July 07, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS · No Comments
I manage a hotel spa in a seaside
resort, which means our business tends to be very seasonal. During the summer, when people come to the
shore to beat the heat, we’re very busy. During the off-season, not so much.
Fortunately, we have a good salon paging system to help manage the ups and
downs with the staff.
Even in the off-season I always like to
keep at least a minimal staff on hand because we never know when we’ll get some
walk-in clients. This means our masseuses can have a lot of down time, sitting
around waiting for the next client to walk in, and that’s where the salon
paging comes in handy.
With a salon paging system, our
masseuses no longer have to hang out by the front desk reading a magazine or
playing games on their cell phones. Instead, they take one of our salon pagers
and go sit by the pool, watch TV in the hotel lobby, or do anything else that
grabs their attention. When a client shows up, I contact them with the pager
and they return to the spa right away.
And with today’s paging technologies,
we can do more than just buzz them to come back to the spa. We can send full
text messages for just about any situation. For example, I might get a phone
call from a client who wants an appointment in about 30 minutes. I can send a
text message, letting the masseuse know to come in and start getting ready in
about 20 minutes.
You may be wondering why we don’t just
use our cell phones. Well, we tried that, but it had a few problems. Sometimes
the cellular coverage isn’t very good in parts of the hotel. Other times,
people would turn off their phones. Or they might be on a call with someone
else. Quite frankly, salon paging is just easier to use and more efficient.
Salon paging also helps out in the
therapy rooms as well. If one of the staff has a problem or needs something
during a massage, they can quietly and discreetly summon us at the front desk
without interrupting the session.
In any business, it’s important to keep
employees and customers happy. Salon paging helps us do both.
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June 30, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS · No Comments
I teach a class in restaurant
management at our local community college. These days, we spend a fair amount
of time talking about the benefits of restaurant paging systems.
I’ve been teaching this class for
nearly two decades, and as you might guess, things have changed a bit in the
restaurant business. It used to be all
about hiring the right people and techniques for holding down food and labor
costs. These are still important, but now we’re also studying how new
technologies can improve the dining experience for guests.
Whether you run a greasy burger joint
or a five-star dining establishment, people always want good service with their
food. And that’s where pagers for restaurants come in. By helping kitchen
staff, food servers and management communicate more effectively, café pagers
make it easier to deliver a better dining experience.
For example, in a high-volume fast food
or casual dining restaurant, they can be used to summon guests to pick up their
meals at the order counter. That way, people don’t have to worry about their
food getting cold because they didn’t hear their name or number called over the
In a more formal dining establishment,
restaurant pagers are used to improve table management, shorten wait times for
guest, and ensure that meals get picked up by food servers as soon as they are
ready. They also enable the front desk and management to communicate with
individuals or the entire staff during a busy shift.
The trick is picking the right
restaurant paging system for each restaurant. That’s why we spend a lot of time
in class learning the different features and of the various paging systems and
how they fit in with different types of food establishments.
The fun part comes on the last class of
the semester, when all go out to a nearby restaurant to see the café pagers in
action. A good friend of mine owns a nearby restaurant, and he takes us behind
the scenes to see all the different ways his team uses the pagers. Afterwards
we enjoy a good meal and talk about where my students hope to end up after they
Pagers for restaurants have grown quite
sophisticated in the short while I’ve been teaching about them. It will be
interesting to see how they evolve in the years ahead.
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June 23, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS · No Comments
As a sales rep for a company that
distributes electronic communications products, I learned the hard way that
medical paging systems can be a tough sell. For one, hospitals are always on a
tight budget. And for whatever reason, people just don’t seem to appreciate the
benefits of medical paging until they personally use the pagers. Fortunately, I
stumbled upon a good solution.
When I first started selling the
hospital pagers, I went several months without selling even one. Finally, in
desperation, I told the purchasing officer at a small nonprofit hospital,
“Look, I’ve talked to several of your staff and they think the pagers could
help them work together more effectively. How about you just try using them for
a month, at no cost to the hospital, and see what happens?”
At first, he was skeptical. But
eventually I convinced him to give the pagers a try. We agreed to outfit five
doctors and five nurses with the pagers, and they would use them for a full
month. The funny part is my boss didn’t think it was such a good idea either.
