Recently, when I was at my younger brother’s birthday celebration, my Dad made a reference to having tinnitus (basically a low-level ringing in the ears) and I informed him that I had made a gag about tinnitus in a recent post (for those concerned, the funny story was that it made things sound ‘a lttle bit tinny’ – Not one of my better japes, I confess, but whatever…). He looked at me like I had just farted in church while I rapidly changed the subject. Continue reading
Editorial – Some people would not know much about DSC technology, nevertheless it’s a safety system built into 2 way radios, mainly in marine and sea communications, as of the increase in use of smaller and personal boats on the rivers. As a island this tech is becoming more and more popular, the technology is linked to your boat just in case of an emergency, more details is found from this icom uk article..
DSC technology is becoming more widely used today and it is important for potential users to see how it works and to be trained in its use. To this end, Icom UK have now added their latest range of VHF/DSC radios to their VHF/SRC training simulator range. The models now available for instructors to purchase include the IC-M423 Fixed Mount VHF/DSC Transceiver and for the first time from Icom, a Handheld VHF/DSC in the form of the IC-M91D. Both training simulators provide a real ‘hands on’ experience of both voice and DSC message sending and receiving, in the classroom without causing interference. Both models share a new easy to use interface which is easy to learn, meaning that trainees will be able to understand the basics of two way radio quickly. Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd, said, ’When choosing the Icom IC-M423 VHF/SRC training simulator, the instructor will receive two fully modified radios that will communicate via the cabling so that it is unlikely to cause any interference to other users nearby . This enables the trainee to send ‘live’ distress and voice calls without alerting any other radios. Both units come with an interconnecting cable up to 20 metres in length, which is ideal for any training environment. The IC-M91D is supplied with an adapter and a cable to allow it to communicate with the fixed sets.’ To help trainees further understand the need for DSC, Icom has a new microsite dedicated to Handheld DSC radio. The new website sheds light on this relatively new marine technology. It explains what DSC Handheld VHF radios are, where they can be used and why boat owners need one. It also answers several questions about the ownership and registration of DSC handheld radio in an informative FAQ section. To go to this new site, click on www.dschandheld.com. The microsite will provide a handy resource for both instructors and students alike. Ian, said, ‘Customer reaction has been incredibly positive to our recently launched IC-M91D Buoyant VHF/DSC Handheld with GPS. However we have had lots of questions regarding where and how they can be used. So we decided to put all our information on an informative microsite.’ Icom Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Well, dear visitors, here it really is, the final of our five-part sequence on two way radio earpieces.
You’ll find we’ve thrown completely random pop-culture references at you (all from ‘Wacky Races’ to 007 himself) and we’ve (optimistically) had a number of laughs amongst all of the dry details and data. If you’ve read all of these items thus far, then cheers, we appreciate your time.
Okay, so the final thing on our list is that Dp 2400 earpiece, which could the most expensive device we’ve viewed so far, albeit by only £2. The Motorola dp2400 earpiece, then, (for those amongst you who haven’t been keeping count) can be bought from Earpieceonline for £29.75. Continue reading
We consume a lot of time writing about Motorola 2 way radios, so we have decided to do a series that focuses on the earpieces that connect to them.
Not only do a quantity of respectable businesses make top-of-the-range two way radios that are both affordable and reliable, there are also a huge array of 2 way radio earpieces that vary from inexpensive and cheerful (but nonetheless effective) to the last word in techno badassery (Editor’s Note: not really a word). Continue reading
There’s quite a few. It is hard to say if they have one key rival. Personally, I visualize it like Godzilla. Yes, he’s the principle monster, but he still needs to deal with King Ghidorah, Mothra, Mechagodzilla and Destroyah (amongst literally a million others).
