Thursday, July 15, 2010
Is Analog 2-way radio dead?
The recent decision by the FCC to postpone implementation of narrow band manufacturing standards essentially removed all incentives for advancement of 6.25 kHz Very Narrow Band (VNB) technology and even the commitment to implementing 12.5 kHz Narrow Band standards.
As our readers know, the primary technical benefit of moving to digital is to maintain current performance levels at reduced bandwidth. Since there is no immediate requirement to implement 6.25 kHz capability, a review of the comparative differences between 12.5 kHz Narrow Band analog and digital radios is worthy of consideration.
The fact is that the newer narrow band analog radio with compandered audio work quite well in comparison to their digital counterparts. We think it may be time to rethink analog technology as there are some significant benefits in staying with analog. That is why we have prepared a free Analog Communications Planner to assist those we serve in making the best decision in selecting the right technology for YOU!
You can download our free Planner in PDF format by clicking here. Check it out - then give us a call at 800.489.2611 if we can be of assistance in any way.