Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Industrial Communications: Cranes

Crane Communications
Setcom configures systems specifically tailored for the many industrial and marine crane applications that exist. Whether you operate a gantry, mobile, overhead, railroad, deck, aerial, barge-based, tower, telescopic, or hammerhead crane, proper communications is critical for the safety of the operator and surrounding personnel and property.

OSHA Crane Communications Rules
With the completion of OSHA Final Rule 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, crane operators are adapting and rethinking their communications procedures. Subpart CC requires "hands-free communication" for operators if radio communications are being used. In these situations, more sophisticated equipment must be used and this is where Setcom's gear plays a critical role in meeting the new Subpart CC. Devices such as a Setcom foot switch for keying a radio, help meet OSHA's requirements. 

While hand signals are permissible, in many situations under OSHA regulations, radio communications can be a much safer and effective form of communications when using a crane. In fact for gantry cranes, OSHA recommends the use of radio communications. An OSHA study found that radio communications while operating a gantry crane increased the productivity of the crane operator.

Setcom Crane Communications Solutions
  • LiberatorMAX: For communications between the crane operator and the signal person, the inexpensive and simple to use LiberatorMAX is ideal. The LiberatorMAX system is up and running 30 seconds after opening the box and allows for full-duplex communications and no requirement to push-to-talk (PTT) thus meeting the latest OSHA Subpart CC rule.
  • 900SP: Advanced single-person system for industrial vehicle and interior building applications.
  • Wireless System 977: For communications between more than two workers, the combination of the Liberator Wireless Headset and System 977 works well and has many advanced features including hands-free, full duplex and integration into mobile radios.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bluetooth-enabled cell phone interface via Liberator Wireless Headset

Only Setcom offers an interface to your wireless headset and vehicle intercom system with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.

Integration applications include:
- Adding cell phone capabilities to a mobile command center intercom system
- Communicating with non-traditional information sources while at industrial worksites

Direct Connection via Liberator Wireless Headset

Command Center on Your Head - Communicate with all important radio / audio devices with a single headset.

With the Liberator headset, you’re able to connect to:
- up to 3 mobile radios
- a portable radio
- a cell phone
- vehicle intercom system
- entertainment audio source plugged into System 950 intercom

• Easy to Use - Simply press a switch and you are connected to your cell phone in less than two seconds.

• Direct Connection to Mobile Phone - No interface box between the Liberator wireless headset and mobile phone.

• Hear Your Call - Let the 23dB noise attenuation of your Liberator headset reduce the background noise so you can effectively hear the caller on the other end.

• Only from Setcom - Only manufacturer to offer a direct connection to your wireless device from the Liberator wireless headset via the Bluetooth standard.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Setcom - LiberatorMAX

The LiberatorMAX is the most wireless team communications for the least cost.

Up to 8 Full-Duplex Wireless Intercom Users
LiberatorMAX allows for up to 8 full-duplex intercom positions with an unlimited number of listen-only headsets. No push-to-talk (PTT) required.

8 Talk-Group Channels
LiberatorMAX features 8 separate talk-group channels:

  • You are able to seamlessly switch between groups and join a different conversation.
  • Allows crews to be given a dedicated channel when on-site to communicate with each other, without interfering with other group conversations.

Unlimited Applications
Example industries:
  • Crane operations
  • Construction sites
  • Directional drilling
  • Bucket truck
  • Asphalt paving
No Base or Installation Required = Cost Savings
LiberatorMAX is the most versatile and portable wireless system on the market today, requiring no installation or base station. Most cost effective system on the market.


CALL24 - Wireless Callbox Systems

CALL24 has been tested and proven over and over for 23 years with great success in hospital, college, commercial, industrial, military base, and government facility settings. The level of security protection intensified, worker productivity improved, safer facilities established all by leveraging the use of the radio systems your customer currently have in place. Long range mobile communications and various power supply configurations deliver thousands in savings verses the high costs of installing hard-wired telephone units. Customer installations commonly include surface parking lots, garages, factory areas-of-rescue, first aid/wash stations, machinery, remote work zones, delivery, or gates. 

Some benefits include:

·        Highly visible all-weather reflective enclosures, easy to use.
·        Long range wireless reduces costs, coverage is easy to test.
·        Seamlessly integrates into Analog, Digital, and P25 radio systems.
·        Dispatch or Mobile two-way communications enabled within seconds.
·        Cost effective-easy to install, no phone line trenching or boring.
·        Flexible power options: 110-480 volts, dusk-to-dawn lights, or solar.
·        Rechargeable battery backup supply in every Call Box.

·        Relocation made easy as your customers grow.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Report Use of FCC-Non-Compliant Equipment

January 23, 2019

In 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an Enforcement Advisory cautioning against the use, sale, and importation or marketing of low-cost, two-way VHF/UHF radios that do not comply with FCC rules. The advisory came in response to advocacy work conducted by the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA). While EWA is pleased that the FCC has issued the Advisory, the next step is enforcement of it. EWA seeks the support of licensed radio users and wireless sales and service providers to assist with the enforcement of violations of these rules.

