Best place to buy Two-Way Radio Systems Lincolnshire
Best place to buy a Two-Way Radio
Best place to buy a Two-Way Radio in Lincolnshire is kind of a silly title, as you know what we will say :-)
You can buy two way radios online from anywhere, so why might you wish to purchase from a local Lincolnshire business.
One reason is we offer pre-sales range testing, at your site.
Range testing is important to establish that the purchased radios will work correctly in all geographical areas of your business site.
You may of noticed that adverts for ‘walkie talkies’ from online suppliers, sometimes state maximum communication range.
The communication ranges quoted, are under ideal conditions, and do not reflect real world use.
What we mean by ideal conditions, is no natural or man-made obstructions in between the two radio antennas.
To illustrate, imagine two people standing on top of two tall mountains, seven miles apart.
The radio signals can freely travel between the two radios.
Now imagine the same two radios, with an antenna height of 6 feet / 182CM high, and still seven miles apart from each other.
Now you have obstructions such as buildings and hills, getting in the way of the signal.
What happens when you get buildings in the way, is what is known as ‘attenuation’.
Attenuation is the reduction in signal strength, caused by the buildings and hills etc, and reduces how far the signal will travel.
Now hopefully you understand why we think having a pre-sales site range survey, is a good idea.
Yesway are dealers for most of the top two-way radio manufacturers, but specialise in Hytera & Entel products.
Our systems can provide both short and long range communications.
For short range communications we would recommend UHF or VHF licenced radios.
They are only slightly more expensive than the licence free radios, and a five year OFCOM licence only costs £75 (2019).
For long range communications the new POC radios offer the coverage of a mobile phone, with the instant communication of a traditional handheld two-way radio.
An example of the products we can supply is the Entel DN495.
Our DN400 4G LTE Wi-Fi PoC radios combine the best of traditional PTT (push-to-talk) with national cellular network operation for best-in-class performance.
Supplied with your choice of slim or high-capacity battery and drop-in charger as standard, our DN series delivers 3 watts of crystal-clear audio quality and volumes exceeding radios twice their size.
Removing the need for costly radio licensing and potential channel interference from other radio users, Entel’s PoC (push-to-talk over cellular) DN400 radios are ready to use with a SIM on a fair use policy.
The Smartphone App, Radio Gateway, PC Dispatcher and Android Dispatcher options offer you further flexibility whilst the ergonomic design, ultra-tactile buttons are suitable for gloved-hand use and its superior IP68 construction ensures these robust and compact commercial-grade radios are ready to support your operational needs. Just charge and go.
Hosted Tier III+ data centre, fully redundant
As standard: Emergency Button, Lone-Worker & Man-Down with GPS location
Practically Unlimited Range DN400 radios deliver instantaneous PTT calling over national cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Entel’s multi-network unsteered roaming SIM offers the very best network access and coverage.
Cost Effective With no need for your own expensive infrastructure, Entel’s simple pricing options are especially attractive when compared to traditional two-way radio systems.
IP68 Commercial Grade Construction Exceeding MIL-STD 810C/D/E/F/G and IP68 2 metres, 4 hours submersible, DN400 radios undergo rigorous lifecycle testing and are designed to deliver many years of trouble-free use, even in the most demanding of environments.
Emergency Features As standard: DN400 supports Emergency button, Lone-Worker and Man-Down, with automatic transmission of the radio’s GPS location.
Drop-In Charger DN400 radios are supplied with a rapid, drop-in charger as standard.
High Contrast OLED DN400’s OLED display provides exceptional readability in all conditions. The display shows important information such as the selected channel, who’s calling, contact list, signal strength, battery charge etc.
17-Hour Battery Endurance From a single charge, DN400 radios deliver a market-leading battery endurance time of up to 17 hours.
Rugged Accessory Socket DN400’s rugged locking accessory socket is submersible even with its cover removed, whilst gold-plated contacts minimise any risk of damage from corrosion. Plus, all Entel’s accessories also incorporate gold-plated contacts, a robust plug and high-grade cable.
Ultra-Compact and Loud! DN400 radios are the most robust, compact commercial Grade LTE radios available today. Despite their compact size they produce outstanding audio clarity and volume levels, exceeding radios twice their size.
Accessories From covert earpieces to bone conductive and Bluetooth options, optimise your experience with our specialist range of high-quality accessories. A full list of accessories is available upon request.
Simple to Advanced DN400 radio configuration options to suit your needs – from simple push-to-talk (PTT) to incorporating its advanced two-way radio system features.
No Limitations The DN400 enables your workforce to make a virtually unlimited number of simultaneous calls.
No License, No Interference! Operating on national cellular and Wi-Fi networks, we have removed the need for costly radio licenses and risk of channel interference.
Ready To Go DN400 radios are supplied preconfigured and ready for use. Just unpack, charge and go!
