Two Way Radios – How to Choose The Best Walkie-Talkie for Your Business Needs

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Two way radios can add thousands of dollars to your bottom line in the first year by saving as much as 5-9% of labor time.
Make absolutely sure you select the right radio for your needs the first time.
Walkie-Talkies were introduced into typical business practices decades ago. Technology and battery engineering made them cumbersome and difficult to use in everyday applications. However, 2-way radios were recently made super-affordable, more portable and were given a much improved battery life.

Combine these advancements with the ability to save countless labor-hours, cost-free talk time and you have one of the most promising bottom-line tools for just about any business.
The key to getting the most out of your two-way radios is to make absolutely certain you choose the correct model the first time you buy your radios. Many small businesses make the mistake by starting off using Family-FRS radios. Typically, these will work out great for the first month.

Invariably however, these radios will begin to lose the battery charge, the clips will break off, the speakers will cease to function after a few drops, and the entire radio will need to be replaced within a relatively short period of time. These FRS radios were simply not designed for regular, daily use.
They were manufactured almost as toys, and are meant to be used gently a few times per year. Further, according to FCC guidelines, it is a violation to use FRS radios in a business function.

The proper two-way radio makes all the difference in the world. For the most part, any small to upper-medium sized company can benefit from the use of today’s walkie talkies. The cost will typically range from $120 per radio to about $300 each. Improvements in battery design will get a full day use after an overnight charge for as much as 2-3 years of daily use.
Plus, the durability of the radios has improved so much that it is not unheard of for some radios to still work great after 10 years.

There are four basic elements to consider in choosing the right radio for your job:
VHF vs. UHF – The difference between UHF and VHF can be explained with frequency penetration. VHF waves travel about twice the distance of UHF waves on open ground, rolling hills or through foliage. However, VHF waves are very poor at penetrating walls, buildings and rugged terrain.
So, if you are working exclusively outdoors with open land, rolling hills or heavy trees, VHF radios are the best. In any other situation, including indoor to outdoor use, UHF radios will be the choice. UHF and VHF radios will not communicate with each other.

Power – If the radios will be used within a single building, or outdoors in less than about 1 mile, then a 1-watt radio will be sufficient. If the 2-way radios will be used to communicate between multiple buildings or for up to 2 miles, then a 2-watt radio should be used.
There are 4 and 5 watt radios that will communicate consistently at further distances, but there is a limitation to any radio-to-radio communication. Once exceeded, the only way to proceed is through the use of a repeater.

Channels – If your entire group will always be speaking on the same channel at the same time, o matter how many radios you have, you will only need a 1-channel radio. However if you manage, say, a restaurant and you want the valets to be on one channel and the wait-staff to be on another channel, then you will want a 2-channel capable radio system.
This will allow each group to communicate individually, but not talk over each other. For you, as the manager, to be able to communicate with both of the groups you will want a radio that “scans”. This will allow you to speak with either group by switching to the appropriate channel automatically.

Durability – Business radios range anywhere form units that are designed for restaurant and hotel use, to radios for heavy-duty military operations. Review the specifications on each unit to determine the best fit for your needs.
By selecting the proper elements in choosing your initial radios, you will be assured of starting off on the right foot communication-wise. You will gain all of the benefits of having two-way radio communication, but will avoid the common pitfall of having to replace old radios that will not work with what should have been used in the first place.

A Review of Weider Equipment

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Hardcore Weider equipment is the best way to go when it comes to lifting weights.

A few years ago, I purchased some heavy duty Weider equipment. I can testify that it works like a charm. It has the durability that every weight lifter needs. How else can you have peace of mind when you’re pumping that 250-350 pound bench press? You have to know that you can drop it safely on the bar rest after a set.
The last thing you want to worry about is the bench folding up on you. You can cast all of your fears aside with Weider equipment. I should know, because Weider equipment works so perfectly for me, even though I abuse it frequently. There is also no limit to what they have to offer.

Anything from weight benches, to bars, to workout machines are available.
You can get a vast selection on the Internet if you are in search of Weider equipment. Virtually all weight lifting equipment available these days can found on the World-Wide-Web. It’s just so easy to find what you’re looking for on cyberspace. You can also get quality Weider equipment at a lower price when you shop online.
Who cares how much awesome Olympic style weight bench sells for in the local fitness superstore? I will bet that it’s cheaper online. If you sort through a variety of websites, you can find the most reasonable prices on the Weider equipment you’re looking for.

Earpiece PC Tracks Behavior Via Facial Expressions

Earpiece PC Tracks Behavior Via Facial Expressions
When we found this informative article we were so excited, having searched for over one year for this, discovering it on this site was an thrilling day for yours truly.

earpieceA team of Japanese engineers are testing a tiny personal computer that fits into your ear, and is controlled by eye blinks or tongue clicks.

As if talking into an almost hidden Bluetooth earpiece didn’t make you look crazy enough, this 17-gram wireless device gets its cues from wearers through tongue clicks and facial expressions, according to The Japan Times. For now, researchers at Hiroshima City University are calling it an “Earclip-type Wearable PC” and are developing it as a wireless device with bluetooth and GSP, as well as a compass, gyrosensor, battery, barometer, speaker, and microphone.

“We have made this with the basic idea that people will wear it in the same way they wear earrings,” project engineer Kazuhiro Taniguchi told the Times.
Following in the footsteps of wearable computing hardware like Google Glass, this miniature machineplanned to launch as a consumer device by the end of 2015 includes a microchip and data storage.

Additionally, it can be connected to another gadget, like an iPod, a tablet, or a smartphone, to navigate apps using facial expressions. Want to open iTunes? Just raise your right eyebrow. Or stick out your tongue to browse the Web, wiggle your nose to send a text message, and clench your teeth to take a photo.

The “Earclip-type Wearable PC” acts as a sort of “third hand,” the developers said. It uses infrared sensors to recognize movements in the ear, while allowing the wearer to use both hands for activities like rock climbing or riding a motorcycle. One possible application would be for disabled people who may have lost the use of one or both of their hands.

“Supposing I climb a mountain, look at the sky at night, and see a bright star up there, it could tell me what it is,” Taniguchi said, adding that the computer knows things like the altitude a user is at.

“This could connect you with a person who is looking at the same star at a remote place at the same time,” he said, setting up the earpiece to be a sort of universal communication device.
Taniguchi also foresees the potential for the machine to serve as a tracker for elderly wearers, who would use it as a hearing aid which doubles as an all-seeing eye for their relatives to track their health, falls, and location.