Analog vs. Digital

Analog has been the incumbent two-way radio technology since it was first used for commercial purposes in 1933. Over time many advances have been made and today’s radios are vastly different from their predecessors. In addition to obvious size, weight and performance improvements many advanced voice features have been added.

It is undeniable that digital technology has surpassed analog in terms of audio consistency, battery life and advanced voice functionality.

That doesn’t mean that analog radios are no longer a viable option – they continue to offer a simple, reliable, robust and affordable option to our customers, generally at a lower cost… Some niche applications are still best served with analog. This would include situations where digital latency is noticeable, such as when radios are clustered together or when delays are critical. Some users with large networks are currently evaluating the various digital technologies to decide on the best to suit their needs, it is important for their adopted technologies to see wide market acceptance…

National Wireless offers a range of high-quality analog only two-way radio products from Vertex Standard and GME.

Most importantly for analog radio users we are still fully qualified and equipped to service and maintain your existing systems. We can supply replacement radios and accessories. If your company plans to migrate to digital in the future, we can work with your existing analog system to implement this transition seamlessly on a timetable that suits your needs – we offer digital technology that is backward compatible with analog systems, allowing you to future proof your radio investments digital now – whilst seeing your analog communications system through to end of life.

To discuss a plan to migrate to digital or if you currently run an analog system & require new radios or maintenance support assistance call us on 02 4964 1533.