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Walkie Talkies for Warehouse Managment

This site is a vintage one, but still very relevant. Without saying i told you so…. but it was always inevitable!

As a key component in the manufacturing and supply chain processes, warehouse operations, whether in-house or outsourced, have become increasingly critical in business performance not only as a cost centre but also as a means to delivering improved efficiency productivity and customer satisfaction.

As a global manufacturer of electronics products, we are more than aware of the impact warehouse operations have on the productivity of our manufacturing facilities and distribution centres.

The free-flow of communications between warehouse management, their staff, production, stores, purchasing, sales teams and customers is vital to keeping production lines moving and the efficient management of component and finished stock inventory where accuracy, speed and detailed reporting are in high demand.

We designed NEXEDGE® digital Walkie Talkieo systems to operate efficiently in the difficult environment of a modern warehouse where extensive use of concrete, steel racking, a proliferation of electronics, mechanical handling equipment and great distances can make communications a real challenge, with radio frequency interference and background noise adding to the mix.

Kenwood’s NEXEDGE® peer to peer and trunked digital two-way radios and walkie talkie solutions have been proven in the most demanding manufacturing and distribution warehouse operations around the world, including our own.

Among its many benefits, NEXEDGE® Digital Two-Way walkie-talkies and in-vehicle units additionally feature an Analogue/Digital Mixed Mode which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make; providing a straightforward and economical way to use existing radios while migrating to the benefits of digital without compromising service quality and reliability.

All NEXEDGE® hand portable walkie talkies conform to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G for ruggedness and durability and are IP54/55 Water & Dust Intrusion rated, making them ideal for operation in harsh environments.

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The Evolution of Two way radios

So to carry on my run of posts on this website, I’ve planned to share one of our favorite articles this week. I used to be tentative to add it to this blog as I really didn’t wish to offend the original author, but I trust he/she is glad that I loved reading their work and planned to share it with my readers.

Walkie talkies are very commonly used for communication between two points. The half duplex channels allow only one radio to transmit at one point of time and the other would have to just listen. It is only one way communication that is possible.

They have built in speakers in them and hence do not need to have a separate earphone like that of a telephone to be held to the ear.

The handheld units are similar to box radio but fitted with an antenna and both units get connected to radio stations that transmit and receive messages from a fixed point or range.

The credit of inventing the first radio transmitter and receiver goes to Motorola. Motorola created and coined the word ‘walkie talkie’ and the model was called Motorola SCR -300 that was based on frequency modulation. This version was a backpack mounted version.

It was during World War 2 that Motorola produced the ËœHandi Talkie”, the older version of the modern ‘motorola GP680 walkie talkie (simply click the following page)’. The performance was not as good as the ‘walkietalkie’ but still it was the first self contained and handheld device that was available in the industry.

Today you get a lot of models and varieties of ‘walkie talkie’ that are available for use in different purposes. The prices as well as the range and quality of the devices vary depending upon its usage. These are today used in a variety of applications including defense sector, outdoor recreation, various businesses as well as public crowd management and security agencies.
With improved technology the ‘walkietalkie’ have also become sophisticated, more compact and user friendly. The commercial ‘walkietalkie’ tend to be a lot of studier, bigger sets with protective casing and operate on limited frequencies but with clarity. On the other hand the personal and individual sets tend to be sleeker, compact and light weight and can operate on many channels that are available within the band, but tend to lack in clarity.

You get ‘walkie talkie’ for kids too. These are very basic and minimalist featured units and low tech when compared to the others. They are not very expensive and do not require a license and operate within a range of few meters only.