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4 Decisive Communication Technology Trends For 2015

Pryme Radio Products President and industry thought leader Dave George this week released his 2015 trends forecast for public safety communications.

According to George, the top emerging industry patterns he sees through the balance of this year include:

Convergence culture

“The gap between cellular and two-way radio industries’ will continue to close; many agencies have already started replacing 2-way radios with cellular devices for PTT communications,” George stated, “Further, we are seeing that cell phone users are increasingly asking for 2-way radio type accessories, while radio users are requesting cellular-style peripherals. It’s a clear indication that these two industries will continue to converge over the next year—which is why almost everything we are making at Pryme is compatible or at least possible for cellular network use.”

Application over device

“Regardless of it being voice or data, getting the message across effectively will continue to be more important than the device or the network used to transmit it—which are simply facilitators,” George explained. “Mirroring that of the computer industry, the unique needs of each user and each situation will play an increasingly important role when choosing communication devices—it’s all about the hardware fitting the end-user’s application. This trend, paired with the blending of cellular and two-way, will continue to bring forth unique ‘flavors’ of two-way/cellular products and apps across both industries.”

Continuing, George said, “Cellular convergence and the importance of end-user application guided the development of nearly half of Pryme’s new product introductions for 2015.”

Long live value

“The communications’ product market is over-saturated with low-end suppliers offering goods at considerably cheaper costs, which can be very tempting to budget-tight agencies,” George said, noting that, “In order to survive, higher-quality manufacturers like Pryme will be pushed to provide customers with added value not available through low-end Importers.”

George said, “Unparalleled customer service, product customization, professional-grade quality and the right price are just a few of Pryme’s unique value propositions that have helped them succeed in an oversaturated market.”

Data drive

“As for other trends on the horizon,” George said, “We are starting to receive a lot of requests for radio adapters for data, not voice and mics, PTTs and headsets that can be used with tablets and PCs. Expect to see products meeting those needs very soon. Customers are truly the reason behind all of the new products and upgrades,” and “listening to them is the key for any manufacturer who wants to stay ahead of the trends in this industry.”

 

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