Should Conventional Radio or Intrinsically Safe (I.S.) Radio be used for Hazardous Environments

Conventional 2-way radios are devices for instant communications that utilise radio frequencies (RF). They generally operate on fixed channels and are assigned a fixed frequency, allowing an easy transmission of messages to the other user in a matter of seconds. And because these are used for tactical or operational communications, they are widely popular for […]

Why License-Free 2-Way Radios Remain Popular

Radios, especially two-way handhelds, transmitted based on either VHF or UHF frequency, are governed by the country’s communication regulating body. They must be legally authorised by an official license from this group for mission-critical applications simply because of the unique frequency that always allows the end users to operate them securely. But there are walkie […]

How to Select the Right Cut-resistant Gloves

Sharp objects, shattered glasses, and hot metals – these are some of the many workplace hazards which could lead to severe cut and abrasion accidents to workers in the construction, machinery and equipment, metal fabrication, heavy lifting and manufacturing industries. It’s such a sad truth: these accidents could easily harm their hands on a long-term, […]

EN388:2003 vs EN388:2016: What Every Safety Manager Should Know About Cut Tests

The testing standards set in safety gloves have indeed evolved to keep pace with the rapidly changing work environments. Gloves after all are designed to protect the hands of workers against various work-related hazards. Based on the findings reported by the National Safety Council, cut-related incidents – including scratches, puncture wounds, deep lacerations and abrasions – […]

Delivering Excellent 2-Way Digital Radio Communications with Hytera PD608

It’s a fact: Intelligent and reliable communications delivered by digital mobile radios (DMR) provide outstanding customer experience for today’s end users. The efficient use of spectrum space; the improved voice quality even at low receiver signal levels; and the increased amount of information that can be passed down a single channel have been the major […]

When to Rent Walkie Talkies instead of Buying

From stacking, shelving and monitoring orders to a store, to securing a VIP during a meeting, walkie-talkies or two-way radios offer reliable, instant ‘hands-free’ communications. End users can attest that it does not take long for an ‘important message’ to reach the other person at the touch of a button. Communicating is immediate and accurate, […]