ERS Wireless, The Source for Seamless Connectivity!
For over seventy years ERS Wireless has been a trusted partner in the design, installation and maintenance of wireless voice, video, data and analytic technology for a variety of manufacturers. From family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 manufacturers with multiple locations across the country, our end-to-end solutions ensure employee safety, enhance security, while improving productivity and efficiency.
Today’s manufacturers are continually challenged to streamline their operational procedures, minimize downtime and maintain visibility of the entire production process. The evolution of today’s smart manufacturing practices, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), SCADA and Just-In-Time processing has amplified dependence upon reliable uninterrupted wireless connectivity and automation to produce and distribute quality products while reducing costs and minimizing downtime.
As manufacturers and distributors accelerate the use of SCADA or IoT to connect machines, people and data throughout their facility ERS Wireless has played a critical role in helping them deploy and maintain voice, video, and data solutions ensuring an environment that is safe and secure for employees, visitors, property and assets.
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Two-Way Radios continue to prove to be the most reliable, dependable and cost-effective way for manufacturers to keep their work teams connected. At ERS Wireless we deploy and maintain digital two-way radio systems that range in scale from supporting a single site tool & die manufacturer, to complex radio systems that support a national medical device manufacturer with a variety of locations and unique system requirements.
ERS Wireless’s certified system engineers and trained field technicians are experienced in the design, installation and maintenance of a wide variety of two-way radio systems, and can help you determine a solution that best fits your needs and budget. From a simple on-site push-to-talk radio system, to more sophisticated multi-talk group radio solutions that can span across wide coverage areas, ERS Wireless has the right solution for you.
By working in conjunction with Motorola Solutions portfolio of MOTOTRBO trunking solutions, ERS Wireless can deploy a variety of scalable systems to support private talk-groups connecting individual workers, as well as multiple-user talk groups that might require software applications beyond Push-To-Talk (PTT), such as work ticketing, GPS, man-down lone-worker alerts, and interoperable video alerts to your radios.
MOTOTRBO’s Digital technology delivers better coverage and clearer voice–which is essential for noisy environments. This complete, flexible and adaptable solution includes two-way digital radios, accessories, applications, systems and support services. MOTOTRBO interconnects personnel, machines and technology to help manufacturers streamline production, automate processes, manage risk and respond to disruptions quickly.
For over seventy years ERS Wireless has worked with manufacturers to meet their wireless two-way radio requirements. As your business grows and the need to enhance your two-way radio system becomes evident, ERS Wireless is here to help you achieve your requirements while leveraging your existing investment and infrastructure.
MOTOTRBO Two-Way Radio Systems from Motorola Solutions include:
- Direct Mode
- Single Site Conventional
- IP Site Connect
- Capacity Plus
- Connect Plus
- Capacity Max
ERS Wireless offers a complete line of user-friendly Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO™ Professional Two-Way Radio products to support communications for manufacturing.
The comprehensive MOTOTRBO™ radio portfolio includes rugged portables, sophisticated mobiles and versatile system infrastructure.
MOTOTRBO™ can transform your workplace with remastered digital technology. At ERS Wireless we offer the most comprehensive portfolio of digital products and software applications.
Whether you’re looking for an incredibly sleek, lightweight digital radio or a scalable durable portable that puts digital within reach, MOTOTRBO™ has the right device for the right worker and the ability to connect your entire operation while keeping your business running safely and efficiently.
For many manufacturers providing their workers with the right radio accessory, can be as critical to their safety and performance on the job as their two-way radio. That is why ERS Wireless offers the complete line of Motorola radio accessories to ensure your teams get optimal communication and performance combined with the highest level of safety and comfort.
Some of the radio accessories we offer include Bluetooth speaker microphones, headsets, hearing protection earmuffs for high-decibel noise attenuation, belt clips, dust covers, radio holsters, multi-unit chargers and spare batteries. There are many accessories available to help your staff feel comfortable.
As an authorized distributor and integrator of Avigilon, ERS Wireless’s certified video engineers work with many of our manufacturing and distribution customers to design, deploy and maintain their video cameras and access control systems that help secure facilities, safeguard assets, as well as protect employees.
The ability to oversee the wide and sometimes diverse areas of a factory floor and machinery of your facilities can be a challenge. From monitoring the parking lots, entrances and exits, high-priority areas and equipment, and ensuring employee safety, early detection through your video surveillance solution can help play a critical role for both security and operations in mitigating problems while minimizing the response times to operational challenges.
Video cameras and Avigilon Control Center (ACC) security solution leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to create high-visibility across your facility all in one view. Integrating Access Control technologies allows you to provide entry and exit management, immediate lockdown capabilities as well as the ability to push alarms and notifications to disparate devices. As an example, Radio Alerts can notify select personnel, across multiple teams of critical information instantaneously as it is detected. The ability to incorporate IoT sensors and alarms across your wireless devices differentiates ERS Wireless’ abilities as an end-to-end wireless solutions provider to implement technologies that help ensure optimal efficiency, security, and safety.
