With so many two way radios rentals options on the market it can be difficult to know which radio rental to choose with advantages and disadvantages of each. There are Digital Radios, Analogue Radios, ATEX Radios and more recently POC Radios.
At Wall to Wall Communications we have been providing two way radio rental in the UK for over 40 years. Because of this we like to think of ourselves as ‘radio experts’. If you and your business are thinking about hiring walkie talkies to enhance the levels of communication between workers, then do not hesitate to contact us to speak to one of our experts.
So, what are the benefits of each radio?
Analogue radios are the original form of radios, dating back to the beginning of the 19th century and is arguably the most common form of radio system. However, with advancements in digital radio this is declining, but they still very much have their uses. Analogue radios offer the basic and simplest form of wireless communication, typically just having a push-to-talk button, limited encryption options, scanning and one-to-one or group conversations. One of the main benefits of analogue radio rental is that they are simple to use and affordable to rent. This makes analogue radios ideal for smaller businesses.
Digital radios represent the advancements in two way radio communication, with most digital radio rentals offering the same features as analogue, just with added optional features. If your business requires signal across a wider range, digital radios offer a more reliable and consistent form of communication. In addition to this digital radios have the ability to distinguish between voices and background noise which makes communicating messages much clearer, perfect if you are working in a noisy environment. Other benefits include multiple channels, text messaging, reduced bandwidth consumption, compatible with new software applications and the ability to utilise digital and analogue simultaneously.
An ATEX radio is a two way communication solution your business has been looking for if there is a risk of explosions on the premises. An ATEX radio rental is specially designed to safeguard employees around high risk substances such as gas, oils, chemicals or mines. Our ATEX radio rentals are produced to an extremely high standard that eliminates the risk of the radio producing any heat or spark that could ignite an explosion. ATEX radios are also waterproof, dust proof and function at a very low power output which keeps their temperature low. So even if your business is functioning in a high risk environment you can still optimise your communication to increase efficiency, security and safety with two way radios from Wall to Wall Communications.
POC stands for Push To Talk Over Cellular. This effectively means that these radios use mobile signals to send and receive voice messages instead of the traditional radio waves. While this technology has been around for many years, in the past it was relying on the much slower 2G and 3G network which wasn’t very reliable and didn’t offer complete coverage. However, with the advancements of the mobile network to 4G and 5G, POC radios are rising in popularity.
So why choose POC radios over ‘traditional’ radios? One of the main advantages of POC radio rentals is that they do not need an OFCOM licence. This makes POC radio popular amongst companies located in densely populated areas where an OFCOM licence is hard to obtain. The other main advantage is that POC radio rentals have an unlimited range, as long as there is mobile signal or wifi. This makes POC radios particularly popular with businesses that travel throughout the UK such as couriers, taxis and delivery companies.
The Bank Underground Station is a vital station that connects people from all across London. As part of the Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines, the smooth and safe running of this station is vital. Situated in fare zone 1, the Bank Underground Station is one of the busiest stations in the London Underground Network, and therefore the smooth running of this station is extremely important.
Wall to Wall Communication were asked to provide this station with a new communication system in order to improve the connectivity between workers, and we were up for the challenge! No matter the project, Wall to Wall will provide your business with a tailored system design and installation to meet your specific needs, in the most cost effective way. Keep reading to find out how we provided a personalised communication system at the Bank Underground Station…
With the team at the Bank Underground Station working both above ground and below ground, one of the biggest challenges Wall to Wall faced was providing a communication system that could penetrate the layers of concrete between the workers whilst still providing clear and reliable communication. Multiple channels were also required to allow several different workers to be communicating simultaneously without interrupting each other. In addition to this, the workers also required a reliable radio system that didn’t falter, even during periods of maximum capacity to guarantee business was not interrupted.
The solution provided to the Bank Underground Station was the installation of a multi channel Hytera System, connected with leaky feeder cables. Wall to Wall has chosen to provide the Bank Underground Station with Hytera PD605 radios with the addition of telephone connectivity. Including telephone connectivity enhances the practicality of their two way radios by allowing the workers to also communicate with those who do not have a radio, expanding their network coverage. The multi channels were installed to allow for several different departments/workers to communicate simultaneously, whilst the leaky feeder brought about reliable connectivity despite the physical signal barriers.
You can read more about how Wall to Wall can provide coverage enhancement through the installation of repeaters, antennas and leaky feeders here.
