Two-way radios offer plenty of advantages over smartphones in certain work environments. Features such as a single button for push-to-talk, louder speaker volume, better durability, and longer battery life are all benefits that lead some industries to prefer two-way radios to smartphones. Motorola’s WAVE TLK 100 and TLK 150 are two of the best two-way radio options on the market, and they can integrate with cell phone technology for improved communications. The Motorola WAVE products combine the durability and clarity of two-way radios, with many of the communication benefits of a cell phone.
Integrating the TLK 100 and 150 with Cell Phone Technology
The TLK 100 and TLK 150 can work as a two-way radio system and provide other communication options by integrating with smartphones via an app.
The integration allows for one-on-one communication or communicating via screens. For example, the system can allow someone to listen or talk to an individual or the creation of a WAVE workgroup. Wave by Motorola also can use screen technology on phones to scroll to specific contacts or contact WAVE workgroups, providing communication options not seen with most two-radio systems.
Benefits of Integration
The app provides GPS location and tracking, allowing an organization to track and see where staff are. There also are data benefits and data backup capabilities through the WAVE on cloud Motorola system.
In a security situation, staff can coordinate and work together through the clear two-way radio system. Still, the location of staff can also be seen via GPS, providing valuable information. Another great example is if a trucking company dispatch wants to be able to see where drivers are or communicate with one specific driver. Or, if they need to reach out to an entire group all at once.
Radios tend to be channel-based, making individual communication impossible – anyone on the channel can hear the communication. The app technology can allow individual-specific contact and the integration provides benefits through the Motorola WAVE server. If a dispatcher for a hospital wants to talk to just a single ambulance crew about something specific, that is possible.
Another benefit is the ability to use the system on different devices; it allows a dispatcher to not be tied to a desk – the dispatcher could have the app on a tablet, allowing them to stay in touch with people even if they are moving around completing a variety of tasks. Essentially, the system can give users multiple facets of communication through radio, smartphones, and computers.
- Radio communications are more reliable and clearer than standard cell phone communication.
- The Motorola TLK 100 and TLK 150 can be integrated into cell phone technology via an app.
- The technology allows for a variety of channel and non-channel levels of communication as well as GPS tracking.
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