Radios have changed and have become far more technologically advanced. Now, two-way radios are available in typically three main forms, either stationary on a base station, mobile where it is installed in vehicles, and hand-held portable radios.
The use of digital two-way radios has changed dramatically over the past few decades. As we know, many industries rely on two-way radios to communicate efficiently and effectively and we have seen this greatly improve their productivity and reduce their downtime. Radios have changed and have become far more technologically advanced. Now, two-way radios are available in typically three main forms, either stationary on a base station, mobile where it is installed in vehicles, and hand-held portable radios.
What is a Portable Radio?
A radio is a communication device that can be used to send and receive messages. A portable radio is a digital two-way radio that can be carried around and does not need to be attached or permanently installed to a station.
A typical two-way radio system allows people to speak over a radio channel, but only one user can transmit at a time so users must take turns talking. When the radio is in receive mode the user can hear the transmissions on the channel, and when the user wishes to communicate, they press the “push-to-talk” button on the device.
A mobile radio is another type of two-way radio, however, it is attached to the inside of a vehicle with an external antenna mounted outside of the vehicle. Therefore, it is a popular choice of radio for many industries including construction, transportation and police.
What are the Benefits of Mobile Radio?
Here are a few reasons why mobile radios continue to be a popular choice for multiple businesses:
1. Loud speakers
If you are driving, the noise from surrounding traffic will be quite loud, as well as the noise that comes from your truck or rig. When you need to be able to communicate easily, that’s where a mobile radio comes in handy. Metro Mobile Radio offers mobile radios that have loud volume capabilities as well as noise filtering so you can hear messages relayed the first time.
2. Better audio
Background noise can affect the messages you send which is why some radios now offer technology that can actively reduce background noise so you can deliver clear messages. This will help reduce downtime for your business and lead to more efficient and safe work environments.
3. Greater range
Mobile radios are excellent devices for when you are on the go in your vehicle. With an antenna, they have an amazing range and allow users to communicate with each other over large distances.
Mobile radios are usually mounted in your vehicle which means that there is less of a chance that they will be dropped or damaged. This will increase their lifespan and durability for years to come. If maintained well, radios can have longer life span.
5. Bluetooth capability
Many mobile radios have Bluetooth integrated into the device. This feature enables you to stay connected to other users but does not require you to be directly within reach of the mobile radio.
You can pair a wireless microphone or headphones, or your car Bluetooth accessory, with Bluetooth so that you can complete your tasks without compromising your ability to communicate. Another great accessory is a Bluetooth-connected push-to-talk button that allows you to simply push one button to talk that can be attached to the wheel of your car. This will allow you to stay focused on the road and driving while communicating.
5. Improved driving
Mobile radios can help avoid distracted driving. The mobile radio comes with a microphone that has no display, just a push-to-talk button allowing the user to communicate while maintaining eyes on the road. These radios will enable users to stay in constant contact, thus improving productivity and efficiency.
Select the Right Mobile Radio With Metro Mobile
With many two-way digital radios to choose from, both mobile and portable, it can be intimidating to know which radio is best for your business. Let our team at Metro assist you with choosing the right radio for your needs.
With over 38 years of experience in the radio business and having worked with many industries across Canada, we can help you find the best two-way radio for the job. We sell multiple brands including Hytera radios, Icom radios and President radios. Reach out today to find your radio.