The Advisory notifies two-way radio users that:
  • The Enforcement Bureau has noticed the rise in sales of low-cost, two-way VHF/UHF radios that do not comply with FCC rules.
  • Some of the radios can be modified to operate on channels for which the user is not authorized and is not eligible.
  • Some radios are capable of prohibited wide band operations.
  • Anyone importing, advertising or selling non-compliant devices should stop.
  • Anyone owning such devices should not use them.
  • Violators may be subject to substantial monetary fines.
Complying with FCC rules is crucial to maintaining order and the efficient use of spectrum, specifically, protecting against interference from unauthorized radio use. The Advisory states that violators “may be subject to penalties authorized by the Communications Act, including, but not limited to, substantial monetary fines (up to $19,639 per day . . . and up to $147,290 for an ongoing violation).”

If you are aware of any
individual or organization that is using illegal, non-compliant equipment or are aware of a company marketing such devices for sale, please contact EWA Communications Director Andrea Cumpston at 703-797-5111 or

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Setcom Headsets

Email Gateway for Motorola MotoTRBO Radios

Teldio’s Email Gateway was designed to give MOTOTRBO digital two-way radio users access to emails and work orders. It enables employees to stay on top of work tickets and emails on the same device allowing them to be mobile while staying connected. Easily integrating with existing third party work management software, Email Gateway provides organizations with a cost-effective solution to create a dynamic workflow, increase productivity and improve employee awareness.

Email Gateway connects mobile workers to administrators, other departments, and users outside of the radio network. Compatible with most hospitality and building work management software, Teldio’s Email Gateway is reliable and easy to use. By giving radio users the ability to send and receive emails and work tickets directly on their MOTOTRBO radios, communication is enhanced while user efficiency and response times improve.

  • Increase Productivity:
    Email Gateway increases productivity by allowing dispatchers and supervisors to send work tickets to MOTOTRBO radio users via any email application & client or by integrating to third party work management systems.  
  • Reduce Operational Costs:
    Teldio’s Email Gateway further leverages the value of your entire MOTOTRBO radio network by allowing mobile workers to receive emails and work tickets directly on their two-way radio.
  • Improve Employee Awareness:
    Administrators can quickly send notifications to a targeted group of users or individuals to notify them of accidents or events.

A Seamless Flow of Communication Is Essential

From the quality control engineer to the IT team to the plant manager, a seamless flow of communication is essential. Take a look the Motorola Solutions guide to see how #TwoWayRadios and more keep food & beverage #manufacturing employees in sync:
Buying Guide

Industrial Internet of Things

Unlock Intelligence Across Your Operations
Realize the limitless possibilities that are unlocked when you connect equipment, infrastructure, and people and leverage those connections across secure, reliable and expandable networks.

Take the interactive tour and discover how your water and wastewater operations can maximize productivity and safety with the Motorola Solutions' Industrial Internet of Things.
Watch the Two Minute Video:

What can you do today to reduce water shortage estimates tomorrow?
Imagine being able to continuously monitor and control every operation at water and wastewater facilities; you could promptly detect and resolve any problem and be automatically alerted of any malfunction or unauthorized use for fast and efficient response. Our Industrial IoT solutions can help you achieve these goals and a lot more.

What can you do today to ensure communities are always informed and safer tomorrow? Imagine being able to provide clear and reliable communication during any emergency situation, from severe weather to accidental man-made events. Our Industrial IoT solutions can help you achieve these goals and a lot more - save time, cut costs, add efficiency, and catch common issues before they become even larger more expensive problems.

Community Emergency Warning Solution
As a dangerous storm quickly approaches a community, who is responsible for keeping everyone safe? A Community Warning Solution is designed to give you complete control and remote monitoring capabilities of your community-wide siren activation system. Provide clear and reliable communication during any emergency situation. From natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis to even malicious or accidental human initiated events, our community warning solution helps to ensure everyone is made aware to take shelter immediately. Our solution leverages the robust and highly secured communication capabilities of the ACE3600 Remote Terminal Unit to perform monitoring and activation of your community-wide alerting and notification systems.

Industrial Emergency Warning Solution

On March 28, 1979, the United States experienced the worst nuclear accident in its history at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania. In the wake of the accident, a presidential commission found the need to greatly improve evacuation procedures during a state of disaster.

Industrial warning systems are essential to notify employees and personnel within a certain radius of emergency situations. Communicate immediate actions needed to minimize the risk and loss of property, ensuring the safety of employees and neighboring communities. The Industrial Emergency Warning Solution leverages the highly secure ACE3600 RTU for complete control and remote monitoring of your siren activation system.

Cyber Resilience for Your Emergency
Warning System

Cyber breaches are the reality of the world we live in today. With over 4,886 cyber-attacks occurring per hour, do not become another statistic of cyber-attacks - the security measures you took yesterday may not be right for tomorrow’s cyber assault. Increasing cyber threats require a more continuous, end-to-end approach for protecting your critical communication environment. Motorola IIoT Solutions are complete with Secure and encrypted communications. This minimizes the possibility of false alarms or intrusion, keeping citizens’ dependency on local siren alerting systems strong.