Monday, 30 March 2015
The DP4400 delivers admirable voice quality and enables for seamless data communications through integrated GPS and Bluetooth audio capabilities. Besides that, this device is built with an intelligent audio and customizable voice announcement feature.
Because the radio is available in both UHF and VHF frequency bands, it is extremely easy to use. It offers 32 channel capacity and five buttons that are programmable. An emergency button is provided ad well alongside FM intrinsically safe options. Moreover, the device is made with IP57 specifications to enhance submersibilty.
Features of this product in brief
-Â Advanced signaling capabilities
The radio is available in UHF (403-527 MHz) or VHFÂ (136-1774 MHz). It features 32 channels and 5 tone signalling capabilities. Its large and textured push-to-talk button makes it extremely easy for the programmer to tailor the use of 3 buttons â" in order to increase operator efficiency.
-Â Easy to use and program
Besides being easily programmable, this radio features a Tri-coloured LED which enables for crystal clear visual feedback on the operating status of the radio. There is also an emergency button which is provided to ensure rapid reporting and response during critical situations.
-Â Effective, efficient and operable
Another admirable feature to be found on the Motorola DP4400 has PPT ID which is meant to improve communications efficiency and system operability. Its remote monitoring features go a long way to ensure user safety alongside enabling prompt assessment of remote user status. To make it even more effective, the radio comes with elegant channel scanning schemes a feat that makes it extremely easy and fast to receive calls every time.
-Â Enhanced audio capabilities
With a loud front-facing speaker and an intelligent audio feature which is designed to adjust the volume of the radio depending on the noise levels of the surrounding when in use. Besides its powerful audio features, the radio makes it possible to send programmable update messages when messages need to be conveyed without interrupting other workers or guests.
-Â Wide ranging data applications
This radio features one of the largest collections of Application Developer Programs. All applications are customized to include unique features such as email gateways, location tracking and work order ticket management.
A final word on product
Motorola DP4400âs diverse portfolio and high security features make it ideal for government and public safety.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
It is common to see Juan Carlos Unzue, his assistant manager, wearing an earpiece with which he receives vital information. But who is at the other end of this technology and what is being said?
Two people from Luis Enrique's team position themselves higher up in the stadium. From their elevated position, Robert Moreno and Joan Barbara can see how everyone is moving around on the pitch, the spaces that are being made, the chances that might be had. With this privileged information, they speak directly to Unzue down in the dugout, who in turn talks to the Barca manager.
Barbara has known Luis Enrique since the Asturian coached Barcelona's B team. The man's keen eye and experience in evaluating the other team's strengths and weaknesses are invaluable. What he thinks is relevant he tells Moreno, who passes it on directly to Unzue wearing the earpiece.
This way of working is nothing new. Guardiola used the mobile in his time at Barcelona. One of his assistants used to talk to him on the phone from high up, giving his perspective of the game. The man doing the calling was Carlos Naval. Today, Luis Enrique has now perfected the technique that he adopted when training Barca B in the 2010-11 season.
Saturday, 14 March 2015
Some of its designs and features
Radio earpieces are convenient; especially where the user is constantly on the move. They are stylish and whether they have a cord or not are still presentable and handy. They too have special microphones that enable two way communications. A light inline push to talk button is as well present and it can be detached or attached to the earpiece.
You can have one that is over the ear that is usually quite fitting. It can either be circum-aural whereby it covers the entire ear and is usually large or supra-aural which only fits on the ear without surrounding it. For these radio earpieces to be of good quality, the material needs to be flexible to reduce chances of breakage.
Other features of the different earpiece designs include having reinforcements aimed at making them more secure. You can also choose to have a wireless or corded radio micro phone that works just as well. Some of the covert earpieces will come with their own separate cables of different lengths and easily adjustable volumes.
An earpiece that is fitted inside the canal of the outer ear can also be referred to as an ear bud. A good radio ear bud will not have any negative effect in your ear functioning. It also needs to be comfortable for the wearer.
The one with a sound tube connector is even more secure and makes a perfect fit into the ear. The radio earpiece will also come with wire pieces if one decides to use them. One can in addition have more than one connector with a single radio earpiece. These acoustic tubes will also come with mushroom replacements.
An earpiece worn inside the ear canal will obstruct external sounds unlike the ear bud. It is also possible to have a radio transmitter over the ear that ensures that you get clear and quality sound without influence from the noise in the background. The microphones are also able to reduce the sound in the environment and focus on what needs to be transmitted. Over the ear earpieces come in a number of interesting designs such as the D shaped and the G shaped radio earpieces which are especially favourable if the earpiece is being used by more than one person. They are not only sanitary for sharing but comfortable too.
Advantages of covert radio earpiece
Sometimes it will just seem like one is simply listening to their radio but the earpiece is a great communication tool as well. Most of its advantages are drawn from its unique features.
