Wireless Trends – Shift from Analog to Digital Wireless

Nearly all of the new wireless technology being deployed in organizations is digital and IP-based. Legacy analog equipment that remains across North America will continue to be replaced as the shift toward digital equipment expands in the wireless systems space.

The primary driver for this final push are organizational needs to deliver data and applications that are integrated into other IT systems and networks. Digital wireless transmits audio and video analog signals encoded as digital packets over high bandwidth radio frequencies, and as such, is better suited for this purpose.

A range of legacy analog systems, from two way radio to microwave links, will be replaced with new digital devices so that organizations can reap these benefits. Digital communication offers a number of other advantages, including:

  • Enhanced security
  • Improved ability to deal with interference
  • Increased range of transmission

Generally, digital is a more efficient user of frequency spectrum, which makes it preferred by government regulators as well.

When it comes to devices, digital presents a number of advantages over analog including improved battery life, clearer audio, greater reach and more. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions, and some organizations may realize greater benefits from digital technology than others.

Nova Communications can put wireless communication to work for your Atlantic Canadian business. For customized advice, contact us and we’d be pleased to help.

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