The installation of the leaky feeder cable allows for seamless communication between workers below ground and above ground. This provided the tools for the teams to increase efficiency by saving time with fast and reliable communication.
The radios supplied also include noise cancelling abilities in the radio and via Peltor headsets to ensure communication is not interrupted by background noise.
Improved voice clarity also adds an additional feature that will guarantee messages are sent and received clearly.
Wall to Wall Communications has provided a similar multi-channel solution with a leaky feeder cable and integrated telephone connectivity to Tottenham Court Road Underground. You can read more about this case study here.
At Wall to Wall Communications we know that two way radio rental can be a game changing decision for most businesses. Whether you are a large multi site business with employees that travel the country, or a family run local business, radio rental can be a big step. Which radio is right for my business? How will I train my employees on two way radios? What happens if the radios need repairs? Do I need an OFCOM licence? All of these questions can be answered by a member of the Wall to Wall team who will provide you with a one-to-one consultation using their 40 years of experience in radio rentals.
With many businesses taking the step towards seamless communication and incorporating two way radio rentals into the day to day running, can you afford not to? Two way radios not only improve efficiency and daily task management, but improve the security and safety of workers and customers as well. At Wall to Wall we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to bring you stress-free radio rental so you can focus on your customers, whilst we take care of you.
At Wall to Wall Communications we know that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to two way radios for businesses. That is why we provide a consultation where we learn about your specific needs, and design a communication system to meet them in the most cost effective way.
OFCOM is the UK regulator of communication and is responsible for managing the use of the radio spectrum. Excluding licence free radios (low power 446 units) all radio rentals and radio users require an OFCOM licence. An OFCOM licence will be allocated for the use of certain frequency, stations and site addresses.
Different types of licence
Simple UK Light– This OFCOM licence costs £75+ for 5 years. This will allow your company to use communication speech messages without a base station across the UK. All users who have a Simple UK Light OFCOM licence will have shared access to a number of frequencies and tones.
Simple Site UK- This OFCOM licence also typically costs £75+ for 5 years. This licence is appropriate for two way radio users with a base station or paging system who function within 3km of that location.
Technically Assigned (Shared and Exclusive)– This OFCOM licence can range from £75 to £1480 per year and frequency. This will allow your company to have a frequency assigned to them within a specific area or for radio rental users using a repeater. If you chose a shared frequency your business can use it up to 50% of the time, and for exclusive licence holders the frequency can be used more than 50% of the time.
Area Defined– The cost of this licence ranges from £75 to £9900 per year and frequency depending on the area covered. This allows the use of a two way radio rentals up to 50KM2.
At Wall to Wall we will provide you with assistance and advice when applying for your OFCOM licence and managing your licence when you have obtained one. To take the guesswork out of the application process, call a member of our team on 020 8770 1007.
When introducing a new piece of equipment into a business it is important that all employees know how to use it safely and effectively in order to get the best results. That is why Wall to Wall provides training for all members of staff on their new communications system. We will teach your staff the best practices and ensure you are confident in using all of your new two way radios features.
Once your company experiences the benefits of two way radio rental, you won’t be able to do without them. That is why at Wall to Wall we don’t just provide radio rentals, but radio repairs and maintenance as well. Using our 40 years of experience, our in-house team can diagnose and repair your radios using the latest technology and equipment. We can provide reliable and effective repairs when your radios falter. In addition to this, Wall to Wall provides radio services to ensure they are working at optimum efficiency in terms of signal, sound and battery life.
At Wall to Wall we can also do on-site visits to make small adjustments and repairs quickly. If your radio needs to be taken back to the workshop to be repaired further, Wall to Wall will provide radio rental to make sure the running of your business is not interrupted.
Are you looking for a two way radio supplier in London? Well look no further than Wall to Wall Communications. With 40 years of experience, we have a wealth of knowledge and equipment to ensure your business gets the most out of our products and services.
If you are a business looking for a two way radio supplier in London, we understand that you need a service that gives you value for money, reliability and efficiency. Regardless of whether you are a small company looking to enhance your productivity, or a large single or multi site business that needs extra security and safety, we are here to serve you.
Two way radio supplier in London with Value for Money
At Wall to Wall Communications you will never pay for more than you need. We offer you a full and in-depth consultation with one of our experts. This can include an on-site visit to find out exactly what you need from a two way radio supplier and any specialised features your business could benefit from. In addition to this, we offer an on-site demonstration and a 7 day free trial so that you can experience all of the benefits that this two way radio supplier in London can bring.
