Motorola’s MotoTRBO SL 7000e Series

SL 7000eHere’s a quick look at one of the MotoTRBO radios that’s part of the current Motorola promotion, the SL 7000e series.

The SL 7000e Series is designed for the the ultra-busy manager and features a slim and light form and incorporates high performance integrated voice and data.

 

Here’s what’s new in these next-generation radios:

  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Indoor location tracking
  • Integrated accelerometer for optional Man Down
  • Upgraded audio for greater clarity at high volume
  • Improved expandability
  • Increased UHF transmitter power for greater range

SL 7000e Series radios include:

  • SL 7550e: Color display, Full keypad, UHF
  • SL 7580e: Color display, Full keypad, 800
  • SL 7590e: Color display, Full keypad, 900

MOTOROLA SL 7550e FEATURES

  • Dual internal speakers deliver loud, clear audio quality.
  • Tri-color LED indicator for clear, visible feedback of calling, scanning, roaming and monitoring features.
  • Contoured push-to-talk button provides comfort and is easy to access.
  • Four-way navigation disc for easy scrolling through menus and channels (supports up to 1,000 channels).
  • Three programmable option buttons for quick access to frequently used features; ability to program up to nine of your favorite features into a single programmable button; also supports emergency call.
  • Audio connector port supports discreet wired audio accessories (wireless Bluetooth® audio also available).
  • Built-in photosensor intuitively adjusts backlighting on the screen to optimize viewing in all types of conditions; special “day/night mode” changes screen and illuminates icons to make them clear and readable in varying light conditions.
  • Large, high-definition, five-line, color display offers high clarity and resolution.
  • Intelligent Audio feature automatically adjusts the radio volume according to the environment’s noise level.
  • Innovative antenna design optimizes range performance.

Motorola SL 7580e Features

  • Dual internal speakers deliver loud, clear audio quality.
  • Tri-color LED indicator for clear, visible feedback of calling, scanning, roaming and monitoring features.
  • Contoured push-to-talk button provides comfort and is easy to access.
  • Four-way navigation disc for easy scrolling through menus and channels (supports up to 1,000 channels).
  • Three programmable option buttons for quick access to frequently used features; ability to program up to nine of your favorite features into a single programmable button; also supports emergency call.
  • Audio connector port supports discreet wired audio accessories (wireless Bluetooth® audio also available).
  • Built-in photosensor intuitively adjusts backlighting on the screen to optimize viewing in all types of conditions; special “day/night mode” changes screen and illuminates icons to make them clear and readable in varying light conditions.
  • Large, high-definition, five-line, color display offers high clarity and resolution.
  • Intelligent Audio feature automatically adjusts the radio volume according to the environment’s noise level.
  • Innovative antenna design optimizes range performance.

Motorola SL 7590e Features

  • Dual internal speakers deliver loud, clear audio quality.
  • Tri-color LED indicator for clear, visible feedback of calling, scanning, roaming and monitoring features.
  • Contoured push-to-talk button provides comfort and is easy to access.
  • Four-way navigation disc for easy scrolling through menus and channels (supports up to 1,000 channels).
  • Three programmable option buttons for quick access to frequently used features; ability to program up to nine of your favorite features into a single programmable button; also supports emergency call.
  • Audio connector port supports discreet wired audio accessories (wireless Bluetooth® audio also available).
  • Built-in photosensor intuitively adjusts backlighting on the screen to optimize viewing in all types of conditions; special “day/night mode” changes screen and illuminates icons to make them clear and readable in varying light conditions.
  • Large, high-definition, five-line, color display offers high clarity and resolution.
  • Intelligent Audio feature automatically adjusts the radio volume according to the environment’s noise level.
  • Innovative antenna design optimizes range performance.

If you’d like to learn more about these radios, or demo a MotoTRBO, call your 2-Way Communications account manager. It only takes a two minute phone call to get it started.

The 3CX Phone System

Small-business-phone-systemThe 3CX Phone System for Windows is a software based phone system for Windows that works with a wide array of phones, SIP trunks and VoIP Gateways to provide a full PBX solution. It does so without the inflated cost and management headaches of an ‘old style’ PBX.

