It would be easy to conclude that the future belongs
to smart phones. In reality, the future will belong to
improved mobile platforms that are engineered to fit
specific needs. Future devices will build on what we have
now in ways that will delight us, but we need to prove
these new features in the heat of battle. It’s one thing
to love a feature in the showroom, but quite another
to see how it works when lives may depend on it. This
conservative view suits everyone, but if mission critical
outcomes are important to you then a careful approach
The future belongs to devices that make us work smarter
and which understand the mission critical context
we operate within and help us like a mobile ‘buddy’.
Prudent operators will take advantage of evolving
solutions that improve mission critical outcomes and
avoid those things that add to the problems. So this has
less to do with the cellular-vs-LMR argument – in fact
both can provide highly complementary outcomes.
SO WHICH IS BEST?
Answering this seemingly simple question is, in fact,
not so easy. It takes time to understand the context,
the real user needs and where the technology is going.
While LMR has an edge right now for mission-critical
communications, combining the best of both platforms
will continue to give significant advantages.
WHICH BEARER IS BEST? COMPARING LMR AND CELLULAR FOR MISSION-CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS