Almost everyone who has been responsible for a company’s mission-critical radio communications systems has – at some point in their career – had to make a crucial decision about what new systems they should deploy to keep their organisation working as efficiently, cost-effectively and safely as possible. Whether that responsibility involves supporting just one single manufacturing plant or a range of international sites that need to be networked together, the range of possible options open to them grows wider every year.

Once upon a time, those technology choices involved were pretty limited and relatively straightforward to evaluate, with basic voice connectivity being the primary requirement. Many companies now however have become aware of the vital enabling role that more advanced voice and data services and applications can bring to supporting strategic corporate initiatives – such as lean manufacturing, flexible working practices or enhanced worker safety. 

Already well-known technologies like Wi-Fi, DECT and 2G/3G/4G cellular services all have a role to play in some aspect of the commercial and industrial environment, but one of the more recent wireless standards to appear – Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) – brings with it a number of new benefits, strengths and features that make it particularly well-suited to workplaces of different shapes and sizes.
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