3CX includes clients for smartphones and laptops that allow employees to use their office extension from anywhere, making it seem as if they were in the office. Not only are all calls to the office free of charge, but employees can leverage one single number and make a professional impression.

Because 3CX runs on Windows, it is easily installed and managed. It’s preconfigured to work with popular IP Phones, VoIP Gateways and SIP trunks, so no hassle of having to configure and manage those devices.
With 3CX, companies can reduce their telephone costs by up to 80%. With the CRM integration agents get a customer name rather than a number, and the ability to make outbound calls from a CRM customer page.

To summarize, with 3CX, you can:

Take your extension everywhere you go
All calls are free of charge – slash your mobile phone bills
Increase productivity – work from anywhere
Know who’s calling with CRM integration – increase customer satisfaction

Contact 2-way Communications Services Network Division for more information, or to set up a free trial. Give them a call (603-431-6288) or send an email to NetworkSolutions@2-way.biz.

Bendpak Vehicle Lift

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The Bendpack 4 post 9,000-pound vehicle lift arrived and was assembled in May, just a couple of months ago. Ryan and Craig took the lead on the assembly, and Jim and Bill lent a hand as well.

The lift was included as a part of the Fleet expansion (think new door, stockroom IMGP1478improvements … there’s more), and was included to increase the variety of services the company’s Fleet Division could provide to both professional organizations and commercial customers.

Uses of the lift so far include (but are not limited to): installing running lights on a police department’s Tahoe; inspecting and replacing a front bumper on a commercial vehicle; and a 1960’s Mustang exhaust system replacement.

IMGP1486Fleet Coordinator Jim says the lift is pretty awesome … it’ll get just about anything that will drive onto the shop floor up into the air, and it certainly makes a number of jobs … well, not fun … but much more manageable!

How can Fleet help you get ready for what’s next for your organization? Give Fleet a call at 603-431-6288 x 1755 (that’s Jim).

 

 

Remote Managed Service

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Maybe it’s the sometimes rude, hard-to-understand IT support guy. Maybe it’s the variable costs associated with a break-fix support model. Maybe your IT guy closed his doors and just disappeared.

Working with local Seacoast companies and town offices, we understand your day-to-day operations provide enough of a challenge. You don’t have time to deal with these scenarios. We can help – our customers spend more time on core business and 20 – 45% less on IT costs.

Chris

A managed services provider (MSP) offers management and support of IT network-based services, applications and equipment. A reliable MSP allows business owners and employees to focus on their core functions and not spend valuable time trying to learn enough to take the place of an IT professional.

The Network Division of 2-Way Communications Service provides proactive IT managed services using a remote monitoring and management (RMM) system. This platform allows us to continually monitor the health and performance of your IT network—without any kind of disruption to your employees’ activities.

 

Our robust RMM platform supports early detection and remediation of issues before they cause downtime or data loss. We will also generate regular reports that provide insight into your IT system, including the business value and services being received, which will help you plan and budget for future IT expenses.

Remote monitoring and management works because an RMM tool conducts oversight of your network and IT assets 24/7. When necessary the RMM tool alerts your MSP to a potential issue or an issue about to occur; a centralized dashboard allows for remote diagnosis and remediation of the issue by the appropriate technician—without disruption to your business flow!

You can trust us to deliver the level of managed services your business needs to ensure a stable and secure IT environment. Our proactive services model will eliminate business disruptions and give you peace of mind knowing that your networks are always secure and operational with no surprises or unexpected expenses.

Is it time to get back to business and let an experienced team take care of your IT? Call the Network Division at 2-Way Communications Services (800-441-6288 x 1746) or send an email to Networksolutions@2-way.biz .  They’ll help you develop, implement, and execute a plan that best fits your company’s needs.

Josh

The XPR 7000e Portable Radio

 

RLN6491 Operations Critical Wireless Heavy Duty Headset

The XPR 7000e Series is designed to keep the skilled professional better connected, more safe and more productive. With high-performance integrated voice and data and advanced features for efficient operation, these next-generation radios deliver superior two-way portable radio performance to your organization. The radio is tested to tough military standards and is waterproof to IP68. It won’t let you down.