Anyway, in this case, the communications giant Motorola is rivalled by the firms Icom, Kenwood, Cobra, Vertex and Hytera (after looking at the names you’ll possibly see why I started thinking of the Godzilla analogy). Continue reading
In accordance with ‘Health and Safety at Work’ act of ’74, every UK-based employer is legally obliged to take care for their employees and not expose them to unwarranted risks.
This is an efficient and noble law and one that has doubtless saved many lives since it was first approved roughly 40 years ago. This rule has too led to a development of the many new technologies aimed toward keeping staff safe…One tool that’s totally crucial to a lone worker is his or her 2 way radio. Continue reading
We ended the last article by saying you should not use the featured earpiece to guard the life of America’s president. Though, we will begin this piece by saying that, if you’re looking to guard President Obama this summer, then you’re getting nearer to the right view with this earpiece.
The GP340 covert earpiece is really a important bit of comms. This earpiece comes connected to 1 of the curly receivers, the kind you have observed Agent Smith wearing in The Matrix movies. The Motorola gp340 earpiece is a device designed for use with the GP340 range of 2 way radio devices.
It’s an modest earpiece that you use as an alternative to making your presence felt, when subtlety and understatement are the aims of the game. If you’re concerned with safety or protection, then a GP340 could well be the earpiece for you.
EarpieceOnline lists this bad boy for £27.50, so it is only a few quid more than the Motorola 2 pin, but it’s a few quid worth spending, especially if you respect discretion.
There is also no need for just about any type of adaptor when you purchase this multi pin earpiece, this model includes a multipin plug that will connect to the GP340, GP320. GP380, GP360, GP640 and GP680. Furthermore, there’s a built-in ‘push to talk’ button and microphone, but it’s significantly smaller than the one found on most other models.
The Gp 340 earpiece features a similar sprung clothing clip as our last model, a surgical grade acoustic eartube (as well as a spare tip) and a Kevlar-reinforced cable. It also comes with a flashy drawstring pouch as well. Add to this a 6-month warranty (included in the price) and also you’re definitely onto a winner.
Sound-wise, the Motorola gp340 earpiece offers clear, reliable sound and performs well in trying weather conditions.
However, the GP340 earpiece isn’t quite a top-range product, it is brilliant value, evidently, and it works fine for most tasks, but if you have specialist requirements, then you should probably stick to this series and find out what else is out there.
Overall, the Motorola gp340 earpiece is a superb product that offers fantastic value for money. It would do a superb job in most roles and comes pretty highly recommended all round.
Next episode, we have a look at the Cp040 2-pin earpiece, a radio specifically suitable for use with the GP300 and, um, CP040 walkie talkie series. If you’re still trying to guard The President, you might want to have a look at what earpieceonline has to offer.
Facilities administration is a complex and multifaceted role, often presenting issues even to those that attempt to define it.
Essentially, the administration necessities vary from facility to facility. One consistency, to put it simply, entails using the fundamental features of the facility in subject, enabling all the other connected organisations to go about their own day-to-day functions.
Services management is a £173bn a year business, but it would be nothing without the usage of 2 way radios. Continue reading
Direct comms is of vital value to engineering workers the world over. Radios are part of the lifeblood of the construction business. It isn’t a real understatement to call the use of two way radio infrastructures fundamental for the wellbeing of our industry, not only within the benefit of communication and proficiency, but additionally for security.
Busy building sites are instead one of the more difficult areas for 2 way radio networks to navigate. Building sites present abundant challenges for 2 way radio networks, such as background noise, signal coverage, earth to crane communications, protection issues and subcontractors requiring access to the system. Continue reading
The Emotiv headphones is mostly a pioneering device that allows a consumer to cooperate with the virtual environment by reading his/her ‘thoughts’. Basically, the headset records the brain’s electrical indicators and translates your thinking-commands into digital actions.
The Emotiv earphone works by employing a device generally known as an EEG, or electroencephalograph, to observe the brain waves (and emotional responses) of each gamer, virtually instantaneously translating those readings into virtual reactions, movements and responses. Continue reading