Devices & Testing
The age of technology is in full swing and every industry has been affected. Devices that utilize cutting-edge technology not only help keep us safer, but they can also help make the job a little bit easier. Our selection of devices includes antenna alignment tools, distance meters, dynamometers and anemometers, electrical testing and fiber optic testing equipment, gas monitors, industrial thermometers, rf monitors, two-way radios, and work radios. Each of these devices has unique use cases that make them ideal for a range of job sites and environments.
Two way radios have the sole purpose of keeping you safe while making your workday easier. Job sites are usually big and making sure that you and your crew have a way to contact each other can be the difference between and good day at work and a frustrating day on the job. Imagine being 100 feet in the air and not able to easily communicate with the people on the ground. It gets frustrating, that’s for sure.
Two way radios have a few advantages that uniquely position them to be your source of workplace communication. First, radios provide you with a range of different channels. A typical radio will have anywhere between 4 and 16 channels which gives you the freedom you need.
Two way radios also allow you to talk to your entire crew at one time. We’ve got radios that allow you to have private conversations as well as whole crew conversations if you need the ability to speak to crew members individually. Lastly, unlike cell phones, two way radios do not need a signal to transmit communications in bad reception areas.
Our selection of two way radios includes both digital and analog versions. An important thing to consider before purchasing your set of two way radios is which version (digital or analog) is best for you and your crew.
Digital vs. Analog: The biggest differences between digital and analog radios are clarity, coverage, battery power, and privacy. All four of these points have been improved by digital radios over their analog counterparts. On top of that, many digital radios are compatible with analog radios so you don’t have to replace your entire crew’s equipment all at once. For more information on digital vs. analog, click here, to check out our in-depth blog post.
Two Way Radio Accessories: Two way radios are a job site’s best friend. They allow you to communicate over long distances and are built tough to withstand many of the hazards on a job. But, sometimes you need something extra. Whether you are looking for vehicle chargers, charging stations for multiple radios, holsters, or headsets - GME Supply has your back.
With a selection of the most popular models from Kenwood and Motorola, we’ve got the perfect radio and accessories for you.
Antenna Aligners (Alignment Tools):
Proper antenna alignment on a tower or rooftop is an extremely important task. In the past, it has been quite difficult to achieve accuracy, but all that changed with the introduction of antenna alignment tools. Antenna alignment tools save you time and money while on the job by providing real-time accurate readings for azimuth, tilt, and roll. We also offer a range of different accessories to make sure that you can tackle any antenna alignment project that comes your way. With tools from top-of-the-line manufacturers like MultiWave, 3Z, and Sunsight you’ll have the accuracy you need the first time, every time.
GME Supply has your back with financing options on these devices too.
Antenna aligners aren’t the only alignment tools on the market, though. We feature a range of different alignment tools like rangefinders from Laser Technology and compasses from Suunto.
Distance matters. Especially when dealing with measurements that are based on distance, like antenna alignment. Distance meters help ensure that your measurements are accurate every time - which helps save time and money. Our selection of distance meters from companies like Laser Technologyand Leica Disto will have you taking the accurate measurements you need when you need them.
Our distance meters measure much more than just distance, though. They also provide measurements for slope, inclination, and height. They also have a range of other features like Bluetooth, filter modes, and the ability to connect to tripods.
Gases are one of the many hazards you might encounter on a job site. What makes many gases even more dangerous than a lot of common hazards is that not all of them are detectable by human senses. Gas monitors, also referred to as gas detectors are devices that detect the presence of gas in an area. These devices ensure that whether you can smell what’s in the air or not, you will know it’s there so you can stay safe. When shopping for a gas detector it is important to know what kind of gases you may come into contact with. The reason is that not all gas detectors can detect all gases. Our selection of gas detectors includes single gas detectors, multi-gas detectors, docks, infrared detectors, and kits.
Music and talk radio can help make the day fly by - which is something all of us like to have happen. However, many traditional “boom box” radios don’t have the ability to withstand a job site. We know that music and talk radio might not be something that the job requires, but it can help you get through a long day. Our selection of job site radios are rugged and built to last on a job site. That way no matter what the situation your music can keep on keepin’ on - just like you do.
It’s no secret that the job site is filled with a range of dangers. But, some of those dangers can’t be seen with the human eye. Just because they can’t be seen doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. That’s where RF monitors come in. RF Monitors, like the FieldSENSE 2.0, are devices that help detect RF and prevent accidental overexposure.
RF, or radio frequency, is the term for any electromagnetic wave frequencies. In the telecom industry, this is the energy emitted from radios or telecommunications equipment. The FieldSENSE 2.0 is jam-packed with cool features to help ensure your safety while on the job. Those features include a wide frequency range detector, computer connectivity, device alarms, voice note capabilities, and more.
For more information about what RF monitors are capable of click here to check out our detailed blog post.
For more information on our selection of devices, click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.