Ordinarily, the suggestion of hiring an analogue radio over a digital radio would be considered a step back in terms of recent technological advancement. It would be natural to believe that a digital version of a gadget would be the better option to go for, however, this depends entirely on the unique situation of your hiring requirements, the location and also the time period the communication is needed for.

When faced with the decision of which type of radio to provide for your operations – it’s important to choose a reputable, experienced and reliable provider with a range of comprehensive solutions to adapt to your bespoke needs.

Analogue vs. Digital

To evaluate whether you need an analogue or a digital solution – here’s a quick run down of the benefits of both – and, in the experience of 2CL communications which spans over the last 40 years –  which solutions businesses and events usually go for.

Analogue Radio

Essentially, analogue radios are ‘walkie talkies’ operating on an analogue transmission system which is enabled by hardware receivers and transmission.

Originally – analogue radios were produced to assist the U.S. Military, who used them in operations in the 1930’s. This has firmly established their place in the market – as reliable and proven methods of communication.

But analogue radio does have its drawbacks, namely the occurrence of drop out frequency where the handset is located further away from the transmitter, along with the frequency only able to carry one conversation at a time.

The main benefits of analogue technology are the simplicity, the ease of setup and use for your workers. As a fail safe method within the range – we recommend analogue radio for anyone looking for a short-term, reliable and reactive solution. Here are the main benefits:

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Digital Two-Way Radios

Digital radios, on the other hand – operate in a different way, in particular, the frequency – which uses a binary method to transmit sound, represented by the numbers 1-10. This means the voices are transmitted clearer, and background noise is eliminated.

Other benefits of digital radios are:

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So, which one’s for me?

Knowing which radio to choose for your needs will weigh heavily on the environment in which they are needed for. For example, the benefits of background noise cancellation may work better for noisy industries such as construction sites, factories and plants. Analogue radios are still widely used by TV/Film production teams as this technology is able to integrate with other equipment they have onsite where as some digital equipment is unable to. Analogue radios are great entry level radio for

Analogue radios are still widely used by TV/Film production teams as this technology is able to integrate with other equipment they have onsite where as some digital equipment is unable to. Analogue radios are great entry level radio for first-time users. But, it’s pleasing to know that analogue and digital radios are able to work in conjunction, so can be replaced over a period of time, so if you decide to begin operating with an analogue solution – if your needs evolve over time this can be catered for.

About 2CL Communications

At 2CL communications, we have been pleased to connect people to other when they need it the most – during events, occasions and critical work in order to help these operations run smoothly in locations both on and off the land. We are committed to providing a high-quality service from installation to system maintenance and support.

If you would like to find out more about how 2CL Communications can benefit your search for radio hire or purchase by locating and sourcing the best possible devices for all of your needs, do not hesitate to get in contact today. Our friendly team can be reached on 020 8781 1911 or emailed at contact@2cl.co.uk.