Trend: The Demand for Large, Integrated Communication Systems Continues to Grow

As issues of safety and security take on greater importance for our customers, we’re seeing a significant increase in the demand for large, integrated communication systems that work seamlessly across multiple locations, operating in both analog and digital modes, conventional and trunked configurations.

In 2017 we completed five large-system projects. A year later, that number more than doubled to 11 large projects. Recently completed projects span across several industries, and include:

  • For a newly built sports arena, we recently designed and deployed a system to provide coverage within multiple buildings and 22 talk groups, including housekeeping, medical, parking, guest services, and security.
  • For one of our education customers, we designed and implemented a two-way radio system that connects 15 locations so employees can communicate quickly and reliably instead of having to use a combination of phone calls and emails.
  • For one Wisconsin county, we designed and deployed a nine-site simulcast system to improve two-way radio coverage for its law enforcement, fire department, municipal operations, and highway department. The system was designed to utilize the county‚Äôs existing radio sites minimizing the ongoing recurring costs associated with leasing space on sites owned and operated by third parties.

If you’re one of our existing customers, you already know that for years our expertise in engineering and design has set us apart from our competitors. Now, our engineering team has been expanded to meet the growing demand for large-system deployments such as these.

“For large, often complex, communication systems our customers want the assurance of knowing they’re working with a team of experts who will lead the way,” said Director of Engineering Doug Jungers, who leads the team dedicated to the design and deployment of large system installs.

Often, these complex projects involve strategies, products, and services to enable:

  • Wide-area communications for two-way radios allowing end users to quickly communicate and share time-sensitive information when located miles (or hundreds of miles) apart, avoiding the need to pick up the phone.
  • Seamless roaming so that an end user no longer must change a channel on their radio when moving from one site to another.
  • Transmit interrupt which allows the system to interrupt a call, or calls, in order to share urgent information to all active users.
  • Scalability and extensibility through strategies designed to make the most of the investments you’ve made and to allow for seamless upgrades, expansions or phased implementations.

“The role of our team is to work with our customers to identify their needs, design a system solution to meet those needs, deploy the system according to their specifications, and train them on how to use the system to take full advantage of its features and benefits,” added Jungers. “And because we designed and deployed the system, we know exactly how to maintain it moving forward. Since we partner with our customers from the initial design through implementation and ongoing service and maintenance, we provide them with a single point of contact for all of their communication needs.”

Contact us to learn more about how our engineering team can help you design and implement a communication solution that meets your needs.