JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Bus has announced its upgrade to digital radio communications using Diga-Talk®, Midwest's largest digital two-way radio network. To date, 171 Alpha Bus school buses are now relying on Diga-Talk® to communicate efficiently with school officials and other buses. With school safety being a huge priority, Alpha Bus has made the necessary improvements to boost emergency-preparedness. Alpha Bus is one of the 18 subsidiary school bus companies operated by Cook Illinois Corporation, the largest family-owned school bus contractor in the U.S. Each subsidiary of Cook Illinois Corporation shares the same mission: "To transport the youth of today in a safe, efficient and friendly environment." Alpha Bus specializes in providing transportation for special needs children.
Diga-Talk® is a wide area two-way radio network powered by state-of-the art digital technology. With digital network coverage across most of Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana, fleets from all industries are free to seamlessly communicate with the clarity only digital radio provides. Diga-Talk® offers subscribers private frequencies for secure communication only to programmed Diga-Talk® units within an organization. Alpha Bus prefers Diga-Talk® because drivers remain focused on their mission of safety, as it takes communications off cell phones where drivers become distracted.
Cook Illinois Corporation operates 2,100 school buses in total, including Alpha Bus. Here's what John Benish Jr., Chief Operating Officer of Cook Illinois had to say about Diga-Talk®: "Diga-Talk has been great for our business. The biggest reason I like Diga-Talk is because it's so clear. I tell the school districts that it's probably the best that money can buy when it comes to communication. A digital radio system is kind new on the market in my business, the school bus business, and it's really the best system out there. I've been a dispatcher and I've driven many times and when you are using a regular radio system without using Diga-Talk, it's hard to get ahold of somebody. This way is almost seamless communication and makes it a lot easier."
Organizations with fleets traveling the greater Chicagoland or tri-state area should look into Diga-Talk® to greatly improve driver communication and operational efficiency. Diga-Talk® will set you up with free demo radios so you can experience the clarity firsthand before making the decision to switch.
Diga-Talk® began commercial service in 2009 and has grown rapidly since its inception. With digital network coverage in Illinois and Wisconsin from Springfield up to Green Bay, Northwest Indiana and everywhere in between, businesses with traveling fleets can roam confidently. Diga-Talk® is powered by Nexedge NXDN digital technology and equipment distributed by JVC Kenwood USA Corporation. Find out more about Diga-Talk at www.Diga-Talk.com or call 888-404-2337.
Diga-Talk® is a wholly-owned network of A Beep, LLC. The Diga-Talk® name and Diga-Talk® logo are registered trademarks of A Beep, LLC. A Beep is privately held with corporate offices located at 452 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432. Media contact is Leslie Mulderink, email or call 888-404-2337.
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