What are the Advantages of the iPad Mini Above the iPad?

There are quite a few advantages the smaller apple ipad has over its larger siblings. I’ll list them here:

 

1)         It’s cheaper

 

The iPad Mini loses next to zilch in comparison using the iPad 4, but (Most probably) because of this slighter size and the lack of the Retina Display the smaller iPad is significantly less expensive. An iPad with Retina Display can be purchased from Apple’s online store for £399, but the iPad Mini is available from just £269. You are actually getting the identical quality product, and you’re getting it for a less expensive price. Continue reading

Evaluation Review of the DP 3400

We are grateful to be able to review the Motorola DP3400 2 way radio, this has been on the market for a while, but over the last few years you would have seen this radio used in many shopping centres, office buildings and venues across the UK.

THE SPECS

There’s quite a lot that makes the DP 3400 more than just another two-way radio. For a start, the DP3400 employs a single-site trunking solution that can allow over a thousand users to share information, and even data, with each other, without adding new frequencies.

The DP 3400 also comes complete with an emergency button, this button, when pushed, automatically alerts the supervisor (or dispatcher) to any possible trouble without the user having to speak even a single word. Such a safety feature works in tandem with the DP 3400’s ‘Emergency Signalling’ capability, a function that will send an emergency signal to a pre-determined person or group.

The DP 3400 is capable of signal migration for both analogue and digital signals; it easily (and handily) combines traditional radio technology with cutting edge digital methods.

The radio comes in both UHF (4w) and VHF (5w).

This model also comes with a cradle that charges your battery for you, it is an excellent charger, representing an efficient design and complete user-friendliness.

THE PRICE

This is a neat little gizmo, but Motorola know that. The price of £350 might seem a little steep at first, but if its professional quality you’re after, then you should be prepared to pay a professional price.

THE PERFORMANCE

Despite having a decidedly utilitarian feel overall, the outer design actually benefits from a softer, ‘sanded down’ finish. With smoother edges and a more contemporary feel, this two-way radio doesn’t seem as Spartan as a more military or security-centric model might. It provides all the same functions, but the end result is a little bit more aesthetically pleasing and somehow more reassuring. In short, this model will be better for business.

The brightly lit buttons are also very useful if you’re using the radio at night. It’s a Tricolour LED, so the lights appear modern and pleasing.

This is a very tough little device, with a sturdy outer casing and what appears to be shock proofing all the way around. The body of this radio is so well sealed that not even a particle of dust or grit can penetrate it. It can even be fully submerged in water for 30 minutes without succumbing to permanent damage.

The belt clip is sturdy and holds the radio to your belt so well, that you never fear it will fall off. You also get a dust cover, which protects the open accessory port in the event that you aren’t using any accessories. This is a welcome feature that is always nice to see. The addition of programmable side buttons is also a very welcome feature of the DP 3400.

The DP 3400 also benefits greatly from a very long battery life, which is ideal for outdoor work.

THE VERDICT

This is a marvellous radio. It is suitable for any number of events/functions. The sound comes through clearly, the large microphone/speaker setup allows for ease of use and the entire package is exceptionally well made. The DP3400 is smart, user friendly and very high quality.

The only knock I’d give it is that the battery, although excellently designed, is somewhat heavy. That’s it.

However, I still think that the aforementioned episode of ‘Spaced’ would have gone a lot more smoothly if they’d invested in a couple of these little beauties.

 

Samsung ATIV Smart PC review: Samsung hits the Clover Trail

Microsoft window 8 has had a sluggish beginning on the tablet pc, after a weak reception of the RT version, a lot of corporations were dissuaded owing to that and have been tentative ever since, but samsung, with all of their experience and bags of cash they have are giving one of their tablets for the Platform, read the evaluation underneath and make your own mind up.

 

Whether Samsung is trying to confuse buyers into thinking they’re buying a laptop, or can’t make up its mind what it is, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC is (mostly) a tablet. Sure, it’s got a nearly full-size keyboard, but the keyboard is included as a detachable accessory. The slender tablet, just 9.9mm thin, is only three ounces heavier than an iPad. Even the CPU, the Atom Z2760 (“Clover Trail”) is Intel’s attempt to take on ARM-based CPUs. Users expecting a laptop may end up disappointed. Continue reading

Which Is The Best Tablet For 2013

Editorial – If you’re seeking for your pc tablet for a summer holiday, to buy for that someone distinctive or simply to play games during your down-time, this evaluation of the best tablets 2013, was useful when i was trying to decide which tablet pc is the finest. I am unable to tell you which one i select, but I am really happy with it.

 

The New Year may have only just begun, but there’s never been a better time to buy a tablet PC. Last year, for the first time ever, affordable tablets emerged that were actually worth buying and major brands dropped the prices of their flagship models considerably. Of course, an iPad or a Windows 8 tablet is still going to take a sizeable chunk out of your wallet, but that’s just the way of things at the moment. Continue reading

Motorola DP2400 hands on Review

A two-way radio has to be able to work quickly and efficiently. It has to be simple to use, robustly designed and multi-faceted enough to appeal to a variety of users. Fortunately, Motorola are very, very good at fulfilling these criteria. So, with that in mind, we put the DP 2400 through its paces.

THE SPECS

The clarity of digital audio is undeniable. But if you still prefer analogue, then don’t despair. The DP 2400 is completely comfortable handling both analogue and digital signals.

But there’s a lot more it can do besides that.

The DP 2400 can even use its ‘IP Site Connect’ function to expand the capability of the device via the Internet. In addition, the ‘capacity plus’ function can use a single-site trunking system to enable over a thousand voice or data transfer-users without adding any new frequencies. It can even use an (optional) ‘linked capacity plus’ feature (a multi-site version of the ‘capacity plus’ function) that works in tandem with the IP functionality to ensure even broader fields of communication over greater distances.

