PTT or Push-to-Talk radios are used for instantaneous communication among teams and business units however with limited range. From radios and walkie talkies, PTT devices have evolved to rugged smartphones which are now commonly known as Push-to-Talk over Cellular or PoC. Technology has combined the versatility of a smartphone and walkie talkie into one rugged device.
Different PTT and PoC devices are offered in the market depending on your need. There are PTT devices for office use, varied work environments and rugged PTT devices for field work. PTT devices for field work are built to withstand extreme temperatures and hazardous environments.
Sonim X8 Rugged Device
Sonim provides rugged solutions for industries that need durable devices that can perform in extreme conditions. Sonim is known for its ultra-reliable rugged PTT devices. Sonim’s latest rugged device defines the industry’s toughest performance standards with Sonim XP8. The Sonim XP8 is built like a tank with its military 810g standards, waterproof, and non-incendive Class I, II, III, Div 2 ratings for tough work environments. Sonim XP8’s military-grade specifications are suitable for industries with harsh work conditions such as construction, manufacturing, public safety, law enforcement and more.
Strike delivers a cradle solution for workers and first responders to protect their enterprise-grade devices like the Sonim XP8. The Strike Alpha Sonim XP8 phone cradle is built to hold and protect your device in harsh work conditions. It is engineered to withstand 25g in the event of a crash.
Strike Alpha Sonim XP8 Phone Holder
Strike also recognizes that constant communications are vital for several industries which is why our Strike Alpha cradles are designed with fast charging and signal boosting capabilities. You’ll never struggle with low battery because the Strike Alpha Sonim XP8 phone mount ensures that your device is sufficiently charged for mission-critical activities. The PRO-install version can charge with 3 amps while the DIY version charges with 2.4 amps. It’s also equipped with an internal passive antenna that can amplify your phone’s cellular reception once connected with an external antenna.
Additionally, the Strike Alpha Sonim XP8 car phone holder is designed with a universal amps pattern that’s compatible with RAM Mounts solutions. You can install your device in vehicles and forklifts with RAM Mounts. Check out our RAM top solutions here. You can view our full list of RAM Mounts products available here.
Strike Alpha Sonim XP8 phone holders are available in PRO, DIY, and lockable versions. Our lockable strike cradles come with a key to secure your device in public spaces that are prone to theft. If you have questions about our Strike Alpha Sonim XP8 car mounts, please contact [email protected].
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We all know the struggle of weak Wi-Fi signals. When images and videos start to buffer, it gets a bit frustrating. There are some things that we can do to improve our signal. Sometimes it’s just the placement of the router, or sometimes it’s the other apps running in the background dominating the bandwidth.
It’s easy to improve your mobile broadband signal by getting a signal booster. One option you can consider is getting a patch lead and an external antenna. Why do you need a patch lead? What a patch lead can do is connect your Wi-Fi modem to an external antenna to give your signal a leg up. You’ll need the patch lead to act as a conversion from the FME connector of the antenna to the port on your router.
Why do you need an external antenna? If you’re in a rural, low-signal area, or place with obstructions blocking your signal you can opt using an external antenna. What it does is it takes a signal from a cell tower, amplifies it, and sends it back to your location, improving it.
Our external antennas are heavy-duty and made with high-quality that are sure to boost your signal with 7.0 dBi gain. In an area with obstructions and low-signal, you won’t need to worry about dropping calls and unstable connection. With the Strike antenna, it is guaranteed that your mobile signal will bounce back with improved network performance.
Strike recognizes the need for a stable mobile connection. No need to tear your hair out while struggling to get a good Wi-Fi connection from your mobile broadband. Enjoy fast and uninterrupted signals with our Strike patch lead and antenna bundles!
Strike offers an antenna and patch lead value pack that’s perfect for home use. We have patch lead and antenna bundles for Telstra Netgear Nighthawk M1, Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced, and Optus 4G LTE Wi-Fi Router. You can also choose from a Bullbar Mount or a Magnetic Base Antenna Bundle.
From left: Telstra Netgear Nighthawk M1 Patch Lead & Magnetic Base Antenna Bundle, Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Patch Lead & Magnetic Base Antenna Bundle, Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Patch Lead & Magnetic Base Antenna Bundle
A reliable mobile signal is important for workforces. Industries, like law enforcement, require real-time communication for their mission-critical activities. Field workers and other industries require constant access to the cloud in sending and receiving data. It's vital to have accessible communication and cellular reception for continuous work productivity.
