Pagers are seen by some as being rather old news. Thankfully there are people out there who realize that pagers are an incredibly smart way to communicate. For sheer reliability and coverage, pagers are a far more trustworthy bit of technology than even that most fancy of smart-phones.
1. Basic Electronics
The premise is easy to follow: if you keep things simple, far less can go wrong. The world is clearly loving smart phones right now and they do indeed offer a lot of options. For your personal life, the smart phone is great, but for a working environment the pager is a far safer option. Imagine you have a staff of twenty who work across a large site. All need to be in communication quickly and easily, but twenty different phone numbers to remember (along with the possibility of one or more of them being engaged, low on battery or going to voice-mail) is not an ideal situation. By using aging systems on site, you can get an instant message to anyone or indeed everyone, without hoping for mobile phone service.
2. Why The Pager Is Reliable
Pagers use multiply radio signals to communicate which means that if one or more of the signals are interrupted the message still gets through on one of the many other signals. You simply don't get the same level of signal problems that you can and often do experience when using mobile phones. Using pagers is also much faster than text messaging. Paging systems also run on incredibly low power, so one AAA battery could last months! Pagers also rarely lose coverage, unlike mobiles.
3. Vast Options
Paging technology is very clever these days and the applications are endless. Different systems are in place to allow smooth running of many types of businesses with the help of onsite paging programs. Whether you are running a busy bar, a gym or an industrial warehouse, there are computer programs that will interface with your pager system to get everything running perfectly. An optimised and efficient paging system can genuinely make your workplace run smoother and smarter than ever.
4. Improve Security
Security is also a huge bonus to using pagers over mobile phones. If your staff only ever use the company's pagers for business dealing, then you completely remove the risk of mobile phones with possibly sensitive information, numbers, text messages or anything else from going astray. By communicating with an in-house paging system, you stop any outsiders gaining access to your in-company communications. Smart phones can also be used to hack into networks and store vast amounts of information, so eliminating them from certain workplaces could be very beneficial to security.
For social calls and playing around on the internet, mobile phones are obviously great tools, but you'd be foolish to dismiss pagers as a communication tool, especially if you work in a hectic and time-conscious work environment or need to provide extra levels of security to your workplace.
Adrian Haskins has been writing and speaking on paging systems, communication and technology issues for a number of years, through his own website and on behalf of numerous industry websites and magazines. Check back again for more on optimised and efficient paging system and their role in the modern workplace.