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What’s Lateral Communication?

Author: | March 26th, 2014 | Category : Telecommunications

Asked by Sarah-Jane from Manchester The term ‘lateral communication’ can actually mean (at least) two different things. In the natural world, lateral communication occurs whenever a group of animals appear to exhibit a collective intelligence. For example, when a flock of birds turns at the exact same time, remaining in perfect formation, this is lateral communication. Other examples include shoals of fish acting in perfect synch, or the movements of … Read more »

Just what would happen if I ignored the safety advice and used a radio or a phone on an airplane?

Author: | February 25th, 2014 | Category : 2 way radio

(Asked by Rory from County Kildare, Ireland) Before all you regular readers point out that Margot from Brighton asked me a very similar question last month, let me just say that I’m answering this one simply because of the way Rory chose to phrase his question. In life, we are constantly bombarded by instructions, orders and indefinable ‘rules’ (some of which are written down and legally enforced, while others still … Read more »

DP 3400/3401 Non-display Portable Radios

Author: | February 23rd, 2014 | Category : 2 way radio

So here’s the certified technical information about the Motorola DP3400 two way radio, as you’ll see it’s one of the most effective digital 2 way radios on the market and can go well with any type of industry or environment. Tri-color LED indicator for clear, visible feedback of calling, scanning and monitoring. Emergency button to alert supervisor or dispatcher in an emergency situation.

How do waterproof headphones work?

Author: | February 15th, 2014 | Category : earpiece

Asked by Betty from Hammersmith I take it you’re a newer reader and you therefore aren’t aware of my dislike for recommending specific sets of headphones. In a usual case, (like when one reader asked me to recommend sweat-proof headphones) I have to answer with “it depends on a multitude of factors, such as how often you use them, how important sound quality is to you or even (in that … Read more »

Say I’m in a high-speed car chase, what’s the best way to escape the police?

Author: | February 13th, 2014 | Category : Telecommunications

(Asked by Nick from Kent) In my experience, the weapons cheat usually works a treat. I find that a roadblock is considerably less of an issue if you’re armed with a rocket launcher and twin uzis… As for the real world, one wonders just why you’re asking me, Nick? (I really don’t want this article popping up as evidence at your trial while I go down for aiding an abetting … Read more »

Will I be Able to Hear Bone Conduction Headphones Even if I Wear Earplugs?

Author: | January 16th, 2014 | Category : earpiece

Because bone conduction bypasses the ear entirely and directly stimulates the ossicles (which is the scientific name for the tiny bones that reside in your inner ear, as well as the rationale behind comic book hero Daredevil’s athletic prowess), it is entirely possible to stick your ear plugs in and still listen to your ‘Bonephones’.   In some respects, it’s actually preferable. Y’see Nick, using headphones is fine and dandy, … Read more »

When NASCAR needed a faster, more efficient communications system, they turned to Motorola.

Author: | December 9th, 2013 | Category : 2 way radio

The Talladega Superspeedway covers 3,000 acres, and is a Super Bowl®-sized NASCAR event that attracts 150,000 on-site spectators and millions more watching at home. NASCAR manages over 1,200 races every year on 200 race tracks in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and each location poses its own challenges in terms of radio traffic and interference. These challenges are magnified when systems must be deployed quickly, every week, over a … Read more »

Icom Launch New Training Aids for VHF/SRC Radio Instructors

Author: | October 2nd, 2013 | Category : Telecommunications

Editorial – Many People would not know a lot about DSC tech, but it’s a safety system built into two way radios, primarily in marine and sea communications, as of the increase in use of smaller and personal boats on the water. As a island this tech is getting ever more well-liked, the technology is linked to your boat in case of an emergency, more information can be found from … Read more »