Why Buy Digital Two-Way Radios?

Many industries that rely on instant communication are using digital two-way radios for their superior functionality. This is a trend that is on the rise. They are fast replacing analogue walkie-talkies which have a smaller area coverage and only allow one conversation at a time.

A few key reasons why digital two-way radios are replacing analogue handsets are as follows:

Increased range

Digital and analogue two-way radios suffer from diminishing signal strength as distance increases. However, a digital two-way radio offers improved audio quality over longer distances. This is because they are less prone to signal interference to interference from other transmissions and obstruction that may be caused by the terrain or landscape around you.

Hybrid Walkie-Talkies 

Top walkie-talkie manufacturers supply radios which are both digital and analogue capable. This means that companies which have invested significantly in analogue two-way radio communication will not have trouble incorporating digital radios into their operations. Another benefit is that there is no need to make a large investment into digital radios immediately as they would be compatible with your existing analogue fleet of radios.

Longer battery life

Analogue radios can be demanding on their battery life, but new digital technology allows some radios to function about 40 % longer. This would be of interest for those who use their walkie-talkies intensively, or if you rely on your walkie-talkie during working hours

Data:

More advanced two-way radios now allow features such as text-messaging. However, features as such are only available on more costly and professional  models of radio.

Location services:

GPS-enabled radios allow employers to track employee locations for emergency situations.

Privacy:

Using a digital two-way radio is a more secure method of communication, as opposed to using an analogue radio. Your transmission from your digital radio is scrambled and then pieced back together, which reduces the chances of interference. However, there can be a reduction in sound quality from this feature, especially over greater distances.