CHARLES "RICH" TODD, COORDINATOR, SAFETY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES,
FORT MILL SCHOOL DISTRICT 4
"Rock Communications has been a valuable partner of the Fort Mill School District for the past year. Within six weeks, Rock Communications was able to fully implement the District’s radio program, consisting of more than 400 portable radios and 20 base stations, to ensure reliable communications for 17 schools and the District as the 2019-2020 academic year began. Rock Communications has been highly responsive to the District’s needs and actively involved in identifying opportunities for radio program enhancements.
The Fleet Talk system provides the District with a reliable, cost-effective means of District-wide, school-to-school, and campus communications and allows for direct communication between District personnel and local law enforcement agencies in the event of an emergency. Common programming of radios allows the District to move equipment between schools without any reprogramming or degradation of service. These enhanced communication capabilities are critical to school safety and security during today’s challenging times."
THOMAS BUCKLEY, DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, FORT MILL SCHOOL DISTRICT
“Two way communication between our school buses and dispatch is critical to the service and safety of our students and staff. Fleettalk by Rock Communications provides crisp radio transmissions throughout our school district and state. Having the ability to communicate with a driver on an activity trip around the state puts my mind at ease knowing that we can serve our drivers without any delays.
Recognizing the service provided, our school district recently acquired Fleettalk equipment for all of our schools, therefore allowing us to directly communicate with schools in the event of an emergency or crisis. Jon and his team has provided our school district with exceptional service for many years and I look for this relationship to continue for many more years to come! I can’t say enough about Rock Communications' products and service!"
KEVIN QUEEN, DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION & SAFETY, YORK SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
“York School District One has had the opportunity to partner with Rock Communications for our radio communication needs. This partnership has proven invaluable, especially with bus transportation and school safety communication needs. We could not be more pleased with the level of customer service provided with installation, programming, training, and upkeep of our radio system. The system has allowed us to be in compliance with State and Federal school facilities communication requirements. The Emergency channel feature has allowed quick and adequate response to school security issues without having to count on third party communication.
Additionally, all our School Resource Officers are in constant communication with each other and district administration through our radio system. The FleetTalk radio system has been exceptionally reliable throughout the vast geographical spread that encompasses our district. During the COVID 19 Pandemic we have depended on Rock Communications and the FleetTalk system to provide us with reliable and easy to use radio technology. The operations involved with instructional packet and meal delivery were much more efficient with the use of our radio system.
We look forward to continuing to work with Rock Communications to keep York School District One safe and productive."
JASON POPE, FIRE CHIEF, FAIRFIELD COUNTY FIRE SERVICE
“The Fairfield County Fire Service has been a FleetTalk customer for over five years, and we are extremely satisfied. Before, we had an outdated VHF system with poor coverage throughout our large, rural county. Since switching to FleetTalk from Rock Communications, we now have portable radio coverage over the entire county and beyond. We have had several significant incidents and weather events with large amounts of radio traffic and have had no system issues. Although we haven’t had to use it much, Rock Communications’ customer service has been fantastic offering quick response and fast resolution."
CHIEF FRANK BURNS, KINGS MOUNTAIN FIRE DEPT.
"I guess some of the big advantages that we found out is communications. We actually have no dead spots inside the city. We’ve got so many channels we can choose from when we’re out here training, doing exercise. When you swap over to different channels and not interfere with anything else. And on a fire scene we can break our divisions up and have every division on a separate channel and have one person monitoring all those channels so we can communicate and it not disturb the internal fire tax. "ell. First, there just wasn’t sufficient 800 spectrum available being this close to Charlotte. Second, the availability of spectrum and the cost of the infrastructure in the 450 Mhz. band allowed us to acquire enough spectrum and equipment to build out a system that should carry us the next 15 to 20 years without having to add additional repeaters."
JAMES INMAN, BESSEMER CITY MANAGER
"As a former full-time police officer and now a City Manager, the radio system was first converted here for the police department approximately three years ago to the digital system. We were so happy with it that we subsequently converted the entire radio system to the digital system. It has been very reliable for us. It gives us the reliability of the 800 mhz without the cost. As a City Manager, I’m concerned about reliability and cost, and this system does both."
ANDREW S. UNDERWOOD, PSAP MANAGER, CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
"The NexEdge System in the 450Mhz band at 6.25Khz. gives us better coverage on a single site at 250 feet and 300 watts ERP than the 800Mhz. system that has 3 sites at 400 feet. There were some other advantages as well. First, there just wasn’t sufficient 800 spectrum available being this close to Charlotte. Second, the availability of spectrum and the cost of the infrastructure in the 450 Mhz. band allowed us to acquire enough spectrum and equipment to build out a system that should carry us the next 15 to 20 years without having to add additional repeaters."
BRIAN MCMANUS, HOOPAUGH GRADING COMPANY, INC.
“I have got to have better communications on my job sites. I’ve got sites that cover 1,500 acres or more. We’ve got a water truck dropping water on the wrong side of the job site while the superintendent is trying to call him on a cell phone that goes straight to voice mail. I’m losing money with cell phones; it’s not working and it’s not safe. Fleettalk is the answer. We have different groups for every job site and the superintendents and management can all talk using a private call feature. We also have the ability to do an 'All Call' in case of an emergency like an approaching storm. It’s really a great product that’s helped us improve our job site communications.”
ALAN GLICKMAN MANAGER, CORPORATE SECURITY- COMMUNICATIONS
"Always responsive. Always dependable. Always on top of their game. A great crew. Trustworthy and up to date with the latest technology. In my 40+ years on the emergency response side of the radios, by far the best radio communication company I've ever dealt with."