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Paging is one of the most cost-effective ways to communicate with numerous people simultaneously and pagers still have an important role to play in keeping staff and mobile workers informed. PageOne’s paging network covers nearly all of the UK’s population, sending tone, number, and alphanumeric messages to pager alert numbers anywhere within this radio coverage area.

There are two distinct categories of paging systems in operation. There are on-site paging systems that are used in buildings, and Public Wide Area paging which offers similar features as on-site paging but provides radio coverage across a large geographical area using multiple transmitters.

PageOne uses its own private paging network to send paging messages across the UK. This means that in times of public crisis the network is protected from public overloading, making the paging network ideal for communications during emergencies, therefore forming an essential part of an organisation’s own Incident Management or Business Continuity plans.

Paging networks do not store and forward messages but broadcast them immediately, ideal for sending large amounts of information, or to large groups of people at the same time. This means that messages are delivered consistently (even in peak periods) within 30 seconds, and one message can be received by many thousands of people at the same time. It is for these reasons many organisations use paging for operational messaging and status monitoring, providing a cost-effective, more reliable and consistent service than any of the alternatives available today.

A pager is a simple and very straightforward device. Because a pager only receives information, it can be used in very sensitive environments such as communications and data centres, and of course, hospitals, aeroplanes and electronic equipment rooms. Paging receivers can also be installed in other electronic devices such as Signs and telemetry systems so coupled with its inherent ability to address many thousands of paging receivers at once, is ideal for real-time, group broadcasts and high volume data applications.

It is also very easy to send paging messages using any number of electronic methods to integrate into an organisation’s back office or IT systems. PageOne has an extensive list of computer protocols which will suit any computer system from dial-up modems all the way through to Web service protocols such as SOAP/XML. As well as PageOne’s own UK based 24/7 Call Centre to send paging messages.

Looking for a 2-way communications system? With PageOne’s new 2-way pagers you can receive real-time message delivery status, message replies, staff status updates and GPS location information on top of all the usual benefits of PageOne paging!

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