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10 877-5RADIOS WWW.COMSOURCEMI.COM EVALUATING YOUR NEEDS STEP 2 CHOOSING THE BEST COMMUNICATION DEVICES TO DRIVE BUSINESS FORWARD YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATION PLATFORM EVERY BUSINESS IS DIFFERENT – SO IS EVERY COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTION The challenges facing a multi-site manufacturing facility are very different from those of a transport company, hospital or school. Although their communication platforms are all underpinned by efficiency, productivity and safety, each will require its own individual solution. Even within a particular business, different individuals and teams will also require different solutions based on their specific roles and needs. One size does not fit all. In the previous section, we discussed how communications helps businesses achieve objectives. In the chapters to come we look at specific solutions and the steps you can take to build the right platform for your needs. This chapter focuses specifically on two-way radios and how to decide which devices will work best for you. The starting point is to define your needs by evaluating your business. Here are some questions to consider: SIZE • Does your business involve multiple locations? • And how many people do you need to connect? SAFETY • Do staff work alone in remote areas? • Do you need to track people and vehicles? ENVIRONMENT • Are you an industrial enterprise or more customer-facing service provider? TASKS • Do you need basic voice - only communications or do you also want data capability to take advantage of productivity applications? HAZARDS • Are there any dangerous areas or potentially explosive materials on site? STRUCTURE • Do your staff work indoors, outdoors or both? • How many floors in your buildings? • And what are your buildings constructed of? • Any underground areas? WE ARE YOUR COMMUNICATIONS PARTNER Evaluating your needs gives you a good starting point to help define the type of radio devices you should consider. But where do you go from there? Motorola Solutions is a trusted provider of two-way radios, and with four distinguished device families we ensure the full spectrum of needs is covered. Deciding which family is right for your individual employees creates a firm foundation on which you can build your own unique platform. Remember, there may not be one radio, or even a family of radios, that suits everyone. The radio families for commercial users include: ENTRY COMMERCIAL COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT, COST - EFFECTIVE DEVICES THAT ARE IDEAL FOR COMMERCIAL USERS • More robust, more reliable – the starting point for secure commercial communications • Higher powered than unlicensed, these radios give greater range • Licensed use means there will be less interference from other users • Tested to MIL standards for high reliability and performance • IP67 waterproof and dustproof models available – essential for outdoor operations MOTOTRBO™ A LICENSED VOICE AND DATA SOLUTION WITH HIGHER COVERAGE, INTEROPERABILITY AND ADVANCED FEATURES • Better coverage and less interference – ideal for industrial environments • DMR compliant for better basics, advanced features and interoperability • Wide choice from ultra-thin portables to extra-tough mobiles with industry-leading technology • Huge diversity and flexibility, allowing you to choose the features you need – see tech panel • Radios are supported by a choice of systems to help your business grow and evolve with features like IP Connect for connecting multiple sites and Capacity Plus for increased call capacity