Archive for June, 2011

Doing business with us is easy

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Marlin Business Services is a nationwide provider of commercial equipment financing focused on small and medium sized businesses. Since 1997 more than 250,000 businesses have used Marlin’s services.

Marlin specializes in equipment leasing. We use Marlin as our lease partner. For example you need $5000 worth of radio equipment at your business. Instead of tying up your cash you can lease the 2 way radio equipment with a monthly payment of $185 per month for 36 months with $1 purchase option at the end of the lease. It is better than financing because in most cases you can deduct the whole lease payment. Marlin offers leases starting at $1000 of equipment.

Marlin has a lease calculator on their website. If you know the price of the 2 way radio equipment you need you can visit their website and calculate your payment. This is the link to their website: MarlinLeasing.

Two way radios increase safety, boost efficiency and improve productivity. Two way radios don’t cost, they pay for themselves. Leasing is an easy way to gain all the benefits of 2 way radios without having to come up with the cash today.

Let me know how we can help. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

Are you a wide bander?

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Every channel of a two way radio operates on a specific frequency. In order to prevent one channel from spilling over and interfering with another channel, radios have traditionally been made with a 25 kHz frequency spread between channels. More recently modern manufacturing techniques have allowed radios to be built with a 12.5 kHz spread. The old 25 kHz spread is called wide band. The newer 12.5 spread is called narrow band.

Narrow banding allows for twice as many channels without interference. Starting in about a year the FCC has mandated that radios will not be allowed to operate on wide band.

Most radios that have been built in the past 15 years have the ability to be programmed in either wide or narrow banding.

A customer sent us a radio this week. The customer is a school out in California. They are buying new radios from us but want their existing radios to work with their new radios. So they sent us one of their existing radios so we could copy the frequencies.

Once we scanned their frequencies we discovered they are using wide band. Their old radio has the capability for narrow banding but the change must be programmed into the radio.

As part of our service we asked the customer to send all their radios to us for reprogramming to narrow banding. It’s a school so they immediately asked, “How much is this going to cost?”

“It is free!” we told them. “We do not charge our customers for programming or re-programming.”

Yippee! Free radio programming. Another reason to do business with 2 Way Radio Express. Doing business with us is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer