Nothing is more reassuring than knowing children are protected while attending school. However, when an emergency situation occurs at a school, it leaves us wondering: Was the school able to communicate effectively? How can the police react faster? If the information from the school is not communicated clearly and quickly, it prolongs the time of reaction. First responders must gather all existing data in a matter of seconds. Those initial first moments of communication and data gathering could be the difference between life and death.
As another school year approaches, university police departments are gearing up for the large numbers of students, faculty, staff, and community that will converge on university grounds. With the fluctuating amount of people on campuses on any given day, university administrators understand reliable communications is essential to the safety and welfare of a university’s permanent and transitory population.
Security Staff and Crowd Control
Security staff is responsible for maintaining order, deescalating potential threats and conflicts, and coordinating first aid efforts during a crisis. They patrol heavily trafficked areas in and around campuses. Officers and security personnel may be put on duty at research centers and similar facilities that house sensitive, historic or classified materials. When department communication is directly tied in with local law enforcement, security administrators can report emergency incidents directly to first responders.
Wouldn’t it be great if your TV automatically chose just the right program for you based on your viewing preferences? And wouldn’t it be nice if it always showed the clearest and best picture when switching to that channel?
Having your best options automatically chosen, then provided for you, allows you to concentrate on the task at hand. In business communications with dealers and vendors, always receiving the best signal allows you to focus on the more important work.
Voting scan is a new feature in Icom’s IDAS™ radios which allows a mobile user to receive the best signal available so they can stay in contact with their internal and external customers. The feature functions just like a popular election. With the frequencies programmed in the radio and parameters and rules set in place, a vehicle can drive all across a geographical area and always capture the best signal as “voted on” by the vote scan capability.
Here at Icom, we have a long standing reputation as a communications pioneer. That of course includes radios but it also includes software innovations. Our RS-BA1 Internet Protocol (IP) Remote Control Software is another innovation that can enhance your experience using an Icom rig.
What Does it Do?
The RS-BA1 allows you to access your ham shack rig at a distance, whether that distance is another room in your home or another country. As long as you have internet access, you can get on the air from your ham shack.
The Olympics are coming soon and with it, the excitement of competition between the world’s greatest athletes. Because the Olympics will be seen by millions of people across the world, athlete’s preparations must be finely tuned with their teams in order to reach the ultimate readiness. Just like the athletes preparing for the Olympics, boaters must be prepared with finely tuned equipment for their extended travels on the water.
Communication is a key component of safely traveling the open ocean and inland waters.
Boat show season is in full effect with the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® kicking off today. Icom is attending the annual event, which celebrates its 75th year at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This new show location accommodates more than one million square feet of entertainment and exhibitor space for marine products — including over 1200 new boats. It is the ultimate oasis for seasoned and novice boaters alike.
Being one of the world’s largest boat shows, Icom has exhibited at the Miami Boat Show for more than 25 years. Attendees can always expect Icom to debut new product at Miami and this year is no different. Stop by at Icom’s Booth C484 – C Tent and check out the following new radios:
This past weekend I saw the Jurassic World movie for the first time. Just as in all Jurassic Park movies, what starts out as an exciting journey with the possibility of viewing real live dinosaurs soon turns into a disaster. In the movie, a couple of boys are sent to the park by their parents during the holidays. A dangerous new dinosaur escapes as they are riding one of the park’s exciting attractions and the characters are unaware of the danger around them. When their aunt tries to contact them using a cell phone, the signal is unreliable and the call ends up dropping. While it was a great dramatic effect for the movie, it brings to light the need for two way radio communications.
Businesses such as taxi services and debris (recology) companies require a radio solution that allows their multiple vehicle radios to communicate to a dispatcher but not between each other. They find limited communication is beneficial in reducing the unnecessary conversations, which also reduces radio system load and ensures privacy. This can be achieved when a radio system is configured with a solution called split dispatch. Existing LTR system users are familiar with this feature, but split dispatch is also available in IDAS™ Conventional and IDAS MultiTrunk™ systems with the IA-10401 Split Dispatch Dongle.
When we want to extend the coverage of handheld two-way radios, the first option is typically to incorporate repeater as a solution. However, a repeater isn’t the full answer. A repeater, more times than not, will put out much more power and have a better antenna system than the portable radios that it is communicating with.
This presents a unbalanced system where the “talk out” of the repeater is much better than the “talk out” of the handhelds. In this case, the usable radius of the system is much less than what it could be.
First there is a hum. A whine. The chorus grows until the air is filled with the distinctive sound of flight. They come by the thousands. Acrobatics. Vintage. Warbirds. Homebuilts. Ultralights. Together they will turn sleepy Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, into the busiest airport in the world. It’s time again for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
This celebrated annual reunion of planes and pilots takes off July 20th and runs for seven days and nights packed with films, forums, workshops, displays, exhibits, concerts, and entertainment. Daily airshows will again amaze and inspire with noise, smoke and fire. Survivors of long-ago battles will lumber overhead. The world’s best acrobatic performers will confound the flight line with their skill and nerve. Modern aircraft of today will inspire wonder about the future.