Analogue is process of taking an audio or video signal and then turning it into electronic pulses. Digital is process of turning signal into a binary format, represented by a string of 1ís and 0ís. Analogue technology has been around for a long time now. It really isnít that complicated and is fairly inexpensive. The problem with analogue signals lies in their size limitations regarding amount of data they can carry.
Because of way digital works by breaking a signal into 1ís and 0ís and then re-assembling it exactly at other end, it gives you clear and distortion free cordless conversations. A digital signal knows what it should be when it reaches other end, through arrangement of binary code. This means it can correct any errors that may have occurred during transmission of data (signal). All this means that in most cases clarity of signal is maintained, offering distortion free telephone conversations or clearer television pictures.
Digital technology is also more compact, allowing you to cram much more data into same space as an analogue signal, meaning more features can be crammed into digital signal. Though digital signals offer great clarity, they donít always offer same rich sound quality as analogue for now.
Because of way digital works by breaking a signal into 1ís and 0ís and then re-assembling it exactly at other end. It gives you clear and distortion free cordless conversations. Digital cordless phones also encrypt binary data during transmission, making your call safe from eavesdroppers. With digital more power can be applied to signal allowing you greater range on cordless conversations.
If you are in a small office or in your home, it may be that you donít require a big range and security isnít an issue, in which case you may find that a cheaper analogue cordless system will fulfil your needs. Check out features at end of this article to help you decide if a digital cordless phone will benefit you. You will need to keep in mind that when using digital or analogue signals for cordless phone calls, handsets themselves are still analogue devices that can only be used on analogue lines. Also range of your cordless phone, whether using analogue or digital signals will always depend on environment in which you are using it.