Canada is one of the largest agricultural producers and exporters in the world. And with over 205,730 farms at an average size of 778 acres, the Canadian agricultural and agri-food system sector rely on two way radios to connect the 2.1 million people it employs directly and indirectly – from sharing real-time information in the fields, to improving productivity and efficiency when it comes to processing and distributing crops.
Agricultural Communication Demands
The agricultural industry in Canada is a highly complex, internationally competitive part of the Canadian economy. Yet, some things about agriculture remain constant – the farmer, by the nature of their occupation, must spend much of the time on site in a rural and remote setting – at times for up to 14 or more hours a day.
At the same time, it is vital that the farmer communicate and coordinate with other operators, markets and weather reports. Long range and dependable communications in a two way radio is essential.
The Agriculture Industry’s Two Way Radio Picks
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, making it ideal for agriculture and agri-food systems. The PM400 offers the most features and channels of any Motorola mobile in our Commercial Series, and can be mounted in just about any vehicle. PM400 features include:
- 64 Conventional Channels
- Wide and Narrow Channel Spacing (12.5/25 kHz)
- High/Low Power Settings
- Time-Out Timer
- Radio can be purchase as either a 25 Watt or as 45 Watt
- Two-year warranty
Motorola MotoTRBO XPR4350
One of Motorola’s most durable radios, the MotoTRBO XPR4350 is well designed and a great value for its price. The XPR4350 can be purchased as a 25 or 45 watt radio, and works in both analog and digital modes. Here are some other features of the XPR4350 for agriculture:
- 32 Channels
- 12.5/25 kHz Switchable Channel Spacing
- 2-Digit Numeric Display with 3 Icons
- Two-year standard warranty plus and at least a one-year warranty for accessories
As Canada’s local Motorola dealer, Nova Communications has worked extensively with agricultural producers nation-wide, 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