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The Three Most Common Questions We’re Asked

At General Communications, we are proud to not only be a leader in providing custom communication solutions, but also to be a leader in providing excellent customer service. If your organization is due for a refresh on radios and you’re unsure if General Communications is the right supplier for you, we can at least help […]

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The Importance of Pagers and Radios to Firefighters

The largest single source wildfire in California history is currently burning and continuing to expand amid high temperatures and dry conditions. It has destroyed more than 800,000 acres, 650 homes and is still active with its containment nearing 50%.   Unfortunately, this is becoming more and more normal in today’s world. We’ve seen time and […]

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Going the Extra Mile

General Communications understands the concept of going the extra mile. That’s why we don’t just find the right products for your organization, but rather the best custom solutions. A great example of this was when one of our school customers wanted an intercom and gate controller for their main entrance gate. The catch was that […]

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Three ways schools can acquire funds for greater security and safety

July has arrived. Principals, school administrators, teachers and others who serve at schools have been able to take a breather, but now need to turn their attention to next school year. Last year was certainly an unpredictable one due to COVID-19. You may have been fully remote, partial or in-person, but either way it impacted […]

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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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