Base Station Paging is the simplest configuration with the paging encoder connected to the Codan radio for broadcast over the local coverage area. Optional high power amplifiers are available to extend the coverage area. A third party paging encoder generates the paging format for either analog (tone and voice) or digital display (numeric output). The Codan radio then relays the radio signal to the hand-held pager.
A simulcast system enables a message to be sent to all pagers in an overlapping coverage region simultaneously. High stability frequencies are required to time synchronize the multiple paging transmitters for simulcast.
A remotely operated paging transmitter can be connected back to the base paging transmitter through a Codan RF link for greater paging coverage. The paging encoder generates the desired analog or digital formats which are transmitted to a remote paging site through a radio link.