Brentwood was approached by Platinum Facilities and Maintenance Services (PFMS), the firm which manages the building at 10 Queen Street Place, EC4.
Comprising 231,257 sq. ft. of office space, this giant commercial building in a prime location on the bank of the Thames poses a number of challenges for day to day running and maintenance.
Not least of these is coordinating operations effectively and efficiently over such a large area. So when PFMS contacted Brentwood, their prime requirement was for a communications system which would reliably keep all operatives in touch no matter which floor they were working on – including the roof terrace garden, which offers scenic views over the river and city beyond.
For handsets, we supplied PFMS with a fleet of Motorola DP1400 digital handsets – a reliable and cost effective model which is easy and intuitive to use and light in weight to carry around.
Another advantage of the Motorola DP1400 digital is that it is a hybrid model which can operate in analogue and digital modes, meaning it remains compatible with older analogue models already owned.
To tackle the challenge of supplying reliable coverage throughout the large office complex, we also supplied a Motorola SLR5500 repeater. This powerful yet energy efficient repeater unit boosts signal range by organising and amplifying transmission and reception signals more efficiently than two way radio handsets can alone.
As well as being a reliable and low cost option for increasing network range, the Motorola SLR5500 is also compatible with Motorola’s latest MOTORBO software, which offers opportunities for further network expansion through cutting edge digital trunking technology.
Along with the Motorola SLR5500, we also installed a set of antennae, one for each of the six floors including the roof terrace. Buildings present lots of different obstacles for radio signals in the form of walls and ceilings. With a structure of this size, we recommended using antennas to ensure signals remained strong throughout, even outside to the rear of the building for managing deliveries.
We supplied this fleet on a technically assigned license, which means the owner has purchased exclusive access to certain radio frequencies within a specified geographic area. We advised that this was particularly wise in the midst of a city the size of London, which is extremely busy with radio traffic. A technically assigned license comes with the assurance that no one is using the same frequencies as you nearby, and therefore cannot listen in on your conversations.
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Two way radios are the ideal mobile, wireless communications tool for commercial and industrial uses. Brentwood Communications has been supplying two way radio solutions for over 40 years, and provide fleets to every sector of industry and business. To find out more, contact us on 01245 403520.