Two-Way Radios & Rugged Devices

How to Extend Land Mobile Radio System Coverage Outside Your Vehicle

Is it possible to extend your land mobile radio system coverage outside your vehicle? For anyone that works in a vehicle (i.e. police officers, firefighters or those in the transportation industry, to name a few), you can’t typically communicate when you’re outside of your vehicle. The problem is that this lack of communication can have… Read More»

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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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How Search and Rescue Teams Save Lives with GPS Enabled Radios

Looking for the best two way search and rescue radio? Search and Rescue teams depend on Motorola MOTOTRBO digital two way radios to save lives. Why? Because they need an effective and reliable communications network in order to carry out each mission as efficiently as possible. While SAR teams are now implementing technology like satellite… Read More»

5 Best Motorola Two Way Radios That Help With Hotel Customer Service

According to Motorola Solutions’ 2019 Hospitality Survey, 60% of people in hospitality now use two way radios as their primary form of communication. 1/3 rely on digital radios. And when it comes to two way radios, Motorola is the cream of the crop. Regardless if you are a hotel in Banff, Toronto, or Halifax, you… Read More»

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Product Review: Motorola’s Best-Selling Radio, The CP200d Two Way Radio

If you’re looking for a simple, affordable and yet still a solid and reliable two way radio, the CP200d (formerly the CP200) is it. In fact, this is Motorola’s and Nova Communications’ best-selling radios of all time and deserves its own product spotlight. In this blog post, we’ll answer all of your questions about this… 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»

Why Migrating to Capacity Max (Cap Max) Is Critical for Nuclear Safety And Data Communications

Not only is Motorola’s Connect Plus now end-of-life, but the migration is critical for plants looking to increase nuclear safety and data communications. In a nutshell, Capacity Max offers powerful enhancements to security (including priority queuing override and Transmit Interrupt) and RF efficiency. It also offers the ability for over-the-air programming and battery management. The… Read More»