General Communications

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The L3Harris Extreme 400P

Designed by and for Firefighters For fifty years, General Communications has always been there when you needed us— never shying away from a difficult situation. We’re proud to provide communication solutions that also do the same. That’s why we are honored to announce that we will be providing the new two-way radios that never back […]

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Walkie-Talkies versus Two-Way Radios: What’s the Difference?

Many of our customers use the term walkie-talkie and two-way radio interchangeably. But did you know that while all walkie-talkies are two-way radios, not all two-way radios are walkie-talkies? While both radio products have value, they have their differences as well as advantages and disadvantages. When you hear “walkie-talkie,” many may think of a brightly-colored […]

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The L3Harris XL Connect 95P

Safety and security is at the heart of what we do here at General Communications. We’ve helped our customers keep their communities, businesses and schools secure and help our customers stay safe while doing so for more than 50 years.  As technology innovates, General Communications and our partners innovate. That is why we are excited […]

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Employee Spotlight: Jen Wagner

As the Service Operations Coordinator for General Communications in Madison, Jen Wagner is a “Jack-of-all-trades.” She gained her experience in the company’s accounting department while she was in college pursuing a degree as a medical lab technician. Why did Jen switch career goals and stay on with General Communication for more than 20 years? Read […]

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Plan radio communications now for in-person events this year

In March, we marked one year since COVID-19 forced a shutdown of U.S. businesses and industry. With the vaccination rate now climbing and COVID hospitalizations declining, it appears we are turning a corner. While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still recommends people avoid large gatherings where social distancing is not an option, there are […]

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What is In-Building Wireless? And why is it an important safety feature?

Have you ever had problems with your cell phone or radio inside a building? It is likely caused by interference and the materials around you such as Low E Glass. Now imagine that there is a fire or another emergency. Your cell phone won’t work and the firefighters who are trying to save you and […]

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Four Employees Achieve Service Awards in 2020

Sixty years of experience working for General Communications. That is the combined years of service that four employees achieved with our company in 2020. We take great pride and pleasure in recognizing team members each year at our employee appreciation dinner in December. While that event was cancelled last year because of COVID, we are […]

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General Communications Acquires Radicom

Deal Unites Midwest Leaders in the Sale and Service of Public Safety, In-Building Wireless and Two-Way Radio Systems MADISON, Wis. (February 1, 2021)—Madison, Wisconsin-based General Communications, Inc.—one of the leading providers of public safety systems, in-building wireless systems, two-way radios and vehicle upfitting in the Midwest—acquired Radicom, Inc. on February 1, 2021. The McHenry, Illinois-based […]

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