Instantaneous Updates DN400 radios are instantly updated and programmed over the air (OTA), regardless of location.
Scalable Entel’s simple and flexible pricing options can be adapted to your business needs. There are no heavy up-front infrastructure or ongoing site / line rental, IP link or license costs to worry about.
Cross Platform Communications DN400 radios form part of a solution that can unify your mobile communications. Other products in the range include a PC Dispatcher App, Smartphone App & Radio Gateway (allowing connection with existing radio systems). Everyone can talk together at the press of a button.
Comprehensive Maintenance In addition to the standard 2 year manufacturer warranty, Entel’s optional 3 or 5 year comprehensive maintenance service also covers accidental damage.
Presence Check If required, DN400 radios can be configured to indicate which users are online.
Lowest Call Latency Entel’s radios, apps, servers and SIM’s have all been optimised to deliver call latency times equivalent to DMR radio systems.
Rapid Deployment DN400 radios can be set up and deployed in just a few hours. Perfect for applications such as highways maintenance, last-minute event hire, logistics, etc.
GPS and Bluetooth DN400 radios can be configured to send their location for both management and safety purposes. This information can be displayed and managed via the PC Dispatchers map. Bluetooth supports Entel’s range of Bluetooth audio accessories.
Secure and Resilient Communications Entel’s service utilises AES-256 encryption to ensure the highest level of privacy and data security, plus our servers are locally hosted, e.g. Entel’s EU server is hosted in a UK Tier 1 data centre with further remote back up servers.
Emergency Features DN400 supports an Emergency button, Lone-Worker and Man-Down features with automatic transmission of the radio’s precise location.
Frequencies, Standards & Approvals
DN495 – EMEA, Korea, Thailand, India LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20 LTE TDD: B38/B40 WCDMA: B1/B5/B8 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz 2.4G/5.8G 802.11 a/b/g/n* Other band variants available on request * 5.8GHz variant on request
2.4GHz / 5.8GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n* * 5.8GHz variant on request
BT2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.1LE
GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou (BDS)
Dust & Liquid protection
IP68 (2 metres for 4 hours fully submersible)
Shock & Vibration, Drop test, Packing test
Please see: www.entel.co.uk/red
3-Watts RMS (internal & external speaker)
Echo cancellation & Noise reduction
97mm X 59.5mm X 33mm (with CNB420E battery) 97mm X 59.5mm X 37mm (with CNB450E battery)
As standard the DN Series portable is supplied with: ? CNB450E 2000mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack ? CSAHX Single pod Rapid mains charger ? Spring loaded rear clip ? High efficiency antenna ? Quick start user guide ? 24 months manufacturers warranty**
For advice on which system best fulfils your needs, give us a call, or use the contact tab on the left.
Let’s start with Analogue (which would be logical I guess).
Analog two-way radios are available as Handheld (also known as ‘Hand-Portable’ or Walkie Talkies); Mobile (fitted in vehicles), and Base Stations which are the ones that would be at a fixed location, such as a desk.
Analog radios are the older technology (compared with Digital, which I will come on to later).
This does not mean that analog is necessarily a bad choice.
The advantage of Analogue radio equipment is that it is generally cheaper to purchase than the newer digital equipment, which still carries a premium in price (though coming down).
You also tend to get a better-built radio when compared with a digital one at the same price, which might be a consideration if you are on a tight budget, and need a certain level of resistance to dust and moisture (known as Ingress Protection).
Digital two-way radio has been around for only a few years, and like in the early days of Video Recorders (For those old enough to remember them), there are two main competing standards that you will come across.
The two standards are firstly DMR, & secondly dPMR.
dPMR is the standard adopted by manufacturers, Icom & Kenwood.
DMR is the standard adopted by manufacturers, Motorola, Hytera, Tait, etc.
DMR seems to be slowly winning, with Kenwood now also offering a DMR radio, as well as their dPMR radio range.
As a business user, I would recommend you largely ignore the fact that there are two standards, and focus on what the radio system can do for you.
The two standards only become a consideration, when adding to existing digital radios that you may have. If this is the case, then you will need to stick with dPMR (or vice versa) to match your existing radios. We can help and advise you if needed.
One final thing to mention about the two standards is, though they are defined standards there are slight differences in interpretations of the standard between manufacturers.
This means that although for instance your DMR standard Hytera made radio is the same DMR standard as your Motorola, some advanced functions may not work, though basic communications should. Ask us for help and advice if required.
We offer a comprehensive two-way radio communications service in Lincoln, Hull & surrounding areas including offering security radios & equipment to local security businesses.
Unlike many companies on the internet, we don’t just sell walkie talkies. Our Lincoln based business can service, repair & install two-way security radios into vehicles. This is backed up with proper City & Guilds radio communications & electronics qualifications & experience. We also have professionally trained installation engineers to standard MPT1362.
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