Two Way Radios
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The radios below are our best value rentals which will meet the majority of sites needs. If however you are looking for a more complex solution or have additional needs, give us a call and we can discuss your needs and identify the most suitable equipment.
Why Two Way Radio?
Two Way Radios offer the following benefits over other communication types:
1. Service during an emergency - when other communication menthods may go down, two way radios will continue to function.
2. Robustness in challenging environments - designed to continue functioning in harsh environments
3. Ease of use - simple touch button communication leads to fast exchanges of critical information.
Analogue vs Digital
The key difference between analogue and digital radio is the tolerance of external noise. Digital radio can reduce unwanted background audio and focus on the operators speech providing clearer communication in noisy environments.
Another key difference is the behaviour of the two technologies towards the maximum range. The audio clarity of an analogue radio will slowly deteriorate into ‘white noise’ until communication is no longer possible, where as a digital radio will remain loud and clear until the drop-off point at which communication will no longer be possible.
Analogue and digital radios are available as both (VHF) Very High Frequency and (UHF) Ultra High Frequency. VHF has a slight advantage at longer range and UHF is better at propagating in dense/confined areas due to the different behaviours of the radio waves.
The lone worker operative carries a handheld two-way radio which emits a continuous audible tone, at a pre-programmed customer specific interval. To indicate the wellbeing of the worker, they simply press the PTT button to cancel the alert. If the worker cannot respond the system sends a pre-recorded message to up to four pre-programmed contacts to notify that the lone worker alarm has been triggered.
Available as both analogue or digital, VHF or UHF, ATEX radios are designed for use in environments containing potentially explosive gas and dust - ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres:
1) Directive 99/92/EC (also known as 'ATEX 137' or the 'ATEX Workplace Directive') on minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres. The text of the Directive and the supporting EU produced guidelines are available on the EU-website.
2) Directive 2014/34/EU (also known as 'ATEX 114' or 'the ATEX Equipment Directive') on the approximation of the laws of Members States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
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