MOTOTRBO Systems in Education

With Back-to-School Time quickly approaching, it’s important to understand what a MOTOTRBO Solution can do for your school. How can you keep students safer in the classroom, on the school bus and at after-school events? Unify your staff easily and seamlessly, working around the district or across campus? Make sure parents are in touch and your community in the loop? Two-way digital radio communication is the answer. It keeps staff connected, students secure and administrators, parents, and the public confident.

Versatile and powerful, MOTOTRBO is the ideal communication solution. Using digital technology, it combines the best of two-way radio functionality with expanded capabilities to meet your school’s communication needs. MOTOTRBO integrates voice and data seamlessly, offers enhanced features that are easy to use, and delivers safety-focused advantages like integrated Bluetooth®, GPS location tracking, and Intelligent Audio that automatically adjusts volume to address background noise.

Only MOTOTRBO lets you choose the right device for the right user, such as the remarkably scalable XPR™ 3500 portable, the XPR 5500 mobile for unrivaled voice and data communication, and the ultra-thin, ultra-light SL 7550 portable. MOTOTRBO can remaster your institution and the way people collaborate to help you achieve greater safety and cost-savings.

In addition to needing radios to communicate inside of the building, schools deal with the challenge of communicating with their buses as they transport students from point A to point B. This is where a MOTOTRBO system can help.

ComSource builds, operates, and owns its own MOTOTRBO statewide system called the MichiganTRBO network. This radio frequency network can allow systems to communicate both inside and outside of the school. Institutions are seeking our solutions, including GPS location tracking which monitors buses, manages routes and enables parents to log in and see where students are. We’ve created safer solutions for their staff, too – from emergency alarms that activate voice communication to hands-free accessories so drivers can communicate safely while operating the bus.

ComSource will supply the proper equipment to build your network digital radio solution. We also have the largest in-house service team in the state and around the clock support to ensure functionality in critical moments. With the rise in demand for school-safe solutions, put your institution in the hands of the experts. Find more about our MichiganTRBO network here.

For Immediate Release

June 2019

Making School Systems Safer with Two Way Radios

Fast, clear, communication is one of the simplest ways we can keep our schools and children safe in the event of an emergency. Two-way radios are becoming essential tools in modern institutions. Not only can they be used as an effective means of communicating between the staff inside of the school, but they can also be used to communicate beyond campus grounds during critical instances.

Which radio model is best? Small, handheld digital radios greatly assist in non-critical situations within each of the facilities, whereas mid-tier digital radios allow Supervisory Staff members to immediately communicate critical announcements to both inner and outer facilities.

For educational institutions, we recommend small form factor, handheld, digital radios equipped with emergency alert notification capabilities, which can contain either a unit ID # or alias name to the facility’s Supervisory staff. We specifically recommend the SL300, the XPR 3500, and the XPR 5550 models for schools due to their sleek designs and specific capabilities. Digital two-way radios provide greater coverage and offer additional feature sets that are not available on older Analog radios, including Radio Aliasing and Emergency Alerting.

Additionally, we recommend equipping any Supervisory personnel with the ability to transmit a district-wide announcement for facility lock downs, evacuations, or any other type of circumstance that the School District’s safety protocol deems appropriate. These digital radio systems allow for immediate notification to all associated staff of an identified issue or request for assistance—any event-related information or instructions can be sent to all individuals of authority instantaneously.

Once an optimized two-way radio system is in place, we also recommend installing a First Responder radio communication device at each of the School District’s facilities. This tool notifies affiliated Public Safety Dispatch Centers to send assistance to the exact location from which the message was sent. It will also allow them to continually communicate and receive updates from on-scene First Responders throughout an event.

Radios area proven, effective means of communication in critical situations. When lives are at stake, every minute counts, as was proven during an active-shooter instance at a Colorado school in May 2019.During the instance, police said having a direct line of communication to the school via radio saved them critical response time—and lives. It’s critical for schools to have a two-way radio system they can count on when emergencies arise. ComSource offers rapid radio solutions customized for each school system’s unique security needs, including fast, clear, legal communication, emergency alerts, camera systems, and a team of highly trained service technicians for support. For more information on two-way radios in school systems, contact us today!

