The Communication needs of contruction range far beyaond 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 contruction are updating their systems to Push To Talk Over Cellular technology for a more efficient communication solution with the additional benefit of expanded data capabilities.
With technology moving forward, and increasing demands on the emergency services of contruction, I pose the question what does it take to provide mission-critical communications? and examine the importance of getting it right.In the past the emergency services had at their disposal the means to communicate with their personnel that ordinary citizens did not possess. However, this has changed dramatically since the advent of public mobile communication devices and most of our population now regularly use more than one such POC PTT device.
It is naturally assumed that with new Push To Talk Over Cellular Radio and the emergency services can do what the public do – immediately adopt new communications technologies in their daily work. It is a fact of life that this is not quite reality with emergency services communications, largely due to their ‘emergency’ role. The work our emergency services do every single day in the line of duty is unpredictable and full of risks. As such emergency services require a higher standard of communications and they need it instantly. Communications are mission-critical for our emergency services of contruction.