How Two-Way Radios Work

Two-way radios, when deployed correctly, can transform a business, campus, industry or agency. With this one solution you can solve countless communications and safety problems and address issues with collaboration and productivity. Here, we take a closer look at this communications solution and provide answers to help your teams understand how two-way radios work and what they can do for your business.

Basic Information about Two-Way Radios

To best understand how two-way radios work, it’s helpful to know how they differ from traditional analog radios. Conventional radios send audio signals on specific radio frequencies to each other and overlay your voice on top of those signals. We relied on analog radios for years to carry one voice across one radio channel.

Two-way radio communication has come a long way since the days when a mobile system took up the entire back seat of a police squad car and a two-way radio’s range was very limited. And the evolution of digital has brought features and capabilities that make radios for commercial and industry purposes a much better communications solution than cell phones.

Today, we use digital mobile radio technology, or DMR, to digitize voice communications, converting the sound of voice into the same kinds of letters and numbers as the data on a computer. That digitization process offers all kinds of benefits, such as allowing multiple conversations on the same radio frequency and better clarity.

Understanding Two-Way Radio Features and Functionality

Understanding what features and functionality are available makes it even more clear why two-way radios are better than cell phones. Not only are two-way radios less expensive, they’re built for business and for safety. Among other benefits, two-way radios offer:

  • GPS tracking
  • Work order management
  • Indoor location tracking
  • Noise reduction

Contact Viking Communications!

Viking Communications has been in the business since 1964, always maintaining the consistent goal of helping our clients to communicate more effectively and efficiently. We are locally owned and operated, this allows us to provide professional service in two-way communications systems, with a personal approach for each client.

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