. If you need to make sure your child has arrived safely at a friend’s house or home from school, they can be used that way. Or if you have an elderly relative that you need to keep in touch with also the relative can have the radio to call you for help instead of using the phone. The radios will work in instances that a land-line telephone will not, or even a cell phone.

They have been found helpful in use for the medical field, making it easier for health care workers to stay in contact with each other and to call for help faster in an emergency. Some radios like the DTR550 work very well with medical equipment.

Golf courses have their employees using Motorola two way radios, to communicate with each other during emergencies, special events or just to keep everything running smoothly. The two way radio is very cost effective since once you purchase the radios you don’t have to pay for monthly fees. They also work in other instances when cell phones do not work.

Motorola two way radios are also used in property management, providing the employees a faster way to respond to tenant problems. They can talk to each other, the management office and relay information that someone might need to take care of a situation faster.

This entry was posted on February 27, 2014.

FRS Two way radio Bringing Families Together

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The Family Radio Service (FRS) which has been authorized in the US since 1996 is an improved walkie-talkie system. Because this personal radio service utilizes frequencies in the UHF (ultra high frequency) band, there is no interference from Walkie Talkies or cordless phones which use different frequencies. Instead of AM (amplitude modulation), FRS uses FM (frequency modulation) so it is reliable at greater ranges than CB radios.

Although FRS was initially proposed for use by families by Radio Shack when it was introduced in 1994, FRS has been increasingly adopted by businesses as a cost-effective alternative to the business band. FRS doesn’t require a license either.

FRS Radio Technical Information
In accordance with FCC regulations, the current limit on FRS radios is 500 milliwatts. General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) shares channels 1 through 7 with FRS. As long as the power output does not exceed FRS limits, no license is required. It’s common for FRS radios to use sub-audible tone squelch codes (CTSS & DCS) to filter out unwanted noise from other users on the same frequency.
These codes don’t offer any protection from eavesdroppers even though they are sometimes referred to as privacy codes. Their only purpose is to help share busy channels.

To restrict the range of communications and promote the sharing of available channels, FRS rules prohibit the use of duplex radio repeaters and interconnects to the telephone network. These restrictions do not apply to GMRS.
The effective range of FRS radio is generally about 1 mile even though most FRS radio manufacturers will market their products as having an effective range of 2 miles. The reality is that actual performance varies significantly based on conditions. The effective range is reduced in the presence of large metal buildings.

However some hobbyists have found FRS radios capable of communicating at ranges of 30 miles or more under exceptional conditions in wide open spaces.
Hybrid GMRS/FRS radios have been manufactured recently with 22 channels compared with the 14 channels commonly associated with FRS. A GMRS license is required to transmit on all channels above 14. Transmission on channels 1 through 7 requires a license only if the ERP (effective radiated power) of the radio is above 1/2 watt (500 milliwatts).

The responsibility for understanding and abiding by FCC rules & regulations rests with the user. Most hybrid GMRS/FRS radios can be set to operate at fewer than 500 milliwatts on channels 1 through 7 which eliminates the requirement for getting a license.

FRS Radio in foreign countries Although called by different names, services similar in nature to American FRS radio exist in several countries. In 2000, Canada approved the use of American-standard FRS radios. Considering the proximity of the US & Mexico, the importance of commerce between the countries, and the fact that tourists often bring their FRS radios across borders with them, Mexico has also authorized the use of FRS radios.

This entry was posted on February 19, 2014.

Motorola Mobility’s patent lawsuits investigated by EU

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Motorola Mobility’s patent lawsuits have become the subject of two investigations by the European Commission.

It follows complaints by Apple and Microsoft after Motorola tried to block sales of their products.
They said that Motorola – which is in the process of being taken over by Google – had failed to license “essential” technologies on fair and reasonable terms.

Motorola denies any wrongdoing.
“The commission will examine whether Motorola’s behaviour amounts to an abuse of a dominant market position,” a statement from the commission said.
The dispute centres on Motorola’s use of Frand-type patents.
These involve technologies that are deemed to be part of an industry standard and therefore must be offered for a reasonable fee to anyone willing to pay.

“Motorola Mobility is confident that a thorough investigation will demonstrate that it has honoured its Frand obligations and complied with anti-trust laws,” a statement from the firm said.
“[We] will continue to work closely with the European Commission to resolve this matter as soon as practicable.”
Injunctions Apple has clashed with Motorola over the amount it should pay for its use of a patent for a “method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet two Way Radio system”.

The dispute led a German court to order a ban of certain iPad and iPhone models in Germany last year – a ruling which was later suspended.
Apple has also been forced to suspend its push email service to German customers as a result of another clash.
Microsoft faces a separate complaint in Germany in a fortnight’s time over its use of H.264 video-compression technology patents claimed by Motorola.

Microsoft announced on Monday that it was moving its European software distribution centre from Germany to the Netherlands in order to prevent a potential ban of shipments of its Windows 7 system software and Xbox 360 gaming consoles.
“We would have preferred to keep our European distribution centre in Germany, where it has been for many years,” a statement from Microsoft said.

