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:
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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.
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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.