Thursday, 17 October 2013

2 Secrets that have contibuted to our continuing success at Showcomms

Here are 2 secrets which I believe have made a significant contribution towards our continuing success during these past 3 years.

All of our sales and order team have attended at least one Dale Carnegie course either Skills for Success of their Sales Advantage course. I would like to Congratulate James Lovell (picture below) having just received his certificate from the Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage course he completed this week. James is our newest member of the Showcomms' team

 
The second secret is Action Coach who have installed into me the importance and virtues of planning, goals, frameworks, procedures, reporting and measuring results.  The proof is really in the figures and the goals we have achieved in just 9 months. If I might just introduce our coach, Shweta Jhajharia, recently receiving an award for Franchisee of the year.


Friday, 11 October 2013

Wheels of commerce turn with Herentals Fietst Annual City Centre Cycling Race in Belgium


For those of you that follow our Showcomms' posts you will know that Belgium is an area we often feature and over the last 8 years I have spent many visits to the country visiting exhibitions and customers. It was therefore interesting to receive an order from Herentals in Zone Kempen and learn about the towns rather large annual cycling event held after the Tour de France.

Herental City Cycling Tour
Herental City Centre Cycling Race
The equipment purchased, Nokia THR880i tetra BG-THR 1 wire Kevlar headsets and Skeleton earpiece inserts, will be used by  we use the equipment for communication inside the organization and with the emergency services.
Brandweer HERENTALS

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Showcomms new home

We have moved into new premises just down the road from our original home for 10 years.

It is quite a moment to have moved. The logistics of moving has taken nearly all of  the excitement out the move in what has been the hottest week of the year so far.  Thank you to all our staff and colleagues who have helped and offered help whilst we waited for the internet to catch up.  Amanda and Nikki who stepped up to the plate when I pulled a muscle in my shoulder dismantling racks. James who lent the use of his trailer and helped load and unload, Nick the chippie, Justin who installed the network infrastructure & alarm system and Wes our preferred  Man with large Van.
A special mention to The Phonecoop support teams and Performance media Insurance and our insurer's Aviva. Thank you to all the delivery drivers and Royal Mail on BR6 who are delivering to our new address despite the labels on the boxes.





To Petra - thank you.

Friday, 28 June 2013

What is new you ask me? (1) - Save est. £500 in year one on your Show & Production battery costs.


What is new you ask me?
Well I have been out to 2 exhibitions recently, BAPCO, in Manchester, for the Police and ABTT, in London, for Theatre where I discovered this new products which I have listed on our
New Products Page




NOW Typical 16 cells per
@ 20p each
Cost  £1,168.00 per annum.


WITH Rack Charger & 32 cells 
£552.00.

Subsequent years 32 new rechargeable cells @ £160.00.


Cost effective more whilst  reducing environmental waste.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

B-APCO 2013 marks our return to the UK Bluelight market

Bluelight strap
BAPCO2013VISIT US AT at BAPCO 2013
Manchester Central
Mon 29th Tues 30th April.
Stand H10

to REGISTER for BAPCO2013


A number of new products will be launched at 2013 including
TC4_STP8000 covert wireless. 

A low cost single wire acoustic tube earpiece headset. Similar to the BG-F for the MTH800 and MTP850 the low cost version is manufactured in the same factory with slightly different PTT and earpiece driver.

All our own brand Tetra headsets are supplied with a 1 year warranty.
Showcomms  BG, Centurion, Sentinel, MSG and TC4 models are manufactured on an ISO9001 certificated line and full technical specs are available on request.


Saturday, 9 March 2013

SALE CLOSED - Used Comms Kits for sale Jelibox, UHF Radio Talkback and RTS User stations


USED EQUIPMENT SALE Each line Quantity 1 unless stated All prices exclude VAT
Item No Manufacturer Acronym Description List Price Used Price
1 RTS Systems SAP 612 1U Source assignment panel £645.00 £290.25
2 RTS Systems CCD214 RTS Crosstalk Cancellation Device £220.00 £99.00
3 RTS Systems MCE 325 Programmable User Station 4 channel buttons £745.00 £509.40
4 RTS Systems MCS 325 Modular Speaker short Jacklead £205.00
5 RTS Systems MCP-90-8 19.2cm mic for all RTS and Telex panels £120.00
6 RTS Systems MCP4 Tandem Mount Kit £62.00
7 RTS Systems MCE 325 Programmable User Station £745.00 £509.40
8 RTS Systems MCS 325 Modular Speaker £205.00
9 RTS Systems MCP-90-8 19.2cm mic for all RTS and Telex panels £120.00
10 RTS Systems MCP4 Tandem Mount Kit £62.00
11 RTS Systems MCE 325 Programmable User Station £745.00 £509.40
12 RTS Systems MCS 325 Modular Speaker £205.00
13 RTS Systems MCP-90-8 19.2cm mic for all RTS and Telex panels £120.00
14 RTS Systems MCP4 Tandem Mount Kit £62.00
15 RTS Systems MRT327 2 Channel User Station £390.00 £175.50
16 RTS Systems MCS 325 Modular Speaker £205.00 £100.00
17 RTS Systems MRT327 2 Channel User Station £390.00 £175.50
18 RTS Systems LMS 325 Powered Modular Speaker £280.00 £747.00
19 CTP Systems FW6000 6 channel rack mount four wire box £1,200.00
20 Beyer DT100 DT100 and Goose neck mic for FW6000 £180.00
21 Oakleigh Cases Flightcase Case with cutouts for FW6000 £225.00 £112.50
22 CTP Systems FW400 4 channel desktop four wire box £650.00 £325.00
23 Altair WBS-200 Altair Base Station 1.88 to 1.9GHz £809.29 £1,456.12

Altair W-BPS-200 Charger for Altair beltpacks £132.79

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair  AM-100/2 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £93.10

Altair  WBP-200 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £94.10

Altair  WBP-200 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £95.10

Altair  WBP-200 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £96.10

Peli 1600 PELI 1600 Flightcase £211.36
24 Altair WBS-200 Altair Base Station 1.88 to 1.9GHz £809.29 £1,456.12

Altair W-BPS-200 Charger for Altair beltpacks £132.79

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair WBP-200 Altair wireless beltpack £345.10

Altair  AM-100/2 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £93.10

Altair  AM-100/2 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £94.10

Altair  AM-100/2 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £95.10

Altair  AM-100/2 Single sided headsets for beltpacks  £96.10

Peli 1600 PELI 1600 Flightcase £211.36
25 Telex BTR-24 Wireless intercom system - Base station Standalone  £1,200.00

Telex TR24 Wireless intercom system - Belt pack +PS

Telex TR24 Wireless intercom system - Belt pack +PS

Telex TR24 Wireless intercom system - Belt pack +PS

Telex TR24 Wireless intercom system - Belt pack +PS

Telex TR24 Wireless intercom system - Belt pack +PS
26 Altair MTX-416 Audio matrix and 2 wire rourter Matrix NEW £540.00 £400.00
27 Tecpro PS711 Tecpro beltpack intercom power supply £122.85 £67.57
28 Motorola CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00 £672.30

Motorola CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00

Motorola CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00

Motorola CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00

Motorola CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00

Motorola CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00

Motorola CP040 CP040 6 Way charger £250.00

Motorola CP040 6 x CP040 Spare Ni-MH Battery £120.00

Oakleigh Cases
Flightcase for holding 6 CP040 radios and Chargers £254.00
29
CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00 £672.30


CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00


CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00


CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00


CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00


CP040 4Ch 4 Channel UHF radio with battery stubby antenna and beltclip £145.00

Motorola CP040 CP040 6 Way charger £250.00


CP040 6 x CP040 Spare Ni-MH Battery £120.00

Oakleigh Cases
Flightcase for holding 6 CP040 radios and Chargers £254.00
30 Prolink TKR-851 Prolink - Kenwood Base Duplex Station UHF withdipoles and feeder cable £2,095.00 £1,047.50

