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When they were first introduced into the workplace analogue radios sparked a revolution in the way communication was dealt with in a business environment.

Analogue radios remain prevalent within some businesses, but while they remain useful, like every technology and device, things move on and new digital two-way radios are providing an even more reliable, robust and effective communications.

When looking to introduce or improve an organisation’s communication system there are many reasons why they would be best suited by digital two-way radios.

For instance.

Better voice communication quality

It should be a given for any communication network that people communicating over a radio or phone can actually hear what is being said but many analogue radios and mobile phones can struggle in busy or loud environments – which is not ideal for organisations.

Analogue and phones for instance pick up every sound that the microphone hears, including background noise so it is easy for sentences to break up or be drowned out entirely.

The technology within digital two way radios on the other hand is designed to focus directly on the speaker’s voice to ensure a clearer sound while additions like automatic error correction can prevent voices sounding distorted.

As well as this, other features like Motorola’s noise-cancelling feature means noises within a busy environment are blocked out to ensure better reception.

Capacity and cost

The digital technology in new two way radios delivers voice and data in half the bandwidth of analogue meaning organisations can essentially double the capacity of their existing channel and allow more users to communicate over the network.

This growth in bandwidth capacity also comes with the added benefit of reducing licensing costs, bringing a boost to the bottom line and well as a more efficient communications network.

Maybe one of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to choosing between analogue and digital is that because digital technology it is more advanced – in reality the hard cost is virtually comparable.

If anything, the fact that digital two way radios don’t need to be maintained or replaced as often as their analogue ancestors means the digital option is the most economic – as well as the most effective.

Longer life span

A communication system is only effective as long as it is up and running – sounds obvious.

But this is another area where analogue radios and many mobile phones fall short in that they have short and often unpredictable battery life, this is especially true when they are subjected to heavy and consistent use – which in a busy business environment is almost a given.

Digital two way radios provide a much more energy (and cost) efficiency because the battery technology used to power them is also more advanced and can be subjected to harder use.

This not only reduces the cost of the actual battery, but also increases profit potential by removing the need to charge up a battery during a shift and taking time away from the shop or warehouse floor.

When it comes to two way radios there really is no longer an argument for why a business would choose an analogue system or a digital one. Businesses which go digital not only improve their efficiency and reduce costs, but also future proof with their business as these radios often come with WiFi combatability, enabling software upgrades to be carried out remotely.

Being efficient and cost effective are key drivers for any business system and this is where digital two way radios fit the bill perfectly.

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