Two-Way Radios VS. Cell Phones

What is the difference between two-way radios and cell phones?

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Two-Way Radios

Cell Phones

Private and Closed Network Public Network
Superior when it comes to reception and coverage. Let’s face it. We’ve all heard people say, “Sorry, I lost reception” or “I don’t reception in the area”.
Designed for emergencies and natural disasters. Though we all hope we don’t get to this point. Outages from call overload, power failures and natural disasters
Is effective in high and noisy environments Is ineffective in high and noisy environments
Designed safety features to protect workers Limited safety features
Ruggedly built for work environments Too fragile for work environments – even with a case
Increases efficiency with prompt one-to-many communications Decreases productivity by limiting communication to either one-to-one or one-to-two people if no Push-to-Talk headset capability
Instant connection for communication 60 second delay to connect for communication
Long life cycle support Short life cycle support
Simple, one-touch user interface. Easy to use when driving or wearing protective equipment. Complex user interface. Difficult to use safely in a work environment. Legal restrictions when driving.
Battery life is designed to support intensive use for the length of a full shift Battery life insufficient for more than occasional use
No monthly fees for usage Cost money every month to use
One touch access to frequently used features Complex user interface

With this chart, hopefully it will give you a better understanding as to how well two-way radios are designed for various industries. There’s a reason why they have been around for quite some time. It is simply because they work well.

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Education

Increase Safety for Students & Staff Members

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Parents want their children to learn in a safe and secure environment. Safety in the industry starts when students are picked up from their bus stop, move from classroom to cafeteria to the playground then boards the bus to arrive home. Administrators must be equipped to coordinate a rapid response to any situation. Superintendents and Principals, Hall Monitors and Maintenance, Teachers and Administrators are all important roles to keep children safe.

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Here are some two-way radios suitable for your staff members…

Vertex Standard VX261 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola CP185 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola CP200D Two-Way Radio

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Manufacturing & Warehousing

Improve Productivity & Increase Safety

Here are some two-way radios suitable for your manufacturing crew…

Vertex Standard VX261 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola CP200D Two-Way Radio

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Motorola XPR7350 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola XPR7550 Two-Way Radio

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Hospitality

Increase Productivity, Improve Customer Service & Increase Safety

Guest Relations, Facilities and Maintenance, Guest Safety and Security, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage are all important factors of the hospitality industry.  They must keep track of rooms, supplies and facilities to ensure customer satisfaction. Big chain or small boutique, differentiating your property through exceptional service is one of the best ways to attract and retain them. With exceptional service it requires instant and discreet communication  between your employees throughout the property.

Your employees are all core workers that maintain the success of your hotel. That being said, it is extremely important that they are easily connected without any delays.

Here are some two-way radios suitable for different departments in the hotel…

Motorola CLS1413 Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/ two-way radio suitable for Housekeeping and Food & Beverage staff.

The CLS1413 is a small, light weight two-way radio with 4 channels allowing discreet privacy between selected employees. It is extremely important for the front-end operations to be connected  to Housekeeping with real-time information to ensure that rooms are ready on-time and requests are efficiently answered.

It is also a more affordable two-way radio in its small and light weight category. The two-way radio has accessories that will allow your Servers, Expo and Dinning room Manger to be hands free. This will make running food, making drinks and attending to tables more comfortable.

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Motorola CLP1043 Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/ two-way radio suitable for Guest Relations, Food and Beverage staff.

The CLP1043 is a small, slim and palm sized two way radio. It has a very professional and elegant look for Guest Relations staff. It has a very comfortable earpiece that sits comfortably on your ear. The length the earpiece is long enough that it goes along your torso, but short enough that you don’t have extra wire hanging. Your Food and Beverage staff can be comfortable when running food, making drinks, and attending to their tables.

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Motorola CLP1063 Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/ two-way radio suitable for Guest Relations and Food and Beverage staff. 

The CLP1063 is a small, slim and palm sized two way radio. With Bluetooth capabilities, it has a very professional and elegant look for Guest Relations and Food and Beverage management staff. It has a very comfortable long lasting Bluetooth earpiece that sits comfortably on your ear allowing long usage as well.

