Reliable Communications Solutions for Large-Area Coverage
The communication needs of utilities range far beyond those of most organizations outside of public safety. Topographical challenges, storm damage, and pure distance issues can create conditions that render normal cellular service impractical. An increasing number of utilities are updating their systems to digital technology for a more efficient communication solution with the additional benefit of expanded data capabilities.
- Utility providers need easy-to-use and dependable communications when disasters and large-scale outages occur. Linemen and emergency response teams require wide-area coverage to communicate across multiple locations in often-harsh conditions. They need rugged, weather-resistant radios that have the power to last through a full day.
- NCI provides cost-effective solutions that feature clear, digital voice communications, data messaging, and integration into popular work order management software suites. Accessories include heavy-duty earmuffs, covert and Bluetooth earpieces that allow for use in noisy environments, and base stations repeat the signal and extend coverage.
- Water utilities benefit from the system’s ability to send telemetry messages to the dispatch center, alerting staff to event triggers such as the movement of water levels beyond certain levels, valve or door openings, etc.