A radio earpiece comes in handy especially because if it's small size and its hidden nature. You can easily keep your conversation over the radio private and no one will even know you are on it. This is especially when the information being passed is on a need to know basis.
This makes it the earpiece appropriate for those working under cover, security agents, and police officers or even by the government. It is also good for any other occupation or activity that needs a high amount of secrecy or those involving investigations. Another important feature of the earpiece is its ability to enable free flow of information within that particular time. This communication makes it very helpful in such circumstances when one needs to be regularly updated while performing a particular task. This can be because they need to be given instructions or need to be informed about the progress of something.
However, this in combination with the private and convert properties of the radio earpiece also makes it the perfect device for more sinister motives such as illegal spying or cheat in a game or even a test. On the positive side, this communication is extremely helpful in public speaking when one needs some pointers while on stage or in front of an audience without having the listeners know about it.
Being hands free and portable makes it possible for them to be used in occupations where holding a radio to communicate is not an option. This is for instance in works involving heights or need a lot of precision such as engineering or doing a delicate electrical project.
The last time I remember being hands free was when I was in high school, riding my bicycle hands free.
No hands on the handlebars while I bicycled with my golf clubs to Green Acres â" no kidding â" Country Club in Donnellson, Iowa. My 10-speed was a marvel in balance. It certainly helped that Donnellson was flat and the streets well-paved, as well as completely lacking in traffic.
I could maneuver the mile to the golf course without putting my hands on the handlebars, except to make turns. It probably was dangerous, and police probably would pull me over now for hands-free bicycling.
Why I didnât crumple up into a pile of bicycle and blood is beyond me. But I had hardly a care in the world when I was biking to the golf course or other points in between. And this was before helmets and the notion of traumatic brain injuries. I was just a kid.
Now, hands free takes on a new meaning in Illinois. Itâs not about bicycling; itâs about driving.
And, as of Jan. 1, it is illegal to talk on your cellphone while driving if you are holding it up to your ear. Police can pull you over if they see you and give you a $75 ticket first time out. And if you donât get it the first time, the second time you are pulled over, the ticket is $100. After four times, you could have your license suspended.
I donât want a ticket. No call is worth $75. And you would have to be plain dumb to lose your license over cellphones.
Iâve had a cellphone for almost nine years; I think it came inside our wedding cake. For all my life, I had been tied to the landline, only it wasnât called a landline. It was called a telephone, and it was attached to the wall. And if you wanted to make a call, you were attached to the wall.
I was a latecomer to cellphones. In fact, I was anti-cellphone. If I had a cellphone, it meant that I was connected to the world at all times; there was no getting away from it. Of course, if it rang, you would answer it. No matter where you were. In the living room. In the bathroom. Egad. In the car. There was no escaping the world with a cellphone. I wanted that escape.
But Iâve come to find out that I do not receive a lot of telephone calls. And I do not make a lot of telephone calls. I havenât done a thorough analysis, but I think most of the telephone calls I receive come from my pharmacy, my friendly pharmacy. Completely computer generated.
My good wife comes in second. Weâre really never that far apart to need to call.
But call I do on my way home from my Friday evening appointments, talking all the way from the parking lot to our driveway. I make the call to let her know Iâm on my way home, giving her a chance to fire up the oven for the pizza.
And Iâve been doing this with one hand on the steering wheel and one hand to my ear holding the phone. Itâs never been a problem. Not even close. Itâs like talking to someone in the passenger seat. Itâs hardly a distraction.
But it is a distraction, according to Illinois state law. And distractions cause crashes.
So, instead of holding the phone to your ear, you have to use hands-free technology, such as a Blue Tooth device, an earpiece, a headset or a speakerphone. The Blue Tooth is out of the question. People who use those devices look like they have cicadas sucking on their ears. Ugh.
An earpiece came with our cellphones, and that is what I am left to use.
I gave it the first try a couple of weeks ago, and I donât see how it improves safety over a handheld phone. But greater minds than mine prevail in Illinois.
It took several minutes â" before I started the car â" to figure out how to plug the earpiece into the cellphone. Then I had to fairly jam the earpiece into my ear so it wouldnât fall out or puncture my eardrum, then I made the call to my wife, and then I started the car. By the time I was in reverse, I was talking on the phone hands free.
The call was amazingly clear compared to the last time I tried using an earpiece years ago. I could hear my wife and she could hear me. Amazing.
But I was afraid the earpiece would fall out if I moved my head too quickly, and thatâs enough to get into a crash. I am guessing the more I use the earpiece, the more comfortable I will become, and it wonât be long before it is second nature. Just like riding a bike. Hands free.