Here’s a partial features list for these next-generation radios:

  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Indoor location tracking
  • Integrated accelerometer for optional Man Down
  • Enhanced audio quality
  • Improved expand-ability
  • Better battery life (up to 29 hours)
  • Better range (up to 8%)
  • Better waterproofing (IP68)

Bluetooth® audio lets you talk without wires, integrated Wi-Fi enables remote software upgrades. Total visibility of your resources is provided by indoor and outdoor location- tracking capabilities. Your organization stays connected as it grows via xpr_7000e_fkp_front_0317support for trunking and legacy analog technology. Text messaging and Work Order Ticketing simplify complex communications, and data capabilities support advanced applications. 29 hours of battery life is available via the latest energy technology, and range is boosted because of the improved receiver. The audio amplifier and industrial noise cancellation delivers loud, clear speech. The orange emergency button on XPR 7000e Series radios summons help with one touch, and the integrated accelerometer automatically calls for assistance should you fall.

The XPR 7000e Series radios include:

  • XPR 7550e: Color display, Full keypad, VHF and UHF
  • XPR 7580e: Color display, Full keypad, 800/900
  • XPR 7350e: No display, No keypad, VHF and UHF
  • XPR 7380e: No display, No keypad, 800/900

Connect with your account manager to learn more, or to set up a demo.

Vehicle Graphics

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Emergency and law enforcement vehicles need to be seen, especially at night. At the same time, all organizations need a cost-effective way to show a professional image on their units.

2-Way’s Fleet Division understands that your vehicle needs to be seen. They use high-quality custom graphics for higher visibility, enhancing side of the road safety. Also, during upfitting graphics are much more cost-effective than a paint job. And when a vehicle is retired, the graphics are peeled off, saving the cost of another trip to the painter.IMG_3004

In addition to reflective and organizational identity graphics, the Fleet Division can wrap all or part of a vehicle. A wrap is a large vinyl graphic or decal which is applied directly over the original paint job on a vehicle. Using a wrap, a unit’s appearance is changed almost instantaneously, allowing, as example, an all-black sedan to have the appearance of a more traditional black-and-white with wrapped doors and roof.

Ghost graphics (for a change from influencing behavior to actually catching speeders) is another type of graphics available from Fleet. No magic here … simply using white reflective vinyl graphics on white patrol cars, black on black. The reflective portion of the wrap remains unseen until lit up by the guy doing 80 in a 45 mph zone …IMG_3005

2-Way’s Fleet Division is your one-stop-shop for vinyl, reflective, and ghost graphics. On the commercial side they do plow truck lettering, landscape truck lettering, construction truck lettering … you get the idea. For more information, or to get your next project started give Rick or Jim a shout (603-431-6288) or email them at FleetSolutions@2-way.biz.

Steganography 101

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Steganography is the practice of hiding secret messages in otherwise non-secret mediums. It has been used in various ways for years – writing Revolutionary War messages in invisible ink, as an example. In the digital world, even something as benign as an image may be stealthily encoded with information. As an example, the pixel values, brightness, and filter settings can be manipulated by a hacker using a secret code to embed a message.

Through this technique hackers are deceiving internet users and smuggling malicious payloads past security scanners and firewalls. Steganography’s goal is to hide the fact that the content exists at all by embedding it in something else. The hidden code can then be used in all sorts of malicious attacks.

Various reports indicate that steganography is being used more than ever … although it is possible that the good guys are just getting better at detecting it. Steganography is being detected not only in sophisticated hacks, but in the attacks of low-level cyber criminals as well: malvertising; phishing; and malware distribution. This may be in part to the sale of steganographic instructions, allowing the technique to trickle down to the bad guys who may not have thought of a particular attack.

For individuals and small businesses, the way to protect yourself from steganographic attacks is to continuously work on security overall. Whether a phishing or a malvertising attack incorporates steganography or not, it still requires you to click on a link or download a file. If you’re aware of these types of attacks, looking out for them, and securing your accounts with protections like two-factor authentication, you’ll reduce your risk and have defenses in place if you are attacked.

Overwhelming, isn’t it? The Network Division at 2-Way communications can help. We’ll provide you with the integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform used by more than 8,000 customers nation-wide. Contact The Network Division for more information or to set an appointment today. Give them a call (603-431-6288) or send an email to NetworkSolutions@2-Way.biz.