The Samsung Tab Active Pro is dubbed as Samsung's most productive rugged device. Productivity for industry professionals on-the-go and those in the field entail the need for steady mobile signals even in rural areas. You can pair the Samsung Tab Active Pro with a Strike Alpha Tablet Holder and a Strike B2 Antenna for optimum work productivity.
The Strike Alpha Samsung Tab Active Pro Tablet Mount is equipped with an internal passive antenna that you can connect with a reputable external antenna like the Strike B2 Antenna to improve your mobile signal. We put this to a test by placing the Samsung Tab Active Pro in a Strike Alpha cradle while inside a Faraday cage. Check out this video here, demonstrating how the Strike B2 Antenna improved its signal.
HOW WE TESTED
We built a multi-layer Faraday Cage to block the mobile signal received by the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro. To accurately measure the mobile signal, we used an app called 'Network Cell Info Lite'. This test will show how the passive antenna inside the Strike Alpha Cradle for Samsung Tab Active Pro will work in areas with low signal.
Inside the Faraday Cage, we set up our latest generation of the internal passive antenna inside a Strike Alpha Car Phone Holder with the Tab Active Pro. We connected it to a Strike B2 Antenna using the FME connector. To visibly demonstrate that there's a low signal on the device, the FME connection was disconnected first.
Before attaching the Strike B2 Antenna, the strength of the mobile signal is at -99 dBm. By connecting the Strike B2 Antenna through the built-in FME male connector of the cradle, the mobile signal increased at -83 dBm. This test showed that when Strike's signal-boosting Alpha Samsung Tab Active Pro Cradle is coupled with Strike's B2 Antenna, it will increase your mobile signal reception more, especially in rural areas or other areas with poor signal.
You can view our high-performing Strike antennas here. We also have variations for the Strike Alpha Samsung Tab Active Pro cradle that you can check here. You can choose from our PRO, DIY, or lockable cradles and holders with NFC extenders. Check them out now!
Apple's iPhone SE 2nd gen is considered as the cheapest iPhone that Apple has released. And although it doesn't cost a thousand dollars, it still hurts the pocket when you make the purchase. High-end phones like the iPhone have sensitive screens that could easily break as soon as you drop it, especially when it lands face-front. A protective sleeve is what you need to prevent accidental damages. Phone repairs will cost you dollars in the long run if you aren't careful.
A rugged phone case gives you the added protection you need for your lifestyle. It might cost more than the average clear case you can usually buy, but it's worth it in the long run. Here are some of the rugged iPhone SE 2020 cases we recommend for you:
Otterbox Defender Case
The iPhone SE (2nd generation) Otterbox Defender case is built like a tank. Although it's bulky because it's thicker than most rugged cases, it's best for heavier phone users who need this type of protection. With its multi-layer protection, you can be sure that your iPhone SE walks unscathed after accidental drops.
Strike Rugged Case
The iPhone SE (2nd gen) Strike Rugged Case is a more lightweight option. It has a sleek dual-layer design that's rugged enough to protect your phone from damages and dirt. Its outer layer is made of impact-resistant hard PC outer shell while the outer layer is high-quality silicone skin. It meets military drop-test standards which is suitable for various enterprise industries including transportation, warehousing, public safety, retail, and more.
The iPhone SE (2020) LifeProof Next case isn't waterproof, but it's sure to protect you from drops, dust, dirt, and snow. So if you're thinking about going through dirt roads or skiing, this is the rugged case for you. It can survive 2-meter drops and will keep your device's ports free from dirt and debris.
Explore your adventures with style! The LifeProof Next also has a subtle style if you're the type that considers the aesthetic of a phone case. It has a transparent back and colored halo that amplifies the refined look of your iPhone.
Protect your iPhone SE the best way possible. What's your iPhone SE (2nd gen) case going to be? Check out our available Strike, LifeProof, and Otterbox cases here.
The COVID-19 pandemic spread like wildfire and forced several businesses to either shut down or operate in a skeletal workforce. Delivery drivers have become essential to carry out the transportation of necessities. Our riders deliver from restaurant and fast food take-outs to cargo and other goods. While at a time of crisis, we recommend affordable unit holders to keep the devices (and drinks) of our riders and delivery drivers safely mounted.
