Analogue radios were considered to be the most used in the two-way radio history, which in fact revolutionized the communication to different industries.
The latest transformation on the two-way radio communications is the digital portable radios known as the DMR. If ever you want to know more about it, below are some of the benefits that could be acquired from considering a digital portable radio or also known as DMR.
DMR is an open standard that’s not proprietary for any single manufacturers. DMR standards actually specify that DMR equipment needs to be compatible, which is why a radio would work for any network, which then helps to improve the availability of the pricing and the options.
Have a Clear and Loud Audio
The microphone in the analogue radios will relay each sound, but a DMR will give you a much clearer audio and have less static, distortion or less background noise because this will convert the voice information to digital data. A smart new feature in DMR comes with an intelligent audio that will automatically adjust with the radio’s volume in order for it to fit with the noise level within the environment.
Comes with Better Coverage
Digital portable radios will be able to provide better coverage whether this is across a single or multi site operation. If ever the single strength decreases, a digital portable radio has more range than analogue types because the audio quality is maintained with the edge of a coverage area.
Comes with an Advanced Control Feature
DMR standards use the second time slot or the TDMA for the reverse channel signalling. If the first channels are on call, instructions are going to be sent to the radio through the second time slot channel. This enables a priority call control, remote control for the radio which is transmitting or emergency call pre-emption which is transmitting that gives a radio system operator with higher degree of control and flexibility.
Battery Life is Longer
Digital technology is more energy efficient than the analogues because of the fact that the DMR technology uses a transmitter for the radio for half the time compared to narrowband analogue radios due to the TDMA. It actually reduces battery drain for about 50% which would increase talk time that is going to be available between the charges and enables longer communications for a single charge.
Protection of privacy is much easier with digital portable radios that have encryption and authentication to where the radio exchanges a key with the system first prior to the operation. Such features would be the reason as to why it becomes harder for others to listen on the frequency, making communications private.