When restaurant owners are shopping for restaurant pagers, one of the main questions they have is how far their customers will be able to go away and still receive their page.
This blog will cover how restaurant pagers operate, how pager signals are sent, and the overall range in this article.
1. What is the range of restaurant pagers?
Not all paging systems are created equal. Different paging equipment offers all kinds of different paging distances.
Some of the cheaper model paging systems on Amazon have a hundred-yard range. These paging systems are engineered with the bare minimum to create a low-priced product.
Higher-quality paging systems offer a better range out of the box. For example, Pager Genius pagers offer a one-mile transmission from the place of business.
2. How do restaurant pagers work?
All paging systems have a transmitter that transmits a signal to the pager. These transmitters do not connect to the internet or phone lines.
To page a pager, type in the number you would like to page, followed by the call button. A paging system's simplicity is why it is a favorite in the restaurant industry.
Each transmitter uses radio frequencies to transmit the signal to the pager it calls. Each pager has a unique, complicated code pairing with its transmitter for accuracy.
3. How do paging system range extenders work?
Range extenders are a great way to extend the range of your paging system. Unfortunately, only a few companies that sell restaurant pagers offer range extenders.
Range extenders are plug-and-play equipment and easy to set up. You set up a range extender within the transmitter's range toward the area you would like to extend the range.
The range extender will take in the transmitter's signal and repeat the call from that point forward an additional mile.
Businesses can use as many range extenders as needed to cover any desired area size. Range extenders can piggy back off each other for endless range for your system.
4. Can multiple restaurant pager systems operate in the same area without interference?
Yes, each transmitter has its own unique coding signal with each pager. The same system can be used right next door, within range of each other without interference.
Also, different systems can operate close by without interfering with each other. Large food halls, food trucks, and mall food courts are examples where this would come into question.