RAM Level Cup Drink Holder with Koozie (RAM-B-132BU)
The RAM Level Cup is a self-leveling cup holder suitable for several vehicles, including motorcycles. You can also use it on boats and kayaks while you’re on vacation to bring your favorite mug or container wherever you go. It can fit mugs, cans, cups, and bottles. A drink koozie is included when you purchase the cup drink holder.
RAM Universal X-Grip® iPhone Cradle
The RAM X-Grip Phone Holder is one of the popular cradles from RAM Mounts since it’s designed to fit any device with or without a case. With RAM’s interchangeable ball and socket system, delivery drivers can easily alter their devices’ setup in their vehicles. You can install the RAM X-Grip universal cradle in your windscreen, stubby, or your console.
RAM Stubby Cup Holder Base with 1" Ball (RAP-B-299-4U)
If your vehicle has a cup holder, you can use the stubby cup holder base. You can keep a clear view of your windshield by mounting your device in a cup holder. It helps lessen the distraction by keeping a low-profile of your device. The RAM Stubby cup base can also be trimmed to size depending on your vehicle’s cup holder.
RAM Seat Tough-Wedge™ Accessory w/ 1" Ball Base & Expansion Pouch (RAM-B-407-PUMPU)
To ease obstruction from your windscreen, vent, or dashboard, you can use the RAM Seat Tough-Wedge Pouch to place your device in between the passenger seat and center console. If you’re off from work and driving your kids around, you can also use it for back-seat applications.
Whether you’re driving a motorcycle, car, or truck to deliver goods, RAM Mounts has a suitable recommendation that’s built to last. It’s worth the investment to keep your device safely mounted for a hassle-free driving experience.
Check out our available mounts here. To help ease your mind about which cradle, base, and arm you should choose, you can check out our top solutions here.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is Samsung’s latest rugged device designed for enterprise users and workers on-the-go. It’s an evolution from the Samsung Tab Active2 tweaked to give the best work performance for industrial professionals. The Samsung Tab Active Pro helps in increasing productivity for workforces wherever they go.
The Strike Alpha Samsung Tab Active Pro Phone Cradle is custom-designed to hold, protect, and charge your Samsung Tab Active Pro. It’s durable for tough working conditions and is engineered to withstand up to 25g in the event of an accident. The Samsung Tab Active Pro car mount is suitable for industries including public safety, transportation, warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, and more.
See video as Strike goes for a drive to do a Power Road Test for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is set on full load with Google maps running in the background, full-screen YouTube video streaming via Bluetooth, and with full brightness. The Samsung Tab Active Pro gained a 4% battery in just 17 minutes under a full load of power. The Strike Alpha Cradle charged the device’s battery from 41% to 45% by the end of the drive.
You can extend the battery life of your rugged device under full load with the Strike Alpha Samsung Tab Active Pro vehicle mount’s fast charging capabilities. The Strike Alpha Samsung Tab Active Pro ensures your device is sufficiently charged for mission-critical activities and while on the road. The Strike Alpha Tab Active Pro phone holder has two variants: DIY and PRO-install. The PRO-install version charges your device with 3 amps while the DIY version charges with 2.4 amps.
Increase your productivity while on the go with the Strike Alpha Samsung Tab Active Pro phone mount. You can view our Samsung Tab Active Pro fast charging holders here.
Photo taken from Apple
Are you ready for the cheapest iPhone that costs only $399? As you read the rest of the article, you’ll find out that it’s an iPhone that’s truly worth the buy.
The latest iPhone is suitable for those users who are looking for a phone upgrade without having to spend $799 on an iPhone 11. With the global pandemic the world’s facing, it’s hard to justify buying a phone that’s worth a thousand dollars. Aside from competing with its Android rivals, the iPhone SE (2020) is the perfect iPhone at a time when you need to budget your money well.
iPhone SE (2nd gen) Specifications:
What else are we looking at in the iPhone SE (2nd generation)? Aside from the A13 Bionic Chip, it also has wireless charging, haptic touch, and a 12-megapixel rear camera with a 28-millimeter with f/1.8 lens, Smart HDR, and optical image stabilization. These are some of the features that you can already see in the iPhone 11. Similar to the current iPhone trend, there’s no headphone jack, but it still has the home button like the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE is like a mid-range iPhone. You take the good pieces of the latest iPhone 11 and some features in its previous successors and put them into one affordable iPhone.
