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Making Two-Way Radios Work for You: In-Building Communications

  Two-way radios are an effective solution for instant communication in an industrial or business environment. Take a walk through any major hotel, venue or retail outlet in Edmonton, and you’ll see customer service staff and security personnel using them to relay information and coordinate activities. Take a tour of industrial sites, like refineries, and …

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Programming Two-Way Radio: Why Getting it Right Matters

  The two-way radios available today are advanced pieces of communications technology, a far cry from the ‘walkie-talkies’ you might have played with as a kid.  In the same way a computer can be customized with different software, two-way radios can be programmed to use certain frequencies and manufacturer supported applications.  They can even be …

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6 More Common Mistakes Made in Structured Cabling Installations

A structured cabling system is the physical infrastructure your network depends on to carry information throughout your business.  Consider how much of daily business is interrupted when a network fails.  Edmonton restaurants can’t process debit or credit card payments; head offices in Calgary can’t receive emails or receive status reports from their pipeline crew in …

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5 Common Mistakes in Network Cabling System Installations

Having issues with your cabling layout? Contact Us, and we’ll answer them.   Structured cabling is essentially the practice of taking a deliberate, thoughtful and organized approach to your organization’s network cabling infrastructure.  It takes the need for future maintenance, modification, reliability, and network growth into consideration.  The goal, ultimately, is to put your network …

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The iPhone 11: What You Need to Know

Apple’s newest smartphones, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, have been out for a couple of weeks now (released on September 20) and it’s already garnering praise. The promise of substantial improvements to battery life and the features that come with the camera are impressive upgrades.  The new line also offers other, more modest, …

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Preparing for Winter Drilling Projects? Consider These Points When Planning Your Radio System

Winter is just around the corner; it may already be here if you live in northern Alberta. If you’re managing projects in Fort McMurray or Athabasca Oil Sands, frost on the ground means the winter drilling season is only a few months away.  Now is the time to start planning. That includes thinking about your …

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Finding the Right Frequency: The Basics on Canada’s RF Spectrum

In Alberta, and all across Canada, the radio frequency (RF) spectrum is a valuable resource. Every aspect of heavy industry and our institutions – from oil and gas to manufacturing and construction; including Hospitals, Universities and Government – rely on it to keep teams connected, communicating and safe.  First responders, tourism operators, cellular carriers, manufacturers …

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Common Myths About Satellite Phones

Need a satellite phone? Contact Us, and we’ll get you set up.   Common Myths About Satellite Phones   So, you’re thinking about getting a satellite phone.  Your job (or recreation) has you driving, hiking, ATV-ing or snowmobiling well outside the range of anything resembling a communications tower.  That being said, you still want to …

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Breaking Down Standalone Access Control

Looking to discuss access control options? Contact Us    You interact with different types of access control every day, probably without even thinking about it.  When you use a key card to enter your office building or parking garage, you’re interacting with a form of access control.  For more on the basics of access control, …

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What is Access Control?

Want to talk about securing your job site? Contact Us, and we’ll get started.   Access control is exactly what it sounds like – a means of controlling access to a building, a room or area, or a resource.  There are applications everywhere, and Albertans use them every day, often more than once. If you …

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