One of the most common uses for Sepura radios is in the field of public safety. There are plenty of reasons for this, but the most compelling one is because of the Sepura's mobile gateway technology. Because of such technology, officers in public safety will be able to communicate with each other no matter the location, even for "dead spots. Sepura radio also comes with a one-of-a-kind noise suppression technology. It's so good at it that even with wailing sirens, you can still hear crystal clear audio. However, if you really want to block-out all the background noises, then Sepura radio earpiece can help you with that.
Seupra also provides radio technologies that are all designed to streamline and increase the functionality of the communications like allowing real-time information sharing with emergency services, the control room and colleagues; also, Sepura provides apps that make using the technology easier. The ability of Sepura radios to withstand a heavy beating makes them very ideal for tough and disaster scenarios. Lastly Sepura radios come with a Man-Down feature, which provides critical help for any officers that might need backup or assistance.
Oil And Gas
Another popular use for Sepura radios is in oil and gas industries, especially offshore installations. These kinds of work environments are considered as âhigh risk", thus worker safety of utmost importance. Therefore, accurate and clear communication is crucial for the safety of all the workers. Sepura radios offer the one of the best radio communications and technologies to provide that another safety layer.
The notable safety features are the Lone Worker and Man-Down. These features are especially designed to ensure safety of the workers and provide immediate help if the situation arises. The radios and accessories are designed in a way so that it can be easily operated even if the user is wearing thick gloves. Sepura radios also feature real-time information authorization access to different areas. This helps protect assets and ensure information security. Also, Sepura radios come with an app specially designed for oil and gas environments as it helps in reducing incidents, liability exposure, promoting safety and full audit-trail.
Sepura is a company that designs, manufactures and sells radio and radio based-technologies from handheld devices, networks to accessories, like the Sepura radio earpiece. Because of the many features, their radios are extensively used in different locations, industries and agencies. The company has put a lot of effort to put features that ensure safety and clear communications, thus it has earned a place in public safety and oil and gas industries.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Turtle Beachâs Elite 800 wireless headset forÂ PlayStation 4Â screams âflagship.â Itâs a gorgeous piece of kit, all shiny black with lush earpads and rounded edges. Set the free-standing headset on its charge base, which doubles as the wireless transmitter, and itâs an eye-catching addition to an entertainment center. Pop âem on your head, and the feeling of quality carries over. Save for a handful of notable flaws, this is perhaps the best headset that Turtle Beach has ever produced.
Weâll start with the form factor. The Elite 800 feelsÂ solidÂ from the moment that you first pick it up. Itâs not so heavy that itâs uncomfortable resting on your head, but nothing about it feels flimsy or poorly put together. The thick plastic is also adorned with flourishes of metal and blue plastic, and the thick earcup padding looks eminently comfortable even from a distance. There isnât even a visible mic jutting out from the thing, though there are actually two â theyâre invisible, built directly into the unit.
If you wanted to describe the headset in one word, that word would be âsleek.â
The stylish design sensibilities carry over to the charging base as well. The oval-shaped unit is topped by two small depressions, one of which is fitted with magnets and charging contacts. In charge mode, the headset sits upright, with each earcup slotting into its own shallow well.
The magnets do a good enough job of sliding the contacts into place, but itâs relatively easy to set the headset down in the charging bay incorrectly. Improper placement prevents the Elite 800 from charging, so itâs important to be careful when setting it into the cradle. One handy tip that Turtle Beachâs documentation doesnât mention: If you hear the headsetâs power cycle on, then off, after you set it down, you know itâs charging.
The base station connects to a PlayStation 4 (it also works with PlayStation 3, and withÂ mobileÂ devices using Bluetooth) via a USB cord, for power, and an optical audio cable, both of which are included. The optical audio is expected, but the fact that the base station/transmitter draws power from the console isnât ideal.
The PS4 has only two USB ports located on the front of the machine, and one of them always has to be occupied if youâre using an Elite 800. Couple that with the fact that the PS4âs DualShock 4 controller already doesnât have the best battery life, and you can see where problems might start to crop up.
Thatâs not the only problem with the base station, however. The PS4 doesnât provide a charge to the transmitter when the console is completely powered down. Sony does offer a âRest Modeâ that continues to send a charge through connected cables, but itâs all too easy to shut the whole thing off and stop charging the headset. Itâs possible to wire the Elite 800 directly into another power source, such as a computer, but this problem could just as easily have been solved by including a wall plug power adapter for the unit. As is, youâll probably want to go grab one for yourself.
Power is also sometimes a problem with the headset itself. Turtle Beach promises 10 hours of life on a full charge, but that number comes down when features like Active Noise Cancelling are used. If youâre prone to participate in marathonÂ gamingÂ sessions, it might be a good idea to keep a backup pair of headphones handy. The headset also does a terrible job of communicating when low on battery power; instead of simply shutting down, the audio starts to crackle and fade in/out, giving the impression that thereâs signal interference.
