No single system will deliver all the information types required to achieve efficiency and effectiveness gains in the dynamic environment of modern communications.

Simple physics and economics mean that, in the future, operators will need to deploy multiple communication bearers to access rich data sources.

Future-proofing your communications involves recognizing that the convergence of wireless communications, voice over IP, data networks, and smart devices is already well underway. However, this will need to be achieved without jeopardizing or... Continue Reading

Training for safety and efficiency
Well-trained individuals and teams have clarity around their day to day responsibilities, and clear expectations from colleagues and mutual aid partners when disasters happen.

The Human Factor is the next article taken from the new guide on how to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous chapters you can read those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient.

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Operators can efficiently track and identify assets and people, then reconfigure or quickly disable units to prevent them falling into the wrong hands.

Managing assets, fleets and subscribers is the next article taken from the new guide on how to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous chapters you can read those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient.

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Operators who routinely monitor their systems can detect issues and take remedial action before failure can occur. In the worst case scenario, a point of failure can be more quickly identified and remedied sooner.

This post focuses on the importance of monitoring to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous posts you can catch up on those here.

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Regularly reviewing and optimizing your system can identify incompatibilities and allow you to take advantage of new features and functions that make your communications more effective.

This post focuses on the importance of system configuration and optimization to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous posts you can catch up on those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient. You can also download the full guide and read it on the go. Continue Reading

Selecting, maintaining and upgrading hardware
The equipment your workers use, how it is maintained and when it is upgraded, will determine the degree of communications confidence your organization can have, and the return on your communications investment.

This post focuses on the importance of selecting, maintaining and upgrading hardware to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous posts you can read those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient. You can also download the full guide and read it on the go.

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Major Events and Emergencies is the next article taken from the new guide on how to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the previous chapters you can read those here.

The Tougher LMR Networks guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient.

You can also download the full guide and read it on the go.
Major Events and Emergencies
This is when your system and your people must perform at their most effective, often at peak capacity and for extended periods of time. You need to invest enough to stay on air, ensuring power to your sites throughout. Continue Reading

System design is the next article taken from the new guide on how to protect and strengthen your LMR system. If you missed the first chapter you can read that here: Technology Choice. The guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient. For more information read the overview and download all ten articles.
System Design
Carefully considered and robust system design choices will protect your organization’s communications on a daily basis, and prepare you to meet future... Continue Reading

Our previous post how to protect and strengthen your LMR system introduces the new guide available for download. The guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient. This article ‘Technology choice’ makes up the first chapter in the series.

A radio system is a considerable investment which may have a decades-long lifespan. Operators must ensure that their choices allow their communications to mature and adapt, as their needs and the available technologies evolve.
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How do we qualify tougher LMR systems?

By the ability to maintain critical communications in the face of technical, physical, security or human challenges and threats. The new guide investigates every aspect of wireless communications, and considers how operators might make their LMR systems more resilient.

This is important because tougher, more robust communication supports your stakeholder expectations, protects your communities, reduces risk of costly communications outage and allows more efficient use of increasingly-constrained resources. And it... Continue Reading