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3 Advantages of Digital Two Way Radios

What are the advantages of a digital two way radio? While radio devices have changed over the years becoming smaller, more lightweight and more feature-rich, the technology behind two way radios has largely remained the same until very recently, using analog technology to power communication. While much of the technology we use day-to-day has quickly… Read More»

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Top Marine VHF Radios

In search of a marine VHF radio? What about a VHF marine radio in Canada? We’ve had a number of marine-based clients reaching out to us here at Nova Communications lately looking for information on two way radios and accessories for wet and rugged work environments. Well, like many different industries, we have a lot… Read More»

Reduce Capital Expenses with Radio as a Service (RaaS)

Traditionally, when a business needs to purchase hardware they do so via capital expenditure. The ‘as-a-Service’ market has made it possible for businesses to shift up-front investments to manageable costs using an operating expenditure model. While purchasing equipment by CapEx means the business owns the asset, it also means the owner is stuck managing the… Read More»

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How Far Will Two Way Radios Work?

The most common question we hear regarding business walkie talkies is “how far will they work?” Unfortunately, this is a very difficult question to answer. A large number of factors affect the range of two way radios.  Transmit power, antenna efficiency, user height above ground and surrounding terrain, and urban vs. rural environments are just… Read More»

Want to Improve Worker Safety? Tait’s TP9300 Unique GeoFencing Feature Can Help

Are you looking for a two way radio designed to increase worker safety? How about everyday operational efficiency? If so, we’ve got a powerful and unique feature to tell you about. In fact, many people in the mining industry are already using this capability. The new feature we’re talking about? Tait GeoFencing.  This blog post… Read More»

Two Way Radios Vs Cell Phones: How Cell Phones Are Costing You

If you’re reading this blog post, you likely have the following questions:                           What’s the difference between a two way radio (walkie talkie) vs cell phone?                           If everyone has a… Read More»

Looking For Two Way Radio (Walkie-Talkie) Rentals? Dave’s Your Guy!

In search of two way radio rentals? How about satellite phone rentals in Canada? Renting offers a lot of benefits: Low upfront cost (fixed monthly rates also make it easy to budget), greater flexibility for changing projects and clientele, the ability to try equipment before you buy it, and the list goes on. (Interested in… Read More»

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ROCK Networks and Nova Communications a Division of ROCK Networks Partners with the AIR MILES® Reward Program

We recently announced some very exciting news! Read our latest press release: (02/19/2019) HALIFAX, NS – We are excited to announce that you can now get AIR MILES® Reward Miles on all two-way radio purchases through your Nova Communication Sales Representative. Nova Communications has partnered with the AIR MILES® Reward Program and we are proud to offer… Read More»

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Your Guide to Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radio Accessories

For Canadian industries that are exposed to combustible materials, such as vapours and dust, or flammable chemicals and gasses, all devices onsite must be designed so as to not become an inadvertent ignition factor. By nature, all electronic devices give off electrical sparking and excessive heat emissions. In certain situations, the sparks and heat can… Read More»

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Two Way Radios are the Best Choice for Communicating in Remote Areas

Regardless if it’s the office or hobbies that bring you outside of the city limits, remote areas always make cell reception a challenge. Whether you’re on the job or on a hunting trip, you have to find a reliable alternative for communication. When choosing a portable device to stay in contact while you’re out of… Read More»