The way forward
Though the benefits of upgrading may be obvious, the hurdles
associated with change can seem overwhelming: the prospect
of communications downtime is a nightmare for organizations
which rely on mobile radio.
The key challenge in replacing any crucial workplace tool is
avoiding disruption. Fortunately, there are flexible, staged
migration solutions that mitigate the downtime, cost and
inconvenience. It’s now entirely possible to integrate your existing
systems and migrate to digital platforms at your own pace. In this
way, you can fully capitalize on your existing system, while taking
advantage of the benefits of a digital platform.
Whatever your motivations to move to digital radio, you
can choose a strategy that fits. You can future-proof your
communications infrastructure, refresh your fleet, even double
your capacity, and make the upgrade to digital on a flexible,
staged schedule that suits your business objectives and budget.
The key to easy network migration is flexibility. That means
infrastructure and terminals that can operate in both analog
and digital modes. A simple software upgrade can give you
a seamless transition from your current analog system to a
feature-rich, digital network when you are ready.
Digital-ready terminals and base stations let you spread costs
and installation overhead over a transition period that suits
you. You can begin refreshing your fleet today, with multi-mode
portable and mobile radios that operate in analog mode, with
no interruption to business as usual. Once you’ve installed your
digital network, it’s a simple matter to switch your terminals
Multi-mode base stations running in analog mode can replace
old analog site equipment right now, ready to be switched to
digital mode when your fleet is upgraded. Some modern base
stations even offer functionality to bridge analog and digital
systems, letting you gradually transition to full digital operation
in phases, as your budget and needs dictate.
This flexible process is helping organizations around the world
make the transition from analog to digital radio surprisingly
painless. The safety and efficiency benefits offered by a modern
digital communication network are accessible through a hassle-free migration, on your own terms.