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.
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.
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.
Watch the Motorola Solutions On Demand webinar to learn how your School District can use ESSER funds to help limit the spread of Covid-19 in your campuses by upgrading your video security & analytics system.
During this webinar, you will learn about:
$122 Billion Funds AvailableE
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. It is an unprecedented $1.9 trillion package of assistance measures, including $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to State educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students.
Now is the time for school districts to leverage these available funds and invest in a common security platform for your voice, video and data needs.
The American Rescue Plan provides another $122 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) created under the CARES Act as part of the Education Stabilization Fund. This program is administered through the U.S. Department of Education and is intended to support efforts by states and school districts to safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools as well as address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.
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Bridging the Digital Divide - Ensure every student can access online learning programs from the safety of their own homes with Nitro™, the Motorola Solutions private LTE solution. This functional and cost-effective solution provides enterprise-grade private LTE as a wireless backhaul to your school’s network. Combine the simplicity of an easy installation without miles of cables, and heavy maintenance work in each student’s home, all with the added control of having complete ownership over your network.
Learn how to safely reopen schools and provide continued support for online learning with technology from Motorola Solutions by reading the American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021 (ARPA) Grant Executive Summary.
Motorola Solutions launches MOTOTRBO™ Ion smart radio with full Android interface, broadband data capabilities and an open application ecosystem.
The global pandemic has driven businesses to shift and adapt operations to meet changing demands and new challenges. For many, this has meant a greater focus on collaboration and productivity, bringing to the forefront the need for simple and reliable voice, video and data communications, as well as applications that make individuals and teams more efficient. Motorola Solutions today announced the launch of a next generation business-ready smart radio with voice, broadband data and multimedia capabilities to connect teams, inform operations and keep businesses running smoothly.
The MOTOTRBO Ion smart radio brings real-time intelligent data to existing business workflows. Its fully open Android application ecosystem allows for seamless integration of the mobile data applications that commercial industries depend on, such as those used for enterprise-grade barcode scanning, as well as team communication platforms used for messaging, meetings and shared content. A 13-megapixel camera and 4-inch, high-resolution touchscreen lets workers attach photos to work tickets, use video chat for remote diagnostics and view detailed images, schematics, diagrams, photos and videos. This simplifies device management and security, allowing businesses to move toward the use of a single device that offers the simplicity and reliability of push-to-talk radio with the additional capabilities of a smartphone, scanner and tablet.
The MOTOTRBO Ion smart radio works on the digital mobile radio (DMR) standard, Wi-Fi, public LTE and private broadband networks. It is built to support searching, tracking, ticketing, scanning and collaboration to boost productivity, especially within industries such as manufacturing, transportation, logistics and hospitality that rely on mobile workers. It enables airport workers to coordinate the safe and timely flow of passenger services, truck drivers to receive vital route information via digital job tickets and security personnel to stream high-definition video from across stadiums or theme parks.
The MOTOTRBO Ion smart radio is purpose-built for a variety of enterprise environments. The dual microphones, speaker size and audio engineering provide crystal clarity and noise suppression for powerful audio that outperforms smartphones, especially in loud environments. With an ultra-rugged design, it stands up to harsh conditions and exposure to dust, water and repeated drops. It features cloud-based programming and provisioning, remote updating and real-time device monitoring, allowing businesses to deploy and maintain their radio fleets with minimal touch and downtime.
Motorola Solutions has created the first and only end-to-end enterprise technology ecosystem that unifies voice, video, data and analytics on a single platform — providing you with the foundation of safety you need by addressing the unique challenges of your airport, hospital, school, and stadium. They have also reimagined how the technologies used to help keep them safe, can do even more — drive efficiencies, improve productivity and generate better outcomes. Because safety, efficiency and productivity are deeply interconnected. With the right technologies, you can be faster, smarter, more focused and more resilient — better at everything you do.
Because when technologies communicate and learn from each other, safety and performance improve across your entire enterprise. Intelligence advances outwards, giving you eyes and ears where you’ve never had them before. Information flows where it’s needed — from cameras, to radios, to smart devices, to command centers — and what you need to know is made clear. People collaborate in more personalized and productive ways, using any network or device they want. Fairness and accuracy replace biases and blindspots. Resiliency increases and decisions improve.
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How many times has someone said, “if they could only see what I see” when trying to convey verbally to another person what’s going on around them? That’s because using words to paint a mental image of what’s happening at that moment can be a frustrating and time consuming experience.
Whether someone is a shopping mall security guard watching a food fight grow, an HVAC technician experiencing problems with a new install procedure or an EMT dealing with a critical patient, the ability to stream video in real time is the key to increasing the speed and clarity of their communications.
Compliant with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Mission Critical Video (MCVideo) standard, WAVE PTX Streaming Video makes it possible for users to push live video to individuals, groups, or dispatchers. The result is increased situational awareness for dispatchers, supervisors, and other recipients because they have a real-time view of events and activities as they happen.
Did you know that we can also keep your students and staff connected off-campus? Whether schools are practicing hybrid learning, modified on-campus learning, or distance learning this school year, ensure a reliable internet connection is readily available for every student outside of the classroom.
Providing academic success for all starts with a strong private LTE network connection.
At the very foundation of effective distance learning, is the assurance that every student has suitable internet access readily available to support all their schoolwork and homework assignments.
Unfortunately, the digital divide still exists, and many students do not have proper access to the internet - greatly compromising their academic success, and future achievements.
Ensure every student can access online learning programs from the safety of their own homes with Nitro™, the Motorola Solutions private LTE solution. This functional and cost-effective solution provides enterprise-grade private LTE as a wireless backhaul to your school’s network. Combine the simplicity of an easy installation without miles of cables, and heavy maintenance work in each student’s home, all with the added control of having complete ownership over your network.
Never rely on carriers or cellular service again and instead find the peace of mind that any student home can instantly be transformed into a classroom.
The VT100 delivers a customizable and fully integrated enterprise mobile video solution. 720p HD video. Remote alarm activation. Customer-friendly design. Seamless integration with existing CCTV. The VT100 offers a new perspective when it matters most.
Creating a safe working environment is a top priority. Thanks to remote alarm activation, the VT100 empowers control room teams to respond swiftly when incidents occur. Protecting your people and promoting a safety-first culture.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Information from the US CDC website:
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
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.
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.
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.
Made with public safety, for public safety. Rugged design. Streamlined interfaces. Accelerated workflows. APX NEXT brings you unprecedented advancements in mission-critical voice and data. So you can focus on what matters most.
Protect Your Focus When It Matters Most
In public safety, focus is your greatest resource. APX NEXT protects your focus when it matters most. The APX NEXT smart radio brings usability and performance advancements to every aspect of the police radio experience. Interfaces are streamlined. Workflows are accelerated. Mission-critical reliability is ensured. And the focus that keeps critical personnel safe and effective, is protected.
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:
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.
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.