3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Renting Radios

Posted by Michael Pollex on Apr 12, 2019 8:50:16 AM

 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Renting Radios 

There are many advantages to equipping event staff with walkie talkies. Having a line of communication that is one-to-many keeps work teams connected, more efficient, and can even save lives of those attending your event. When looking to rent, here are a few important questions to ask yourself in order to properly equip your team.

Which radio should I rent?

Coverage, usage, and personal preference all come in to play when looking to rent. Due to its size, the EVX-S24 radio is the most popular radio and is easy to use. The CP200d is also another good option and will give you extended coverage. For larger events, the XPR7550e is a durable option that gives users more options when it comes to their system setup.

Will my staff need radio accessories?

Quite often staff members will need to use a radio hands-free. There are many options users have when renting with Radio Resource. Speaker mics work great for users on the go looking for a rugged solution. Surveillance kits offer a lightweight and discreet look for staff members looking for an in-ear option.

Will I need a repeater for extended communication?

Some larger events may require repeaters to expand coverage of their radios. Renting a repeater and setting it up is quick and easy with our rental fleet. Some large bike races or events in multiple buildings can benefit from renting a repeater as well. Coverage will depend on the geographic location, topography, and event type. Ask our rental team here if suggestions are needed and check out our YouTube page to see how to set up a Radio Resource rental repeater and get radio usage tips.

If you are considering renting radios for your event, feel free to give us a call at 303-987-1545 and we can help find a communication solution for you!

 

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Topics: Motorola, Digital, Walkie Talkie, Staff Commmunication, Special Events, Parades

Radio Rental for Winter Events

Posted by Michael Pollex on Nov 2, 2018 1:15:17 PM

Radio Rental for Winter Events

 

Winter is coming and many different cities throughout the United States will be holding annual parades, festivals, and events. During these special events hundreds or even thousands of employees need to be on the same page to make sure operations are running smoothly. Two-way radios give you the ability to have a line of communication to multiple people at a time.

No matter the location, two-way radios can be deployed and trusting in tough communication environments. Some events may be large enough were a repeater may be needed. This repeater will give you extended communication with your two-way radios. Whether you are in need of communication in a hotel, main street, or event center two-way radios can give you connectivity on the go.

If your event staff or team is not equipped with two-way radios and only needs them for a short amount of time, renting radios can be the way to go. At Radio Resource, we have a large rental fleet full of durable, compact, and reliable radios. Radios can be rented for a day, weeks, or even months. Within our fleet we have a variety of options, and would love to assist you with your event. Radios like the CP200d and EVX-S24 are among some of the favorites in our rental fleet. We serve special events around the United States year round and we would love the opportunity to assist you.

If you have any questions or are interested in renting radios for your winter event, feel free to reach out to us at: https://www.radioresource.com/contact-us.htm

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Topics: Walkie Talkie Rental, Team Communication, Special Events, Safety

Two-way Radio Communication at Super Bowl LII

Posted by Michael Pollex on Feb 20, 2018 9:40:25 AM

Radio Communication at Super Bowl LII

For the 28th year, Radio Resource successfully designed custom RF systems and distributed radios for Super Bowl events and festivities. Providing radios to thousands of staff members over the course of 3 weeks, our company is proud to help ensure quality communication among operations, security, and many other staff members that all made this years Super Bowl a success. We had the opportunity to interconnect radio communication between multiple sites, including the Minneapolis Convention Center, University of Minnesota, The Mall of America, and U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII.

What goes into this year’s Super Bowl two-way radio communication?

Months of preparation, shipments, and planning go into providing two-way radio equipment for the Super Bowl each year. In addition to the planning, ensuring equipment is programmed, on time, and ready to use is a key element of making operations run smoothly. Many different tests and checks are performed prior to Super Bowl game day in order to ensure systems are working properly, and they are up to the standards of the staff members using the equipment.

Designing custom two-way radio systems for the Super Bowl poses challenges such as having multiple sites, high volume of radio users, and high RF noise signature. This also includes having to coordinate more than 20 separate production groups to talk to one another. Clarity of digital voice is critical for staff to understand other radio users in high noise environments, from the sidelines to the security checkpoints. Capacity Plus infrastructure and Motorola XPR 7550e radios proved to be reliable and help provide clear digital voice for staff members throughout multiple venues.

To ensure quality communication, we took advantage of MOTOTRBO’s ability to help increase productivity of the NFL staff and connect a large number of voice’s communicating instantly and clearly. Having this ability to use MOTOTRBO allowed us to sort more than 22,000 voice calls within a 12-hour period, while supporting 58 talk groups. By taking advantage of MOTORTBO’s robust integrated platform, we were able to remotely monitor and adjust our systems in real-time. Monitoring these multiple systems was made possible utilizing G3W. MOTOTRBO systems proved once again to be robust, diverse, and stable in one of the most challenging RF environments.

It is always our pleasure to be able to work with premier events staff in various settings throughout Super Bowl and build custom solutions for the events taking place. The entire Radio Resource team contributed to making radio communication a success at Super Bowl LII, and we are looking forward to more upcoming events in 2018.

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Topics: Motorola, two-way radios, Staff Commmunication, Special Events

Walkie Talkie Rentals for Special Events Enhance Team Communication

Posted by Michael Pollex on Oct 11, 2017 10:10:21 AM

Walkie Talkie Rentals and the Importance of Team Communication at Large and Small Events

 Walkie talkie rentals can be important for events to help coordinate team members and volunteers. Whether it is a small 5k or a large festival, team communication is an important aspect of running a successful event. Also, many others can benefit from renting radios as well. Sports tournaments can greatly benefit from using radios in coordinating multiple games going on in different locations, or reporting injuries and game scores from each field. Industries like construction, scaffolding, and many others may rent radios when working on a certain project for a set amount of time. If you already own a radio fleet, but perhaps need a few extra for an event or project, renting can be a good option for you.

Trying to rely on cell phones to help team members communicate in loud and busy areas is not ideal when instant and clear communication is needed. With two-way radios, quick push-to-talk allows team members can communicate in seconds. Not to mention, by having two-way radios at your events you will be able to manage emergencies, announcements, and event schedules with ease. Some radio rental users opt to use earpieces and headsets to allow them to be hands-free when communicating. There are many different options when it comes to renting radios and Radio Resource offers a wide variety of options for both radios and earpieces. We can help find a rental solution that works for you at a cost-effective price.

Radio Resource has one of the largest rental fleets in the United States, and has experience renting radios to many different special events, both big and small alike. When it comes to enhancing communication among team members, Radio Resource can help you. For 30 years we have served many events in Colorado and events nationwide.

If you are looking to rent radios for an event or have any questions, please visit:

https://www.radioresource.com/rental-request.htm

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Topics: Walkie Talkie Rental, Festivals, Team Communication, Special Events, Parades

Radio Resource Inc.

Providing two-way radios to Colorado since 1989

We specialize in:

  • Providing quality two-way radios and servicing
  • Making sure that proper radio coverage is in place
  • Finding a solution that works for our customers

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