NWR Digital Push-To-Talk (PTT) Network
NWR is an all-digital encrypted multi-site two-way radio system built specifically for businesses with the need for instant communications with a simple push of a button. Engineered for reliability, NWR provides a seamless automatic roaming with a clear and secure connection to every one in your fleet.
For the business owner who is traveling or the manager who is working from home, a simple IP connection can deliver the two-way radio communications over any broadband network: Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G or LTE cellular network using your smartphone or tablet. You will be able to communicate with your workers from wherever you are.
Replace your fleet’s cellular phones with a digital radio and get business done more efficiently and cost effectively.
NW RADIO’S NETWORK COVERAGE AREAS
NW Radio has three LTR radio systems which provide radio coverage for any business or individual who needs two-way radio voice communications or GPS location data for vehicle tracking.
Security Texas Site
The Security Texas site is located off of FM 105 between I-45 and Highway 59. The antennas on this site are located at the 650 foot level using the same 19dbu contour measurement. This site will provide radio communications from Evergreen to the North to 610 Loop west, and from Leondias on the west to Oakdale on the east.
Fairbanks North Houston is a 800 ft tower with antennas located at 749 ft msl. This site will provide radio communications (using a 19dbu contour) from Trinty to the north and Danbury to the south, Sealy to the west and Liberty to the east.
Our Main Site is located downtown Houston on the roof top of the Chase Bank Building at 1050 foot msl. Using a 19dbu contour measurement, this system will provide radio communications from Oyster Creek to the South, Trinty to the North, Anahuac to East and Sealy to the West.
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Mobile Phone Restrictions Fact Sheet
NEW MOBILE PHONE RESTRICTION RULE FOR COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS
A new FMCSA rule restricts the use of all hand-held mobile devices by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). This rule making restricts a CMV driver from holding a mobile device to make a call, or dialing by pressing more than a single button. CMV drivers who use a mobile phone while driving can only use a hands-free phone located in close proximity.
Research commissioned by FMCSA shows that the odds of being involved in a safety-critical event (e.g., crash, near-crash, unintentional lane deviation) are 6 times greater for CMV drivers who engage in dialing a mobile phone while driving than for those who do not. Dialing drivers took their eyes off the forward roadway for an average of 3.8 seconds. At 55 mph (or 80.7 feet per second), this equates to a driver traveling 306 feet, the approximate length of a football field, without looking at the roadway!
What is the definition of using a mobile telephone?
The use of a hand-held mobile telephone means:
- Using at least one hand to hold a mobile phone to make a call;
- Dialing a mobile phone by pressing more than a single button; or
- Reaching for a mobile phone in a manner that requires a driver to maneuver so that he or she is no longer in a seated driving position, restrained by a seat belt.
What does this rule mean to drivers and carriers?
- Fines and Penalties – Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving a CMV can result in driver disqualification. Penalties can be up to $2,750 for drivers and up to $11,000 for employers who allow or require drivers to use a hand-held communications device while driving.
- Disqualification – Multiple violations of the prohibition of using a hand-held mobile phone while driving a CMV can result in a driver disqualification by FMCSA. Multiple violations of State laws prohibiting use of a mobile phone while driving a CMV is a serious traffic violation that could result in a disqualification by a State of drivers required to have a Commercial Drivers License.
- What are the risks?– Using a hand-held mobile phone is risky because it requires the driver to reach for and dial the phone to make a call. Reaching for a phone out of the driver’s immediate area is risky as well as dialing because these actions take the driver’s eyes off the roadway.
- The rule applies to drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle on a roadway, including moving forward or temporarily stationary because of traffic, traffic control devices, or other momentary delays.