3 Steps For Choosing the Right Radio Accessories
Choosing radio accessories can be a complicated task. You'll want to give consideration to new technologies, device compatibility and reliability, as well as the operational requirements for your radio communications systems.
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- Choose radio accessories that address the needs of your working environment. Radio accessories are generally divided into a few categories such as push-to-talk device (PTT) and radio headset combinations, earpieces and headsets that are connected directly to a radio, remote speaker microphones (RSMs), special headsets and voice amplifiers. Do employees wear protective gear? Do you need to clip the radio to your back and control it remotely?
- Hot, cold, wet, dry, dust - you'll also want to ensure that the products you buy meet the standards relevant to your industry. When in doubt, ask your sales representative directly.
- And finally, you’ll want to ensure the accessories that you’re contemplating purchase of are compatible with your radios. Your vendor should be up-to-date with the latest (and not so latest) radios and their compatibility requirements. Also you’ll want to ensure that the audio quality is sufficient for your needs. Of course, you can always read the technical specifications, but don’t be afraid to test out the accessories. One last, and very important point: Accessories generally have a work life of 5 to ten years, therefore ensure that you’re purchasing from a vendor with a solid track record for manufacturing quality equipment and provides a warranty and in-service program.
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