In the heart of the capital’s busiest shopping district, the expansion of Bond Street station in preparation for the opening of Crossrail is being undertaken to accommodate close to a quarter of a million passengers a day using up to 24 trains an hour. At a combined cost of £200 million, the joint development by Skanska and Costain involves the construction of two brand new ticket halls with surface access, platform fit out and mechanical and electrical services.
Asked to supply two way radio equipment to support health and safety management across the sites, Brentwood recommended a system built around Motorola’s pioneering MOTOTRBO digital solutions. In all we supplied three types of two way radio handset – the DP2400e, DP4400e and DP4801e models. Designed for use in tough industrial environments, all handsets were programmed with emergency calling and Lone Worker monitoring safety features, plus private and group calling options. In addition, the high spec full display DP4801e comes with multi-constellation GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking, meaning supervisors can pinpoint the location of all operatives throughout the site.
To ensure reliable coverage, we supplied DR3000 repeaters to maximise signal strength. In addition, we made use of MOTOTRBO technology to link separate networks in the east and west ticketing hall sites via Motorola’s IP Site Connect software, which integrates two way radio systems via broadband.
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IP Site Connect