So I had to sell him on the test program as well.
A month later I came back and asked the
purchasing officer how it went. He looked at me and said, “At first we weren’t
going to buy your paging system. But by the end of the test period, all five
nurses and all five doctors threatened to quit if we didn’t. So even though we
don’t have room in the budget, we would like to work out a deal with you.”
Well, of course that made my day, and
we did work out a deal to equip the entire staff with medical pagers. Now, when
I have a potential customer who seems interested but just won’t say “yes,” I
let them test the pagers before buying them. It doesn’t always work. But I get
a lot more sales that way because hospital pagers are a great product that
helps medical professionals communicate more effectively throughout the
I like making the sale. But even more,
I like selling a product that helps people do their jobs better.
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June 16, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS · No Comments
Church services at our large
non-denominational church involve a lot of contemporary Christian music. Thanks
to our new church paging system, the music can keep playing without
interruptions from the children’s nursery.
I love kids, and I enjoy working in the
children’s nursery during Sunday worship services. But I used to hate it when a
child got sick or needed their mother or father because that meant I had to
walk in during the middle of the service and ask the parent to come to the
nursery. It’s hard enough when people are listening to a sermon or some
scripture being read. But it’s really awkward when they’re all standing and
singing and clapping along to the music.
Fortunately, I no longer have to do
that because now we have church paging, which is really nothing more than using
conventional pagers in a church setting. Now, when I need to contact a parent,
I can send a short text message – such as “Please come to the nursery” –
without interrupting anyone. That way, they can quietly slip out at an
appropriate moment without making a big scene about it.
Our nursery pagers are quiet and easy
to use, and the kind we got run on rechargeable batteries, so they’re good for
the environment, too. But the interesting part is that the parents like the
church pagers just as much, if not more, than I do.
It turns out that the parents often
felt embarrassed about being the source of the disruption to the service. Of
course they wanted to be notified if something was wrong with their child. But
they didn’t like having to disturb the service for everyone else to find out.
We also use the pagers for other
activities, such as evening Bible study classes, that involve parents dropping
off their kids at the nursery. It’s not such a big deal to walk into a small
group of 10 people and ask someone to come to the nursery. Even so, it’s just
simpler and easier to send a quick text to the parent. And by now we’re so used
to it that we can’t imagine doing it any other way.
Music or not, nursery pagers are a
great way to keep a church service going without interruption!
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June 09, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS ·
I love to shop for clothes. But having
to drag my five-year old daughter along can take all the fun out of the
experience. Thank goodness my favorite boutique starting using a salon paging
I'm one of those gals who likes to try
on a lot of clothes. Even when I know I'm not going to buy something, I enjoy
the fun of just seeing how I look in a certain outfit. As you might guess, I
can spend a lot of time in the dressing
room, which isn't a problem when I'm by myself or with a girlfriend. But throw
my daughter into the equation and it changes everything.
Don't get me wrong; she's a great kid.
But like any 5-year old, she can only sit still for so long - especially in a
cramped dressing room. That's why I now look for stores that use salon paging
to help improve our mother/daughter shopping experience.
Here's how it works: when I get ready
to try on some clothes, the attendant gives me a salon pager to take into the
dressing room. If I need assistance for any reason, I press a button and it
signals the attendant to come to my room. Sometimes I ask her to exchange some
clothes for me or bring a different size. Other times I just need an opinion on
how an outfit looks on me.
The best part is my daughter loves to play with the salon pager, so
it keeps her entertained while I try on clothes. I tell the attendant in
advance she is free to ignore the pages from my daughter. But I'm a good
customer, so they usually respond to the pages every once in a while, which
pleases my daughter no end.
On the rare occasions when my daughter
gets antsy, I tell her the salon pager has to go back. That usually calms her
down enough to give me another 10 minutes or so. But eventually I can tell when
her patience is up and it's time to go.