ComSource, Inc. now a Panasonic Authorized Reseller Partner

Providing best in class surveillance for Metro Detroit Law Enforcement

Plymouth, MI: ComSource is now a Panasonic Authorized Reseller Partner offering Panasonic’s line of products that include Panasonic Toughbook® laptops, Panasonic Toughpad® tablets, Arbitrator 360o™ HD and Arbitrator® Body Worn Camera evidence collection system.

ComSource, Inc. is the leading provider of two-way radio and high speed wireless data equipment in Michigan since 1995 to local and state government, public safety, including police, fire and EMS.

ComSource believes that the future of public safety is having a unified surveillance system that is reliable, rugged and integrates seamlessly on the job. “By adding the Panasonic products to our portfolio we allow our customers more options when it comes to safety and communication,” said Daryl Jackson, Owner & CEO of ComSource.

Read more of the Press Release here

Motorola Ally

Ally: Security Incident Management Software

Ally streamlines security operations with an integrated, cloud-based platform. Through ease of use and immediate access, Ally connects your teams to all incident, dispatch and analytics information with the devices you use today.

Ally’s platform helps any organization with security or incident management teams, including hospitals.

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Put Wi-Fi Outages in The Rear-View Mirror With CBRS

No matter the size of your business or the type of environment you work in, chances are Wi-Fi has become a valuable tool for your business-critical operations. But as the number of devices, applications and users continues to grow along with your business, the weaknesses and limitations of your Wi-Fi network continues to become more exposed. Now, enterprises of all kinds can take advantage of better, more secure and more predictable communications by deploying MOTOTRBO Nitro, thanks to Motorola Solutions’ decades of experience delivering voice, data, and edge computing solutions. Where it’s impractical—or just too expensive—to install ethernet or fiber, Nitro powered by CBRS can provide the secure backhaul that increasing voice and data pressures demand. With Nitro, enterprises can bring secure push-to-talk to the smart devices their team is already using, connect radio systems together to support enhanced unified team communications, and freely use the device that suits each worker best, from virtually any location.

Download this whitepaper to learn about the reasons for commercial Wi-Fi’s shortcomings, the impact of its inefficiency and inadequate performance and why organizations should consider a new approach to meet growing bandwidth, communications, and collaboration needs.


Transportation & Logistics

Putting Team Communications to Work in Transportation & Logistics

If your internal and external team members are juggling multiple devices and unable to collaborate safely, it’s time to develop a strong team communications foundation supported by advanced technology.

According to a recent Motorola Solutions survey of more than 400 transportation and logistics companies, 92% say they want streamlined integration across devices in order to respond faster in emergency situations, enable team communications from any location or device, and to more quickly resolve problems and answer customer inquiries.

In the T&L industry, team communications have entered a new era where groups across departments, locations, devices, and networks can collaborate with the push of a button, with real-time data intelligence at their fingertips.

Feeling the Pressure?

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Safety and Security for Your Energy Operations

Discover how our end-to-end security solutions provide clear, high-definition video coverage across large sites while enhancing perimeter protection and simplifying monitoring.

Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, cameras, and access control solutions. Make guesswork a thing of the past in your operations with video intelligence solutions.

Learn more about how to enhance the safety and security in your operations.

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Land Mobile Radio Systems

Addressing the New Demands of Software-Centric Land Mobile Radio Systems

Today, 74% of all organizations use digital land mobile radio systems. So, we sought to better understand how system managers are evolving their methodologies and resource deployment to maintain and support modern, software-centric systems.

The results from our new Motorola Solutions 2018 LMR System Management Benchmark Survey are out and the findings are striking. LMR system managers still give more support to traditional system management measures than they do to software-centric ones. However, those who focus more on software-centric activities such as network monitoring experience fewer outages.

To learn more about Managed and Support Services from Motorola Solutions, please download the survey.

LMR Management System Management Survey


How are Transportation Professionals Viewing Communications Technology?

The 2019 Motorola Solutions Transportation And Logistics Communications Survey

  • Learn insights on the use of voice and data communication
  • Discover future forward trends on added intelligence across logistics operations
  • Access the latest on ways to prolong your communications investments
  • Get ahead of your competition with next generation technology ready to alleviate the most common pain-points reported by your peers

Learn about how you can get your logistics operations on trend with Unified Team Communications from Motorola Solutions.

 2019 Transportation And Logistics Communications Survey