Category Archives: Walkie-Talkies

Security Industry Improves Coordination and Safety by Employing a Range of Wireless Technologies

Security is big business in America, with estimated annual revenues of $350 billion. The federal government alone spends nearly $70 billion a year on homeland security. Despite those big dollar figures, security organizations are always looking for force multipliers, and many turn to wireless technology. Wireless equipment and devices have a long track record as effective force multipliers. They also deliver discretion, mobility, and improved coordination—all key issues for an industry that continues to .

As the BearCom Bulletin Marks Three Years, We Look Back at Our Most Popular Posts

Three years ago this month, we started this blog, the BearCom Bulletin, to keep you updated on the news coming from BearCom, our partners, and the whole wireless world. In my very first post, I said, “Over the coming weeks and months, it is our intention to use this space to inform, educate, advocate, challenge, and salute. We hope to do so in a way that will enlighten and, at least occasionally, entertain you.” That .

Teldio Introduces D3M at Motorola Solutions Channel Partner Expo

Big news from our partner Teldio! At the recent Motorola Solutions Channel Partner Expo (CPE), Teldio released D3M, the first web application that simplifies the end-to-end process of designing, documenting, delivering, and managing two-way radio networks. TodaysWirelessWorld.com reported from CPE that the response to D3M was overwhelmingly positive. The Teldio booth staff could barely keep up with the demand for live demos. Both technicians and sales reps see extreme value in the application and .

BearCom Named to Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle for Best-in-Class Partners

BearCom takes special pride in the relationship we enjoy with Motorola Solutions, so it was especially rewarding when our largest partner named BearCom to its Empower Circle. The industry leader in two-way radios this year designated 101 companies for the Empower Circle, which recognizes Motorola’s best-in-class partners around the world. Representatives from Motorola and executives with the Empower Circle partners are set to meet soon for five days. While they are to discuss how .

BearCom’s Two-Way Radio Partners Announce New Products at IWCE

The wireless industry takes its latest technologies to the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), and this year was no exception as Motorola Solutions and Icom America both arrived in Las Vegas with new products. Motorola Solutions used IWCE, the wireless industry’s largest annual gathering, to announce the introduction of its APX1000 and APX4000XE portable radios, as well as the mobile APX Dual radio. That brings to 13 the number of Astro 25 radios in the .

Motorola Solutions Teams with SchoolSAFE to Offer Radio Interoperability System to 10 Ohio Schools

A key element of school campus security is the ability to quickly summon first responders in an emergency. And while calling 9-1-1 works, a direct wireless connection with police, fire, and medical personnel is even faster. That’s the advantage behind the donation by Motorola Solutions of 250 two-way radios to the Chardon Area Schools in Ohio. Each is equipped with the SchoolSAFE solution, which enables interoperable radio communications between school personnel and first responders. .

BearCom Designated a Motorola Service Elite Specialist by Industry Leader Motorola Solutions

The big news from BearCom this month is our designation by Motorola Solutions as a Motorola Service Elite Specialist. This is a reflection of our ability to sell, design, deploy, support, and service the highest tiers of Motorola products and solutions as a direct representative. “Even though we sell only the highest-quality wireless communications equipment, we recognize that it sometimes needs service and repair,” Jerry Denham, BearCom’s President & CEO, said in announcing the designation. .

Internet of Things Update: Motorola Solutions CTO Sees “Intelligent” Retail Stores

While the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be the subject of mind-boggling projections, major companies—including our partner Motorola Solutions—are working to develop new mobile technologies that will solve real-world business problems. “The ‘Internet of Things’—technologists’ vision of a network of billions of connected devices—has attracted the attention of a number of tech giants—including Cisco, Intel, and General Electric—all of whom have internal business units dedicated to building the infrastructure for that network,” The Washington .

Two-Way Radios Play a Role as Construction Industry Builds Momentum

The construction industry is on a roll, according to experts who project construction starts will be up 9% this year, on top of last year’s 5% gain. The biggest increases in activity will be in single-family housing, commercial building, and multifamily housing. Getting all that construction work done as efficiently and safely as possible will take top-floor communications capabilities, and that’s where two-way radios come in. Two-way radios have long been popular tools on .

New Analog-to-Digital Migration Guide Helps Users Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies

All around us, the wireless world is going digital. But organizations have questions about this breakthrough technology. To provide them with answers, BearCom and Motorola Solutions teamed up to create our Analog-to-Digital Migration Guide: “Five Reasons to Migrate to Digital Two-Way Radios.” “A ‘smart’ revolution is transforming two-way radios,” the guide begins. “Digital technology is opening the door to a host of useful web-based applications for two-way radios, even as it enhances capacity, coverage, .