One of these days I
know she'll be old enough to enjoy trying on clothes with me. Until then, I'll
take advantage of salon paging to get my clothes shopping fix as often as I
June 02, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS ·
These days, pagers for restaurants are
becoming a stable in more and more restaurants of all kinds. From fast food to fine dining, café pagers
help to manage tables and wait times, get food to the diners while its piping
hot, and give customers a more relaxed, enjoyable dining experience.
But did you know that restaurant paging
systems can do the same for bars and nightclubs? I've owned and managed my own
bar for nearly 20 years, and I'm here to tell you they can!
Every five years or so, I like to give
my bar a makeover. Nothing major.
Change the décor. Move things around. Shake things up a bit. It's a good way to keep regular clients
coming back, and it helps to attract new ones. But this last time around, I
felt we needed more than just a change of scenery. Business had been slowly but
steadily dropping off, and I wasn't sure what to do.
The answer came to me while watching
TV. Specifically, a reality show called "Bar Rescue," where this hotshot
consultant - a very experienced former bar owner - comes in and completely
revamps failing bars for their owners. I had been thinking about expanding our
food offerings to appeal to more than just drinkers, and this show convinced
On one episode, the owner had also been
thinking about upgrading his food service capabilities. The consultant agreed -
but only if the owner was willing to invest in a restaurant paging system to
improve the service. He did, and the redesigned bar nearly doubled its
business, thanks in large part to the great food and great service.
I did some research on restaurant
pagers and found out they didn't cost as much as I expected. Since we got them,
they enable our kitchen, food servers and bar staff to communicate with each
other more effectively. And that, in turn, allows them to provide better
service to our patrons.
My employees really
like the paging system because it makes their jobs easier. And I like it
because our food sales and our overall business have picked up significantly.
It's amazing what you can learn from watching TV!
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May 26, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS ·
My father had a good, long life before
a terminal illness did him in. Thanks to a hospital pager, I got to have one
final conversation with him before he moved on to the great beyond.
My father stayed pretty healthy until
he turned 90, but then things started to fall apart. After an assortment of
different ailments, he ended up in the hospital with pancreatic cancer, and we
all knew it was just a matter of time.
Since we live in the same town, I
visited my dad in the hospital every day. I could tell my visits helped to keep
his spirits up. But as his disease progressed so did the pain, and doctors
began prescribing stronger pain medications, which caused him to sleep a lot
That's when the medical paging system
came in handy. Every day when I checked in at the nurse's station, they gave me
a medical pager. When my dad would nod off, I would usually go to the cafeteria
to grab a bite to eat. When he woke up, the nurse would contact me via the
pager and I returned to his room.
At other times the doctors came in for
a private visit. So I would go for a walk and take the medical pager with me.
When the doctors where done - same thing. The nurse paged me and I hustled back
to see how dad was.
As the end approached, I hesitated to
leave his room even when he was asleep.
But sometimes you have to eat to keep your energy up. So I was down in
the cafeteria when I got the final beep from the medical pager. I hurried back
to the room, and dad was awake, but barely.
We chit-chatted about a few things.
Then he looked at me and said he loved me and it was time to say goodbye. With
tears in my eyes, I gave him a hug and wished him a safe journey. A hour later
his heart stopped beating and he was gone.
I'm grateful to the
hospital for making my dad's last few days as comfortable as possible. I'm even
more grateful to the medical paging system for giving me the opportunity to say
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May 19, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS ·
Want some good advice? Never volunteer
to be in charge of a church summer Bible school program - unless your campus
has a church paging system.
Summer's here and the children will
soon be out of school. Which means we're only a few weeks away from the summer
Bible School program at our church. I got talked into overseeing the program
two years ago, and it turned out to be a much bigger challenge than I expected.
Getting all classrooms set up, making sure we had all the materials for the
arts and crafts, feeding the kids on time - it seemed like we were always
running out of stuff and always behind schedule.
Fortunately, the following year the
church board decided to invest in a church paging system to be used during
Sunday services. Parents who drop children off at the nursery are given a
nursery pager. That way, supervisors can quietly contact parents during
services if they're needed in the nursery. We soon found out the nursery pagers
have many uses besides Sunday mornings.
Last summer we used them during Bible
school, and what a different they made!
