All the stores in Rochester use an internal digital TDMA system that no scanner can pick up. As for the Buffalo Stores I guess I'm not to sure.Does anyone know the freq. they use for their radios for the McKinley Pkwy. store in Blasdell,NY?
I did a search and found them only for their locations in Rochester.
Unless they have changed recently, they have used the Nortel "Companion" wireless PBX system for many years. It is basically a private PCS cellular network that works with their corporate phone system. It is TDMA in the "Unlicensed" PCS band.A digital System just for a grecery store? wow seems like a simplex system would have been cheaper ans easier
Unless they have changed recently, they have used the Nortel "Companion" wireless PBX system for many years. It is basically a private PCS cellular network that works with their corporate phone system. It is TDMA in the "Unlicensed" PCS band.
The Companion handsets have all the features of digital desk phone. It is like taking your office phone with you when you go anywhere in range of the corporate network. There is an optional headset for the Companion if you need hands free.
They may sometimes use FRS radios for the "helping hands" people that round up carts in the parking lot but the supervisors and managers have a phone on their belt.
I have heard nothing on that frequency for years.They were using an areawide repeater frequency for Loss Prevention, but my last contact with that was more than 10 years ago.
I saw something new at the Pittsford Wegmans today. All the supervisors had both the Companion phone and a Mag One BPR40 radio on their belt. The BPR40s had headsets. The antenna was thick and looked like a VHF stubby but it could be UHF.I did notice that they did have phones, but they were also using radios to call for cleanups