Detection &Analytical Solutions: The Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities of our comprehensive video surveillance solutions offers a variety of capabilities far beyond simple video capture.
- License Plate Recognition: Automatically detect and alert potential security breaches
- Access Control: Manage or restrict access
- Radio Alerts: Instantly receive voice or text alerts to your two-way radio or cellphone
- IoT & Safety Alarms: Incorporate third-party alerts from your machines to direct notifications
- Avigilon Appearance Search™: Rapidly scan footage with basic descriptions
- Self-Learning Video Analytics: Advanced pattern-based analytics highlight unusual activity
- Focus of Attention: Color-coded hexagons help focus on what’s important
- Identity Search: Intelligently integrate ID badges
Cameras: ERS Wireless offers a complete line of rugged video cameras that provide the level of image detail you require, but also feature built-in intelligence to help make sense of what you’re viewing.
- Hi-Resolution Cameras
- Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Cameras
- Dome Cameras
- Thermal Cameras (Low Light)
- Explosion Protected Cameras
- Fish Eye Cameras
- Dome Cameras
- Dual Head Cameras
- Multi-Sensor Cameras
- ALPR (License Plate Recognition) Cameras
- Video Intercom Cameras
Streamline your manufacturing security records management and communications with Ally Incident Management.
The necessity for manufacturers to comply with today’s record management and safety standards can be a logistical and time-consuming burden. At ERS Wireless we can help automate the process with our Ally software platform.
As simple as a call logger platform for your radio network, Ally can expand to capture incident information in real-time across multiple devices, allowing you to easily analyze incident trends, provide built-in reporting, and act upon improved insights for more proactive safety and security.
With Ally you can make the most of your records by attaching an unlimited number of images, documents, audio, and video files to incident records and log entries. Quickly access all critical data directly from any web-enabled device, seamlessly share information among personnel, and visually track trends in incident locations throughout your manufacturing facilities. Enhance your team’s decision and situational awareness with Ally’s built-in analytics and reports.
Ally also allows you to simplify and standardize the practice of dispatching personnel with dashboards that provide views of the closest personnel and create interconnectivity across locations, devices and networks.
Ensuring reliable and consistent wireless two-way radio or cellular coverage within your facility is vital for both first responders and your operation’s efficiency.
Manufacturing environments present unique challenges, which can be caused by issues such as a facility’s construction materials, the expanse of the facility, the lighting fixtures, and machinery. The building materials and equipment can inhibit cellular and radio frequencies, creating wireless coverage dead zones. These variables can be detrimental to a wireless coverage solution resulting in reduced productivity, operational downtime and employee safety.
From Public Safety-DAS to Cellular-DAS and Private Wireless Networks, ERS Wireless has extensive experience deploying in-building wireless systems to meet various operating condition. As nearly every DAS solution is unique, we custom-design each system to meet the specifications of each environment and its users. We work with the industry’s leading manufacturers of bi-directional amplifiers and distributed antenna systems to fit your budget and extend your coverage and range.
Public Safety Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) are uniquely designed wireless two-way radio systems that ensure first responders entering your facilities will be able to communicate during an emergency.
When it comes to Private LTE and Cellular-DAS ERS Wireless is equally proficient in designing, installing and maintaining wireless networks. With the proliferation of wireless technology that automates the factory floor for applications such as IoT, M2M, or simply connecting people and data devices, in-building signal coverage can all too frequently become compromised resulting in lost productivity or worse compromising employee safety.
To help manufacturers and distributors overcome these challenges ERS Wireless has played a critical role in helping them deploy and maintain end-to-end wireless solutions ensuring an environment that is safe and secure for employees, visitors, property, and assets.
ERS Wireless is Your Infrastructure Partner - We Make Cellular Work
The wireless network landscape for manufacturers and distributors is always evolving to keep up with the increased demand for operational critical, high-capacity, and high-performance networking. As a leading distributor and integrator of wireless technology across the Midwest for more than seventy years, ERS Wireless is well versed in designing and optimizing a variety of wireless networks to meet their manufacturer and distributor requirements.
At ERS Wireless we design, deploy and maintain custom wireless wide-area networks (WAN) and wireless local area networks (WLAN) that provide our customers with the very best wireless connectivity to meet the challenging needs of their enterprise. We achieve this level of performance by leveraging the industries best resources and end-to-end solutions to deliver optimal speed, security and reliability. From large scale deployments to small on-site installations, ERS Wireless has supported some of the state’s largest manufacturing and distribution facilities with their wide-area networks.
Our WLAN Solutions facilitate better voice, video, data analytics and location-based services.
