Two-Way Communication for Snow Patrol & Emergency Responders

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The holiday season is the time for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes. Although shredding the slopes can be fun for adrenaline junkies, winter sports have the potential to be very dangerous and sometimes serious injuries can occur. When this happens, snow patrols and emergency responders need reliable two-way communication to save lives and deal with hazardous conditions on the mountain.

Your snow patrols and emergency responders must use two-way radios to effectively communicate any issues they find on the slopes. The PRODIGI™ RDR3600 digital two-way radio is RCA’s durable, waterproof radio with a full keypad and display. It has emergency alarm features that snow patrollers can activate to immediately alert other team members that assistance is needed. This ensures a quick response which helps the injured get transportation to the bottom of the hill for emergency medical services.

Emergency responders and search and rescue teams can better coordinate their search efforts by using the RDR3600’s SelecTalk™ feature. This allows for private communication channels between specific users or groups without broadcasting over the entire system. The RDR3600 digital radio also has a wide coverage range that keeps your transmissions clear in rough, mountainous terrain. RCA digital radios even use 40% less power than normal analog radios. Your radio will last even longer during your search and rescue efforts without having to stop to charge your battery.

Two-way radios help your snow patrollers stay informed about changing conditions on the slopes. Any large obstructions such as fallen trees, broken equipment, and avalanche debris can be reported immediately, and the RDR3600 has an extra loud speaker so all of your team members can hear it. Plus the RCA digital radios can be equipped with chest packs and speaker mics to make it easier to use while wearing ski gear. You’ll never have to pull the radio off your belt to transmit and you won’t have to fumble around trying to press the PTT button with gloves on.

Your snow patrol and emergency response teams should be using reliable digital two-way radios to do their jobs quickly and efficiently. So give Discount Two-Way Radio a call now at 800-895-5122 and we’ll get your team the tools they need to keep your slopes and skiers safe this season.

Why Choose Digital DMR Two-Way Radios instead of Analog?

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Improved Audio Clarity

The DMR Digital technology provides improved noise reduction and protects voice quality over a longer distance than analog, especially noticeable towards the end of the transmission range, where analog radios will have a lot of static and background noise. The digital processing of the signal allows the receiving radio to screen out the background noise and reconstruct the signal even when it is very weak. This keeps the transmission clear and increases the effective range of the digital radios over analog radios where the signal clarity and strength drops off dramatically at the end of the coverage zone.

 

Better Battery Life and Power Usage

Getting through a full 10-12 hour work shift on a single battery charge has always been a challenge for the analog handheld two-way radios. The DMR technology uses the transmitter of the radio only half of the time compared to a narrowband analog radio, which reduces the drain on the radio’s battery almost by half. This increases the actual talk time of a single battery charge by up to 40 percent. Overall battery consumption per call is reduced, and longer usage time in the field will be noticed between recharges.

 

DMR digital radios double the capacity over existing analog equipment

A Regular analog two-way radio system uses an entire 12.5KHz narrowband channel to provide a single talk path for communication. However, the benefit of using a DMR digital radio system is that it supports two simultaneous and independent calls over the same narrowband 12.5kHz channel. This results in doubling the channel capacity of the radio system which allows businesses to split departments and users into different completely independent and private talk groups.

 

Do I need to switch all my analog radios to digital?

Digital radios work in either analog or digital mode.This digital technology allows you to migrate your analog radios to digital one radio at a time, one channel at a time or switch out the whole system at one time.

 

A Final Word On DMR

DMR technology offers Professional Two-Way Radio users the possibility to upgrade their analog equipment to digital at their own pace and improve the coverage, system capacity and audio clarity of the transmissions. The DMR standard provides a versatile platform and wide range of two-way radio equipment that can be used in virtually any business environment.