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Motorola Dealer ANCOM Communications, Inc. Acquires Rochester-Based Whitewater Wireless to Expand Two-Way Radio Presence in Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (August 1, 2016) — ANCOM Communications Inc., a sales, service and rental dealer of Motorola two-way radios, announces the acquisition of Rochester-based Whitewater Wireless, Inc. and the opening of a new branch office in Rochester. The purchase, completed on July 1, joined two Motorola Channel Partners to offer a stronger team presence throughout southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin. Terms were not disclosed.

“This transaction was mutually beneficial for both organizations, allowing ANCOM to expand its reach to customers outside the Twin Cities metro area while helping four of the six Whitewater partners to make a natural exit into retirement,” said David Anderson, ANCOM’s president. “Our larger pool of expertise and closer proximity to customers allows us to better serve Rochester and the surrounding region, especially mission-critical public safety departments,” he said. Two remaining Whitewater partners, Rollie Frank and Lee Smith, continue to work in the new branch office in sales and contracts. Along with the other former Whitewater employees who have joined ANCOM, the combined organization has 40 employees.

ANCOM’s Rochester branch office is currently working out of the former Whitewater Wireless location at 1929 2nd Street NW. A new office location is planned to open this fall at 4871 19th Street NW. Other key cities to benefit from the expanded presence include La Crosse, Winona, Red Wing, Faribault and Austin. Any business where two-way communications are vital can benefit from ANCOM’s product and service offerings and expertise. Besides public safety, fire and emergency departments, other market users in need of increased safety, security and efficiency include education, hospitals and medical facilities, transportation, utility, construction, manufacturing, farm operations, retail and hospitality.

Since 1991, ANCOM Communications Inc. has provided two-way radio expertise to the Midwest area. ANCOM’s portfolio has expanded to include the sale of systems of various complexities, starting with the a few portable radios, or a base station and mobile radios. Complete systems are available for large campuses and wide-area coverage involving multiple campus locations in a metro area. ANCOM’s certified technicians install and service all products sold and offer maintenance contracts tailored to customer needs. ANCOM also offers rental radio options for all types of event venues such as festivals, marathons, tournaments, conventions and racing events.


Ancom Communications Announced As A Don Eustice Scholarship 13th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsor

The Don Eustice Scholarship Committee is proud to announce this year’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament sponsors: Deml Ford and Ancom Communications. Both of these businesses have a very important role supporting local law enforcement with their quality and professional service for many years. We are honored and privileged to have these two businesses for our 2016 Golf Tournament Sponsors! Thank you to both of them.


WAVE OnCloud

Taking Workgroup Communications Software to New Heights

Motorola Solutions WAVE OnCloud service connects mobile phones, computers and radios virtually anywhere through push-to-talk.

  • WAVE OnCloud brings industry-leading push-to-talk to a cloud-hosted offering that makes it easier than ever to deploy, maintain and improve workgroup communications.
  • MOTOTRBO customers can use WAVE OnCloud to integrate their radio systems with broadband networks, extending their reach to mobile users.
  • Software as a Service offering with low-cost subscription scales easily to connect users in the same building or thousands of miles away.

An angry customer in the lobby needs a part fixed that’s stuck in a service bay, but a technician can’t repair it unless a manager 1,000 miles away quickly approves the work order.

 

Experience the power of the right workgroup communications software. Motorola Solutions’ WAVE™ OnCloud can instantly link the mobile phone of the customer agent in the lobby, the two-way radio being used in the repair shop and the desktop computer for the manager in another time zone. In a seamless push-to-talk group call using WAVE OnCloud, the repair is authorized, the problem is swiftly solved and the satisfied customer is on his way.

 

Created to connect workgroups in manufacturing, hospitality, utility, education and other teamwork-intensive industries, WAVE OnCloud provides reliable, instant voice communications. The quickly downloadable application provides push-to-talk (PTT) service across radios, mobile phones and desktop computers with the push of a button – no dialing, swiping or typing. WAVE OnCloud also delivers key features such as presence, messaging and location sharing without having to switch to another app.

