FACTS ABOUT TWO-WAY RADIOS
Most business users need to communicate on-site and around their structures. The primary concern in choosing the correct radio is coverage of the facility with a clear, crisp audio signal that is easy to understand. Wide area coverage of multiple buildings or the distance of a few miles may require use of a range extender / repeater. Range is determined by several factors:
- UHF analog radios provide the best coverage indoors and out; especially in steel and concrete structures and large, industrial or multi-story buildings. A 2-watt, UHF analog radio will provide better coverage inside industrial buildings than a 5-watt, VHF analog radio.
- DTR Digital radios provide comparable coverage to the 4-watt UHF analog radios in addition to having superior sound quality.
- VHF analog radios are good for outdoor, “line of sight” applications and inside wood structures.
- Power plays a role in determining coverage and signal penetration.
- Obstructions such as steel, metal, and concrete will reduce range and coverage.
|Range and Coverage Guide|
|Typical User Markets|
|RMU2040, RMU2080, RMU2080d||Up to 250,000 SQ FT||Up to 20 Floors||Construction, Property Management,
|CLP1010, CLP1040, CLP1060, CLS1110, CLS1410||Up to 200,000 SQ FT||Up to 10 Floors||Retail, Hospitality, Restaurant, Lodging|
|DTR410, DTR550||Up to 350,000 SQ FT||Up to 30 Floors||Construction, Property Management,
|RDU4100, RDU4160d||Up to 300,000 SQ FT||Up to 30 Floors||Construction, Property Management,
|RMV2080, RMM2050||Up to 180,000 SQ FT||Up to 10 Floors||Construction, Property Management|
|RMV5100||Up to 250,000 SQ FT||Up to 15 Floors||Construction, Property Management|