“Unfortunately the risk from disruption’s from Motorola’s patent litigation is simply too high.”
Patent consultant Florian Mueller blogged that the commission’s intervention might influence the outcome of the case.
“Germany is the only EU member state in which Motorola is suing Apple and Microsoft over standard-essential patents,” he wrote.

“The commission’s decision to launch these formal investigations should serve as food for thought for certain judges in the largest EU member state who have shown a worrying tendency in recent years to put patent law far above anti-trust law.”
Enforcement The European Commission’s action follows earlier warnings that it had concerns about Motorola’s enforcement tactics, which it expressed after approving Google’s takeover of the firm.

“The holders of standard-essential patents have considerable market power,” said competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia.
“This market power can be used to harm competition… I don’t need to tell you that this is unacceptable, and I am determined to use anti-trust enforcement to prevent such hold-up by patent holders.”
The Commission launched a related probe into Samsung in January after it sought sales injunctions against Apple linked to its Frand-related 3G patents.

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This entry was posted on February 2, 2014.

5 benefits of using Walkie Talkies instead of mobile phones

walkie talkie partsSo i discovered this post on the internet and i understand that just posting it like a whole piece is not an excellent thing, I got permission from the original writer and read up the way to curate articles, so this is it…….i thought this was interesting as it highlights some of the highs and lows that I encountered when i was working within the business.
Does your jobsite use cell phones? They’re convenient and often multi-functional. (Workers can even calculate how much asphalt a job requires, thanks to the availability of several apps.) But according to Motorola reseller Forestry Suppliers, a mobile phone may not be the best option for communication on the jobsite. The better choice, the company argues, may be Walkie talkies. Here are five benefits of using two-way radios instead of mobile phones:
1.  Service during emergencies. Cell service towers and landlines may fail during an emergency or disaster. However, two-way radios will continue to work during those situations. Additionally, all workers can be contacted at once, as opposed to dialing individual phone numbers via phone.
2.  Lightweight durability. Two-way radios are designed to be lightweight and long-lasting. While some phones may require a protective case for use on the jobsite, two-way radios are often built to military and IP specifications, so they are less likely to crack or break when dropped. They are also designed with long battery life, with many models able to continue operating for 12-26 hours.
3.  Cost effective. The walkie talkies cost less than cell phones. There are no monthly fees, service contracts or calling minutes. Also, several workers can share a radio, cutting costs by avoiding the need to issue one per employee.
4.  Communication clarity. Unlike many cell phones, two-way radios are designed to offer clear communication in most conditions. They often include features that reduce wind noise and allow resistance to vibration, extreme temperatures and wet conditions.
5.  Ease of use. Two-way radios feature touch-button talk communication, creating a simple means of communication. Some models also include cloning capabilities, which simplify the process of copying radio settings. –
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This entry was posted on February 2, 2014.

Orwigsburg council approves Walkie Talkie purchase for communications system update

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The borough council approved the purchase of six Walkie talkies to use with the recent emergency communications system updates to the police department at a cost of $27,000 at its Wednesday meeting.
Under new federal regulations, the county’s emergency management communications network must be converted to a narrowband frequency to make it more efficient. The county is in the process of complying with Federal Communications Commission-required upgrades to emergency communications.
The borough ordered six Motorola APX6000 radios from Green’s Communications, Pottsville, on Friday. Three 2 way radio (www.occupywishlist.net)s will be placed in the cars and three are for officers to carry.
The radios could take four weeks to arrive, borough Manager Mike Lonergan said.
In other news, the council also voted to approve a proposal by the Exeter Ambulance Association, Berks County, for two Automated External Defibrillators.
The cost for the AEDs is $4,200. They will replace one for the police department that is at least 10 years old, Lonergan said.
Also at the meeting, Lonergan said he will apply for a $40,000 grant through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for new playground equipment at Community Memorial Hall, mulch and other park maintenance.
The playground equipment that is in good shape, such as the jungle gym, merry-go-round and seesaw, would not need to be replaced. However, the swing set is about 20 years old and could be removed or relocated to another park in the borough, Lonergan said.
The deadline to apply for the grant is Wednesday, and the borough could know by the fall if the grant is awarded. A $20,000 match by the borough would be required and would be paid through by funds designated for recreation use.
In other council action, approval was granted for Lonergan to prepare a final agreement between the borough and Schuylkill County Municipal Authority for the supplemental operation and maintenance services for the borough water and wastewater systems after review by the borough solicitor Frank Tamulonis and an engineer from SCMA.
The cost to the borough for the service is $1,850 per month and would likely start this month. The borough previously gave approval to execute a memorandum of understanding with the authority to provide the aforementioned support.
The council also authorized Tamulonis to advertise an ordinance for declarations of taking or using eminent domain to obtain easements for the safe routes to schools project if necessary. The project would involve curbs and sidewalks from downtown Market Street to Blue Mountain Elementary East along Red Dale Road for a total of about 1,200 feet, Lonergan said.
The borough was awarded a $303,000 grant in 2009 through the Safe Routes to Schools Program through the state Department of Transportation.
“We do not anticipate the ordinance being necessary,” Lonergan said. However, if it is, the borough would compensate property owners.

This entry was posted on February 2, 2014.