Digital radio

Digital radio technologies such as DMR provide users with a wealth of features, in addition to reliable push-to-talk and one-to-many communication. Digital radio systems are increasingly being integrated with organisations' IT systems, allowing alerts and alarms to be sent out to staff over a wide area

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Ofcom opens applications for new spectrum sharing licenses

Small businesses can now submit applications to Ofcom for new shared spectrum licences.

Organisations can apply for a shared access licence to use spectrum in bands ranging from 1.8GHz to 26GHz. The regulator says these airwaves are ideal for setting up local wireless ...

PMRExpo – news from the exhibition floor

Now that PMRExpo has closed its doors for another year, let’s take a quick look at the major announcements and new product launches.

Over on the Hytera stand, we got to see its next generation (new software, hardware & platform/circuit board) HP785 DMR IP68-rated ...

Icom wins the FCS Gerald David Award

Icom has won the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) 2019 Gerald David (OBE) Award for Innovation in Business Radio for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio Solution.

The award was presented at the Business Radio Gala Dinner which took place at the Chateau Impney ...

Kenwood launches a new digital/analogue two-way radio series

​JVCKENWOOD Corporation (Kenwood) has launched a new series of professional two-way radios designed for everyday use.

The NX-1000 series includes an automatic digital/analogue mixed-mode operation so it can be integrated with legacy analogue radios and systems. This ...

Avoira to tackle skills shortage with university partnerships

Andrew Roberts, Avoira’s managing director, has opened discussions with two universities who have expressed interest in introducing industry specific courses or modules, with the goal of addressing the current skills shortage. He fears that the latter, if unchecked, will create ...

In-Depth

Someone still loves radio

Land Mobile recently visited Push-To-Talk Systems to hear about how it went about rolling out a digital public access mobile radio (PAMR) network – Push-To-Talk Max – across London, the Home Counties, Hampshire and Dorset, and upgrading to Capacity Max.

“[We started] ...

60 seconds with Paul Simpson

Paul is installations manager at DCRS. He was trained in marine radio at college and then worked for the Met Police for a few years. After qualifying he worked for another radio company for 10-12 years. Paul then joined DCRS and has been there for 16 years.

How do ...

Radio/alarm integration

Sam Fenwick delves into the business of integrating two-way radio systems with alarms and alerting systems, with plenty of tips for resellers and end-users

One of the most popular and effective ways to add value to a two-way radio system is to integrate it with the ...

Radio hire for events

Two-way radio hire is the grease that lubricates the gears of the UK’s thriving events sector. Sam Fenwick looks at what’s involved from the perspective of both organisers and their suppliers

There is no doubt that the events industry – especially in an age in which ...

60 seconds with John Gardener

John Gardener, CTO at Tait Communications EMEA, discusses his career in the two-way radio industry

How do you spend your time at work?Generally it is split between researching different technologies or products, writing up documents such as proposals, specifications ...

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