As the BearCom Bulletin Marks Three Years, We Look Back at Our Most Popular Posts

Three years ago this month, we started this blog, the BearCom Bulletin, to keep you updated on the news coming from BearCom, our partners, and the whole wireless world. In my very first post, I said, “Over the coming weeks … Continue reading

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Teldio Introduces D3M at Motorola Solutions Channel Partner Expo

Big news from our partner Teldio! At the recent Motorola Solutions Channel Partner Expo (CPE), Teldio released D3M, the first web application that simplifies the end-to-end process of designing, documenting, delivering, and managing two-way radio networks. TodaysWirelessWorld.com reported from CPE … Continue reading

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BearCom Named to Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle for Best-in-Class Partners

BearCom takes special pride in the relationship we enjoy with Motorola Solutions, so it was especially rewarding when our largest partner named BearCom to its Empower Circle. The industry leader in two-way radios this year designated 101 companies for the … Continue reading

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BearCom’s Two-Way Radio Partners Announce New Products at IWCE

The wireless industry takes its latest technologies to the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), and this year was no exception as Motorola Solutions and Icom America both arrived in Las Vegas with new products. Motorola Solutions used IWCE, the wireless … Continue reading

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Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Information on Wireless Technology

More than 230 million users spend an average of 170 minutes each month on Twitter. The social network generates 500 million tweets every day. If you want to know who has the best information on wireless technology, you’ve come to … Continue reading

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Motorola Solutions Teams with SchoolSAFE to Offer Radio Interoperability System to 10 Ohio Schools

A key element of school campus security is the ability to quickly summon first responders in an emergency. And while calling 9-1-1 works, a direct wireless connection with police, fire, and medical personnel is even faster. That’s the advantage behind … Continue reading

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Motorola Solutions Delivers Wi-Fi Service and a Whole Lot More to Alaska’s Largest Ski Resort

I’m just back from Alaska, where Motorola Solutions has boosted both customer satisfaction and staff productivity at the state’s largest ski resort with the installation of true high-speed, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi coverage in every guest room with plenty of bandwidth to … Continue reading

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BearCom Designated a Motorola Service Elite Specialist by Industry Leader Motorola Solutions

The big news from BearCom this month is our designation by Motorola Solutions as a Motorola Service Elite Specialist. This is a reflection of our ability to sell, design, deploy, support, and service the highest tiers of Motorola products and … Continue reading

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Internet of Things Update: Motorola Solutions CTO Sees “Intelligent” Retail Stores

While the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be the subject of mind-boggling projections, major companies—including our partner Motorola Solutions—are working to develop new mobile technologies that will solve real-world business problems. “The ‘Internet of Things’—technologists’ vision of a network … Continue reading

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Wireless Technology Helping to Drive the Booming Video Surveillance Industry

Okay, so the recent Super Bowl wasn’t much of a game. But there were plenty of noteworthy elements beyond the weather, the halftime show, and the event’s largest-ever television audience. Security at the event was unprecedented—not just the day of … Continue reading

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Two-Way Radios Play a Role as Construction Industry Builds Momentum

The construction industry is on a roll, according to experts who project construction starts will be up 9% this year, on top of last year’s 5% gain. The biggest increases in activity will be in single-family housing, commercial building, and … Continue reading

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New Analog-to-Digital Migration Guide Helps Users Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies

All around us, the wireless world is going digital. But organizations have questions about this breakthrough technology. To provide them with answers, BearCom and Motorola Solutions teamed up to create our Analog-to-Digital Migration Guide: “Five Reasons to Migrate to Digital … Continue reading

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Private Pilots Shouldn’t Take Off Without a Backup Radio

Those of you who follow my adventures know that I can fly to wherever there’s a communications emergency. Regular folks need a plane, and what do private pilots need? They need two-way radios, of course! A recent story on TodaysWirelessWorld.com … Continue reading

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In a World of Cell Phones, Remote Call Boxes Still Have a Place

Nearly everyone has a cell phone or smartphone these days, so who needs remote call boxes? Plenty of people do, our Mike Butler wrote recently in an article on TodaysWirelessWorld.com. “Cell phones are vital in emergencies, whether it’s a natural … Continue reading

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BearCom’s 2014 Wireless Products, Services & Solutions Guide Heading to Customers Soon

Some companies publish catalogs filled with little more than pretty pictures and glowing product descriptions. Not BearCom. Our 2014 Wireless Products, Services & Solutions Guide, which is headed to customers early next week, is filled with detailed information about BearCom’s … Continue reading

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BearCom’s 2013 Marked by New Products, Operations Center, Maintenance Plans, and the Motorola CP200d

This first day of the new year seems like the perfect time to look back at all that happened at BearCom during 2013, a year that brought new products and solutions, an award for our BC130 two-way radio, a revamped … Continue reading

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Volunteer Brings Holiday Music Back to Downtown Plaza in Fairbanks, Alaska

Even superheroes need helpers, and today I want to congratulate one who responded beautifully to a communications emergency in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. His name is John Benevento, and thanks to “Benny,” the clock tower carillon in Golden Heart Plaza plays … Continue reading

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BearCom Opens Network Operations Center to Offer Customers Continuous Monitoring of Their Communications Systems

Today’s two-way radios rely on base stations and repeaters to relay voice communications from one radio to the others. If these pieces of the infrastructure develop problems, the operation of the entire system can be compromised. To help customers avoid … Continue reading

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Motorola Solutions Helps Provide Wi-Fi Connectivity to Toronto’s Subway System

With help from our partner Motorola Solutions, wireless LAN is going down under. In this case, I don’t mean Australia, but underground into the subway system in Toronto, Canada. There, ruggedized wireless access points and controllers using Motorola’s Wireless Next Generation … Continue reading

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How Wireless Technology Impacts the Retail Industry During the Holiday Season

Hiring happens on a mind-boggling scale at this time of year. Retailers will add up to 780,000 seasonal workers to handle the crush of holiday consumers. Many will have little experience, limited product knowledge, and no familiarity with store operations. … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: The Second Thanksgiving and the Motorola CP200d

Last year at this time, we told you how wireless technology saved the first Thanksgiving, improving communications and making for a festive celebration for the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians in 1621. Historians are just now learning about the struggles … Continue reading

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BearCom’s New Preventive Maintenance Plans Help Keep Organizational Efficiency High and Equipment Lasting Longer

Our fleet of rental radios from Motorola Solutions—we’ve got 20,000 of them—has taught us a thing or two about preventive maintenance. All that experience and expertise helped us develop the BearCom Preventive Maintenance Plans, which officially launched this week. “A … Continue reading

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BearCom-Sponsored Golf Event Raises $43,000 for Two Wounded Warrior Charities

When a steady rain moved in on the morning of the 2013 AUSA Wounded Warrior Golf Classic, what did the nearly 180 participants do? They soldiered on, of course! This year’s tournament, with BearCom and Motorola Solutions as lead sponsors, … Continue reading

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New Predictions Call for Even More Rapid Growth of the Machine-to-Machine Industry

The latest news on the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry points to even faster growth in M2M and identifies the business sectors that stand to be most impacted. Strategy Analytics says M2M will grow from $45 billion in annual revenue in 2013 … Continue reading

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Vehicle Applications Pushing Surveillance Video Purchases

Some $500 million was spent on video surveillance equipment in 2012, and that doesn’t even count accessories. A big driver of that spending is, well, driving. A significant portion of the video surveillance equipment being purchased these days is being … Continue reading

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