Empowering Robust Communications
Electricity, gas and water utility companies with distribution failures immediately disrupt both consumers and the economy. Utility companies sometimes have distribution networks comprising of thousands of kilometres of infrastructure, overhead lines and sub-station assets in locations with very little coverage due to being based in remote uneven terrain areas.
Naturally, such critical and wide-ranging operations require reliable communications to ensure the workforce can keep vital services running with access to reliable communications anytime, anyplace- Hytera offers the widest range of choice including narrowband mission critical voice products, broadband data infrastructure and the most robust terminals and accessories in the market today.
Responding effectively to both day-to-day operational requirements and emergency incidents requires teamwork and efficient coordination. The instant, group calling services provided by two-way and PoC radios means utility workers can easily receive and respond to instructions from operations centres and communicate with each other to ensure a better collaborative, coordinated response.
Direct mode operations
Radios enable oil and gas teams to directly communicate radio-to-radio bypassing the network. DMO is often used at remote installations if teams are working beyond the main coverage area.
Personnel work in noisy environments, but they must be able to hear instructions over the radio. Hytera noise cancelling technology gets rid of background sounds to provide much clearer audio.
SCADA and IoT
DMR networks can be used to transmit SCADA information using remote telemetry or radio units (RTUs/RRUs), which monitor and remotely control assets like drills, pipelines, storage tanks, and processing plants.
Hytera bodycams can be deployed to record incidents or faults. If Wi-Fi or broadband networks are available, it is possible to live stream video to supervisors or experts who can advise remotely on how to fix faults or carry out installation or maintenance work on utility assets.
Enhanced Worker Safety
Radios do not just provide highly efficient communications. They also double up as an extremely effective safety devices as well. The radio is the utility worker’s lifeline, especially for lone workers and personnel operating in remote locations. If they get into trouble, the radios support several potentially lifesaving applications in addition to emergency voice calling.
Radios come with an emergency ‘panic’ button, which can be programmed to send an alarm to supervisors and to colleagues’ radios, along with the person’s ID.
Man Down and Lone Worker
The Man Down alarm is triggered if a user has fallen over and the radio is horizontal. The Lone Worker alarm is sent if the radio is inactive beyond a set time.
GPS location services
GPS-enabled radios allow commanders to locate and track users and can be used to pinpoint a user who has issued the alarm or who is in a man down situation.
Intrinsically safe operations
Hytera offers world-leading ‘intrinsically safe’, ATEX/IECEx certified hand portable terminals and accessories enabling firefighters to communicate safely in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Hytera’s DMR products ensure clear voice quality, reduced noise, longer standby time, higher spectrum utilisation, lower equipment costs, and safe encryption compatibility with digital and analog intercom. Hytera’s digital two-way radios provide instant PTT services to provide utility staff with individual, group, emergency and broadcast calls- keeping staff in touch with each other anywhere, any time. Hytera PoC solutions add rich multimedia broadband data.
Hytera offers military grade PMR and PoC terminals capable of operating in harsh environments. Devices can withstand drops, shocks, vibration, extreme temperatures, dust, dirt and water ingress. In addition, Hytera also offers its portable e-Pack100 wireless ad-hoc repeater for temporary ad hoc networks, Push-to-Talk over Cellular devices and a range of body worn cameras that double as remote speaker microphones.
DMR networks can be combined into a converged communications system bringing together mission critical voice, CCTV, vehicle and body worn camera feeds, IoT sensor data, artificial intelligence and data analytics, PABX/PSTN telephony networks and broadband LTE cellular networks. The Hytera PMR-LTE Convergence solution interconnects PMR, Wi-Fi and LTE onto a single unified platform.
Reliable and Instant coverage
Hytera’s DMR solutions enhance worker efficiency and safety. Utility staff could keep in touch with the command center anywhere, and react immediately to actions and orders. Wide area signal coverage guarantees reliable communication even in harsh conditions.
Radios provide group calls, which allows supervisors to communicate with colleagues simultaneously, saving time, increasing efficiency and providing a better service for customers.
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