Two-way radios can be more effective than other forms of communication, even from telephones, for most businesses. The two-way radio, i.e., popularly called Walkie Talkies, gives any organization an efficient way to improve communication efficiency and effectiveness. However, many people have built a lot of conspiracy around the use of walkie-talkies. For instance, people generally say and believe that walkie-talkies are illegal to use in Australia. However, the Australian Government released no such information about the ban of Two-way radio in Australia.
Most business owners already offer access to landlines, cell phones, text messaging, and email to their people. It may work for some people and organizations but, in some cases, fail for others. Take a look at the benefits of two-way radio in Australia and other parts of the world over another form of communication.
Advantages of Two Way Radio
- Two-way radios are portable and robust. Unlike landline phones which have to be used from a specific place/location and need a continuous connection to a power source. The communication can also get disrupted because of signal unavailability or preoccupied lines, which gets worse in case of an emergency. On the other hand, Walkie-talkie works amazingly in massive centres. For instance, in some areas staff members have to travel to cover some unknown or remote areas. Hence if needed, these radios can be upgraded with additional power and frequency to expand the signal with the help of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDAs).
- These radios have only one communication method, which means that no irrelevant disconnections or searches for contact numbers arise while using the walkie-talkie. It can be set up to contact groups or individuals in emergencies. Its signal strength enables a single person to connect with an entire group at a time by pressing a switch without having to set up a call or set up workgroups on a cell phone.
- Its one-touch functionality allows proper communication where help is required. One can reach another person quickly, especially in emergencies, such as when an accident occurs, and care is required as soon as possible. In comparison, a regular cell phone needs users on both sides with the required resources such as battery and proper network to talk easily. Also, two-way radios operate in remote and underground areas and other areas where phones are generally unreachable.
- Today’s two-way radio can successfully transmit wireless or wired communications. Hence, just like a smartphone, one can also send texts, emails, and voice messages through these radios. The two-way radio also has a keypad and text messaging, and with the latest technology, it also includes better means of excellent sound and battery backup. Also, these radios can track workplaces and detect illegal activities, which can be adjusted to make the organization more safe and secure.
Conclusion Two-way radio use has seen a significant increase in recent years. In many cases, these devices are used in field jobs where a lot of field communication is involved. These radios have frequencies ranging from 150-900MHz. However, the Australia Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) does not allow any wireless communication outside the range of 624-820 Mhz. Connecting over the two-way radio helps two people at a time instead of the hundred of instant messages or emails floating around the office.