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Learn how two-way radios reduce distractions on a construction jobsite. News for the construction industry by HD Supply White Cap – a supplier of concrete tools, rebar, and building materials for general contractors.

How The Motorola TLK 100 WAVE™ Radio Reduces Distractions On The Job

We live in an always-on, instantly-connected world. We can text, email, IM, or direct message to communicate with anyone, anywhere.

We know you work in a highly mobile, hands-on industry, and need a purpose-built device that includes the two-way radios you want on a construction jobsite, without the distractions of modern smart devices. You need instant long-range radiocommunication, anywhere the job takes you, without dialing a number and waiting for a call to be routed. We also know you don’t want the distractions of texting, social media, and gaming applications to get in the way of the job.

According to a recent survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam, the average office employee spends 56 minutes per day using their cell phone at work for non-work activity. For younger workers, ages 18 to 34, that number jumps to 70 minutes wasted on mobile devices, mostly on personal email and social media. Not only is this a productivity killer, but for those in hands-on industries, it’s a dangerous safety hazard.

Fortunately, there is a technology option that bypasses these distractions to let you and your crew focus on the job – push-to-talk (PTT) technology. PTT is a one-to-many or one-to-one long-range radio communication technology that lets users talk instantly, without the dialing, routing, ringing, and answering steps of a regular phone call. 

Today, Motorola solutions continues to innovate PTT with the WAVE TLK 100 two-way radio. The WAVE two-way radio offers the power of PTT and the ease of two-way radio communications, and long-range radio coverage.

Two-Way Radios Built For Construction

Instant Communication. Rapid Deployment. Nationwide Use.

The new WAVE TLK 100 two-way radio is a powerful and slim PTT-enabled two-way radio that allows your employees to stay connected anywhere in the nation. They just press a single button for direct PTT voice access to colleagues, delivered with crisp, clear audio. 

Purpose-built for rugged use across a range of often chaotic, loud, or dispersed worksites, this long-range two-way radio is ideal for construction. There’s no distracting, breakable screen. No texting, applications, or email to get in the way. With single-button operations and battery life sure to outlive any smartphone, employees can get started immediately with a greatly reduced learning curve. 

The WAVE two-way radio is simple to set up and maintain. Everything you need to get started is ready right out of the box. Maintenance is simple, with automatic software updates and the ability to program your entire fleet over the air at once, without having to touch a single device. You can be ready to use nationwide push-to-talk in less than 24 hours.

With the Motorola long-range radio, you only pay for what you need. The device can be free, with a two-year contract. And since these radios are an affordable monthly investment, not a costly long-term expense, you can scale your service to match your business needs. Plus, you can reduce or stop your service easily, at any time, to align with your project schedules.

Easy To Use And Manage

Maximize coverage, connections, and productivity without expanding infrastructure.

Communicate instantly and manage talkgroups and subscriptions in real time. 

Self-Service Talkgroups

Say goodbye to radio programming cables. You can update an entire fleet over the air, without having to touch a single device. Stay in control by managing talkgroups remotely, in real time.

Grows With Your Business

Easily add or remove subscriptions. No customer service required. With self-service billing, you can scale subscriptions based on your workload.

Communicate Across Platforms 

Whether it’s front office workers talking to the construction site, or sales staff communicating with the warehouse, the WAVE ONCLOUD app enables instant communication between radios and smartphones across carriers

One Button, Multiple Teams

Collaborate at the speed of business with push-to-talk radio. Contact multiple teams simultaneously, and securely communicate with just one button.

Built For The Job

Get all the benefits of WAVE with a rugged two-way radio. Purpose-built for business, everything about the WAVE two-way radio is smart and intentional. Whether it’s location tracking and wi-fi calling, or the rugged design without an attention-diverting screen. Add accessories that fit the way you work and extend the value of previous purchases with compatible Motorola sl300 accessories.

Powerful And Slim Design 

Move seamlessly from the field to the office with a streamlined device that supports one-handed use. Communicate with a single co-worker or the entire team using the push-to-talk button. Hear conversations clearly in noisy environments with loud and clear audio.

Built Tough 

Never worry about rain, dust, extreme temperatures or even the occasional drop. The WAVE two-way radio is designed to perform in harsh working environments.

Location Tracking

Easily manage your workforce using GPS to maximize safety, check project status, find faster routes, modify tasks, and position team members where they’re needed most.

Wi-fi Connectivity

Sending and receiving push-to-talk calls over compatible wi-fi networks allows you to stay in touch inside industrial buildings and other environments where cellular coverage may be limited.

Sl300 Accessory-Compatible

Leverage your prior investment by using earpieces, headsets, batteries, charging stations and other Motorola SL300 accessories with the WAVE two-way radio.

Long Battery Life

Rest assured that you’ll have power when you need it most. With a battery that is designed to last 18 hours, you can focus on the project instead of worrying about recharging.

Screenless Design

Maximize productivity by minimizing the distractions of email, text and other apps—while empowering your team to focus on the job at hand.

Long-Range Radio – Nationwide* Coverage

Get the best of both worlds by using two-way radio communication on a nationwide network*. By connecting to your current existing land mobile radio (LMR) systems and smartphones, the WAVE Radio extends push-to-talk benefits to all your team members, whether they’re on the same job site or across the country.

Nationwide* Push-To-Talk 

Communicate instantly with team members across the country at the push of a button. Bridge multiple job sites, facilities and operations without needing to set up or maintain a complicated infrastructure. Connect with team members regardless of their network, on existing LMR to smartphones and more.

Network Speed is FAST

Thanks to reliable track productivity with a nationwide* push-to-talk network that powers the quickest push-to-talk setup and call times.

Coverage You Can Count On

Thanks to reliable nationwide PTT networks, your device can work whenever and wherever you need.

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