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License-free Radio for Wireless Networks

Icom has announced a new concept in radio communications, a Wi-Fi radio.  The new Icom IP100H radio easily connects to any existing wireless local area network (WLAN). Offering scalable, license-free communication using standard wireless network products. Businesses with wireless networks already in place can quickly establish high-quality mobile communications within their IP network. The IP100H radio can move freely within the IP network, automatically connecting to the closest access point, then moving between access points automatically. You can easily expand coverage of your radio system by...

New Digital Radios - A Revolution Is Underway

Remember analog TV? The picture was fuzzy and functions like video on-demand were not possible. Today's digital TVs have pictures so clear they seem better than reality sometimes. And you can stream video from numerous sources, surf the web, or make video phone calls.
 
The same transformation occurred with phones. Voice distortion, background noise, and static are common in analog phones. Think 'cell phones' when you think about the quality of digital voice communications. Yes there may be some dead spots, but generally the audio is very clear. And let's not forget about all the apps now...

Posted by in General Radio Info, Communication Technology on Oct 22, 2013 .
How Does Radio Encryption Work?

Encryption is the process of encoding information (in this case audio signals) in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot understand it, but authorized parties can access it. In two-way radios encryption modifies a voice signal using a coding algorithm. This algorithm is controlled by an encryption key. The encryption key is used by the transmit and receive radios to enable the voice signal to be coded and decoded for both radios. Therefore, all radios communicating must have matching encryption keys to receive transmissions.

Fig. 1 - Simple Voice Inversion...

Engineers at University of Washington have created a new wireless communication technology where devices communicate without relying on any form of power.  This new technology, researchers call "ambient back-scatter", uses existing TV and cellular signals already in the space around us.  These new devices communicate by reflecting existing signals to exchange information with each other. The researchers built small, battery-free devices with antennas that detect, harness, and reflect a TV's signal. These reflected signals are then picked up by other similar devices.  The technology could enable a network of devices to communicate with no...

Posted by in General Radio Info on Aug 12, 2013 .
Today's Success is All About Speed

There are literally hundreds of studies showing the same thing: how an organization handles communication is at the root of a company's success or failure. Today's business environment is all about speed. How quickly can you get information, respond to customer requests, make decisions based on up-to-the-minute facts? Does your business have a communication system that gives you a competitive edge, provides cost reductions, or enhances safety?  It all starts with how your organization deals with internal communications. After all, you can't respond quickly to customers if your employees are waiting on...

Posted by in General Radio Info on Jan 14, 2013 .

Choosing the right two way radio for your particular needs is an important decision. Today's 2 way radios offer many features. Understanding those features and how they apply to your needs will help you choose a radio that can significantly improve your use. Should you choose UHF or VHF? How many channels should you have? How far do you need to communicate, and what does that mean for the type of radio you need? Do you need certain security features, waterproof radios, or radios for use around hazardous materials? This short set of questions can help you understand when these features, when they are needed, and assist you in making the...

Posted by in Kenwood Radios on Jan 10, 2013 .

Kenwood has announced a new version of their popular ProTalk two-way radios. The new Kenwood ProTalk® Series has been improved to offer a new design and new features. The new ProTalk® series will replace the current  Kenwood ProTalk® radios in December 2012. The previous Kenwood ProTalk® radios will be available only while current inventory lasts.  Both new and past versions of ProTalk are fully compatable.

New Kenwood ProTalk® Radios TK-2400 V4P 4 Channel, 2 Watt, VHF Replaces TK-2300 V4P TK-2400 V16P 16 Channel, 2 Watt, VHF Replaces TK-2300 V16P TK-2402 V16P
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