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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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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