Simoco Wireless Solutions said it was selected to upgrade a trunked private mobile radio network for a Middle Eastern petrochemical company in order to create greater capacity and ensure minimal down time. The company operates onshore over a large terrain producing liquefied natural gas and natural gas liquids.
Simoco Wireless Solutions upgraded the existing MPT1327 trunked radio system which comprises 600 x ATEX hand portable radios, mobiles installed in plant protection and emergency vehicles, desk top ‘fixed mobiles’ and IP connected PC dispatchers. The dispatch system incorporates voice recording using VHF marine base stations and dispatch consoles which allow direct communication to the vessels in the harbour.
The company said its new platform delivers increased capacity on the system allowing all staff to communicate clearly and reliability. With the system now live and Simoco engineers having completed the work before Covid-19 lockdown and now providing non-stop remote support. Features such as man down, lone worker, GPS, Bluetooth and emergency calling align with the company’s health and safety policies, and provide peace of mind for those in the field.