ERS Wireless Turn-Key Commercial Wi-Fi Solutions Include:
- Preliminary analysis
- Site survey
- System design
Our wireless LAN solutions connect people and their wireless devices, so they are secure, productive, and safe.
If you need robust wireless coverage and capacity, get in touch with one of our signal experts who can educate you on your options for your best solution.
CBRS / NITRO
In today’s data-driven world, many manufacturers and distributors require a Private LTE Wireless Networks to provide reliable critical voice-video-data analytics at optimum speeds so teams can do their jobs, better, smarter and faster. In response to the proliferation of data devices and increased demand for wireless spectrum, the FCC identified the sparsely used Citizen Broadband Radio Spectrum (CBRS) for commercial wireless applications.
CBRS overcomes the limitations of traditional Wi-Fi networks for manufacturing applications because it’s two times faster and has four times the capacity. Providing a much more efficient option for manufacturers to support their end-to-end wireless voice-video-data analytic solutions.
Nitro is a CBRS platform from Motorola Solutions that represents the first fully managed CBRS solution that combines Private LTE data with business-critical voice. This on-premise solution supports large-scale operations with enterprise-grade private broadband.
Nitro also provides up to four times the range of Wi-Fi, allowing you to access the network from virtually anywhere on-site, using far fewer access points—whether you are on the factory floor, at the loading dock or located in a remote area, you will experience enhanced connectivity and increased speed. With twice the capacity of Wi-Fi, Nitro also adds more devices and applications without being constrained by bandwidth or slow speeds.
MOTOTRBO Nitro is Motorola Solutions’ range of CBRS solutions that deliver a completely unified data, video and voice platform.
As an authorized Platinum Motorola Solutions Partner, ERS Wireless can design, install and maintain your customized MOTOTRBO® Nitro™ Network.
ERS Wireless can enhance safety and efficiency to your next large-scale project with rental radio solutions. If you are planning a facility turn-around or up-grade that requires teams to operate safely and efficiently, providing them with rental two-way radios can help keep operations safe and on-time. ERS Wireless has a large fleet of rental Motorola two-way radios, including Intrinsically Safe (HazLoc) radios available for short and long-term rental.
When your projects require outside contractors, ERS Wireless can help integrate team communicate with additional radios. In addition, we conduct radio frequency scans and create channel plans to facilitate clear and efficient wireless communications.
A Managed Service Agreement Between You and ERS Wireless
An ERS Managed Service Agreement (MSA) incorporates the bundling of equipment and repair services with a specified amount of operational support and management services to meet your unique needs.
By allowing ERS Wireless to supply and maintain your voice, video and data analytic systems, permits you to focus on your core competencies and business objectives, and take comfort in knowing we will keep your end-to-end wireless solutions operating at optimal efficiency to meet your business objectives.
ERS Wireless Managed Service Agreement includes the following:
- No Capital Investment
- No Additional Repair Costs
- Priority Service and Technical Support
- All Parts and Labor (under normal usages)
- Annual Preventative Maintenance Check (at customers’ request)
- Covers All Travel Charges for Fixed Equipment.
Features and Benefits of an ERS Managed Service Agreement:
- Customized Solution
Every ERS Managed Service Agreement is tailored to the customer’s specific needs and allows the flexibility to get a customized system with only a small, upfront investment. Managed Service is easily scalable as your system needs grow.
The contractual nature of Managed Service Agreement allows you to budget for the monthly service, with no hidden fees or unexpected support charges.
- Easy to Budget
Managed Service Agreements make budgeting easy! With a set monthly fee that covers the cost of the equipment and service, you’ll avoid unexpected expenses for service issues and repairs. This agreement includes equipment, labor and parts, as well as factory-trained/industry-certified technical support.
- Guaranteed Obsolescence Protection
After the initial term, you can choose to return your equipment and upgrade to newer equipment or keep the equipment and renew the Managed Service Agreement. It’s up to you.
As a Premier Service Partner of Motorola Solutions, ERS Wireless offers all our customers service and maintenance plans to help optimize their wireless voice, video and data solutions.
At ERS Wireless we recognize that you cannot afford any downtime with your operational-critical end-to-end wireless solutions. Our service and maintenance plans provide a convenient and reliable approach to supporting and managing your end-to-end wireless solutions.
When you purchase a service and maintenance plan from ERS Wireless, you are extending the life of your investment and ensuring the top performance of your wireless voice, video and data solutions. Our service and maintenance plans are customized to meet our customers’ requirements.
Plans can range from:
- 24 Hrs/ 7 Days / 365 Days a Year
- 24 Hrs / 5 Days a Week
- 8 – 5 / 5 Days a Week
Our trained and certified field service and bench technicians are standing by to keep your end-to-end wireless solutions up and running.
Smarter Factories, Safer Workers, Productivity Transformed.
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Radio vs. Cell Phone: Why Radios Beat Phones in the Manufacturing Industry
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