Within a ministry, town hall or prison there are trained security and emergency assistance crew members as well as office workers and visitors. This diversity in participants demands efficient communication through a reliable network. For public officials on the street (the enforcers) communication with each other and the central control room under all circumstances is vital.
For the communication between security personnel and emergency assistance crew members inside a ministry, town hall or prison, coverage must be achieved in a relatively large government building. A private mobile radio communication system entails a considerable investment. Security personnel and emergency assistance crew members need a group communication network that:
These needs can be met with a Push-to-Talk application connected to the nationwide Proximus-network. A network in which PrioCom has established an exclusive priority level for users for whom mission-critical communication is an absolute requirement.
Nearly all enforcement organisations currently use the nationwide, public two-way radio network for their mission-critical communication. However, this network suffers from permanent coverage problems in certain locations. This is because some areas in Belgium are too sparsely populated to make the investment in an extra channel cost-effective. Enforcers need a group communication network that:
The needs of enforcers can also be met with our Push-to-Talk service. The availability of the network is guaranteed, because capacity has been reserved especially for PrioCom users. This is capacity is not accessible to non-critical users. The reliability of the network is guaranteed by Proximus based on emergency power supplies and redundancy of vital components. When a fixed mobile radio fails, another one takes over, so that high availability can be achieved.