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Motorola CP185 Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/ two-way radio suitable for Facilities and Maintenance, Guest Safety and Security and Housekeeping staff. 

The CP185 is a compact lightweight and durable two-way radio. This walkie talkie is a 4 Watt radio that will provide your Facilities and Maintenance, Guest Safety and Security and Housekeeping staff more coverage throughout the building.  Your guests will feel more safe knowing that Guest Safety and Security is well connected with instant communications. Your employees are all core workers that maintain the  success of your hotel. That being said, it is extremely important that they are easily connected without any delays.

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Motorola CP200D Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/ two-way radio suitable for Guest Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Guest Safety and Security and Housekeeping staff. 

The CP200D is a compact and heavy duty two-way radio that is more popular in many industries. This walkie talkie/two-way radio gets all the benefits of a digital radio such as better voice quality, better range and better battery life.

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Vertex Standard VX261 Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/ two-way radio suitable for Guest Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Guest Safety and Security and Housekeeping staff. 

The Vertex Standard VX261 is a light weight, compact and heavy duty walkie-talkie. The VX261 is an all purpose two-way radio that is more affordable than most two-way radios in it’s tier. A radio that isn’t as heavy as most heavy duty radios. As an example, you can clip the two-way radio onto your belt loop and not worry about the weight of the radio pulling your pants down.

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Health Care & Services

Instant Communication When It Counts

Here are some two-way radios suitable for various departments in the heath care industry…

Motorola CP185 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola CP200D Two-Way Radio

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Vertex Standard VX261 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola XPR7350 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola XPR7550 Two-Way Radio

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Family Camping

Always Safe & Connected

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Outdoor adventures with your family are even more enjoyable knowing everyone is safe and connected. You can instantly communicate with each other with a touch of a button. Protect your family with our two-way radios.

Here are some two-way radios suitable for your family members…

Motorola CLS1413 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola Talkabout GMRS MT560CR Two-Way Radio

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Construction

Increase Workplace Safety & Improve Efficiency & Productivity

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Whether your crew needs to talk to each other, in the field – you can do so with our two-way radios. You can make their work safer and their days more productive. Most cases, employees are outdoors and always on the move with tools and around machinery. You need   durable and weather proof two-way radios as well as accessories to enhance your radio’s capabilities. For example, when working with loud machinery you can use noise cancelling headsets to communicate with ease.

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Here are some two-way radios suitable for your construction crew…

Vertex Standard VX261 Two-Way Radio

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Vertex Standard VX451 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola CP200D Two-Way Radio

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Motorola XPR7350 Two-Way Radio

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Motorola XPR7550 Two-Way Radio

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Camping

Always Safe & Connected

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Parents trust that your camp will keep their children safe. Increase your camp’s safety by staying connected when it matters the most. Using our two-way radios you can keep track of your Counsellors, Activity Leaders / Instructors, Canoe Trippers, Activity Specialists, Nurse staff, Drivers, Camp Office Assistants, Transportation / Maintenance, Janitorial/ Utility, Night Watchers and Kitchen staff by communicating with them instantly. Our radios are designed for heavy usage and can withstand various weather conditions.

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Here are some two-way radios suitable for your camp’s staff…

Vertex Standard VX261 Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/two-way radio suitable for Counsellors, Nurse staff, Drivers, Camp Office Assistants, Transportation / Maintenance, Janitorial / Utility, Night Watchers and Kitchen staff Activity Leaders / Directors (non-water activities),  and Activity Specialists / Instructors (non-water activities). 

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Vertex Standard VX451 Two-Way Radio

 

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A walkie-talkie/two-way radio suitable for Counsellors, Activity Leaders / Directors (water activities), Canoe Trippers, Canoe Tripper-in-Training and Activity Specialists / Instructors (water activities). 

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Motorola CP200D Two-Way Radio

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A walkie-talkie/two-way radio suitable for Counsellors, Nurse staff, Drivers, Camp Office Assistants, Transportation / Maintenance, Janitorial / Utility, Night Watchers and Kitchen staff Activity Leaders / Directors (non-water activities),  and Activity Specialists / Instructors (non-water activities).

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