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.

Long-distance communication

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.

Convenient setup

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

Hospitality: Restaurants, hotels, resorts, shopping malls, supermarkets 

Government: Municipal water, electricity, and sanitation departments

Also readWhy use PoC Radios for Your Small Business?

If the following points describe your business communication needs, you should definitely consider license-free radios.

Short-distance communication

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. These operate 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

Also read: Why Use License-free Radios for Your Small Business?

We hope that this article makes your transition to communication excellence much simpler.

If you would like further assistance with making the right choice, contact us via our website or email.