For the first time, we could all
communicate with each other from anywhere on campus. The ability to quickly
send detailed text messages to individuals or entire groups of staff members
helped us solve a lot of the logistical problems that we experienced the year
For example, if a teacher ran out of
something in a classroom, they could page a "runner" who would quickly bring
new supplies as needed. If teachers had behavior problems, they could contact
me directly with a message to come to their room. Even meals were on time and
more orderly because the kitchen staff used the pagers to let us know when the food
was ready for each class.
The best part about having church
paging for our summer Bible school is that it helps everyone work more as a
team. No matter how well we prepare, things happen once the classes start.
Using the nursery pagers to communicate with each other and coordinate our
efforts helps to resolve problems and keep things running smoothly.
So if your church asks you to help out
with Bible school, make sure they have church pagers before saying ‘yes'.
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May 12, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS ·
Most people don't think of a dental
practice as a business. Having owned one for 15 years, I can tell you it
certainly is, and our dental paging system is an important part of my business.
Like anything else, if you don't
provide a quality product or service, people will take their business
elsewhere. So I regularly have patients fill out "customer satisfaction"
surveys to determine what we're doing well and what we could do better. Our
dental paging system consistently ranks as one of the things patients really
like about our practice.
Interestingly, we got the dental pagers
(also known as salon pagers) several years ago as the result of a conversation
with a patient. We're located right next to a Starbucks, and as this patient
checked in for his appointment, I overhead him jokingly say to our
receptionist, "How about if I go next door for a cup of coffee and you give me
a call when the dentist is ready to see me."
When I went home that night, I kept
thinking about his comment. He said it in jest, but I could tell he was
serious. And the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. These days,
most patients would rather be on their cell phones than read a magazine or
watch TV. So why wouldn't they want to go somewhere they could get wifi
reception and a good cup of coffee as well?
So I did some research. To my surprise,
I found that dental paging systems are quite affordable. They're easy to use
and have a very good range, so we never have to worry about patients wandering
so far that they can't pick up the signal. We bought a system that fits our
small practice, and now we offer a dental pager to every patient who checks in.
Some of them decline, but most are happy to have the option to go next door for
some coffee, or even just sit outside away from the noises of the office.
Even the patients who don't use the
pagers appreciate the fact that we're trying to make the visit to our office
less stressful for them. You never really know what patient's think about your
practice until you ask. When we ask about the dental paging system, they always
give it two thumbs up.
May 05, 2014 · By HMEWIRELESS ·
I've been in the restaurant business a
long time. I used to think all you needed was good food and friendly food
servers to succeed. But now I wouldn't even try to run an upscale establishment
without a good restaurant paging system.
These days, everyone's in a hurry.
People still want good food, but they also want fast, efficient service. And
that's where pagers for restaurants come in handy. I'm not talking about the
old-fashioned kind that buzz patrons to pick up their orders at the
counter. I'm talking about a complete
wait-list and table management system that puts you in control of your
Our system starts with a waitlist
management and guest paging app that lets us keep track of wait times, page
waiting guests with our wireless café pagers, and receive updated table
statuses. It also includes a paging feature that allows our chefs and kitchen
staff to page food servers the instant their food is ready. They can work more
efficiently because they don't have to keep checking on their orders. And
customers like it because their food is served hot off the grill.
We also use the server paging app to
keep servers, chefs, and managers in constant communication each other. In
addition to paging individual staff members to the kitchen when their food is
ready, cooks can also send out a group page notifying staff of shift meetings
or menu changes. This feature works with our cafe pagers and with staff
members' cell phones.
As the owner, my favorite feature is
called "Push Button," which allows me to page managers or the entire staff with
important updates. For example, if we get an unexpected large party, I can
easily notify the entire staff to be prepared for it. Push Button is easy to
use, and the customizable interface lets me change messages at any time. It's a
great way to keep the restaurant running smoothly.
Our food servers really like the "Table
Scout" app, which enables them to instantly update the host on changes in table
status throughout the restaurant.
Whether tables need bussing or are
ready for seating, the app makes sure they get attended to without delay.
service is the hallmark of a great dining establishment. Our restaurant paging
system keeps us humming like a fine-tuned engine.
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