The intelligibility factor

August 2008
Urgent Communications;Aug2008, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p18
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The article reports on the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) forming a Digital Problem Working Group in response to the concerns they received regarding the operation of digital radios in high-noise environments common to the fireground. This group is made up of fire service representatives, radio manufacturers, and members of the fire equipment industry. It is also stated that an intelligibility performance standard was proposed to consider the work environments of all public-safety agencies including law enforcement.


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