Digital radio is the future of radio broadcasting. More and more people are upgrading from analog to digital two-way radios, not because they are new but because they are useful. Digital radios have far clearer reception than AM/FM. There is no static, background noise and the digital signal allows for more stations with similar bandwidth.
Advantages of Digital Radios
Advanced digital radios allow vibrant image displays on built-in screens and recording facilities. Whether you are listening to weather information, global news or albums, display images keep you engaged to the radio content for longer. If you miss your favourite program, your digital radio allows you to record and play it later or even pause and play if you are interrupted by a phone call. It has enhanced the listening experience and sound technology to the next level.
Quite like digital TVs, the biggest advantage with digital radios is that the reception is either perfectly clear or not at all. What you need to purchase is a digital radio receiver or DAB+ receivers (Digital Audio Broadcasting). You will find them at electronics retailers or online stores.
Why Some Companies Prefer Analog to Digital?
While many companies have moved to fully integrated digital radio systems, there are many businesses that have chosen to stick with analog radios since they function well for small scale operations.
Digital two-way radios are lesser understood or too advanced for some, so they shy away. Another primary reason is the expensive cost that makes them unaffordable for many. It’s simply cheaper to stick with the older analog model. It’s also challenging for others to upgrade to advanced models if they are digitally challenged.
Why Should You Upgrade to Digital?
There are four main reasons to upgrade to digital radio:
- Sound quality – The sound is sharper, less distorted, and eliminates background static. So even from a distance, the sound is sharp and clear.
- Higher security – They are more secure than analog radios. You can add encryption so your two-way conversations to avoid being overheard by a third party.
- Manage calls – You can call a single contact instead of always having to call a group, giving you more control.
- Text messaging facility – Yes, you heard right. Digital radios help you send and receive messages with text messaging tools so you have more options for better communication.
What you need to choose are digital radios that operate on the same frequency as your current radio. There are new models that can operate in analog mode. If both old and new models operate in the same mode, your investment goes further.
Garnish your new digital radio with compatible accessories. Those that don’t require batteries, for example, turn out more cost-effective in the long run because you save on battery expenses.
Nutec Electro Tel
Planning the transition? Call Nutec Electro Tel. We are technology with a human touch. Budget considerations are part of our philosophy. Our advanced, state-of-the-art digital radios are offered at competitive prices. Browse through our website to see what else we have to offer.