In the last few years Digital radio technologies have become available with costs comparable to analogue technologies. Digital has many advantages and a few disadvantages compared to Analogue radio systems.

If you are starting from scratch with new radios and you will be using three or more radios, digital radio offers some fantastic facilities such as the ability to make Private (One-to-One) Calls and Group Calls as well as range of Emergency Calls.

Digital also performs better in noisy environments filtering background noise from speech.

If you are adding to or upgrading your radio system then migrating to digital is well worth considering because all current digital radios (as of 2015) will operate in analogue mode for backward compatibility yet offer an upgrade path as more of your radios become digital capable.

Digital is not the ideal solution for all radio users and some of the related articles in this section explain the pros and cons.