RF Communication Equipment
The Role of RF Communication Equipment in a Cellular World
Since the first, brick-sized cellphone made its appearance in 1973, consumers worldwide have been quick to embrace this new technology. In the ensuing decades, engineers have continued, not just to make these handy devices much more compact, but also to extend their use far beyond that of simply making and receiving voice calls. Today, it is claimed that mobile phones now outnumber human beings and there can be few pockets or handbags that don’t contain one. In addition to their original purpose, they are now able to transmit text and make video calls, to support multi-player gaming, to watch movies, to provide travel directions via the global positioning satellite network, and to support online banking and purchase transactions, to name just a few of the more common applications.
Given the versatility of the modern smartphone, is conventional RF communication equipment still relevant in the 21st century? The answer is an unequivocal yes and, in practice, interest in this type of technology has been growing steadily over the past few years. In addition, the engineers have also been busily improving the performance and extending the functionality of 2-way radios, in an effort to bring them more in line with today’s requirements. So, what exactly has been responsible for driving the renewed interest in this alternative to the mobiles we have grown to love? In fact, the trend can be attributed to two main factors – performance and running costs.
As the number of mobiles in use has grown and many of their functions now place greater demands on the available bandwidth, loss of reception is often a problem, particularly during periods of peak use that can lead to network congestion. In the case of emergency services, such as police, fire brigade, and ambulance, interruptions to a conversation can have serious consequences and the multiple channels typical of modern RF communication equipment means this should not be a problem.
Since most mobile phone contracts provide the subscriber with all of the airtime and text messages they are likely to need, it is easy for the average citizen to overlook the fact that each contact actually carries a charge. Rather than being faced with a monthly bill for hundreds of users, especially given the grossly inadequate budgets often allocated to these crucial support services, a modest annual licence fee allows unlimited use. Also, time is often crucial, so instantaneous calling without the need to dial a number could mean the difference between life and death.
Modern 2-way radios have evolved beyond all recognition and their use in business is growing. SSE LinkWorld has the perfect RF communication equipment for any application.