Antennas: A Crucial Component of Successful System Design

When designing a radio system, the antenna is a crucial component. You want to maximize the RF energy from your radio to be radiated from your antenna. The antennas are specified with some of the following considerations: Maximum Power – The amount of RF that they can typically handle without failing. An antenna that is rated…

Key Differences Between Serial and Ethernet Networks

The Oil & Gas industry is being challenged to maximize their investment in the capability of its wireless infrastructure. Current economic pressures are making competitiveness and profitability more important than ever. Migrating existing SCADA networks from Serial to Ethernet allows for industry standardization while maximizing investment in existing licenses and antenna infrastructure. Production and field…

Considerations When Purchasing Two-Way Radios for Business

FRS/GMRS or Business Radios? Thinking about FRS/GMRS instead of UHF or VHF?

 There are several factors that need to be considered to ensure you’re getting the best value for your dollar, and that the products you select will meet your needs over the course of the product’s lifecycle. FRS (Family Radio Service) and GMRS (General Mobile…

VHF vs UHF: How to Decide?

You’d be amazed by how many people – even those that use radio communications as a part of their daily professional life – are still unclear on the differences between UHF and VHF radios. With a little research (or by talking with a capable communications expert) the strengths and weaknesses of each can be easily…

Westcan ACS Contributes to Project Nominated for 2016 CEA Award

To service its growth, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has expanded its water and wastewater infrastructure – which includes more than 40 facilities – many located in remote areas. Associated Engineering (AE) designed and implemented a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) communication system to operate and monitor all facilities remotely. The municipality contracted…

What We Do

As Western Canada’s premier supplier of integrated wireless communications, we are able to meet the varied needs of a diverse customer base, including: First Responders, Health Services, Utilities, Government, Oil & Gas, Industrial, Construction, Transportation, Private Security, Hospitality & Agriculture (to name a few). Westcan leads the industry in advanced training, has access to unrivalled…