There’s even an enhanced security function.

The Motorola DP 2400 comes in both VHF and UHF forms.

THE PRICE

At £284, this is a reasonably priced, yet high spec, device. With the release of the 3400, we can reasonably expect the price to drop a little more as well soon, but probably not by an incredible amount, as both models do seems to specialize in slightly different areas.

Overall, it does look like Motorola are offering a good radio-based product for your money, yet again.

THE PERFORMANCE

The design is hardy and utilitarian; this is the sort of two-way radio a security guard or professional soldier might use. Its tough, square edged and no-nonsense, but it still looks modern and professional. On top of this, the DP 2400’s ease of use makes the simplicity of the design a perfect marriage of model and operation.

As with most of Motorola’s designs, the DP 2400 is a tough little doohickey. The bodywork is so tightly sealed, in fact, that it is almost completely dust and sand proof and has a water protection rating of IP55 (that means you can use it in the rain, but you probably can’t take it snorkelling).

The audio performance of the DP 2400 is nothing short of spectacular. It even adjusts the levels to compensate for background noise automatically.

In fact, so high performance is this radio, that it actually meets US military standard 810 C D E F and G.

The only negative we could find was that the design was slightly bulky and the battery was a little heavy, however, the battery life is so good that we really don’t mind. Besides, it’s reassuring to be absolutely sure that you aren’t about to lose the product (you’d soon notice if you dropped it).

As an optional extra, you can even get a function that will interrupt an existing signal in order to deliver critical information without waiting for a line to close/open.

THE VERDICT

It really does seem as if Motorola have thought of everything this time around. What we’ve got here is a two-way radio that is pretty close to perfection. It seems to do anything you could possibly want it to and, when ‘pimped out’ with all the optional extras, it will surely do a lot more besides.

There aren’t really any downsides with this product, it works extremely well, is pretty much top of the line in its price range and is bang up to date technologically. What more can you ask for?

 

2-way Radio Earpieces: what you probably didn’t know!

A radio Earpiece creates more covert and secure communications for that two way radio, but it’s possible you’ll be confused by the word earpiece. It’s utilised in a number of guises, the most well-liked would be the mobile phone earpiece, use for many of the main manufacturers and might have Bluetooth connectivity.

The 2 way radio earpiece is primarily employed by those who work with walkie talkies, the secure and covert comms which are demanded by bouncer, event employee and security personnel to complete their work adequately.

With a huge choice of two way radios available for the consumer, it could be difficult to choose the most effective, with Entel, Yaesu, Cobra, Maxon and Sepura all producing their own models. As a guideline Motorola are the market leaders and always produce the best and sturdy two way radios, they dominate the industry because of this and now have done for several years. Motorola’s two main competitors are Icom and Kenwood, both creating very good and reliable 2 way radios.

Motorola’s main commercial radio is their GP series, these include the GP340, 320, 360 and 380 along aided by the GP640, and 680. These are the most well-liked of their two way radios and can generally seen on the door of any nearby club or at one of the large festivals. The GP340 was the very first to move from 2 pin connectors, even though a latter product was launched with a 2 pin connector (the CP040). The multi pin connector makes connecting on the radio safer and more secure. Motorola have released two other ranges of 2 way radios lately with a multi pin concept, the Digital DP3401, DP3400, DP3601 and also the DP3600 as well as the MTP and MTP range used for the emergency services.

The earpiece is fundamentally an extension of a radio, from the conventional acoustic tube and with a PTT (press to talk button) and Microphone all in one unit to some bone conducting earpiece. Earpieces have now highly developed technology and bone conducting earpieces in addition to Bluetooth earpieces are available on the 2 way radio market.

Just how much would a ticket to Jurassic Park go for if it had been made?

 

Apart from being the motion picture with arguably the best logo of all time, Steven Spielberg’s jurassic park was an instant cinema classic.

 

Building on the excellent hardback by Michael Chrichton (optioned by Universal before it had been even in print), the film eschewed the novel’s philosophical content in much a similar way ‘Jaws’ had reduced Peter Benchley’s novel to its bare constituents. Continue reading

Stadia Operations: does the kenwood cut it?

 

Communications during key events is one of the essential essentials that makes it progress smoothly, the Mototrbo radios are the two way radio of preference for most events and stadiums. But the kenwood nextedge digital two way radio is worth taking a look at, it has all of the functionality of the DP series.

 

With tens of thousands of people attending individual stadium events for sport and entertainment, the challenges facing management, safety offices and emergency services are both large in scale and complex. Continue reading

Sepura Plc : Sepura to showcase full critical comms solution at IWCE 2013

 

Update – Everyone knows Sepura, become the leading manufacturers of tetra two way radio, and they are celebrating a victorious year with a visit on the International Wireless Communications Expo 2013. Selling their 1,000,000 2 way radio in 2012 the whole company can pat themselves on the back and benefit from the expo. Sepuras’ worldwide status has grown exponentially this year and sepura will be looking to grow on that.

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ID-51E D-STAR Dual Band Portable Radio with Built-in GPS, Available Now!

 

The ID-31E was a beautiful little 2 way radio, but that has been superseeded by ID-51E D-STAR now, adding an amazing five hundred extra channels, missing that significant communication wouldn’t be a problem.

 

Icom is pleased to announce that the new ID-51E Dual Band D-STAR handportable is now available. Evolving from Icom’s popular ID-31E D-STAR portable, the ID-51E possesses new features including dualwatch, 500 extra memory channels (for a total of 1,752 channels), automatic position reply (DV), repeater search functions and AM/FM Receivers. Continue reading