In the offshore industry, all large companies are moving to wireless intercom systems. One of the reasons these intercom systems are being installed is because there is an increased need for alternative communication options among oil drilling companies.
Drilling for oil off of coastal seashores can be a very dangerous business. For this reason, many drilling companies have increased their installation of new wireless intercom systems from thirty to fifty percent. An example of how these intercom systems are used is providing alternative communication options for offices which are located on portable ships. Depending how far out these ships are there could potentially be an hour delay before a message can be relayed or transmitted to the main office. Some may ask why these individuals don't simply use mobile devices or cell phones. It is because most cell phone networks don't work well out in an open sea area. As a result, if these individuals relied solely on cell phone devices, then they would most likely have situations where they would not be able to communicate at all.
Along with installing traditional intercom networks, many oil drilling companies today are also supplying their workers with intercom two-way radio devices. These devices are designed to be used far away from the shore, which makes them perfect for long term oil drilling assignments.
In addition to the offshore industry, other fields and industries that also frequently use intercom systems include the transportation and petrol chemical industries. In both of these industries, it is critical to have a reliable form of alternative communication. In the transportation industry for example, it is critical that employees have a reliable way to communicate with other staff members and customers. This is especially true in major transportation hubs such as busy bus terminals and high traffic airports. In a busy terminal, it is important that bus staff are always able to effectively communicate any important changes related to bus arrivals and departures. The same holds true for employees who work at high traffic airports. It is important that airport staff are able to communicate with each other and with key security and ground staff. An effective intercom system is also very important and critical for companies that manufacture and distribute dangerous petroleum chemicals. In the case of a chemical leak or potential fire, security personnel need to be able to quickly communicate a warning message to other employees in the company.