Choose Digital Two Way Radio When Deciding on Your On-Set Communications

Choose Digital Two Way Radio When Deciding on Your On-Set Communications

Communicating while filming can be difficult with so many variables to take into account, from background noise, weather, demanding directors, cast, crew and extras. With two way radios you can instruct individuals or groups of people on-set instantly and discreetly!

Whether in missing that crucial news shot or interview, having to do an additional take or paying for overtime can be costly. The ability to communicate between director, producers, technicians, cost and the myriad of support personnel within and across groups, clearly and instantly, can often make the difference between chaos and success. That’s where digital radio comes in.

Icom have now launched a new series of digital two way radios, called IDAS offering more benefits to those working in the broadcast and film sector. They are very spectrum efficient allowing twice the amount of users on a radio system compared to other technologies. IDAS digital radios feature outstanding audio and superb noise cancelling properties providing clear crisp sound around all areas of set.

Another benefit of Icom's IDAS 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 a production company 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.

Choose Digital Two Way Radio When Deciding on Your On-Set Communications

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd said, ‘From the management of demanding actors and equipment, to coordinating a small army of crew, specialists, cast and extras. Digital two way radio allows you to coordinate everything right on time’.

He added, ‘Icom transceivers are top performers in their own right; high-quality build makes them ideal for all tough film and TV applications. Icom systems can range from a pair of licence-free handheld transceivers to a fully integrated, digital multi-radio set-up. Long battery life combined with high-quality construction makes models from the Icom range perfect for daily demands of filming. So if you are looking for a simple radio system with full reporting function to coordinate actors and to deliver shoots on time and within budget, then Icom have a range of solutions available. With dealers nationwide, an informed sales team and a dedicated after-sales service, Icom UK is fully-equipped to satisfy your mobile radio communication requirements’.

To find an Icom dealer specialising in two way radio communication solutions for broadcast and film, contact our systems department on 01227 741741 or via the email address below.

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

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