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In a digital world, analog still has its benefits

Friday, July 13, 2012

Digital-based communications systems for emergency responders offer significant advances over traditional analog voice radios, including better security, interoperability enhancements and the ability to share more information than just voice, such as photos, video, GPS locations, compass and maps. However, there are still some functions where analog voice—a 100-year-old technology—outshines the best digital systems available today, such as analog point-to-point communicators that do not require repeater towers. Or, when a signal is weak or noisy analog communications can be intelligible when Project 25 (P25) digital radios would not be.

See the full article online at Officer.com.