Questions about Paging Systems in the United Kingdom
The Long Range Systems website does not have an FAQ page but we
decided to add a few of the questions about pagers and paging systems as
a way of educating customers about pager systems.
What about Licensing from OFCOM in the UK
Licensing can be a complex aspect of anything that transmits, and
paging solutions are no exception. Here in the UK Long Range Systems
products and will probably need a license. Firstly, if you are considering
competitive products most likely they need a license too, but often
competitors charge £75.00 for three years where we charge just
£15.00 per year (as indeed OFCOM does). Its not a legal
requirement for your supplier to tell you that you need a license and
often they don't tell you. But you that will be in breach of the
law when you use the system and you are likely to be fined.
Here at Long Range Systems LRS UK our equipment most equipment is
licensable, but we still operate on 459.100Mhz as a standard frequency
for the UK equipment and the license costs just £15.00 per year. We
manage it for free.
EQUIPMENT PURCHASED EVEN FROM OTHER LONG RANGE SYSTEMS
OFFICES OUTSIDE THE UK IS ILLEGAL TO USE IN THE UK as it will be
operating on other frequencies which could be used for police or medical
use and could threaten life.
Other Companies say they have the same Products
Really! Well competitors in the United Kingdom say a lot of things
that are basically incorrect or they like to suggest that their often
inferior or copied equipment is in some way 'better' than that of Long
Range Systems LRS UK products. The most important thing to remember
about what those other companies say when they are selling you equipment
is: 1. What is their warranty compared to that of LRS UK. 2. Will they
give you a trial period up to 14 days without strings attached? 3. Is
the equipment really suitable for your needs (for example if you are a
hospital do you really want equipment with speaker holes where bugs can
hide - irrespective of the claims those companies make about coatings or
sprays?) 4. Is their product just simple cheap Chinese or Korean made without
proper manufacturing control? 5. Is their equipment fully approved for Europe. Many
companies say their products are but in reality they cannot provide
certification for CE and RoHS compliance.
Some Companies claim they Supply Major Corporates
Why does this matter? Simple, you don't get in to major companies
unless your products and service AND pricing is second to none.
however, we have seen some suppliers that put lots of 'corporate' users
on their website, but in reality often they supplied one system on a
trial (that the corporate paid for) that was later never used. Its true
they DID supply... but not as you might have thought from their website.
Long Range Systems UK on the other hand has supplied (and continues to
supply to this day) most of the large companies in the United Kingdom.
We do NOT put our corporate clients names on this website and we are
quite capable of selling our products without having to resort to that
sort of tactic to achieve sales.
Can you Supply ALL Paging Systems
No. We specifically do NOT supply crash systems of any kind for
Is there anything else a potential customer should know
Yes. Long Range Systems UK will give you the best service and support
on your equipment that is world leading. We offer the best warranty, the
best maintenance agreements and the best products. Anything else is
simply an 'also ran' and you might be waiting a while for it to come
home. Ask us for references!
We offer full customer pre and post sales support facility as a
gesture to potential customers. Whether you just want us to specify a
system for your exact requirements or whether you want us to design a
complete solution for world wide paging or any other application nothing
is too much to ask. We are more than happy to assist you whether you are
buying or have bought previously and need some support or assistance. It's a pleasure to help.
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