TIME to look at two way radio’s future!
Currently less expensive radios.
Currently more choice in equipment avail.
More “natural” sound.
Interoperability is 100 % between brands & users.
Much better privacy expectation.
Potential for 2 users to use 1 frequency –at the same time.**
Digital typically reduces background noise-enhances only voice.
Digital is narrowband compliant- and already compliant for the next round of Narrow banding when it happens.
Longer battery life per charge (portables- 25% or so).
Data capability (text messaging, Internet linking multiple sites-
Even worldwide, GPS location capability, video, ability to private
Call a user- without the other users hearing it**, etc)
All current Digital radios offer legacy analog operation. This is
Great as a migration tool and interop going forward.
Digital may extend useable range.