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Importance of Phase Two P25 Radios for Public Safety

The job of a police officer can be a dangerous one, especially for an officer that works alone. In the 80 years since the invention of two-way radios, police officers have come to rely heavily on both their in-car radio and their portable radio. With phase two P25, this

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The Origin of Two-Way Police Radio Communication

In March of 1933, the Bayonne Police Department of Bayonne, New Jersey initiated the first regular two-way police radio communication in patrol cars. The advancement would have an impact on emergency communication that is still felt today.

On April 7, 1928, Detroit Police Department Patrolman Kenneth Cox and engineering student

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Celebrating 178 Years Since the Beginnings of Long-Distance Communication

On January 6th, 1838, Samuel Morse demonstrated his telegraph system for the first time. The telegraph, which would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, is a device that uses electric impulses to transmit encoded messages by wire. Morse spent several years developing a prototype

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Thank You to Our Clients of 2015!

As 2015 draws to a close, Relm Wireless would like to take a moment to thank all of the agencies, departments, and organizations that have allowed us to be a part of fulfilling their mission in the past year. We know that reliable two-way radio communication is an integral part

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Looking Back on Radio…The First Atlantic Wireless Transmission

December 12th marked 114 years since one of the early pioneers of radio – Guglielmo Marconi – successfully sent the first transatlantic message. Early skeptics believed that the curvature of the Earth would limit radio transmission to distances of only 200 miles, but Marconi’s simple message (the Morse-code

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The Latest in Two-Way Radio Features and Technology

Speaking of technology and two-way radios may seem contradictory to some, but in fact radio capabilities and features have advanced in several key areas. At Relm Wireless, we supply two-way radios to government entities, public safety agencies, and business clients alike. Each of these sectors has a different set of

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Identifying and Overcoming Perceived Obstacles to P25 Radio Systems

Though P25 radios are becoming the premier standard in land-mobile radio communications, several perceived obstacles persist. Two of these obstacles are cost and implementation. However, with hundreds of thousands of these radios in use- and many more department or agencies looking to add this equipment to their communications plan, it’s

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On the Job: 3 Reasons to Choose Two-Way Radios for Worksite Communication

Communication on a job site is an important part of keeping the project running smoothly and efficiently. Coordinating equipment, materials, and people requires a reliable mode of communication. Two-way radios have long been relied upon in the construction environment, but in recent years smartphones have become an option also. But

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8 Important Criteria for Evaluating a Two Way Radio System

If you’re in the market for a two way radio system, you have many criteria to meet and a wide array of options. Navigating through the sea of options can seem daunting, but letting the current and future needs of your agency or department guide the purchasing process can help

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Raging Wildfires Highlight the Importance of Two-Way Radio

So far, 2015 has been a record year for wildfires in the United States. According to recent statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center, more than 8 million acres of land have been devastated by wildfire thus far. And the damage doesn’t stop there – at the beginning

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Cellphone Vs. Two-Way Radio – Choose the Right Mode of Communication

Organizations with a need to equip their personnel with communications solutions may be faced with a decision: choose conventional two-way radio, or choose a cellular platform to keep everyone in the loop. It may seem that ‘smartphones’ offer more features, but the decision isn’t easily won by the bells and

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Measuring P25 Signal Quality and Coverage

P25 radio communications are the gold standard in terms of interoperability and radio advancement. But if your coverage isn’t adequate or your signal is weak, your gold standard may be sounding a little tarnished. What are the main indicators of P25 quality and how is coverage and reliability

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Communications Crossroad: Upgrade or Replace Your Two Way Radio System

In today’s world of two way radio systems, there are a variety of decisions to be made. One of the biggest crossroads that agencies face is when components of the existing system have begun to fail. Do you slip replacement pieces into the existing system, or do you begin the procurement

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From Our Files: A Brief History of P25 Radios

P25 (or Project 25 as it was originally named) was the result of cooperation between various regulatory agencies and leaders in the telecommunications industry. Recognizing a need for a uniform means of communication, standards for digital LMR (Land Mobile Radio) were established in 1989. The result is a

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Bridge the Communication Gap with P25

Imagine a scenario in which establishing order is absolutely critical, and cooperation among agencies is essential. But there’s one big problem – no two groups are speaking the same language, and even within agencies, departments are speaking different languages. The language barrier makes it nearly impossible to work cohesively or

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Hurricane Season is Here – Is Your Communications Plan In Place?

June 1st marked the official start of hurricane season. Is your public safety department ready? There are numerous practical considerations that need to be made, but having a solid plan for communication is vital. Being able to communicate within your department, or even across public safety agencies, is critical in

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