 

WAVE OnCloud uses cloud computing power to provide PTT, meaning solution deployment time is measured in minutes, usage costs are predictable and affordable and software updates are seamless.

 

MOTOTRBO customers can enjoy WAVE OnCloud benefits by connecting their systems to a broadband network, extending reach to mobile users. As a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, WAVE OnCloud customers can choose an affordable subscription that can scale up or down as business needs change.

 

WAVE OnCloud is the latest addition to Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of software designed to provide teams with critical communications that enhance safety and efficiency. WAVE customers can step into the world of Motorola Solutions Team Communications to enable success through all communications devices.

Contact Us to learn more about WAVE™ OnCloud


Smarter Radios

Smarter Radios Mean Smarter Operations And Improved Team Communications

Already delivering better voice communication, digital radio systems are also paving the way for data—the real game changer. The latest generation of digital radio systems such as MOTOTRBO™ continue to deliver the push-to-talk instant communication that everyone expects—but now with data connectivity bringing text messaging, Bluetooth® connectivity, GPS awareness and Wi-Fi® to the front lines.

Download the whitepaper to learn how you can enhance team communications and improve the real-time flow of information, ideas and decisions that drive efficiencies and improve collaboration across your business with customized applications that fit every situation.

Download the White Paper: Data On Two-Way Radio Systems


Motorola Accessories

You Demand The Most Of Your Two-Way Radio. Don't Settle For Less From Your Accessories.

Motorola offers the smartest, most versatile, and complete portfolio of accessories. Motorola Original™ accessories help you unleash the full potential of your radio by delivering uncompromising durability, reliability and intelligence.

  • Durable
  • Reliable
  • Smart

The Power Of Your Radio Unleashed

From discreet Bluetooth earpieces to efficient battery solutions, Motorola’s complete portfolio of accessories optimizes the performance of your radio. They are designed to help you perform your best, wherever you work, and unleash the power of your radio.

Download the Updated Full Listing of MOTOTRBO Accessories


Motorola Dispatch Consoles

New Motorola Dispatch Consoles
& Voice & Data Dispatch Software

Motorola Dispatch Consoles

Have the peace of mind that your dispatchers have the best tools available to respond quickly and effectively. Whether your organization is large or small, with basic or complex needs, our dispatch communications solutions provide the reliable connectivity, intuitive operation and robust functionality to ensure everyone gets home safe or power is restored.  

Voice & Data Dispatch Software

To complement the MOTOTRBO™ portfolio of digital two-way radio systems, Motorola has partnered with premium application developers across the industry to create a range of applications that add unique value to your MOTOTRBO radio system.

With options designed for your business, this portfolio of dispatch consoles applications has the features you need to make quick decisions, mobilize a fleet and keep teams informed.


Motorola APX Accessories

APX ™ Project 25 Radio Accessories

Safety Without Compromise

Motorola P25 APX radios deliver what first responders need to increase their safety and improve their situational awareness. Get the most out of your APX radio by extending its power and reliability with APX accessories. They are the only accessories, tested and certified for use with APX radios. Motorola’s accessories endure rigorous testing to help keep you safer. There’s simply no substitute for APX accessories. Hazards that can impede other batteries, don’t affect ours. Motorola builds superior batteries specifically for their radios, then test them in real-world conditions against other manufacturers to prove they are the toughest and most reliable around.

XE Series Remote Speaker Microphone (RSM)

Designed by Firefighters for Firefighters. These rugged microphones have exaggerated controls you can operate with bulky gloves and an asymmetrical shape so you can find the controls you need without looking. The new XE500 RSM features a designated Channel Knob that has been designed to mimic the Channel Knob of the radio. The XE500 utilizes 5 integrated microphones and an Adaptive Audio Engine which automatically changes the level of noise suppression, microphone gain, windporting and speaker equalization to produce clear and loud audio an any environment. The strategic placement of the microphones and enhanced water drainage provide users with the flexibility to wear it straight, upside down and even sideways.

Download the Updated Full Listing of APX Accessories