Despite these issues, the Elite 800 makes a strong case for itself in the realm of overall performance. Itâs comfortable to wear thanks to the thick, padded earcups and additional padding up top. The material is surprisingly breathable, keeping ear sweats at bay, but discomfort sometimes crops up during especially lengthy sessions thanks to a snug fit that presses the inside of the headphones against the tips of your ears.
In terms of sound, the Elite 800 delivers dynamite performance. Positional audio, enabled by DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround technology, is among the best weâve heard in a two-driver headset. Itâs easy to pick up on an audio source by both location and distance, even when youâve got heavily layered audio blasting through the headphones. For multiplayer games likeÂ DestinyÂ orÂ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, thereâs a definite advantage in being able to tell where potential threats are coming from.
The Elite 800 also has a multitude of settings to fiddle with. The earcups and snug fit go a long way toward providing passive noise cancellation, but thereâs also an Active Noise Cancellation mode and a range of mic monitor settings for different environments. Active Noise Cancellation definitely isnât for everyone, but itâs handy â as is the variable mic monitor â in all different types of playing spaces.
As usual, Turtle Beachâs own âSignature Soundâ setting provides the best overall virtual surround experience. There are four categories of EQ settings, for Games,Â Movies,Â Music, and Stereo, and multiple tuning options in each, with more available to program into the headset using a Windows-connected Elite 800 and the Ear Force Audio Hub app.
Itâs a lot like the companyâs Xbox One-friendly flagship, theÂ 500x, but with a very important difference. The Xbox cans communicate which setting is active using high/low beeps that practically require the user to have a cheat sheet on hand. The Elite 800 addresses this problem, using a pre-recorded voice that communicates settings changes as you make them.
While itâs very handy, cycling through the headsetâs various settings can also be a pain. Everything from EQ settings to power to mic monitor to Bluetooth on/off (the Elite 800 can pair with mobile devices) is managed using four-way touchpads on both the right and left earcups. Itâs convenient, but the controls are also extremely sensitive, to the point that an errant brush along the side of your head can too easily change things up.
Overall, the Elite 800 is one of the best headset solutions available for PlayStation 4. The build quality, the audio quality, and the added features â particularly Bluetooth pairing (take calls while you game!) and membership to Turtle Beachâs Elite program (mainly for the two-year warranty) â amount to a superb package overall. Itâs not without its shortcomings, but in the inconsistent market of wireless headsets for next-gen consoles, the Elite 800 is a standout option. For a premium price, of course.
- Fantastic, powerful sound
- Stylish design
- Lots of handy features
- Extremely comfortable to wear
- That quality comes at a premium price
- Charging issues if you use power save with your PS4
- Headset-mounted controls are less than ideal
Sunday, 1 March 2015
The Motorola DP1400 is an ideal choice for any individual who wishes to stay connected. This device is compatible with all the MOTOTRBO radios. It offers outstanding coverage, superior audio quality, long battery life and other benefits.
The company even offers the analogue only DP1400 model. It provides you with excellent voice communications. The device provides you with a way to clear and crisp digital voice communications whenever youâre ready. You will just need a basic software upgrade.
Regardless of your needs, the Motorola DP1400 provides you with a reliable, simple and cost effective communication solution. This will help you workforce connect, collaborate and coordinate to enhance productivity, efficiency and accuracy. Easy to use voice communication will make sure everything is done right the first time.
Key Features and Specifications
The frequencies of the device are UHF (403-470MHZ) and VHF (136-174MHZ). Itâs available on 16 different channels. In the first look, youâll notice a textured, large push-to-talk button. This makes it easier to use the device. There are also 2 programmable buttons to provide you with more convenience, and enhance operator efficiency.
A tricolor LED is available for visual feedback on operation status. You can also benefit from digital emergency via programmable buttons. This ensures rapid response from the workforce to critical incidents.
With sophisticated emergency calls, you can ensure the safety of your employees. The DP1400 also allows easy to use and quick group call capability. Moreover, PTT ID ensures system discipline and improved communications efficiency.
With the elegant channel searching schemes, you can ensure all the calls are received the first time. You also benefit from other key features, such as VOX capability, basic privacy, lone worker, programmable messaging capability, voice announcement of feature activation and channel changes. In addition to this, you can upgrade the software if you purchased the analogue-only model.
With all these features, you can beassured that the Motorola DP1400 will be an excellent buy. The device is available online at an affordable price. Purchasing the DP1400 on the Internet will be your best choice. With this device, your workforce will be more productive and efficient. Moreover, you will also be able to reap other benefits, including improved safety, privacy and communications. The Motorola DP1400 is an excellent choice for every business.