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Icom Waterproof Two Way Radio Demonstration

How Waterproof Is A Two Way Radio?

May 25, 2021
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Evolve LTE Handheld

Apr 8, 2021

Nitro™ Evolve LTE Handheld – A rugged LTE device built for enterprise Built for business, the Evolve LTE is ready to evolve with your changing network needs. With the familiar user experience of the Android operating system, Evolve will be a seamless transition for anyone who has used an Android smartphone or tablet. Evolve is…

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ICOM IC-M94DE VHF Marine Radio with DSC & AIS

Apr 1, 2021

Worlds First Handheld Marine Radio with AIS ReceiverAIS receiver and DSC function add further assurance for safety at sea. The integrated AIS receiver displays vessel traffic information is shown on the screen, while the AIS target call function allows you to easily set up a DSC individual call. Distress calls can be made with the…

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WAVE PTX – Taking Push-To-Talk Further

Mar 23, 2021

Push-To-Talk (PTT) communication is no longer reserved for two-way radios. Communications between groups can now include those who rely on smartphones and PDA’s as well as two-way radios. Brought to you by Motorola Solutions, WAVE PTX is a network independent service that instantly connects your whole team at the push of a button. Getting the…

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two way radio hire for events

Two Way Radio Hire For Events

Mar 19, 2021

With a 250% increase in event bookings this year, 2021 is set to be a busy year! High street shops are reopening next month and events allowed back in the summer, the British public are aching to get out and enjoy themselves! However, while the Prime Ministers road map looks to having us returning to…

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safety at sea

What You Need To Stay Safe At Sea

Mar 16, 2021

Spending the day out on the open water is a great way to destress and escape the world, with thousands of us taking to the water every year. However, without the necessary safety precautions in place, you can open yourself up to a plethora of dangers. On 1 July 2002, The Merchant Shipping (Safety of…

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How do fishfinders work?

Mar 15, 2021

In 1948 (the same year Smye-Rumsby started!), a device for detecting fish underwater was developed in Nagasaki, Japan. Kiyotaka and Kiyokata, the Furuno brothers, owned a small marine electrical company in a small port in Japan. One day, an experienced fisherman talked to the brothers “I know where fish are. And I can guess its…

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Ofcom Wireless Telegraphy Act

Changes To The Wireless Telegraphy Act & How It Affects You

Mar 9, 2021

Over the past week or so, we have had calls from clients regarding the changes to the OFCOM Wireless Telegraphy Act and whether changes to current equipment are required. Here is an outline directly from OFCOM’s website. “This General Notice gives notice that we propose to vary the terms and conditions of all licence classes…

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mototrbo ion rugged test

Mototrbo ION – Innovative & Rugged Smart Radio For Business

Mar 8, 2021

First Look: MOTOTRBO Ion – Innovative & Rugged Smart Radio Your business runs on voice and data, but if your devices can only access one, you’re not running at your best. Introducing Mototrbo Ion, the all new PTT system that’s so much more than just a radio. With MOTOTRBO Ion, you can use any app…

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Simrad Cruise 5 and RS20S VHF Bundle

Boating Essentials: Simrad Cruise 5 Chartplotter and RS20S VHF Marine Radio Bundle

Mar 4, 2021

Stay safe and in touch with the Simrad Cruise 5 Chartplotter radio; a great value, easy to use, navigation and communication bundle from Simrad at our lowest ever price. Simrad Cruise is the most intuitive, easy-to-use chartplotter available. Everything you need for simple and straightforward GPS navigation is right inside the box – sunlight viewable…

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Why Purchase A Simrad NSS Evo3?

Feb 26, 2021

NSS evo3 displays let you take control your way.  Switch seamlessly between intuitive touchscreen operation with multi-touch gestures, and a full-featured keypad with rotary control dial.SolarMAX™ HD display technology keeps everything in sight with ultra-wide viewing angles, and provides a clear view under any lighting conditions—even if you’re wearing polarised sunglasses. It’s easy to monitor…

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Why hire a two-way radio instead of purchase?

Feb 12, 2021

In some business environments, two way radio hire or rental has distinct advantages over purchase and can help with budgeting. Whether it is a seasonal one-off event, or long-term project. Smye Rumsby can help ensure your technical communication needs are met with the flexibility of a short or long term basis. We provide two-way radio…

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IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Image

Icom IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio Product Showcase

Jan 28, 2021

The Icom IC-SAT100 is a world first in radio communications. Using the Iridium® satellite network, this satellite PTT device can be used as a communication tool in remote areas where there are no mobile connection or network infrastructure.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Smye-Rumsby

Dec 25, 2020

This year has been a challenging one for us all. Businesses have needed to adapt to the new normal, and many of us going months without seeing our families. Thankfully, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom! We’ve also seen businesses start, innovate and thrive, the community spirit like this befriending hotline, Earth is healing,…

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Uber Boats Marine Electronics Maintenance

All Aboard The Uber Boat!

Dec 7, 2020

For over a decade, the team at Smye-Rumsby has been maintaining the radars and marine radios on the Thames Clipper boats operating in London.

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Have you got a problem with your two way radio? Communication failing between your team? Or perhaps your ships electronics are malfunctioning?

Our team of engineers and experienced sales advisors are here to help! We have over 70 years experience in radio communications and marine electronics, catering for businesses and the general public.

Get in touch via the contact form or give us a call on the number below.


01304 248 900

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