Prepare for the Holiday Rush with Two Way Radios

Motorola Business Radios are the solution for the busy holiday season.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for businesses across the country, but especially for retail stores and restaurants. With an uptick in foot traffic, employees may feel overwhelmed and overworked. Motorola two way radios are the perfect choice to improve communication, efficiency, and workflow during this busy time.

Improve communication, efficiency, and security in your store this holiday season.

Two way radios give employees the help they need, whether it’s restocking shelves, refilling drinks, or assisting customers at the register. Instant communication allows employees to work together to complete any tasks that may slip through the cracks. Prevent lost sales by immediately identifying and assisting customers who are standing around waiting for help. Assist customers waiting for a dressing room or get extra help at the registers to prevent unhappy customers who have to wait in a long line. Two way radios can prevent all of these issues.

Bringing water to new tables immediately, knowing when tables need to be cleaned, and being aware of when customers need to be seated or food is ready are all made easier with two way radio communication. Business radios give your employees the tools that they need to have a successful holiday season and earn good reviews and repeat business for years to come by ensuring a positive customer experience.

If you need recommendations for two way radios that benefit your specific business, give us a call at 888-560-0758 or browse our Radios by Industry page. We are happy to put together special combo packs to meet your exact needs. Most of our orders ship out the same day so you can be sure to get your radios in time for holidays.

Why Should I Buy Business Radios Instead of Consumer Walkie Talkies?

Business Radios or Consumer Radios?

If you are in the process of buying two way radios for your business and you’re wondering why you should spend $150 or more on a single two way radio when you can buy a two-pack of walkie talkies for $99, this post is for you. Consumer walkie talkies, or Talkabouts, have their purpose, but it’s not for everyday business use. Business radios are built specifically to improve communication and safety in your business. We’ll break down some specific differences between the two below.

When Should I Buy Consumer Walkie Talkies?

Talkabouts are less expensive walkie talkies that are intended to be used for non-business use, most commonly for things like camping, hiking, or family cruises. These radios are meant to be used a few weekends out of the year. They are not intended to be used every day for years to come – they may get the range that you need for your business, but the audio quality, durability, and longevity or these walkie talkies will be disappointing. They are good for what they are made for, but they will not live up to the standards of everyday business use.

When Should I Buy Business Radios?

Business two way radios are made with the specific purpose of improving communication, safety, and customer happiness in your business. Whether you are buying for a restaurant, construction site, nursing home, school, or other business, there are radios that are designed to meet your needs. Business radios are made to be used all day, every day for years to come. They can withstand drops on concrete, harsh rains, loud and dirty environments, and some are even waterproof. They offer the greatest audio quality and durability on the market and will undoubtedly improve business operations.

If you aren’t sure which business two way radio is best for your specific use, you can visit our Radios by Industry page or give us a call at 888-560-0758. We offer a variety of business radios, accessories, and combo packs to meet your needs.

3 Reasons to be Thankful for Two Way Radios this Thanksgiving

While there are many reasons to be thankful during this Thanksgiving season, we are particularly thankful for two way radios and the difference they can make in the workplace. We wanted to take this time to share three ways two way radios can make a difference.

1) Two way radios prevent danger.

Two way radios are the perfect tool to prevent emergency situations from happening or escalating. Improving communication between employees to better share knowledge, resolve potential issues quickly, and request assistance is crucial to preventing harm in the workplace, whether it’s at a job site or in a manufacturing plant.

2) Two way radios protect our family and friends.

Whether it’s a potential threat at a school, place of business, church, or other area, communication is critical to keeping people safe and knowing what exactly is going on. Two way radios allow workers to be alerted of threats immediately and share that knowledge with others to keep everyone safe. The sooner workers know of the threat, the sooner authorities can be notified.

3) Two way radios improve the customer experience.

Two way radios allow us to better our free time, whether it’s better service at a restaurant, less overhead noise at a retail store, or being greeted quickly at a hotel. Two way radios allow employees to communicate and designate specific tasks quickly to make sure customers are taken care of.

If you want to improve communication, safety, and the customer experience in your business, give us a call at 888-560-0758. We can recommend specific two way radios to best meet your needs or put together combo packs that fit your goals.

Do Two Way Radios Require An FCC License?

