Why Do Businesses Still Need Pagers and Paging Systems?

When you look at just how far communication has come in the last few years, it’s easy to look back at the technology of yesterday and chuckle. After all, why do we need something like a pager when every employee within an organization probably has their own personal smartphone? Even something like the iPhone is more advanced and more capable than the equipment that sent men to the moon in the 1960s, so what is the point of anything else? In reality, pagers and pager systems in general still play a very important role in businesses for a wide range of different reasons.

The Medical Industry

Take the medical industry, for example. This is one particular area where controlling costs is hugely important, as every dollar saved on something like communication is a dollar that can go towards providing better levels of care for patients. Pagers are not only inexpensive, but are also incredibly reliable. In addition to the fact that they offer 100% coverage (there are no “dead spots” or “poor reception zones” like you would find with a cellular carrier’s network), they also offer expandable coverage. It’s easy to add or remove pagers from the larger system as necessary.

Advanced Features

In something as important as a healthcare environment, the act of communication is less important than the speed at which important information is communicated. In life-threatening situations, literally every second counts. One of the advanced features built into many pager systems helps accomplish this goal quite eloquently, particularly in terms of large group notifications. Not only can you instantly convey a message to multiple people (something you cannot easily do with a device like a smartphone), you can also break down messages by type to communicate the importance of a situation in seconds. You can use “Code Blue,” “Code Red,” “Code Pink” and other terms to send out mass messages, immediately alerting all staff with relevant details at a moment’s notice.

Many pager systems also provide full logging capabilities, increasing both efficiency and accountability at the same time. With logging, you can see when a message was sent, what the message was, who sent it and more – all of which will be necessary to remain productive and legally compliant in the future. In addition to both voice and alphanumeric messaging capabilities, many pager systems can also easily be integrated into alarm systems, nurse call stations and more to help create an organic alert system that operates exactly the way your organization needs it to.

An old saying goes “if it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it.” When it comes to the kinds of pager systems that medical professionals and other types of businesses use on a daily basis, they most certainly are not broken. Between the advanced communication features that they offer and the ease at which they can be installed and used, pager systems in general are still benefiting a huge number of different types of businesses and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

If your business believes a pager and paging system would work contact TTI to get started.

By Craig Badrick

October 19, 2015

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