5 Key Considerations For Choosing A Two-Way Radio For Your Organization

5 Key Considerations For Choosing A Two-Way Radio For Your Organization
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5 Key Considerations For Choosing A Two-Way Radio For Your Organization

Effective, Reliable, and Constant Communication for Teams On The Move

For nearly a century, two-way radios have proven to be one of the most effective and reliable communication options for teams that need to stay in contact while on the move. In that time, however, there have been incredible technological improvements - both for two-way radios and the infrastructure that supports them. What started as a single product with very few - if any - additional features or enhancements has now turned into an entire industry with various products showcasing different features and capabilities. 

However, with such a wide range of options, finding the best two-way radio for your business needs can be overwhelming. By examining some key considerations, you and your team can make an informed decision that aligns with your organization's requirements and allows your team to communicate efficiently and effectively.

Key Considerations for Selecting a Two-Way Radio

Coverage Range

Two-way radios have varying coverage ranges, so you'll want to choose a model that provides sufficient coverage to meet your needs by considering the size of your business premises or territory and the distance your team needs to cover. Remember that factors like terrain and obstacles can affect the effective range of the radios.

Durability and Build Quality

If your two-way radios will be used in rugged or demanding environments, be sure to evaluate the durability and build quality of the radios you're comparing, and prioritize radios that are designed to withstand rough handling, shocks, vibrations, and exposure to dust, water, or other harsh conditions. Consider features like reinforced casings, water resistance or waterproofing, and reliable battery life.

Battery Life and Charging Options

For operations where electricity - and therefore charging stations - may not be readily available, assessing the battery life of the two-way radios will be of the utmost importance. Choose a model that offers sufficient operating time for your business requirements and determine whether a model that uses rechargeable batteries and charging docks or disposable batteries will best suit your needs. Additionally, look for radios that offer fast charging options if you require quick turnaround times.

Communication Channels and Privacy

Determine the number of communication channels you need for your business and keep in mind whether your organization has multiple teams or departments that require separate communication channels. Additionally, consider radios that offer privacy features like encryption or digital scrambling to ensure secure and confidential communication, especially in industries that handle sensitive information.

Additional Features and Accessories

Evaluate the additional features and accessories that may be relevant to your business needs, including built-in GPS for location tracking, noise cancellation or voice activation for improved audio quality, hands-free operation with headsets, emergency alert functions, and compatibility with other communication devices or systems.

By considering these factors, you can narrow down your options and choose a two-way radio that best suits your business requirements in terms of coverage, durability, battery life, privacy, and additional features.

 

About Amerizon

For organizations that require two-way radios to enable their business or organization to connect over other devices, at other locations, or across distances, Amerizon Wireless will walk you through the process of obtaining the radios, along with Nationwide PTT coverage. 

For more information about the monthly subscription fees, and how to obtain free TLK 100 radios when you sign up for Motorola WAVE Push-to-Talk Over Cellular, don't hesitate to get in touch with our WAVE activation team by calling us at 1-866-MCA-WAVE or emailing us at WAVE@callmc.com.