[Sponsored] Getting your communications right is critical on any construction site. For effective planning and coordination, for efficient management of different teams and for health and safety, having a reliable means of keeping everyone in touch at all times is essential.
But construction sites are not the easiest places to set up high quality communications systems. High levels of background noise makes audibility an issue, while dust, mud and exposure to the elements all pose threats to equipment. Equally, for portable devices, there is always the risk of a handset being knocked, dropped or hit with something heavy.
Overcoming all of these challenges matters. A missed announcement about heavy loads being moved that is not heard over the noise of the machine could lead to people’s safety being put in jeopardy. Equipment that fails with the first knock or drop of rain just ends up slowing everything down.
Two way radio has long been the communication option of choice in the construction industry for its ability to meet these requirements. Before mobile phones, it was the only viable option for hassle-free communication on the move. Now, in the smartphone age, two way radio has kept its status in construction because it is more robust and reliable for mission critical communications.
When you absolutely have to keep lines of communication open in all conditions, two way radio is the thing to trust.
Manufacturers have worked hard to move with the times and ensure two way radio keeps evolving. With the arrival of digital technology, two way radios have become more powerful than ever, with better signal range and higher quality audio. But they have also become increasingly feature-rich, packed full of handy extra functions to supplement the basic voice operations that are designed specifically for industry.
Motorola has been at the cutting edge of driving two way radio technology forward. In 2017, it launched its Enhanced (E-Series) range, effectively an upgrade on its existing flagship DP digital handset series.
The E-Series demonstrates exactly how digital two way radio technology is moving forward to the benefit of industry. Take the DP2400e, for example, Motorola’s premium non-display model. Design wise, it retains the traditional look and simple functionality of legacy analogue two way radios - a built-in speaker and microphone, an antenna, channel switch, volume control, and push-to-talk button.
Yet the DP2400e is no ordinary two-way radio. Its intelligent audio and advanced noise cancellation provide Motorola’s best ever audio performance for crystal clear communications, with a high output and maximum range of 3km.
It can be used for both group and private calls for extra flexibility, and can also be pre-programmed to send text messages at the push of a button. It comes with Lone Worker safety monitoring as standard, and can be programmed with other features on request.
On top of features and performance, Motorola has also stepped up the game on reliability. The DP2400e is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance, and is also available in a TIA4950 certified HazLoc version. It can last for up to 29 hours on a single charge, minimising concern over power running out mid-shift.
This is just one example of how two way radio continues to evolve to better serve the needs of construction and other industries. To learn more, visit www.brentwoodradios.co.uk.