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#Wirelesswednesday : How long will my radio last?
Invest in your two-way radios life cycle

 

Purchasing a new fleet of two-way radios is a major investment for many businesses, and you want to make sure you reap the benefits for years to come whether it be a simple back to back system or an enhanced solution with repeater(s) & application(s) – so how can you make sure you receive the expected life of your two-way radios?

The average two-way radio will perform for approximately 5-7 years. A lower-end radio could withstand around 3-4 years of regular use, while higher quality two-way radios can perform for up to 7+ years. Of course, this does all depend on usage.

The average two-way radio will perform for approximately 5-7 years. A lower-end radio could withstand around 3-4 years of regular use, while higher quality two-way radios can perform for up to 7+ years. Of course, this does all depend on usage.

 

KEEPING UP TO SPECIFICATION

Even if your radio remains in in good condition, how do you ensure that you are still utilising all of its technological capabilities?

The current radio market technology moves so fast with its continual re-development of software and applications, the great thing about two-way radios is that you can always have the latest software upgrades carried out by an Authorised Partner whether it be a bug fix or new features which will enhance your operation. This can be offered through multiple platforms.

 

REGULAR SERVICES AND REPLACING PARTS

As standard radios are purchased with a 24 mth warranty

• Antennas and belt clips can often be one of the first things to fail on a radio due to misuse, but these are low-cost items which are easily sourced and replaced.

• The average battery can typically last up to 18 months, but this can vary and is dependent on charge cycles/usage. You can consider technologies such as MOTOTRBO IMPRES™ which allows you to track, monitor and condition your batteries.

• You can extend your standard warranty for up to 5 years to cover for all types of eventualities from simple to repairs to a spare battery and new radio housing.

• You can consider a maintenance agreement/service level agreement if you have a large fleet of radios which will be written & detailed to your exact requirements.

 

THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE

The majority of major manufacturers put their portables through life testing before market launch and regardless of the industry that you are in most undergo constant, daily use which contributes to eventual wear and tear – being run over or, flushed down the toilet can be an everyday occurrence for your radio!

Motorola, eVerge, Hytera and ICOM offer waterproof, and dustproof IP rated features. Most are also constructed with a higher tolerance for impact damage.

When you are looking for two-way radios for your business, it is important to address what sort of exposures your radios are most likely to encounter. Then, seek out the options that are most resistant to these factors to increase their life span.

 

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