November 2012 Blog Archives

November 6, 2012

Modern Two-Way Radio Comms in the Pulp/Paper Industry

The pulp and paper industry is an interesting combination of the great outdoors and modern industrial techniques. Hardy workers spend their days in the woods gathering the raw materials and transporting them to the mill, where other employees use state-of-the-art technology to transform them into the paper products we use each day. The one thread that ties these two disparate activities together is communication.

Modern two-way radios connect the logging crews to their supervisor, who directs and guides them in their work. Logging is a noisy, dangerous task, with powerful machines working in an unstable environment. It is critical for everyone involved to stay constantly in touch in order to avoid accidents and lost time in the field. Once the wood and brush is harvested and ready to go, the crew leader can use his radio to call in the trucks that will haul it away. Drivers get the message and proceed to the site in a timely fashion, then load up and leave, calling ahead to let the plant know they’re on the way.

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November 1, 2012

Why Two-Way Radios are a Necessity in a Power Plant

In the electrical power plant industry, there are several key areas that point to why two way radio communication is very strongly needed.

As most people already know, working in a power plant industry is one of the most potentially dangerous places to work in. This is due to the fact that power plant employees have more of a chance of getting injured on the job, then other fields and positions. Because of this, it is extremely important for all power plant personnel to have an effective form of two way communication.

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