The two way radios would have to operate reliably in a vibrant, fast-paced environment (with health and safety in mind). It was crucial staff could instantly call for assistance, and send preset texts- ensuring urgent messages reached their target.
Apart from academic pursuits, the college organised many extra-curricular activities – including sport. Because many of these took part outdoors (and in all weathers), they needed the radios to be resilient and water resistant. Management also wanted private conversations to be secure, so others could not pick up the transmissions.
Brentwood carried out its customary tests and trials throughout the extensive plot. The engineers chose digital technology to deliver the required 100 percent coverage across the entire site. They selected handheld, two way, digital radios DP3400 and DP3600 (made by Motorola).
The DP3400 is very easy to use, especially as it has a tri-colour indicator that gives clear, visible feedback. The more sophisticated DP3600 displays text on a clear screen, as well as acting as a menu-driven interface with icons.
Both two way radios are robust, tough and water resistant. Their enhanced audio quality makes them ideal for use in noisy conditions; and their extended battery life avoids the need for frequent recharging.
The radios’ emergency button enables staff to alert colleagues when they need help. Radio users can also make and receive texts at the touch of a button. In addition, encryption technology means all conversations remain secure in crowded areas.
BENEFITS OF DIGITAL RADIOS FOR TABOR:
- Private and group calling
- Waterproof for outdoor use
- Enhanced audio and coverage
- Encryption – no eavesdropping
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