Once you have chosen Wall to Wall Communications as your two way radio supplier in London, the support does not stop there. With an in house repair team, we can ensure that your radios will always be repaired swiftly and by an experienced team. If there is an occasion where your two way radio malfunctions and needs to be taken in for repairs, we can also provide radio hire so you will never be left without, allowing you to keep your business running seamlessly. Maintenance visits are also carried out to prevent faults and mend any quick fixes to ensure your business is running at maximum efficiency.
Two way radio supplier in London with quick Delivery
Here at Wall to Wall Communications we also know that in business it is not always possible to plan. On occasions your business may need a two way radio supplier in London at a moment’s notice. That is why we provide fast dispatch and delivery service of two way radios that can be at your door within 24 hours or less, anywhere in the UK. Where possible, giving as much advance notice as possible ensures your business is provided with the most suitable radios, and guarantees they arrive exactly when you need them.
All of our two way radios are delivered by an external courier and arrive between 9:00am and 17:00pm the next business day. This allows you to focus on your work and we will be your two way radio supplier in London that works around you and your work. In addition to this we also deliver on Saturdays!
Manchester’s population of over half a million people are one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial groups of business owners in the UK. That’s why Wall to Wall Communications plays a massive part in the Manchester business radio hire industry. Communication is important for any part of a business, from customer facing colleagues on a shop floor, to an IT team working with a business throughout 10 floors of offices. Effective communication can make or break your business, so make it one less thing to worry about for your business in Manchester, by using Wall to Wall Communications for all your handheld and team radio needs.
We have over 40 years of experience in Manchester’s biggest stadiums, arenas and office blocks, enabling huge events and conferences to take place with ease. Two way radio hire for businesses is one of the best choices for large events if you’re suffering with poor signal quality and unreliable radios.
Why Wall to Wall Communications as your radio provider and supplier?
Nearly half a century of experience in the industry means quality, efficiency and Wall to Wall Communications. We are one of the most experienced radio hire solutions available. Our service takes pride in having the most advanced technology available in Manchester, as well as ensuring that our customers are educated in how to use them easily and within a few minutes. This guarantees that you are up and running with your radios as soon as possible; for your team, a small group or just the two of you.
Our on-call specialists are trained to an incredibly high standard to provide the best possible after care service. We understand the importance that our products and services can quickly have to a business, as communication can be the key to carrying out important tasks. We offer tailored experienced based on the needs of your business and even provide free 7-day trials on any of our products so you can be safe in the knowledge that you won’t be getting a bad deal. Try a selection of two-way radios and pick the best set that you think works best for your business.
Industries which benefit from radio hire in Manchester:
Our radios have a range of functions and uses, and have been integrated with success in a wide range of businesses such as security, offices, construction, hospitality, education and many more. If you’d like to read more about some of our past or current clients then visit https://walltowallcomms.co.uk/find-your-radio/.
Whatever your business specialises in, you’re sure to find a radio solution which can benefit you in some way. Read below to find out which industries can make use of radio hire.
Radio hire for events and music concerts in Manchester
With such a large population and visitors coming from all around the World to visit, events and celebrations are always going on in the city of Manchester. Each of these events has a strong reliance on security and organisation to make sure that everything runs smoothly, from the set up of stages and lighting to on the night of the event with cues and directions being made via radio.
One of the essential benefits which our radios have for events and celebrations is the communication which we provide for added security. This certifies the safety of all members of the event including participants, members of staff and members of the public. Features such as the man down function which tells other members of staff that a radio has been cut off can be instrumental in times of crises, providing the difference which can save lives.
Another major benefit to events is the use of radios by members of management. Clear and reliable communication is paramount in ensuring that the event runs smoothly and that all members of the team are aware of any last minute changes to the schedule or otherwise.
At Wall to Wall Communications we have been fortunate enough to work with a number of high-profile events such as Reading Festival, The Dulux Colour Run and The Commonwealth Games. Regardless of the size of event. But fear not, even if your business isn’t on a big scale we can always help, even if it’s a radio set for two we will provide the most effective communication solutions, tailored to you and your needs.
Two way radio hire for offices and office Blocks
Office blocks are one of the most common areas which can suffer from poor phone signal due to high number of people in concentrated areas and lots of thick concrete walls. Our radios work on multiple frequencies to ensure that communication is always reliable and available where phone signal is not. It also makes communication with multiple people or teams at the same time much more readily available and seamless, meaning the business runs as smoothly as possible.