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Tommy Two Way Lays down the Law On Digital Radio

Posted by Jill McNamara on Friday, October 5, 2012

 Digital Radio Will Make Your Job Easier, Trust Me!

Freq Squad 06 resized 600     There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not looking for a communication puzzle to solve. I’ve got decades of technical expertise and I’ve got no problem telling you like it is. And for many, many years I would have told you to stick with analog radio, all the way. It’s always been the simple choice for reliable communication. But there’s a new technology in town, and it’s paving a path that’s here to stay.

     Whenever new products and technologies make an entrance in the market, I’m sure to do extensive investigating.  With technology moving as fast as it does these days, I’m not about to hop on a fad that’s about to be replaced next month. But the thing about digital radio is, that even though it seems like the smart phone equivalent of a radio (which it is) it’s got a reputation for solving communication problems that speaks for itself. Sure there are several new flashy features, such as texting or it’s capablity to hold dozens of newly developed applications like both GPS tracking and work ticket entry/update, which is enough to grab my attention. But the important consensus I’ve come to with digital radio, is that it solves just about all the common issues you hear from radio users. 

     First, it combines voice and data in one device.  That makes it equivalent to investing in your own private network; (tell that to your boss who’s on you about ROI). Second it’s going to give you greater capacity of spectrum AND clearer audio because digital has greater noise reduction.  Third, you might as well accept the fact that analog is becoming obsolete. These days’ manufacturers are focusing mostly on enhancements for digital, and that’s putting greater limits on what analog can offer. DMR (digital mobile radio) is built to grow with the future needs of the user. With the developments being made now and in the future, you’ll be able to add on to your system and make enhancements that make things easier for you to do your job. Because that’s the point, right?! 


  wireless FREQ squadTommy Two Way is another member of the FREQ Squad! Tommy’s been around the block and back. He’s a techy old timer who’s been active since the beginning of two way radio. He thinks he’s pretty smart, often saying, “I don’t just talk the talk, I can walk the walk.”—using his mustache as an indication of his many years of wisdom. We urge you to try and stump him with technical questions!

Have No Fear, The FREQ Squad Is Here!

If you haven't already heard, the FREQ (“Freek”) Squad are now part of ChiComm's team. They'll be popping in every now and then on the blog to give you helpful hints and tell you about the latest happenings for all things 'freq-y & geeky'. They'll be sharing valuable information related to two-way communications equipment & accessories, important announcements about products, promotions, regulations and answers to frequently asked questions. For bio’s on each member click here. They also have their own twitter handle:@ccFREQsquad

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