Each organization has its own way of operating, and the right communications networks can greatly enhance worker safety and efficiency. But with so many wireless communications bearers out there, how do you choose the one or the right mix for your organization? In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy we explore this question.
The right Bearer for your organization: What to Consider
Maybe you’re convinced that no single device will meet all the needs of your organization, and now you’re looking at integrating multiple devices into your comms system. So, which network bearers should you consider? Or maybe you are already using multiple technologies but want to know whether you’ve made the right choices. Or maybe you are looking at adding another bearer to the mix you already have.
The key point is that you don’t need to choose the best bearer to do everything. Creating a monolithic system suitable for your entire organization is often too hard and involves making too many compromises in cost, availability, and performance.
Analyse how Different Groups Work
A close analysis of how the various groups in your organization interact and work can reveal the diversity and variability of your communications requirements over time. Matching bearers and devices to jobs makes better sense than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
This doesn’t mean you need to keep these different wireless networks completely separate, however.
Defining an integration strategy that enables different bearers to be accessed by different devices as they are needed can improve the flexibility, coverage, resilience, and cost-effectiveness of your overall communications.
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Want to know more? For the full lesson, head over to the How to Choose the Right Communication Bearers course on the Tait Radio Academy, where you can learn about the pros and cons of LMR, WiFi, Satellite, and LTE.
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