Why Teamradio groups work better than channels on your smart radio

On the “old-fashioned” Walkie-Talkie channels are used as a means of organising communication among team members. Channels are often categorised by discipline, such as a functional area, a working group, or a small location. This helps to ensure that only the team members who need to know can hear the communication, rather than broadcasting it to everyone with a walkie-talkie. Unfortunately, this old-fashioned channel organisation also creates limitations.

What are the limitations of channels on standard Walkie Talkie?

There are several problems that can arise when using channels on conventional Walkie Talkies:

  • Team members cannot be present in multiple channels (with a dual-frequency Walkie Talkie, you can be present in two).
  • Channels are not dynamic, so adding or removing team members is almost impossible.
  • Limited number of channels: you have a limited number of channels at your disposal, making it difficult to work in large teams with old-fashioned Walkie Talkies.
  • When the distance between two Walkie Talkies is too great, messages in the channel are missed. In a Teamradio group the communication always reaches the other person.

Dynamic groups are more effective

Teamradio is an innovative communication service that brings Walkie Talkies into the 21st century. We now call the devices Smart Radios because of the 4G connection and smart features. We have replaced channels with groups. We do not have the limitation on frequency. This allows you to create as many groups as you want.

In addition, Teamradio can dynamically switch between groups.

If you have just had an active conversation in Group 3, Teamradio will keep you in that group by default. If you also belong to Group 5 and Teamradio detects communication taking place there while Group 3 is quiet, Teamradio will automatically activate Group 5. You won’t miss anything.

You get more clarity through group names

You can give any group a relevant name. This also contributes to mutual clarity. So Group 3 is simply called “Security” and Group 5 is called “Catering”. These names appear on the screen when there is active communication in the respective group. The name of the speaker also appears, by the way.

An example of Teamradio where a security employee is speaking.

Teamradio group for security guards with Henk speaking.

More control over groups with the Teamradio portal

Creating and removing team members from a group is much easier than removing someone from a channel. When you log into the Teamradio portal, you can see all active Teamradio users belonging to your company projected on a map. From this portal, you can easily add and remove people. For example, you can draw a box on your screen with all Teamradio users around Utrecht and place them directly in the “Utrecht and surroundings” group that you create at that moment. You can do this at any time of the day and communicate directly with “Utrecht and surroundings”.

Map view of a Teamradio group.

Teamradio aims to improve team performance through effective communication. By being able to create multiple groups and edit them dynamically, you improve mutual clarity. Less distraction and clearer understanding lead to increased productivity.