Case New Holland (CNH), based in Essex, is the largest provider of agricultural equipment in the UK. When they required a digital radio system to work in conjunction with their existing analogue radios, they turned to Brentwood Communications.
The aim of CNH was to continue using their analogue equipment, whilst gradually migrating to digital technology. Apart from 100 per cent coverage, they wanted the new digital radio system to be flexible and functional. They believed this would help to improve health and safety throughout the site, and increase the effectiveness of the workforce. In addition, it was essential the digital radios would be intrinsically safe (ATEX rated) for use in volatile work environments.
The requirement to design an integrated digital/analogue radio system posed a challenge for Brentwood’s design engineers.