Since 1933 analog two way radios have been in use for business and personal applications. Originally they were used in the US military but today they are used widepsread in many industries, and are now a favourite choice over the mobile phone for commercial, military and personal use. The PMR 446 is the best option for personal use as these radios are license free.
The question about two way radios in recent times is whether the analog radio would be strong enough to cope with a digital rich world, a world where digital devices have grown in popularity over the years, over the past month the answer to that question has been answered and Motorola have discontinued all their analog systems and replaced them with their Mototrbo range of two way communications.
With your two way radio being critical for your business it is not hard to understand why Motorola feel the need to discontinue analog and replace with digital, the differences are significant in both sound quality and design, considering noise pollution these days while out and about on the road or in a commercial environment on a factory floor, todays professional radios need to cope with all the background noise but deliver quality sound to the user, Motorola’s Digital range offers industry leading audio in their new range of radios.
Motorola have been providing radios in the analog sector for many years, covering communications within the public sector, governments, retail, hospitality, transportation, military, filming as well as the unlicensed PMR 446 for small business and personal use, two way radios provide a system which is private and cost-effective when compared to a mobile phone system, with a two way radio the cost of the calls are free!
The advantages of digital radio technology speak for themselves. Greater calling capacity and enhanced voice quality throughout your coverage area make it easier to hear and understand conversations even in some of the most challenging environments such as seaports or large convention halls.
Common FAQs for Analog and Digital Systems
Why have Motorola Discontinued Analogue Radios?
Although analog radios get the job done, they have reached their limits when it comes to comparing them to their digital upgrades, which offer more capabilities and improve efficiency and performance. One of the biggest problems for two-way radio users is the increasing traffic and congestion of 25 kHz and 12.5 kHz. With an analog system there are many environmental factors which can make the signal unstable, digital radios are more efficient with battery life, error-correction, voice clarity and signal strength.
What radios replace the analog systems?
Motorola have introduced their new range of digital radios under MOTOTRBO, you can find this category on our website and view the new models. The DP/DM series and the new SL4000 which is an all round solid radio, featuring intelligent audio, integrated Bluetooth and covert mode. They also feature new digital ATEX versions such as the DP4400 and DP4801.
Will Voice Clarity Improve?
Digital radios, by contrast, incorporate a built-in-error-connection functionality that elimiates static to ensure voice calls are heard clearly .
Which Models have been discontinued?
GP Series: GP330, GP340, GP360, GP380, GP640, GP680
CM Series: CM140, CM160, CM340, CM360
GM Series: GM340, GM360, Databox
What are the benefits of digital radio vs analog?
Mototrbo professional series radios have set the performance standard for business communications, with the introduction of their new portables, digital audio has been taken to a whole new level, with digital radios offering a new smart feature with intelligent audio which adjusts the volume to fit the user’s environment. When an accessory is plugged in the radio the accessories work together to enhance the overall audio experience. Digital radios recognise the accessory and loads the optimised audio profile to provide maximum audio performance.
To view the latest in digital technology radios by Motorola then please view our website or contact us for further details.