Industrial Equipment and Supplies: The Right Choices for Your Industry

Whether you own a restaurant, a drilling rig, a contracting company or any other types of company, you may have to buy or hire industrial equipment and supplies. However, the best equipment and supplies vary based on your industry. Hi, my name is Joe, and as a jack of all trades, I have worked in countless industries. As I am the type of person to notice everything, I have picked up a lot over the years. In this blog, I am going to share that wealth of knowledge with you. Here, I am going to discuss how to pick the best industrial equipment for your industry and help you make tough decisions about repairs, buying-versus-hiring and much more. I hope you enjoy my blog, and I'm glad you found it.

Useful Guide to Purchasing Walkie-Talkies


You've been shopping around and almost every walkie-talkie dealer out there seems to claim that their products are the best on the market. As a first-time purchaser, this can be very confusing. Hopefully, the following guide will make it a lot easier for you to buy the right business walkie-talkies free of any frustrations.

What types of walkie-talkies are available?

Walkie-talkies are essentially available as handheld and vehicle-mounted two way radios. Both types of walkie-talkies come as UHF or VHF radios. Your best choice will depend on where you intend to use these communication devices. Do you want to use them in indoor, outdoor or both environments? In general, UHF radios are best for use in indoor environments since their waves are shorter and can penetrate interferences such as steel and concrete found in buildings better. VHF radios, on the other hand, work best when exclusively used outside, because their signals travel farther where there are no obstructions.

If you intend to use the walkie-talkies in both indoor and outdoor environments, then UHF radios would be your best bet since their signals are more than adequate for use in outdoor environments as well. It is important to note that UHF radios cannot receive signals from VHF radios and vice versa. For that reason, make sure you purchase walkie-talkies of the same type and brand.

Go analogue or digital?

If you have already installed a radio system, chances are high it is an analogue system. If this is true, then you will have to buy analogue walkie-talkies to allow for signal transmission via your current radio system infrastructure. There's nothing retrogressive about acquiring analogue walkie-talkies since they will probably still be around for a considerable amount of time. 

However, you should be mindful of the fact that most modern radio services are making the transition to digital transmission. If you are contemplating replacing your analog equipment, then you should make an upgrade that can allow for mixed mode operation. This means that the new system can receive signals from both analogue and digital radios on a single channel.

What features do you need?

When buying walkie-talkies, you need to know what your exact communication requirements are. Do you need radios with secure lines programmed with privacy codes? Or do you need units with an adjustable power option so that you can select high and low power modes, depending on the desired signal range? These are some of the important features you have to consider when purchasing two-way radios.


9 February 2016