What Are Proprietary Frequencies?

Posted by Two Way Direct on 7th Oct 2022

   When you order  two-way radios, the handhelds either possess preset frequencies or they are programmed to work with your other radios using the unique frequencies of your current system.

   When an application requires higher levels of security, proprietary radio frequency (RF) design is considered. The purpose of this design is to prevent eaves dropping on conversations and to create a closed communication system. These systems also typically require low output and a smaller footprint.

So, how does it work?

There are many ways to accomplish a proprietary system including:

1.Point-to-Point Interface

   Sometimes proprietary systems are enabled by creating a point-to-point interface, which means that radios operate in closed systems, which do not connect to wider networks.

2.Encryption Algorithms

   System designers are able to develop their own unique encrypted algorithms or they can make simple changes to a current algorithm, which creates more obscurity within the two-way radio system, making it harder to hack into.

   While proprietary systems have many advantages, it is important to note that software development, design and implementation all come with a cost.

   Simple ways to avoid cost and create a more private system include utilizing separate standard frequencies and channels for different talk groups or for a more professional and protected approach, to purchase an off-the-shelf radio transceiver around which designers can create their unique coding schemes for the system.

   There are many flexible solutions in developing a more secure two-way radio system for your team.


For more information on proprietary systems and how they may benefit your business, give us a call at 888-742-5893 and a sales rep will be able to assist you.