Advantages of Two-way Radios – Part 2
More Advanced Than Realised: Things You Might Not Know About Two-Way Radios
While there is rapid, wide-spread advancement in a variety of technologies, many people expected the mobile phone and Internet to overtake the need for using two-way radios. Quite surprisingly, these technologies have had little impact on the necessity for two-way radios in many workplaces, and land mobile radios remain a cost-effective communications choice for commercial, industrial and emergency services such as ambulances, police patrols and fire services.
Vertex Standard two-way radios are designed for maximum performance at the lowest cost without sacrificing quality. With a broad portfolio of land mobile radio choices, portable radios tend to be the most popular of two-way radios used. Vertex Standard has designed portable radios with a robust set of features at a low cost to meet the needs of a variety of professional markets. Here is a review of some unique capabilities not as well known that are found in Vertex Standard radios.
Monitor Radio Connection – Only Vertex Standard two way radios have an ‘out of range alerter’ known as Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™). If you’ve ever worked in a team of portable radio operators and experienced not knowing if you are still in communications range, Vertex Standard two way radios, with ARTS activated, alerts the user when the radio is in or out of range. Both portable and mobile Vertex Standard radios have this capability. When connectivity at all times is critical, this capability in Vertex Standard radios delivers added communications assurance.
Monitor Worker Safety – Many workers using portable radios are faced with dangerous occupations working alone such as prisons, police patrols, security night shifts or even agriculture. Using “Lone Worker” is an enhanced means of emergency notification to monitor worker safety. When a worker is alone, the portable radio can be set with a time limit that requires the worker to reset at a required interval. If the worker fails to press the reset button, the radio will automatically send an emergency alert to notify others the worker is unresponsive and may need help. Vertex Standard is committed to providing affordable safety solutions and all Vertex Standard portable radios include the Lone Worker mode.
Manage Radio Privacy – Vertex Standard radios feature a ‘stun/kill/revive’ capability that is useful when a radio is lost or stolen. The ‘stun’ mode can be activated that remotely turns off the missing two-way radio and prevents someone else from being able to use the radio or overhear conversations not intended for them. If the two-way radio is recovered, it can be ‘revived’ using a special transmit to reactivate the radio for regular use without special assistance. Or for added assurance, a missing radio can be ‘killed’ to be fully disabled. This is also done remotely, but if the radio is recovered, it will require Dealer assistance to reactivate.
These are just a few examples of enhanced capabilities found in Vertex Standard two-way radios. To discover more and determine the right radio for your needs, locate your Authorised Dealer for additional assistance.