The iPhone SE (2020) is available in three colors: black, red, and white. The iPhone SE is high-end already especially with its bionic chip, and it’s also rated IP67 for dust and water resistance.
Strike is your one-stop solution for rugged phone protection and safe hands-free driving. Complete your phone upgrade with the best car phone accessories. Pair your latest iPhone SE with a Strike Rugged Case and Strike Alpha Car Phone Cradle!
Strike Alpha Apple iPhone SE 2020 Car Cradle with Strike Rugged Case Bundle
This Strike Bundle includes a Strike Rugged Case and Strike Alpha Phone Holder for your iPhone SE.
The Strike Rugged Case Bundle is made with enterprise-quality that’s suitable for various industries, including Warehousing, Transportation, Public Safety, and more. Secure your iPhone SE from damages with this bundle.
Strike Rugged Case
A rugged case can withstand abuse better than the average phone case. It serves as a protective sleeve that delivers the best impact and drop protection for your device. The Strike Rugged Case is the phone case for enterprise use or your daily active lifestyle. It’s a rugged phone case with dual-layer protection that meets military drop-test standards. It also has a raised bumper to protect your iPhone SE 2020 from scratches when faced downwards.
Strike Alpha Cradle
You can use the Strike Alpha Cradle to install your device in vehicles, forklifts, or use it as a mount at home. If you’re working in the transportation industry, this phone mount is recommended for you. Using your phone for GPS is essential for easier navigation. And while using your cellular data and GPS can drain your battery fast, the Strike Alpha Phone Mount is equipped with fast charging capabilities to ensure that your device never runs out of battery while on long drives.
Our Strike Alpha Cradles are also equipped with mobile boosting capabilities. You can connect an external antenna to its internal FME connector to boost your signal strength. It is also useful if you have a 5G-ready phone. You can easily send and receive large files and connect with your team through mobile conferencing with near real-time when you have good cellular coverage wherever you go.
This bundle might be your next favorite! We also have a Strike Alpha Cradle with OtterBox Defender Case bundle. You can check it out here.
View these links for our available Alpha Cradle Bundles with the Strike Rugged Case, LifeProof Case, and OtterBox Case Bundles here.
Cellular reception is essential for everyday business. What you do with a phone now is not like before, where we only use it to send and receive messages and calls. Now, you can use your phone for team mobile conferencing, sending large files, storing data in the cloud, and more. Getting a good signal is important for those working on the go. Unstable signals can impede your productivity, especially if you need to make calls or send updates and files to your team in real-time.
Here’s a smart guide on why you need antennas and patch leads.
What is a patch lead? A patch lead is what you need to connect your phone to an external antenna or broadband modem. One end of the patch lead adapter cable connects to the phone or wireless broadband modem, and the other end connects to the external antenna.
Why do you need a mobile phone aerial? To improve your cellular reception in low-signal and rural areas, you would need to connect your phone with an antenna. A phone antenna boosts your signal by transmitting and receiving a signal from a cellular tower. For an antenna to boost your signal, a reception or cell tower should be in the area as well. An antenna does not invent a signal if there is no mobile signal in the area in the first place.
Patch leads and antennas are useful for home as well. Factors that affect your cellular reception can vary from geography, your environment, network congestion, obstructions, and more. So, if you’re not getting a good reception from home, then you can use a patch lead and antenna to improve your signal. Strike also offers Signal Booster Antenna and Patch Lead Value Packs so you can get the most from your mobile broadband device and boost mobile coverage at home. These value packs boost signal for mobile broadbands including Telstra Netgear Nighthawk M1 (MR1100), Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced III (Netgear AirCard 810s) and Optus 4G LTE WiFi Router (Huawei E5186). Check out our Antenna Guide here and find out everything you need to know about signal boosting.
Strike offers the best quality for patch leads and car phone antennas. Strike’s line of mobile phone aerials is suitable, including Next G, 3G, GSM, with select antennas compatible with 4G networks. A patch lead and car phone antenna would go a long way, especially if you need to travel in rural areas and will need good reception.
Strike B2 7dBi Heavy Duty Bullbar Mount Antenna- Black
We recommend the Strike B2 Bullbar Mount to boost your mobile signal. With the Strike Bullbar Mount Antenna, you can get up to 7.0dBi gain in your mobile signal. It’s made of high-quality and covers all Australian networks. You can view our list of antennas here.
