Canada is the second largest country on earth, and its transportation system reflects this. The country has more than 1,400,000 kilometres of roads, 10 major international airports, 300 smaller airports, 72,093 km of rail and more than 300 commercial ports and harbours that provide access to the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans as well as the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
To connect them all and ensure both people and goods move effectively and safely between destinations, Canada relies on the transportation sector – combining the truck transportation, courier and taxi industries – which in turn relies on mobile two way radios to facilitate effective communication country-wide.
Communication Demands for the Transportation Industry
All transportation systems – including trucks, couriers and taxis – rely heavily on communication to conduct day-to-day operations. Fleet schedules need to be coordinated, inventory tracked, employees scheduled, passengers and deliveries have to be on time and maintenance and repairs have to be reported and carried out.
Sometimes, different modes of transportation have to be coordinated to ensure a delivery gets from point A to point B. A single transportation system has to be kept organized and safe, but the complexity increases when different transportation modes are required and are managed by different agencies. Add to this any complications due to weather and external variables, and problems can compound very quickly.
Effective communication for the transportation industry is vital, as is the protection of valuable and potentially dangerous cargo, not to mention the security and safety of employees and passengers. Mobile two way radios meet these needs, and helps the transportation industry stay connected across the country.
Top Three VHF Mobile Radios for Transportation
Motorola PM400 VHF
Great care was taken in the design of the PM400 to ensure its ruggedness and reliability as well as its ease of use and functionality. The PM400 offers the most features and channels of any Motorola mobile in the Commercial Series and can be mounted in just about any vehicle. Other features include:
- 64 Conventional Channels
- System Scan
- Dual Priority Scan
- 2 Memory Channels
- Busy Channel Lockout
- High/Low Power Settings
- Local/Distance Mode
- Time-Out Timer
- PM400 is available in 25 Watts or 45 Watts
Motorola MotoTRBO XPR4550 VHF
Ideal for providing the transportation industry with seamless two way radio communication, the MotoTRBO XPR4550 mobile radio features:
- 1000 channels
- Operates in Both Analog and Digital Modes
- An intuitive, menu-driven interface
- Increased capacity and spectrum efficiency
- Integrated data communications
- Enhanced voice communications
- Hand microphone
- 2-year warranty
Motorola MotoTRBO XPR5500 VHF
Another member of the MotoTRBO digital two way radio family ideally suited to organizations in transportation, the XPR5500 mobile radio features:
- Radio volume automatically adjusts to compensate for background noise
- Increased background noise suppression – from road traffic to the roar of engines
- Bluetooth® audio, embedded right in the radio
- Large full colour display
- Enhanced call signalling
- 2-year warranty
As Canada’s local Motorola dealer, Nova Communications has worked extensively with organizations in the transportation industry nationwide, providing them with trusted Motorola two way radios that enhance productivity and safety. Talk to a two way radio expert today, toll free: 1-877-721-7070