UHF Dipole
2 UHF base station dipole antennae £120.00 £54.00

Feeder Cable
2 Low loss feeder cable with correct connector for base and dipoles £90.00 £40.50
31 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR4F £165.00 £74.25
32 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR4F £165.00 £74.25
33 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR4F £165.00 £74.25
34 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR4F £165.00 £74.25
35 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
36 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
37 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
38 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
39 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
40 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
41 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
42 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
43 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
44 Telex PH2 Double sided telex headset XLR5M £165.00 £74.25
45 Pelicase 1550 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £156.00 £70.20
46 Pelicase 1550 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £156.00 £70.20
47 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
48 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
49 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
50 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
51 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
52 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
53 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
54 Pelicase 1500 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £130.00 £58.50
55 Pelicase 1450 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £100.00 £45.00
56 Pelicase 1450 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £100.00 £45.00
57 Pelicase 1400 Hard black Pelicase assume minimal foam lining £86.50 £38.93
58 Altair
Charger case for charger and 4 batteries

Jeli Box Kit 1

Jelibox System Camera crane talkback comms and tally kit £4,352.00 £2,176.00
59 Oakleigh Cases
4U Custom Flightcase, aluminium finish £395.00

Steve Jagger Tally unit 1 Remote camera tally box and 3 external lamps £950.00

CTP Sytems Custom 4 x four wire and mix amp £950.00

RTS Systems PS15  1 + 1 channel intercom power supply £425.00

RTS Systems SSA324A Dual 2 wire / 4 wire system interface adapter £555.00

RTS Systems MCP1 Rack mounting kit (joins SSA324As together) £85.00

Bryant Broadcast
2U XLR Jack field with internal wiring looms £400.00

Kelsey Acoustics FD7/16 Mains Distribution Unit £142.00



Ancillary items £450.00















































£14,572.18

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Hire Department to close

Special Announcement

From 1st March 2013 our hire department will close
All RF comms kit will be sold off.

I will be concentrating my efforts on the Sales section of the business and also the spares.sennheiser.co.uk website when we move to our new premises in the coming weeks.

Our Wireless Tour Guide Equipment will remain to hire for Factory Tours and Manufacturing Plant Open Days.

Monday, 14 January 2013

UKTI Brussels 1 day Table Top Security Event 28th Feb

Showcomms will be exhibiting at the

UK SECURITY & DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION
Thursday 28 February 2013 - Brussels

The Trade & Investment department of the British Embassy in Brussels is hosting a UK
Security & Defence Technology Exhibition, which will take place in Brussels at the
conference facilities of Autoworld for a one-day tabletop exhibition on Thursday 28
February (11.00-16.00).

 http://ukinbelgium.fco.gov.uk/en/news/events/security-defence-event

 To attend you must register at

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4857267217#

Myself and Keith will be arriving the day before in Brussels by Eurostar if anyone would like to meet before hand to discuss business over meal in the evening.

We will bringing along a selection of headsets and accessories for Sepura, Nokia, Cassidian, Hytera and Motorola Tetra Radios and also some Kenwood 2 pin accessories.

This year there are 2 of us so we can carry a little more on the train. If there is anything specific you require or would like to see please let me know.


 We would look forward to see you at Autoworld

 



Sunday, 13 January 2013

Motorola Turbo Bluetooth Dongle and headets for Blue water Lend Lease

I know it is a long time since I wrote on the Showcomms Blog. Things have been truly busy whilst I have been working on the business rather in the business.

Our new Showcomms website is operational with new products including a Bluetooth Dongle for Motorola Trbo radios. DP3400 DP3600.
McKay Bluetooth Dongle for MotorTrbo

I would be interested to hear from anyone who would like to test it for  us and present their findings.

Whilst I am on the subject of MotorolaTrbo accessories BlueWater, our large, local out of town retail centre acquired 200 headsets for their MotoTrbos through their company Lend Lease.  Another great Kent based Customer.

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