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  • gerardoberger 2:45 am on December 22, 1988 Permalink | Reply
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    CONNECTING STAFF SEAMLESSLY AT SOUTH FLORIDA’S PREMIER RESORT 

    For a long time people have been telling me that relations, love and happiness are the important things in life…At present I realise that I can take or leave all that so long as We have this 2 way radio holster in the world.

    2 way radio voipLauded for its stunning oceanside location, impeccable service and sophisticated Mediterranean villa-style architecture, Acqualina® Resort & Spa on the Beach is one of the premier luxury destinations on Florida’s Riviera coast. Guests expect a flawless five-star experience at Miami Beach’s only AAA rated Five Diamond resort and Acqualina sparkles, year after year.

    Service at this jewel on the Atlantic is legendary and a legion of staff attends to guests with immediacy and discretion. As industry accolades grew, Acqualina looked inward to see how it could enhance its award-winning service and improve productivity throughout the resort.

    The Challenge

    IMPROVE THE WAY STAFF COMMUNICATE AND COLLABORATE

    Interacting across four and a half acres, from intercoastal suites to residential mansions, the staff at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach depend on clear, reliable, digital communications to support their activities and help them respond seamlessly to guests.

    “Radio communication at our resort is critical,” explains Juan Velez, Acqualina’s IT Director. “We need all our employees to be informed what happens, all through the resort. Our resort is divided into four main departments – engineering, security, housekeeping and the front desk. They all use two-way radios for internal as well as interdepartmental communication.”

    In the past, Acqualina’s different departments used the same radio with the same features to communicate and collaborate. This one-size-fits-all approach wasn’t ideal for the individualized and nuanced nature of their tasks. Maintenance’s duties, for example, were distinctly different from management’s. While an engineer would want the audio on his radio to automatically adjust as he walked from a quiet corridor to a noisy boiler room or read work order tickets without scrolling through screen after screen, resort managers sought a more stylish device to complement their professional attire. And security personnel and the front desk required a portable so discreet, it was virtually invisible to guests.

    No matter the device, the department or the staff member using it, Acqualina wanted to make sure all their different radios worked seamlessly together.

    MOTOTRBO DELIVERS THE

    RIGHT DEVICE FOR THE RIGHT USER

    MOTOTRBO’s expanded portfolio offers the ideal solution for Acqualina’s different people and diverse needs. Rather than relying on a single device for multiple departments, MOTOTRBO provides the breadth and depth of two-way digital radios with industry-exclusive features. Only MOTOTRBO puts the right device into the hands of the right user.

    Acqualina’s management is excited by the way MOTOTRBO radios work seamlessly together – from the feature-rich XPR™ 7550 to the ultra-thin SL 7550. “When I first saw the MOTOTRBO SL Series, I thought it was a cell phone,” says Velez. “It fits absolutely well with all our uniforms. It looks professional when it’s in sight, and it can be discreetly concealed.”

    Security Officer Max Jenue-Gens believes the innovative features on the new MOTOTRBO portables, such as Intelligent Audio which automatically adjusts the volume based on background noise, increase his department’s efficiency.

    “One of my favorite features is Intelligent Audio because we don’t have to keep on readjusting the volume on the radio,” Jenue-Gens says. “It helps us not deviate from the matter at hand by reaching to try to adjust the volume.”

    ENHANCED DATA IMPROVES

    THE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

    Acqualina’s Director of IT appreciates how MOTOTRBO’s enhanced data applications make workflow more efficient and personnel more productive. “The new color screen is a big improvement because we use this radio to receive HotSOS¹ tickets. We used to have a monochromatic screen with only one line. Now we

    can read the entire message at one glance. This is helping us to improve our operations and become more efficient,” as Velez points out the large screen with five lines of text.

    Maintenance Engineer Alberto Ruiz agrees. “It’s a lot easier to look at the LCD screen and look at the call and go to the room as soon as possible without interrupting anybody. Because of the LCD screen, you’re able to see a lot of calls a lot clearly. You’re able to get on

    to the HotSOS ticket really quickly and close out the call and leave a memo on there as well. So it’s really convenient.”

    INNOVATIVE FEATURES KEEP STAFF FOCUSED

    MOTOTRBO’s industry-exclusive features are a first for a two-way radio, and Juan Velez underscores their importance in helping different departments perform

    their duties and remain unobtrusive to guests. “We find the vibrate alert very useful. All our employees can use it while they’re in the public areas, or the directors and managers can use it while they’re in meetings or areas they don’t want to be alerted with a regular beep from a regular Walkie Talkie. The SL Series handles that really well.”