Rocket ZTE Tough 2 T54,T90,256 TLS:T6,T7,T8,T203,F165i,T85 Patch Lead for Connection to Antenna
Strike offers patch leads for mobile phones and several mobile broadband devices, including Telstra. You can view our available patch leads through this link.
It’s good to be a smart buyer when it comes to phone accessories. Prices for mid-range and flagship phones go higher each year with all the upgrades that manufacturers struggle to provide in one unit. Plus, flagship phones tend to be fragile, and their repairs are expensive. It’s smart to purchase a phone case that not only has style but will give your phone solid protection against damages. Here are some of the best phone cases for your iPhone or Android device.
Strike Rugged Case
iPhone 11 Pro Strike Rugged Case
You get your money’s worth with a Strike Rugged Case. It’s the best phone case that has a sleek, sophisticated design rugged enough to protect your phone from damages. The Strike Rugged Case is designed with dual-layer hybrid protection that’s suitable for lifestyle and enterprise use. It is also made with high-quality, 1mm raised edge to protect your screen from scratches.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Otterbox Symmetry Case
OtterBox Symmetry is the phone case you’ll want for sleek protection. It’s ultra-thin and fashionably designed to suit your taste. It’s easy to install, and because of its elegant design it manages to fit your phone in your pocket. The OtterBox Symmetry case is the slimmest in the OtterBox series to provide your phone drop-proof protection. It’s also the phone case line from OtterBox with the most designs that you can choose from.
OtterBox Commuter Case for Samsung Galaxy S10 Black
The OtterBox Commuter case is similar to OtterBox Symmetry but with double-layer protection. It’s not as thin as the Symmetry case but, it’s slimmer than the OtterBox Defender case. If you’re looking for a rugged case that’s not as bulky as the OtterBox Defender and can still fit your pockets, then you should go for the OtterBox Commuter case.
iPhone 11 Pro Max LifeProof Next
LifeProof Next matches the sophisticated design of your smartphone device. It has a slim style that manages to protect your device in the best way possible. The design might be simple, but the LifeProof Next is also DropProof, DirtProof, and SnowProof. If you’re looking for a phone case with a minimalist style to protect your device for daily outdoor activities, then you can use the LifeProof Next.
iPhone 8 LifeProof Fre Case
The LifeProof FRE is the waterproof case that you need for beach trips, hiking trips, or for extreme outdoor activities. It can survive drops from 2 meters and is submersible 2 meters for an hour. LifeProof FRE can also protect your phone from dirt and snow.
Whether it’s a phone case you need for lifestyle use or a rugged case for your enterprise use, you can check out the available Strike Rugged Case, LifeProof Case, Otterbox Case through these links.
Photos taken from LifeProof and OtterBox Instagram accounts.
Everyone’s talking about the global pandemic we’re facing with the coronavirus outbreak. Several governments are being forced to put their countries on a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread and contain it. Health care systems are struggling to control the virus while the government is trying to flatten the curve by strictly implementing social distancing. The World Health Organization is also reminding us to protect ourselves and others by staying at home. On a side note, mounting your tablet will be useful in the long run for you and the whole family.
Photo from: whats-on-netflix.com
What are the things that we can do while at home? Netflix. That’s the one thing that immediately comes to mind if we’re going to stay indoors. It’s too bad that you can’t have a Netflix Watch party on a tablet or iPad with friends. But still, nothing sounds more enticing than getting to watch your favorite movies and catching up with the latest series.
Here’s how to mount your tablet mounts at home for comfortable viewing while you stream the best shows on Netflix:
You can easily install your iPad or tablet device on any flat and smooth surface with a Strike Universal Tablet Holder. All you have to do is dock your device in the Universal Tablet Holder and use the Windscreen Suction Mount included in the package to hold your device on any glass surface like your kitchen countertop. It also comes with a disc that can be used if the seal is not available.
Strike Universal Tablet Holder
You can mount your tablet device on any location of your home. Install it on your work desk, kitchen counter, or by your bedroom table. Enjoy your favorite apps like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, and more on your tablet hands-free. With the Strike Universal Tablet Cradle, you can also stream your Spotify playlist as you clean up around the house or use your tablet to follow your favorite recipes.
You can check out the available Strike Universal Cradles here.
Once you have your tablet mount set-up it should look like this image below:
Strike Universal Phone Holder
Here’s a video to guide you through with the Strike Universal Cradle: