Both digital and analog signals diminish as the distance increases from the station transmitter. However, digital two-way radio offers improved audio quailty at a greater range than analog through a stronger resistance to interference from other signals and avoiding the imperfections of transmission and reception, which are typical of analog. Once the analog signal moves further away from the transmit center point, the audio will slowly fade out until unrecognizable. By contrast the digital siginal will remain strong and crystal clear to the limits of coverage.
The Digital hardware is very light and works much more like a cell phone.
- Contact List
- Ability to speak with one person or group
- Text Messaging
- GPS- Allows the employer to track the employee location and monitor productivity.
Longer Battery Life
Transmitting analog radio is power intensive, but the new digital technology allows some radios to function roughly 40 percent longer on a battery charge than the comparable analog system.
Digital two-way radio is easier to secure than analog, which suffers from notable loss in voice quality when scrambled for privacy purpose.
Transition from Analog to Digital
The digital platform provides a migration path that allows for simultaneous use of digital and analog radios. Digital and analog voice can be conbined in the same devices, making it easier to transition to digital for those companies who have already made a significant investment in the analog infrastructure.