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Customer Spotlight: Waterford Union High School

Dan Foster is the principal of the district of Waterford. He has served as principal for the last 10 years and prior to that, he was Dean and Associate Principal for 7 years. GenComm had the pleasure of working with him and Waterford Union High School when they needed to update their communication system. GenComm […]

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Employee Spotlight: Joel Barthel

Joel Barthel is the Operations Manager at GenComm’s McHenry, IL location. He brings a positive energy and valuable experience to his role, and we are excited to have him on the GenComm team. We sat down with Joel to learn more about his background, position, and interests.   Can you tell us about some of […]

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A Month of Recognition: Firefighters, Teachers, Police, and EMS

Several weeks and days in the month of May have been set aside, across the country and even the globe, to show appreciation for various groups of public servants: EMS practitioners, police officers, firefighters, and teachers. GenComm is honored to serve customers in all these industries, and we join in expressing extra thankfulness to them […]

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Recognizing National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

GenComm is privileged to serve a diverse set of industries, ones in which the workforce often fills positions as unsung heroes. From healthcare workers to police officers and firefighters, from teachers to maintenance and housekeeping personnel, such individuals are the largely invisible superstars of safety and nurture. This special group of people also includes telecommunicators: […]

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The Kenwood Viking VP8000 Multi-Band Radio

GenComm is proud to partner with state, county, and municipal public safety officials to provide expertise and capabilities for their mission critical communication needs. Whether it’s a public safety situation, medical need, or other emergency, we keep our customers connected to the people and the information they need to protect themselves and others. That’s why […]

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Why Choose GenComm

In 1940, televisions were only coming into popularity, with black-and-white broadcasts on screens 10-15 inches wide, housed in large, heavy cabinets. For its part, radio was widely accepted, with 4 out of every 5 households in the United States owning a radio. Seeing a business opportunity in these two forms of home entertainment, a young […]

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GenComm Completing Radicom Merger

The February, 2021 acquisition of Radicom, based in McHenry, IL, by GenComm, united two leaders in the sale and service of public safety, in-building wireless, and two-way radio systems. After nearly two years of working together, the merger of Radicom and GenComm into one company will be completed on December 31, 2022. Although the Radicom […]

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What We are Thankful for at GenComm

“What do you say?” Perhaps you have heard a parent soliciting a “Thank you!” from his or her child with this prompt—or you might recall your parents reminding you to say “Thanks!” with this question as well. From youth forward, we learn to express appreciation to others for their time, talents, or gifts. Each November […]

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Two-Way Radios Can Save Lives

Emergencies and disasters often arise without warning, both in the workplace and in communities at large. In these dangerous situations, GenComm’s communication solutions for its first responder customers are bolstered by two-way radios. Two-way radios have lengthy battery lives, which means the devices will continue working through the long hours of crisis response. They are […]

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Radios, not Phones!

When considering safety in the workplace, GenComm proudly provides two-way radios as a superior option to cell phones. This is especially true for our customers who may have large warehouses or production facilities. For rugged work environments like a manufacturing floor, radios are more durable than cell phones. They can withstand drops, vibration, and force, […]

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