At IntercomsOnline.com we quite frequently get requests from marinas who want to add an intercom system to their boat docks where the boats pull up to gas pumps for fueling. Of course a wired intercom is usually out of the question due to the complexities of running the wire to the dock, and given the harsh environment, the wires can go bad quickly. This is why we propose a weatherproof wireless call box intercom.
A wireless call box can transmit and receive voice communication over long Read more [...]
Australian spectrum allocation arrangements are, at their broadest level, embodied in one statutory instrument known as the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan (ARSP). The Spectrum Plan divides the Australian radio frequency spectrum into a number of frequency bands and specifies the general purposes for which the bands may be used.
In the United States, business band radios operate in UHF frequencies of 450 - 470 MHz and VHF frequencies of 150 - 162 MHz. Both 450 - 470 MHz and 150 - 162 MHz Read more [...]
Parking lots are money makers to be sure, but it is imperative to provide good customer service to keep people coming back, which increases your profits from parking revenue. One way to provide better customer service in lots where an attendant may be available within a mile or two, is to provide a method of communication the customer can use if he or she is having trouble.
Installing wireless call boxes in areas where customers may need assistance enables them to call a parking attendant Read more [...]
A wireless security gate intercom provides long range, 2-way voice communication to a two-way radio or wireless intercom. They can be used to open gates or doors from remote locations, which means monitoring personnel do not have to be confined to a desk. These intercoms are also called "wireless call boxes" and are essentially long-range two-way radios in a water and vandal resistant case with some added features. There are no air-time or telephone service fees with these systems. Read more [...]
Advances in wireless technology, combined with the increasing demand for reliable communication and property security systems, have led to a significant rise in the variety of wireless access control devices that are now available on the market. These devices dramatically enhance the convenience and safety of a home or business by giving the people who live or work there the capacity to remotely control the entrances to the property and to communicate easily with people over long distances. Investing Read more [...]
OSHA's Environmental Health & Safety requirements can be extremely costly to implement, but there are ways to save thousands of dollars on at least parts of the requirements. If you are an employer who is required to implement an employee emergency evacuation system, also known as an employee alarm system, to satisfy one of OSHA's standards, this article will help you do that.
The purpose of OSHA's Emergency Evacuation Systems standard 29 CFR 1910.165 is to provide an early warning system Read more [...]
When you purchase a two way radio in the United States that operates in the business band VHF or UHF frequencies, the FCC requires that you get a license to operate them. Like all government requirements, paperwork will be involved and it can be confusing and time consuming.
Instead of going it alone through this process, we recommend that you use a licensing coordinator that handles all of the paperwork and processing. During this process, they'll ask some questions about your location, the Read more [...]
When you need to extend your wireless communications across distances greater than wireless signals can travel, a wireless IP intercom will solve your problem if you have a private IP data network with the proper QoS mechanisms in place.
A wireless IP intercom extender receives transmissions from your two way radios or wireless base intercoms and then it converts it to a signal that can be transmitted across your network via a Radio Gateway or RoIP Router.
If the radios on both ends are incompatible Read more [...]
We quite frequently get requests for our MURS intercoms from people in Canada. Unfortunately we cannot ship these to Canada since they use a frequency that is used by government agencies for emergency purposes. MURS is schedule to be approved in Canada in 2014 though.
Some of our wireless products (Callboxes and base stations) do have IC approval (Canada's equivalent of the FCC). As part of that, radios we ship directly to Canada must have only the specific agreed upon frequencies available Read more [...]
The 900MHz and MURS wireless intercoms we offer at IntercomsOnline are not for use in the United Kingdom (U.K.), but we do offer versions of the MURS intercoms that can be used in the U.K. if you are willing to get a license. There are a couple of good articles about the license free requirements of Europe below.
License-free usage in U.K. requires that radios have a fixed antenna and our radios have a removable antenna. So to use our wireless intercoms, you will be required to get a license. Read more [...]