General Licensing Information

If you are new to two way radios, you may have heard that you need a license in order to use them. This license, officially known as an FCC License, authorizes the use of radio frequencies and regulates the use of those frequencies across the United States. Since there is some confusion as to whether or not you need an FCC License in order to use two way radios, we have written this article to clarify when a license is required.

Consumer Radios

Walkie talkies that operate on “consumer frequencies” (also called FRS radios) do not require a license. These are hand held radios that are commonly used for non-business purposes, such as camping. An example of consumer radios are the Motorola Talkabouts. You are free to use consumer walkie talkies without a license.

License-Free Radios

Most business-tier and commercial-tier two way radios require an FCC License. If you are using these two way radios without a license you may receive a fine from the FCC. While most radios do require a license, there are a couple of exceptions: MURS and Digital. Two way radios that are programmed to MURS frequencies, such as the Motorola RMM2050, do not require a license. MURS frequencies are a set of five frequencies that the FCC has designated as license-free. Most digital two way radios do not require a license. Examples of license-free digital radios include the DLR Series and the Motorola DTR600.

Having an FCC License gives you private communication in your business and prevents other people from operating on your designated frequencies. If you aren’t sure whether or not your specific two way radio requires an FCC License or if you are interested in acquiring an FCC License or purchasing two way radios, please give us a call at 888-560-0758.

How to Reset the Programming of the Motorola RMU2040

Motorola RMU2040 Programming Guide

The Motorola RMU2040 is a 4-channel radio, but only 2 of the channels are active out of the box. You can activate the additional 2 channels or change the programming of your radio by switching the frequencies and codes. However, out of the box, every RMU2040 is set to the same frequencies and codes. If at any point you have changed the programming of your RMU2040 and you want to change it back to its default settings, all you have to do is reset the two way radio.

Resetting the programming of the RMU2040 back to the default setting is easy and only takes a few seconds. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Step-by-Step Instructions

In order to reset the radio, you will need to first turn the RMU2040 off. Once it is off, hold down the push-to-talk button, the side button 1, and the side button 2 at the same time while turning the radio on. The side button 1 and side button 2 are the buttons on the side of the RMU2040 radio beneath the push-to-talk button. Make sure to hold the buttons the entire time until you hear the chirp. Once you hear the chirp, the radio has been reset to its default settings.

If you have any questions or would like information about purchasing a new Motorola RMU2040 two way radio, take a look at our website or give us a call at 888-560-0758.

How to Program the Motorola RMV2080

Motorola RMV2080 Quick Programming Guide

The Motorola RMV2080 has 8 channels, but only 7 of those channels are ready to communicate on out of the box since the eighth channel is a designated NOAA Weather Alert channel. The NOAA Weather Alert channel makes the RMV2080 a must-have radio for environments that need weather alerts, such as schools and construction sites.

With 7 channels to communicate on, you can assign each of your teams to their own channel based on need and provide privacy and efficiency. However, if any of your channels experience static or interference from nearby businesses, the best solution isn’t to switch to a different channel. Instead, you can fix the issue by taking a a minute or two to change the programming of your two way radio. The video below is a quick step-by-step guide on how to change the programming.

If you have any questions or are still having issues with your RMV2080’s after watching the video above, please give us a call at 888-560-0758. If you would like to purchase new two way radios or accessories for your current radios, visit our website!

How to Reset the Programming of the Motorola CLS1410

Motorola CLS1410 Programming Guide

The Motorola CLS1410 is a 4-channel radio, but each of those 4 channels can be programmed to any combination of 56 frequencies and 122 privacy codes. Out of the box, every CLS1410 is set to the same frequencies and codes. If at any point you have changed the programming of your CLS1410 and you want to change it back to its default settings, all you have to do is reset the two way radio.

Resetting the programming of the CLS1410 back to the default setting is easy and only takes a few seconds. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Step-by-Step Instructions

In order to reset the radio, you will need to first turn the CLS1410 radio off. Once it is off, hold down the push-to-talk button and the MENU button at the same time while turning the radio on. Make sure to hold the buttons the entire time until you hear the chirp. Once you hear the chirp, the radio has been reset to its default settings.

If you have any questions or would like information about purchasing a new Motorola CLS1410 two way radio, take a look at our website or give us a call at 888-560-0758.