Leonardo LMR Blog

Q&A With Bob Fay, A Land Mobile Radio Reseller

 

(Shortly after being interviewed for our blog, Mr. Fay passed away unexpectedly. It came as a surprise to all of us who knew him. He was one of, if not our biggest and best, advocates, he truly loved the LMR industry and was well respected throughout it. Our condolences go out to the Fay family as well as his family of colleagues at Applied. May he rest in peace.)

As a company that strongly values ongoing research and innovation with regards to our LMR technology, we are always looking to our customers and colleagues for honest feedback on Leonardo's products and services—as well as for their industry insights.

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| Author Donna Murphy, tagged in Lmr reseller

What Exactly is Land Mobile Radio?

Whether you’ve realized it or not, you've probably seen Land Mobile Radio systems in use right before your own eyes—by your utility company, a public safety responder, or perhaps within your own organization. But if you’re new to your industry or haven’t yet dealt with LMR systems, it can be a tough concept to grasp.

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| Author Nate Maloney, tagged in interoperability, open standards, LMR, DMR

3 Long-Term Strategy Solutions For LMR Value-Added Resellers

The core tenets of reselling in the LMR space are changing more rapidly than the supporting technology. Growth and new revenue opportunities for LMR value-added resellers are diminishing as large manufacturers place restrictions on the equipment they allow resellers to sell, set increasingly difficult targets to be met and take away revenue opportunities that exist in support services.

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| Author Leonardo, tagged in lmr solutions, lmr systems, long-term strategy, resellers

2 Key Differentiators Resellers Of Public Safety Technology Need To Thrive

Reseller success in the LMR industry relies on your ability to differentiate yourself from your competition. Diversifying your solution offerings from more than one manufacturer reduces your risk and increases your ability to provide innovative solutions to your customers.

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| Author Leonardo, tagged in lmr solutions, lmr systems, resellers

Why The Mission-Critical Infrastructure Industry Depends On LMR Systems

http://leonardocompany-us.com/lmrFor mission-critical and critical-infrastructure professionals, the ability to communicate is not optional. Lack of or reduced communications slows emergency response and system restoration activities. Critical communications systems need to be designed to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without fail, under the best and worst conditions (especially during natural or man-made disasters). As it was once famously said, “Failure is not an option!”

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| Author Nate Maloney, tagged in

From Analog To A Digital LMR System: Tips To Help You Make The Switch

Whether your aging LMR system is facing obsolescence or a merger is driving a need for one common communications system, you’re likely not going to buy analog again

Digital LMR systems offer increased capacity plus features like call priority, call forwarding and ambient listening.

But if you’ve worked with an analog system for a long time, you likely have some concerns about the transition to digital.

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| Author Leonardo, tagged in cutover planning, analog to digital, software solution, lmr technology

3 Key Characteristics Of A Contemporary, Resilient LMR System Solution

Resiliency for your two-way radio communications isn’t just about enhancing your
daily operations – it’s about being able to communicate during man-made or natural disasters. If your LMR system is aging, are you confident you’ll have complete connectivity when your team truly needs it?

A contemporary LMR solution that can be paired with open systems is the best way to achieve full resiliency and ensure first responders have connectivity that’s built for public safety and critical infrastructure users.

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| Author Bill Fredrickson, tagged in interoperability, critical communications, public safety, resiliency

3 Key Features Of An Adaptable LMR Solution Based On Open Standards

You are likely familiar with LMR systems based on proprietary technology, where a
single source of supply and planned obsolescence often results in high costs, a lack of choices and limited innovation. To upgrade a proprietary technology to a new LMR system within the proprietary space, you either have to purchase expensive system extensions and equipment or procure a whole new system.

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| Author Leonardo, tagged in lmr solutions, simulcast, open standards, voting, lmr innovation

3 Tips For Choosing Your Next Land Mobile Radio (LMR) System

Buying a new land mobile radio (LMR) system for your organization is a big decision. Choosing the wrong system could have detrimental consequences for both your organization and the community.

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| Author Leonardo, tagged in LMR