SJM Radio has served the two-way radio needs of the Southland for over 30 years and our client portfolio has grown to be a who’s who of major industries in the region, from manufacturing to entertainment, from healthcare to aerospace. We provide communication solutions for world-class sporting events, business conferences, awards shows and festivals.
We also serve small gatherings, private parties, weddings, graduation ceremonies and other celebrations that are painfully missing from our lives right now. SJM Radio is proud of the company we keep and we are here when you need us.
As restrictions begin to be lifted we’re reminded that it’s never too soon to begin making a plan. Leaders and first responders alike agree that going through the exercise of planning broadens thinking and encourages new and creative solutions.read more
Have you ever had a dream where everything goes wrong at work and you can’t do anything to fix it? You wake up in a panic, heart pounding and then realize, phew! Just a bad dream, or was it? Mwahahahahaha! Cue the scary music.read more
At some point in every WWII movie there is a dramatic scene where a soldier gets pinned down by gunfire, grabs his two-way radio and makes a plea for help. Although this may be a corny example, it does illustrate that two-way radio has been the first choice for instant communication by mission-critical organizations for quite some time.
Although military personnel have used radio communication ever since it was introduced back in the 1940’s, Community Emergency Operations and thousands of businesses soon followed. This made two-way radio the “go-to” choice for anyone seeking a robust communication system for over 60 years.read more
Two considerations that organizations face when switching from analog to digital are: one, the potential loss of investment by decommissioning analog radios that still have a use-value; and two, the potential interruption to normal operations during the transition period.
To address these concerns, radio manufacturers engineered their new radios to provide both analog and digital voice communication in the same unit. This dual operation capability allows companies to keep their legacy analog radios in use along side of the new analog/digital radios. They can also continue to use their existing analog infrastructure with the new radios until the company is ready to switch over to a fully-digital system.read more
In Part Three of this series on Digital Migration, we cover Voice and Data.
Part Three: Voice and Data
Today’s digital two way radios have enhanced voice and data capabilities. This gives radio users the ability to run productivity-enhancing applications directly from their hand held radios.
Current applications include messaging, location based services, bar code reading, and form applications. And according to radio manufacturer information, the growth potential for new application development looks very promising as third-party developers report interest in developing more applications for the industry.read more