For many mission critical organizations, this could still be your
best choice. Undoubtedly, P25 is more advanced, but there is no
point in paying for more features if you don’t need them.
Here are some reasons to consider Analog Conventional:
• Analog Conventional costs less than P25 Digital
• If a paging system is essential to your operation, this
functionality works better with analog conventional
• Neighboring agencies have analog mutual aid channels
• Your users are familiar with analog conventional.
If you’re leaning towards an analog conventional system, your
best option is to select one that is future proof; easy to migrate
to P25 in the future.
One solution may be to have some analog channels and some
P25 conventional channels to get the best of both worlds.
P25 PHASE 1
P25 PHASE 1
P25 PHASE 2
Channel Size 12.5kHz 12.5kHz 12.5kHz 6.75kHz*
Paging Functionality •
Trunked • •
Stop transmission during
Private P2P calls • •
*Equivalence (two voice channels in 12.5kHz)
approaching 100 or
more radio users,
quickly become too
congested, and you
will want to consider
a trunked network.”
WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Capacity is the biggest issue for many operators, and the
highest-capacity solution is a digital one – P25 Phase 2 Trunked.
Beyond that, your decision becomes more complex.
P25 Phase 1 – conventional or trunked – remains the best
option for most organizations looking to go digital. Unless you
are dramatically short of capacity (and additional channels in
your frequency range are unavailable), any other argument for
choosing Phase 2 is outweighed by the complexity and cost.
On the other hand, if you are already using P25 Phase 1 Trunked
and you need more capacity, then Phase 2 is the best way to
achieve it. The table compares the other major features.
As always, whatever you choose, we recommend selecting
a solution with a clear and easy migration path. For instance,
the Tait 9400 series is capable of Analog, P25 Phase 1, and