    The photosensor on MOTOTRBO, which automatically adjusts the screen brightnes to ambient light, is a boon for staff who work in and out of the bright Florida sunshine. “It’s incredibly helpful when my team is moving between low light areas and high light areas,” says Velez. “The radio adjusts itself to display the buttons on all the layouts. And with night mode, you can actually switch the colors on your display so it shows a crisper image.”

    CLEAR INFORMATION AND LESS CHATTER

    As Juan Velez sees it, enhanced data applications are driving greater efficiency throughout the resort. Communication is clearly transmitted and voice traffic is significantly reduced. “With the new data communications, we’re using less voice, meaning our channels are more free of voice and chatter. All our employees are more focused on the job and they are able to perform a lot better and faster.”

    Not only are more jobs completed each day without back-and-forth conversations, but MOTOTRBO eliminates confusion. “The work order tickets provide precise instructions on what needs to be done. There is no room for misunderstanding.”

    FASTER RESPONSE

    AND GREATER PRODUCTIVITY

    “We use HotSOS to send messages to all our employees. Normally, the message takes one to two minutes to reach us,” describes Velez, versus the immediacy with which MOTOTRBO delivers the same application. “It’s a lot faster than we normally get even using cell phones. We get the messages faster and with this new screen, it’s a lot easier to read all the communications.”

    What’s more, he points out, “We have noticed an increase in productivity because the messages reach our users faster and they are able to reach the guest request a lot faster than before.”

    “With the data communications, we’re reducing the voice chatter and able to send one message without having to talk for two minutes. This has improved our communications tremendously. Especially when you have 120 orders each day.”

    Juan Velez

    Director of IT, Acqualina Resort & Spa

    FLAWLESS FIVE-STAR SERVICE

    From the front desk to the back office, MOTOTRBO is fortifying Acqualina’s ability to deliver an exceptional experience to every guest. “It’s about providing great customer service and making sure our guests feel safe,” says Max Jenue-Gens, Security Officer. “The bottom line for this radio and how it helps me do my job in a great way is clear communication. And for security that’s very important. We’re able to distinctively hear what is being transmitted loudly and clearly.”

    “It means a lot that we have a radio that can provide that service because at the end of the day, I want

    to be satisfied knowing I’ve given our guests and residents a five star Five Diamond service. And the new MOTOTRBO radio helps us accomplish that.”

     
  • gerardoberger 8:38 am on June 16, 1980 Permalink | Reply
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    Kids 2 way radios Toys – Instructional Gadgets For Each Youngster 

    walkie talkie appYou’ve probably stumbled upon this looking for information about walkie talkie quad’s, hopefully this will help you answer some of those questions, if not please click on one of the relevant links within the article

    Young children are pleased with any present – even the bargain-priced minor plaything – gift wrap it and you will get hold of the laughters, hugs and kisses from them. With or with out occasions, they deserve even a small reward or a simple incentive for any good actions. Nonetheless, mother and father need to choose the proper reward, something that can be academic. The kids walkie talkies toys are generally on the list of finest playthings you are able to present your kid. Speaking of instructional playtings, the kids walkie talkies toys are very good tools to motivate the kids to understand how to communicate.

    Communication is one particular area which has to become formulated in kids during their growing-up years. The walkie-talkie is a quite effective toy for this function. These can be utilized by many children as ways to open up and express what on earth is inside their thoughts.Youngsters are incredibly intelligent and any purely natural talent inside them may be utilized and marketed via educational toys.

    These types of two-way radios were made for these tiny little ones to explore the lovely environment of conversation. These give them the benefits to be capable to discuss to their mates and play pals. Parents fully understand that children love to discuss, and also this plaything will actually let them have the self-confidence of self expression

    Role enjoying is an additional stage of a child’s growing-up. The Icom walkie talkies might be a variety of device to assume tasks they admire. Kids who viewed videos or televisions with soldier characters may make-believe to be the soldiers in that movie they watched. In doing this, they will understand how to generate alerts, send out these and eventually understand their unique codes. This really is a single really crucial discovering procedure – the roles playing part.

    Actively playing using the walkie-talkie can improve the sociability of the young children. They might begin using these toys whenever they wish to discuss to their mates or even to their family members. Since the small children understand to make friends, their communication skills additionally develop.

    Using the unique types of kids walkie talkies toys, kids could be extra made to play with your 2-way radios. Being in the behavior of role playing, kids discover, attain conversation skills, create socialization and roles playing part.

     
  • gerardoberger 4:47 pm on July 14, 1978 Permalink | Reply
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    Warrant Man Confesses To Phony Emergency 2 Way Radio Calls 

    Thanks for reading my site, here’s an article i actually enjoyed reading. With their authorization i can repost it. I compose tons of my own articles, but sporadically post other content i find fascinating, thanks for reading.

    As police were closing in, the man charged with interfering with emergency radio transmissions in Litchfield County tried to get rid of the Walkie Talkie he is accused of using by throwing it into a trash container, according to court documents released Monday.

    Several people had contacted police to say they suspected Adam Perrelli, 35, of Great Barrington, Mass., was behind a series of phony radio calls on frequencies used by Litchfield County fire departments and ambulance crews.

    State police had distributed the recordings to the media with the hope that someone would recognize the voice.

    Police said they received several calls that mentioned Perrelli, who has a criminal record, including sexual assault and burglary. Tipsters told police that Perrelli had two-way radios.

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    One witness told state police about Perrelli’s attempt to get rid of the two-way radio, telling them on March 4 that she saw Perrelli throw a backpack into a trash container at a VFW post in Great Barrington on Feb. 28.

    When detectives checked the trash container that same day, it was empty. They then contacted the owner of the carting company that emptied the container and he told them he still had the load from the VFW trash bin in his truck.

    On March 6, detectives followed the refuse truck to a transfer station in Canaan, N.Y., where the load was dumped. They searched the refuse and eventually found a backpack containing a Baofeng two-way radio.

    That same day, Perrelli in an interview with detectives admitted making several of the fake radio transmissions that interfered with fire and ambulance dispatching in Litchfield County in December and January. He claimed to be drunk when he made some of the calls, police said.

    Several people told police that Perrelli had boasted about making the transmissions. They said they contacted police after learning about the allegations.

    The warrant described Perrelli as someone who wanted desperately to be a firefighter, but who failed to gain certifcation in Connecticut and was rejected from joining the Great Barrington fire department.

    Perrelli, who used to live in Branford, was arrested Friday on charges of reporting a false incident, reckless endangerment, computer crimes, interfering with an officer and tampering with physical evidence, state police said. He was arraigned Monday in Superior Court in Litchfield and ordered held on $125,000 bail.

     
  • gerardoberger 2:44 am on March 24, 1977 Permalink | Reply
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    Walkie Talkie plan to help protect shops from crime 

    What is your favourite feature of the two way radio quad? In my opinion, I much like the design job – It is cooler than an Inuit’s underpants!

    A SCHEME for traders to warn each other about nuisance customers will be rolled out in Bewdley to stamp out drug-related crime in the town.

    Shop owners and publicans will be issued with 2 way radios so they can alert other shop -keepers about anyone acting suspiciously.

    It is hoped the pub and shop watch scheme will help deter drug addicts and alcoholics, who have been blighting the town in recent months.

    Town councillors met police and representatives of Worcestershire Regulatory Services in a bid to come up with a zero- tolerance approach to handling the problem.

    It follows a number of recent incidents in the town, including an alleged burglary and claims drug addicts and alcoholics were menacing people in the town by begging to fund their habits.

    Town councillor Derek Killingworth said members would roll out the scheme before the Easter tourist season.

    He added: “Something’s got to be done because Easter isn’t that far away. We cannot afford to allow these people to lay siege to the town. We’ve got to press the people with businesses in the town to work with us.”

    He added the town council would issue the shops and pubs with walkie-talkies temporarily until it raised enough money to put a phone system in place.

    “It’s got to be zero tolerance–that’s the only way we can stop this,” he said, adding the feedback from shopkeepers was “positive” but there was “still a lot more work to do”.

    Inspector Paul Crowley, of West Mercia Police, said: “We discussed a number of ideas, including reforming the Pub Watch scheme, a Shop Watch initiative, improving public transport and taxi provision, introducing an age-verification scheme and bringing in street pastors.

    “These ideas are all at a very early stage but West Mercia Police and our Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore are fully in support of the town council and the licensees and we look forward to working together to further develop these ideas.

    “While I would like to reiterate that Bewdley does not have a major problem with alcohol or drug abuse, disorder or anti- social behaviour, we welcome these steps towards dealing with any issues which have an impact on the quality of life of its residents.”

    Mr Killingworth previously told The Shuttle that “druggies” and alcoholics had been menacing the riverside town since December.

    He added the problem had become progressively worse and wanted to see more police on the streets to prevent crime.

     
  • gerardoberger 12:45 pm on May 28, 1973 Permalink | Reply
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    2 way radios 

    2 way radio laws and regulationsWith very little information on the internet about walkie talkie online’s, it is very rare when we get a chance to re post, with permission, an article from this industry.

    A 2 Way Radio is really a device which sends and receives voice signals with the air. They work somewhat just like a telephone, consider they don’t need a central network they may be used anywhere! With two-way radios, several people may have a discussion wherever they’re — sometimes while they’re miles apart! Another common title for any two-way radio is really a “radioInch.

    The most typical kind of walkie talkie for normal customers may be the FRS/GMRS two-way radio. Fundamental essentials radios that you simply typically see within the large-box stores. FRS and GMRS would be the different frequency ranges, or channels, these radios can work on meaning that Motorola CP040 . The FRS channels are 8 though 14 and also the GMRS channels are 15-22. Channels 1 through 7 are shared, and therefore are utilized by both FRS and GMRS systems.

    All radios inside your group will require to become set towards the same funnel before you communicate. For instance, in case your radio is placed to funnel 7 it’ll send your voice-over that funnel whenever you talk, and it’ll listen for and permit you to hear others speaking on funnel 7. It is usually remember this these channels are public! Continually be careful that which you say on the two-way radio, since you can not be sure who’s listening.

    When selecting a funnel, privacy and range ought to be most of your concerns so you could think about things like a two way radio meaning that people will understand this. If you work with a FRS only funnel, due to government rules your radio is only going to broadcast at no more than .5 w of energy. This wattage will typically enable you to get between half miles, and something mile of range. If utilizing a GMRS funnel, you will get the utmost output energy and range from your two-way radio. However, if you work with a GMRS funnel, you’re needed through the FCC to buy permission to function on individuals wavelengths which you might then need to think about things like a walkie talkie as a form of two way radio.

    So far as privacy goes, when you purchase a funnel and see that you will find others utilizing the same funnel, you should switch to a new funnel to prevent confusion. Sometimes, for example in a crowed theme park, 22 channels just aren’t enough to provide privacy. Due to this, most mid-range radios or more also provide “Privacy Codes,” which split up just one funnel into anywhere between 38 and 121 sub-channels. Whenever you estimate the privacy codes, many radios offer over 1000 individual channels that you should select from.

     
  • gerardoberger 11:50 pm on March 21, 1973 Permalink | Reply
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    THE SHIFT TO DIGITAL, why NASCAR choose Motorola 

    My basic review of the new article it starts up well, looks rather awesome, is simple to run and actually power resourceful, the communication device violation is a excellent item. Im happy I purchased it, read more underneath.

    walkie talkie garbled sound effectNASCAR officials have enthusiastically embraced MOTOTRBO, and they applaud the benefits it has brought to the NASCAR experience. Smooth Management of Communications Traffic MOTOTRBO does a super job for us, according to Kerry Tharp, Director of Communications, NASCAR. You have to communicate pre-race, during the race, and most importantly for us, post-race because when the race is over, thats when our media operation kicks in for us full-bore. We bring in our top three drivers for interviews; we bring in our winning driver to the victory lane, and we also check in on the garage to make sure that post-race is going along as it should. We have to make sure were communicating quickly and concisely. Through MOTOTRBO, were able to do our jobs a whole lot better than we have in the past.

    A Clear Road for Communications Digital provided a measurable improvement over NASCARs old system, which sometimes had a slower response time. MOTOTRBO has taken NASCAR to a whole new level. Steve Lowery, Chief Scorer, NASCAR, explains, With the old system, there was a lot of interference. Sometimes you couldnt hear at all because of static. With MOTOTRBO, its much clearer.

    Consistency and Reliability
    Youd Expect from a Winner According to David Hoots, Managing Event Director, NASCAR, one of the most important benefits is extended battery life because some of our days are extremely long. We have to be able to communicate consistently and reliably. MOTOTRBO has done a super job for us. Hoots adds that MOTOTRBO is the first step toward an even more comprehensive communications system: We took the opportunity to start with a very solid foundation and we will grow with the capabilities the Walkie Talkies offer. With a digital system, were going to reap the benefits for years to come. With the old system, there was a lot of interference. Sometimes you couldnt hear at all because of static. Now, with MOTOTRBO, its much clearer.

    Robust Enough for the Toughest Environments The NASCAR study, Hoots recalls, determined that the organization needed one clear and uninterrupted communication system, and because we move from venue to venue, were faced with a big challenge. The robust, durable and adaptable MOTOTRBO system was able to move from location to location over 56 events every year, almost every month of the year for quick deployment and certain performance. Reliability, says Hoots, is of utmost importance. We cannot have a product that is going to fail. We must have the most robust system possible, so MOTOTRBO is the right system for us. According to Michael Helton, President, NASCAR, Fans have become interested in the entertainment aspect of listening in, so we still want an analogue system going out for fans who still use analog radios. The ability of MOTOTRBO to support digital and analogue communications made it the perfect selection for
    this blended environment that had to accommodate fans in the stands who want to scan for instant updates using older analog radios.

    Twice the Capacity
    MOTOTRBO is able to manage large numbers of radios by utilizing TDMA time division multiple
    access which divides the channel into time slots for greater spectrum efficiency. TDMA enables each single repeater to do the work of two repeaters for enhanced call management with private, group, and system-wide calling capability. Digital Means Clarity MOTOTRBO supports audio quality with digital clarity and noise-canceling technology so that everyone is able to connect with one another and communicate more efficiently. MOTOTRBO radios contain a digital signal processor (DSP) that fine-tunes the audio. When a user connects an IMPRES intelligent audio accessory to a MOTOTRBO radio, the accessory provides the radios DSP with a unique set of audio parameters to shape the microphone and speaker frequency responses, ensuring the maximum clarity, volume, and intelligibility of each communication. Fans have become interested in the entertainment aspect of listening in, so we still want an analog system going out for fans who still use analog radios.

    Batteries Go Farther on a Single Charge MOTOTRBO is able to maintain consistent, reliable communications. All digital radios provide improved battery life, and because TDMA digital systems
    utilize batteries more efficiently, users have received up to 18 hours of operation after quick-charging a standard nickel metal hydride battery. Talk-time is now extended and personnel spend less time returning to base to recharge their radios or pick up fresh batteries.

    Robust Enough to Take on the Road
    One key advantage of MOTOTRBO is that its designed to be packed up, moved to a new location and set up, only to be taken down days later and moved again. To withstand that kind of constant use, a radio has to be strong, and MOTOTRBO has proven to be very strong, robust, and durable.

    Source – http://www.motorolasolutions.com/web/Business/Product%20Lines/MOTOTrbo/_Documents/Case_Studies/Static_Files/Events_Nascar_car_racing.pdf

     
  • gerardoberger 5:06 pm on June 26, 1970 Permalink | Reply
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    County dials in on communication system upgrade 

    walkie talkie dj shadowBoy. The new 2 way Radio is magnificent. I mean its just so beautiful and so highly developed. I pity people who grew up without the Radio.
    Denton County commissioners took another stride Tuesday toward replacing the countys weathered communications system.
    Commissioners approved a committee recommendation of the ranking of two providers for the P25 Radio System through the Houston/Galveston Area Council of Governments Cooperative Purchasing Program. Now, the committee can negotiate with the leading firm, Motorola Solutions, to complete the process and acquire the equipment for the county.
    It was a good day for the Denton County taxpayer, said Commissioner Andy Eads. The countys purchasing staff and the selection committee of countywide appointees did a great job of selecting the firms most qualified and also able to deliver more features for less than the budgeted amount.
    Money set aside in the capital improvement program for the system is nearly $9.3 million, but Beth Fleming, director of purchasing, expects the final amount to come in lower.
    New radio communications have been on the countys agenda off and on for a while, but specifically for Sheriff William Travis since he was sworn into office January 2013.
    The decision Tuesday morning was made not only with the Denton County Sheriffs Office in mind, but for the entire county to improve communications systems. Members from various towns were on board and were involved in the tedious selection process, officials said.
    Chief Deputy Randy Plemons said Motorola was selected because the committee believed what the company offered was better for the county as a whole.
    Last year, the county had 13,890 busy signals using the current, trunked radio system, he said. Officials hope that with the new system there will be no busy signals for anyone working in communications, he said.
    The The walkie talkie system was activated more than 4 million times last year, according to a presentation by Travis.
    The county is not getting smaller, its only getting bigger, Plemons said.
    Fleming said the committee will start negotiations with Motorola. If an agreement cannot be reached, county officials will come back to commissioners to get approval to move onto the second-ranked firm, Harris Corp.
    Fleming said it could be a few months before a contract is worked out. Besides giving interoperability between county agencies, included in the purchase will be new infrastructure receivers, transmitters and everything that goes into the towers as well as dispatch equipment and consoles. This will replace the current 18-year-old system, which was purchased used.
    In other action, commissioners approved the temporary reassignment of the secretary to the County Civil Service Commission responsibilities to DLynne Shelton for the purposes of the appeal hearing of county employee Cynthia R. Clemetson, who has filed a lawsuit against human resources director Amy Phillips.
    Eads was the only dissenting vote. He declined to comment on his vote, citing pending litigation.

     
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