There are many things to think about and elements to organize, no matter what type of event you’re putting on. Radio comms are an essential aspect of any event.
You will need walkie-talkies to communicate with your staff, security personnel, and your university. This is a large-scale project that requires staff and volunteers to communicate continuously without interruption to ensure everything runs smoothly. This is particularly important in cases of crowd management.
This guide to walkie talkie rental will help you plan radio communications for your event.
Two-way radios were first used by the shipping industry more than 100 years ago. They have been a reliable and powerful way to keep in touch with long distances since then. Two-way radio rentals are becoming more popular in the UK because of large-scale sporting events, music festivals, and other activities.
Two-way radio rental is an effective and recognized way to ensure that your events are safe, organised, and coordinated among volunteers and staff. Two-way radios can be used to keep your event on time and safe. They have both push-to talk and one-to many communication capabilities.
Before you hire a professional walkie-talkie company, make sure to know who will need a radio at your event. If you have many people in your event team who are scattered throughout the event, it makes sense for them to each have a two way radio. It can be cheaper to provide each team and event management staff with a radio for larger events.
It is important to understand the basics of radio communications before you hire large-scale radio comms. These devices are known as “two-way radios”, because they can simultaneously transmit and receive radio signals. Many devices are “half-duplex”, which means they can’t transmit and receive simultaneously. Full-duplex, on the other hand, allows the radio to transmit and receive both signals simultaneously.
Each two-way radio comes complete with an antenna and loudspeaker/microphone with a button used to “push-to-talk” (PTT). They can communicate with other two-way radios that are tuned to the same frequency, or “channel”.
Two-way radios, also known as ‘walkie talkies’, are fully mobile and can be used to communicate while you are walking. They can also fit into your pocket. They are the exact same type of device.
Even if your event is only held a few times a year, it is often more economical to hire a two-way radio service rather than buying the equipment. This is especially true for larger events that are less frequent. Equipment purchases naturally require a higher initial investment. EARS staff can help your company decide the best option based on its equipment requirements.
Make the most of the most up-to-date technology
Your event will be served by the latest two-way radio technology. Renting your radio communications ensures this. You don’t have to worry about replacing or upgrading your hardware if it is lost or damaged.
Radio Hire Tailored for Your Event
Renting equipment is expensive. Total fees are charged per user. This allows you to only pay for what you actually use. After the event, there are no additional fees.
Based on the event’s size and layout, we will recommend any additional equipment. If you rent two-way radios to play music, you might need a manned control center with multiple repeaters (boosters). This will ensure that you have coverage on every square inch of grass. Depending on the needs of your staff and their level of activity, you may need to use different radio headsets.
Analogue Radio Models
Two-way analog radios have been around for many years. They are well-known for their reliability and will continue to be a reliable service provider even with the advent of new technology. Analogue radios can be thought of as a traditional walkie-talkie, but they are limited to one-way communication. However, their range is less than that of newer models. Analogue radios are also susceptible to being eavesdropped on by digital radios. Consider using an encrypted digital 2-way radio unit if privacy is important to ensure the success of your event.
Digital Radio Models
Two-way digital radios have many advantages over analog models. Noise-cancelling technology, which can improve clarity and reduce static, is one example of the new features. Many can distinguish the signal from the noise, and focus on the user’s voice. Digital two-way radios offer a wider range than analogue counterparts. Digital radios have many advantages and are rapidly becoming the preferred choice in many applications, especially when there is noise or wide coverage.
Our team will help you make the right choice
Talk to us about the pros and con of each type to determine which one is right for you. We are happy to discuss your options.
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