PoC vs License-free Radios: Which do I Need For my Business?
Previously, many business owners were discouraged by the bulky design and exterior of two-way radios and chose cellphones instead for inter-team communication. This issue is a thing of the past. Two-way radios now boast sleek, durable designs with impeccable technology and features.
Many businesses are now opting for two-way radio communications because of their multiple benefits, but if you are still in the process of making the switch, how would you choose the perfect radio for your business?
This article sheds some light on the difference between PoC and licence-free radios, and which type would best suit your communication needs.
If the following points underline your communication requirements, then PoC radios are perfect for you.
PoC radios use mobile phone networks instead of regular radio waves, perfect for communicating with off-site personnel and even team members across the country. PoC radios support 2G/3G/4G national coverage. All you require is a good cellphone signal to communicate quickly and effectively.
Because these radios use cellular networks, there is no need for licensing, cabling, repeaters and other infrastructure.
Industries utilising wide-area network radios
Transportation: Couriers, taxis, tow trucks, railways, airports, seaports, freight logistics
Construction: Construction sites, bulk deliveries, electrical, excavating, plumbing and roofing contractors
If the following points describe your business communication needs, you should definitely consider license-free radios.
These simple devices are perfect for teams with infrequent, local usage requirements and a shorter distance to cover.
Quick on-site communication
Compact and durable, they enable small businesses to achieve efficient inter-team communication while on the job. The simplicity of the push-to-talk function means instant communication between teams without the distraction of cell phones.
Low setup cost
No start-up, license, or infrastructure charges means you save on operating costs. Theseoperate on a limited range of frequencies and can be used right out of the box with no other permission required.
Industries utilising license-free radios
Security services: On-site private security, gated communities, office parks
Events and entertainment: Weddings, event crowd control, sporting events
Hospitality: On-site guesthouse management, B&B cleaning and maintenance
Home maintenance: On-site electricians, plumbers, exterminators, landscapers, gardeners, builders