Day Wireless Systems: the Complexities of Site Grounding in Communications Infrastructure
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by Kristina Drachenberg
1M ago
  Day Wireless Systems (DWS) stands at the forefront of the communications and tower industry due to our expertise in the equipment as well as the rules and standards that govern them. One example is the understanding and complex application of site grounding and bonding principles in communications equipment, particularly for the multitude of requirements grounding towers and their surrounding equipment and infrastructure.   To ensure its long life, meet equipment warranty requirements, and ensure personnel safety, Motorola created its R56 standard. Vital in constructing and m ..read more
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Scaling Heights: Tower Climbing at Day Wireless Systems
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by Kristina Drachenberg
1M ago
We follow the 16-year career of Day Wireless Systems (DWS) climber-turned-leader Jeremy Engelstad to explore the potential experiences for Tower Climbers, and a picture of what a career can look like at DWS. Embarking on a career as a Tower Construction Technician is like stepping into a world where the sky is literally the limit. This unique and challenging profession calls for individuals who possess a blend of physical prowess, mental fortitude, and an ability to navigate heights. Tower Technicians are the unsung heroes in the telecommunications and construction industries, playing a crucia ..read more
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Ideal Public Safety Communication Includes LTE and LMR
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by Kristina Drachenberg
2M ago
When disaster strikes, the #1 advantage our current society has is communications. At Day Wireless Systems, we recognize that communications allow us to alert others of issues and hazards, update on progress, and ask for help. Communications, such as LTE/cellular and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) allow first responders to direct the public on evacuation status and routes, and coordinate response efforts. We’ll discuss why those who require mission critical communication should implement hybrid LMR + LTE systems, and not rely only on LTE.   Ideally, emergency responders can communicate as n ..read more
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Talking Work Life Balance with Mackenzie Day, New CEO of Day Wireless Systems
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by Kristina Drachenberg
3M ago
After two successful years as Chief Operating Officer, Mackenzie Day has been appointed CEO of Day Wireless Systems, succeeding her father and long-time head of DWS Gordon Day, who remains President. “A bit earlier than expected,” she said of the recent change. Although there is a lot that can be said about Day’s business activities, as a young mom and growth operator of a multi-state operation, we caught up with Ms. Day about managing an incredibly busy personal life along with the hectic pace of running a busy communications company.  A Lifetime of Aspiration As she previously shared w ..read more
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The Vital Role of Cellular Connectivity in Public Buildings for Safety and Security
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by Kristina Drachenberg
5M ago
  For most people, access to communications at our fingertips is not only a convenience but a lifeline. After 9/11, Public Safety DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) were required for certain buildings to help ensure first responders could communicate with their teams on the outside. As the technology and mobile use has evolved, the considerations have expanded beyond two-way radio signals.  It’s hard to imagine a place where a reliable cellular signal is not accessible thanks to expectations set by mobile equipment and service providers. When emergencies strike, we instinctively reac ..read more
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Enhancing Body-Worn Camera Programs With Affordable Upgrades
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by Kristina Drachenberg
7M ago
In recent years, body-worn cameras have become an integral tool for law enforcement, security personnel, and various professionals. These devices have proven invaluable in enhancing transparency, accountability, and safety in various fields. However, like any technology, body-worn cameras become obsolete over time. As they do, it becomes increasingly important for organizations to plan equipment and program upgrades. The good news is as technology has improved, the options for body-worn camera programs have become more flexible and affordable.  Aging Issues of Body-Worn Cameras Body-worn ..read more
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Checking in With Motorola’s Safety Reimagined
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by Kristina Drachenberg
8M ago
As a partner of Day Wireless Systems through the years, we caught up with Sharon Hong, vice president of enterprise technology at Motorola Solutions, to explore one of Motorola Solutions’ most ambitious projects and what she sees for the future of the security ecosystem.  Motorola Solutions has been developing technologies for the public safety market for over 90 years and has evolved beyond critical communications by investing in and integrating command center software, video security and access control to create a single unified ecosystem to serve public safety and enterprise customers ..read more
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The Case for Body-Worn Cameras
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by Kristina Drachenberg
8M ago
Motorola and Day Wireless Systems experts provide insight on body-worn camera use and technology, including the Motorola V300 and new V700.  In today’s fast-paced and increasingly interconnected world, ensuring public safety has become a top priority for both communities and law enforcement agencies. The use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by police officers has emerged as a significant tool in promoting transparency, accountability, and trust between law enforcement and the public. We talked with our public safety experts here at Day Wireless Systems, some of whom are former law enforcement ..read more
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Motorola APX NEXT XN P25 Smart Radio: Toughest Radio Ever Built
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by Kristina Drachenberg
9M ago
Meeting the NFPA 1802 standard to enhance firefighter and first responder safety. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) plays a crucial role in developing standards that ensure the safety of firefighters. One of these is the NFPA 1802 standard, which focuses on the design and performance requirements for two-way radios used by fire service personnel, a key piece of safety equipment for firefighters and the people they serve.  Tragically, NFPA 1802 was prompted in part by the death of two San Francisco Fire Department firefighters, who perished in a residential fire. A post-fire ..read more
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Mototrbo R2 Brings Best of Past Into Present, With Improvements
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by Kristina Drachenberg
9M ago
Replacing its “best selling radio of all time,” the CP200d, we run down the features of the new R2 handset and why it’s a good move from Motorola. The age-old adage is, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The CP200d two-way radio was best selling for excellent reasons: it is reliable, rugged, loud, and affordable. And although Motorola kept the CP200 series for years, updating it in 2017 to work with digital systems, technology has evolved to the point where it can no longer be supported due to parts availability and integration issues. Motorola’s new offering, the R2 handset, is a retooled CP2 ..read more
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