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Wells Communications Joins BearCom, a Leading Provider and Integrator of Wireless Communications Solutions

BearCom expands presence throughout the state of New York

May 3, 2019: Dallas, TX — BearCom Group, Inc.  (“BearCom”), the nation’s largest and pre-eminent provider of wireless push-to-talk communications equipment and solutions for two-way radios and other voice, video, and data technologies, today announced that Wells Communications has joined the BearCom family. Wells was founded nearly 70 years ago and operates out of three locations in upstate New York.

Since 1950, Wells has served customers in public safety, schools, construction, manufacturing hospitality, retail, utilities, transportation and logistics, and a wide variety of other public and commercial enterprises. Wells specializes in a full range of wireless communication solutions, including two-way radio design and deployment, device repair, maintenance contracts, system management, FCC licensing, and more. In addition, Wells has earned the prestigious Service Elite Specialist designation from Motorola Solutions.  

“It’s an exciting milestone that the experienced and knowledgeable team at Wells Communications is joining the BearCom family,” said Bob Craycraft, Chief Executive Officer and President of BearCom. “With our combined resources, we can now offer the important Public Safety agencies, educational customers and commercial businesses that Wells serves an even greater selection of innovative, reliable, and comprehensive solutions to meet their goals for safety, productivity, and efficiency.”

Wells has built a successful, long-term reputation in the wireless communications industry with their deep commitment to be a “Total Communications Solutions” provider with the enduring goal, “TO MAKE IT EASY FOR CUSTOMERS TO DO BUSINESS WITH US.” With Wells now anchoring the upstate New York region, BearCom can significantly extend the reach of the company’s existing New York/New Jersey location, as well as enhance opportunities for the strong equipment rental location in Boston.

Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Customers who need assistance with two-way radio Sales, Rentals, or Services are invited to call 518.283.2735.

About BearCom

BearCom provides a broad line of high-performance wireless voice, video and data communications products, rentals, services, and complete mobility solutions. Founded in 1981, BearCom is North America’s largest solutions provider and a wireless system integrator of push-to-talk wireless communications equipment, serving customers from coast-to-coast branch offices located throughout the U.S. and Canada. BearCom, headquartered in the Dallas, Texas area, employs more than 1000 people. BearCom has been designated as a Motorola Solutions Platinum Channel Partner and Service Elite Specialist.

Visit: www.bearcom.com

About Wells Communications

Wells Communication Service was established in 1950 after Bill Wells was approached by Motorola to become an installation and service provider for Public Safety Systems in the Capital District of New York. The company grew as Motorola sold more and more two-way radio systems in the area. In 1976, Bill Wells sold the business to the current ownership. Throughout its history, Wells has been the communications solutions provider of choice for many high-profile public and private enterprises; and always strives to deliver outstanding service while making it easier for customers of all sizes to do business with the company.

CP100d Series Portable Two-Way Radios

New CP100d Series Portable Two-Way Radios

The CP100d Series is easy to use and makes it easy to migrate from analog to digital. Your radio users can operate and communicate on their new digital radios on the job, as your business transitions to digital technology. Accessory compatibility ensures you can reuse your inventory of battery, antennas, and chargers, further protecting your investments.

Contact us for more information on the Motorola CP100d Radios


TK150 Mobile Nationwide Radio

New TK150 Mobile Nationwide Radio

Quickly deploy in your vehicle fleet. Combine the broad coverage of a nationwide cellular network with the ease of two-way radio communications.

Safely operate while driving, with one button push-to-talk. Manage talk groups and subscriptions in real time. Increase coverage, connections, and productivity without expanding infrastructure.

You can even use the TLK 150 with your current compatible MOTOTRBO™ systems, LMR and smartphones. There’s no costly or time-consuming FCC or spectrum licensing, or manual programming required.

Contact us for more information on the Motorola TLK 150


Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program

FY2020 GRANT $850 MILLION

DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program

There is a new grant opportunity related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for state, local government and tribe customers.

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.

Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

In addition to ensuring the agency has the necessary funding to support the purchase of the items noted above (equipment, overtime, supplies, travel expenses, etc.), this funding program can equip responders with the technology needed to act quickly, safely and efficiently.

Encourage your customers to apply for this funding by May 29, 2020.

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Best Practices Guide For Radio, Cleaning And Disinfecting

Best Practices

This "Best Practices Guide" describes the general procedures for cleaning and disinfecting two-way radios, wireless devices, body-worn cameras and accessories based on current and best understanding of radio hygiene. Per global health authorities, removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Using chemical disinfectants may kill germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, which further lowers the risk of spreading infection.

Information from the WHO website:

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

Information from the US CDC website:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

GENERAL CLEANING:

  • Apply 0.5% detergent-water solution with a cloth, then use a stiff, non-metallic, short-bristled brush to work all loose dirt away from the device. Use a soft, absorbent, lintless cloth or tissue to remove the solution and dry the device.
  • Make sure that no solution remains entrapped near any connectors, cracks or crevices.

DISINFECTING:

  • Devices may be disinfected by wiping them down with over-the-counter isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with at least 70% alcohol concentration.
  • When cleaning with isopropyl alcohol, the alcohol should never be applied directly to the device. It should be applied to a cloth, which is then used to wipe down the device.
  • The effects of certain chemicals and their vapors can have detrimental effects on plastics and the metal plating.
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Do not use bleach, solvents or cleaning sprays to cleanse or disinfect your device.

 

IMPORTANT We are unable to, and did not, determine whether any particular cleaning product is effective in removing specific foreign substances (including viruses) from the device, nor whether any disinfectant will remove all germs or viruses. Please consult the chemical manufacturers’ documentation for specifics on cleaning product efficacy with regards to foreign substances (such as viruses).

For more detailed information download the Motorola Solutions Technical Notification

Motorola Solutions Technical Notification (MTN-0038-20-GL)


Avigilon Radio Alert

Avigilon Radio Alert

The Avigilon Radio Alert solution combines Video Management Software and Two-Way Radio solutions to allow users to receive and acknowledge ACC™ alarms from their MOTOTRBO radio system. Any ACC alarm can be generated as an alert on the MOTOTRBO radio, including alerts related to video analytic events, license plate recognition matches, or access control events. Alerts are dispatched directly to radios via text message and/or text-to-voice alerts, from which security operators can directly acknowledge the alarm. This allows security personnel to be notified through their MOTOTRBO radios so that when analytics events or access control events occur, they can investigate without needing a computer in front of them.

Download the Avigilon Radio Alert Data Sheet


Watchguard 4RE

Motorola Solutions Adds New Analytics to In-Car Video System for Law Enforcement

With the introduction of new mobile automated license plate recognition capabilities, Motorola Solutions’ WatchGuard 4RE® in-car video system now provides real-time intelligence to law enforcement.

The solution also can help prevent crimes before they occur. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 97% of car thieves are charged with additional crimes, often while using the stolen vehicle. Using the new ALPR capabilities to identify a stolen car can help stop these “additional crimes” before they happen. 

Learn how Motorola Solutions’ newly available solution enhances officer safety with the use of video security and analytics.

Download the WatchGuard 4RE® Solution Sheet


Avigilon H5M

Motorola Solutions Introduces New Avigilon H5M Outdoor Dome Camera

Motorola Solutions introduced its newest Avigilon video security camera line, the H5M. This compact camera is ideal for budget-conscious outdoor projects that require a small footprint and helps save time through its built-in AI that uses Unusual Motion Detection to flag abnormal events to users.

The new H5M camera line will provide customers with a cost-effective solution for budget-conscious video security projects that require a small-footprint camera for outdoor use. The H5M camera can handle tough environmental conditions while offering AI-powered Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) — all backed by a five-year warranty.

The camera features a compact size and seamlessly integrates with other open-platform systems. In addition, the highly intelligent camera helps save time through its built-in AI technology that flags unusual events to users. The H5M camera is cost-effective and easy to install, addressing a wide variety of security needs and helping projects remain on time and on budget. 

The H5M is offered in 2 and 5 MP resolution models and is now available for order across the globe.

For more information on product availability, please contact us.


Motorola Nitro

How does CBRS work with LMR?

With the emergence of CBRS as a private broadband solution for data and voice communications, you may wonder how CBRS works with current LMR systems — especially if you’ve recently upgraded your system. The good news is that with WAVE PTT software, you can have voice interoperability between your Nitro system and with many of the devices you may already own, such as:

  • MOTOTRBO portable two-way radios
  • MOTOTRBO mobile two-way radios
  • TLK 100 WAVE portable two-way radios
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops/PC’s

WAVE PTT: Leveraging Kodiak technology for seamless interoperability

WAVE is a broadband PTT solution that incorporates industry-leading technology from Kodiak. Through Motorola Solutions WAVE mobile app or user-friendly online interface, WAVE allows for clear PTT communication and shared talkgroups among a variety of systems and devices. WAVE PTT software allows shared talk groups between MOTOTRBO LMR, Nitro, smartphones, PC’s, andTLK100 radios. Now you can enjoy instant, seamless communication with staff — whether they’re down the road or halfway around the world.

Contact us for more information about Nitro.


Motorola WM500 Remote Speaker Microphone

New WM500 Wireless PoC Remote Speaker Microphone

When you’re working in highly mobile, hands-on industries, you need quick and easy access to PTT applications on your radio or smartphone. The WM500 is uniquely designed to give you the simplicity and security you need to perform your job efficiently and effectively. The WM500 wireless remote speaker microphone is our thinnest yet and is built with an internal battery that lasts up to 25 hours so you can remain focused on the task at hand.

Download the WM500 Spec Sheet