Effective Digital Two Way Radio Systems for Facility Managers

Effective Digital Two Way Radio Systems for Facility Managers

Facilities managers are responsible for the management of services and processes that support the smooth running of many organisations and businesses. Their duties vary with the nature of the organisation, but facilities managers generally focus on using best business practice to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs and increase productivity.

The use of two way radio equipment has been widely adopted by the profession. It has been shown the the use of two way radios can ensure that services are coordinated efficiently on time and efficiently, whether the Facility Manager is responsible for offices, schools, stadiums, or shops.

However as two way radio systems schemes have become larger, buildings more complex in construction, existing analogue equipment may have been stretched beyond their capability and result in reception dead spots. That’s where digital comes in…

Icom digital two way radios, called IDAS, are incredibly spectrum efficient allowing twice the amount of users on a radio system than comparable technologies. IDAS digital two way radios feature outstanding audio and superb noise cancelling properties providing clear crisp sound around all parts of a site. Also because of the way that they digitally transmit, it is possible that parts of site with a blind spot may now be covered.

Effective Digital Two Way Radio Systems for Facility Managers

Another benefit of Icom’s digital system is that it is capable of digital/analogue mixed mode operation. This means that they can receive both analogue and digital modes on a single channel. Mixed mode operation is a real benefit for business owners as there is not the need to buy a complete radio system outright, an important consideration in the current economic climate. This can help in budgeting the transition from an older analogue system to a digital one.

There are a variety of IDAS digital systems available, from simple back to back digital radio systems featuring handportable radios to more sophisticated single site trunking system allowing the management of numerous busy channels. Icom also provide a range of digital two way radio systems including Radio Management System (RMS-Net) specifically designed for the Facilities market. There are various options to go with this system including Guard Tour and Zonal security systems.

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd said, ‘The superior performance of Icom’s digital radios makes them ideal for use in the diverse Facility Management sector. Long battery life combined with high-quality construction make models from the Icom range perfect for managers and workers alike. With dealers nationwide, an informed sales team and a dedicated after-sales service, Icom UK is fully-equipped to provide you the radio communication solution you require.’

If you are an organisation that are looking to make sure all your services are running to budget and meet all the health and safety requirements, please contact our Systems Department today on 01227 741741 or via the email address below.

Icom UK Systems Department: systems@icomuk.co.uk

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