Presently, they are using our hand-held radios for overground construction work at three stations in central London: Bond Street, Paddington and Farringdon. These new stations will take inspiration from the past and from the local area – but have a fresh modern twist. The stations are designed to last well into the next century.
These are large and complex sites. Which is why they demanded the latest radio technology to guarantee the ultimate performance and coverage. The digital radios would need to be robust, reliable and fully featured, so that office staff, security teams, traffic management and construction workers could swiftly interact and collaborate with each other.
Following free on-site tests and trials, we decided on the Motorola DP2400 and Motorola DR3000 repeater for use on each site.
The DP2400 is a dependable digital radio, which is ideal for the construction sector. It is tough, rectangular-edged and no-nonsense. The casing is tightly sealed so that users can make and receive calls in all weathers. This powerful radio offers the project twice the calling capacity. What’s more, employees benefit from increased talk-time (40% more than analogue). Meaning they can work long shifts without having to recharge the battery.
It’s essential that the radio coverage is reliable at all times, so it doesn’t let people down at crucial moments. Where back-to-back radio coverage is not possible – due to the terrain and/or building configuration – we install a DR3000 repeater to extend the reach of the transmissions.
The industry-leading audio clarity on this radio allows users to operate anywhere on-site. Its intelligent audio self-adjusts the volume to compensate for any background noise. That means workers can avoid missing urgent calls. They can also make calls from the noisiest areas, because suppression filters dampen the clamour of clattering and rumbling machinery.
A voice announces channel and zone changes, plus the programmable button features. This enables workers to remain focused on important tasks. To avoid disturbing busy personnel, managers and supervisors can call up individuals privately; or simply talk to selected work groups.
When a staff member works away from the group and they feel in potential danger, they can derive comfort from the ‘Lone worker’ facility. Available as standard on the DP2400, this feature enhances personal safety by automatically sending an alarm if the worker fails to respond to preset audio prompts.
We can also make it easier for crane drivers to operate their radio. By using a foot pedal to operate the PTT, they can vastly improve their concentration. Clearly, this hands-free operation means they are able to perform vital manoeuvres more effectively and safely.
When hiring radios for use in built-up areas, we can obtain a licence for the client from OFCOM – saving them time and hassle. A licence permits radios to operate on an exclusive frequency, ensuring other people in the area cannot eavesdrop on private conversations.
THE BENEFITS OF HIRING YOUR RADIO EQUIPMENT FROM BRENTWOOD ARE:
- No capital outlay – you save money by only paying for what you use
- Hiring equipment for short or long contracts offers you maximum flexibility
- Rapid repairs and replacements eliminate down-time
- Support and set-up are included for your peace of mind
- Free radio trials ensure you get 100 percent coverage across any site
Brentwood supplies two-way radios, using the latest technology, across every continent in the world. You can hire two radios (or more) with no upper-limit. Each radio comes with a battery, belt-clip and charger. In addition to this, you can hire a variety of compatible earpieces and other audio accessories.
If your company requires construction two way radios to improve your communication over any large site – please give us a call on 01245 403520 to discuss your needs