Utility companies provide for the generation and distribution of gas and energy. In both disciplines, smart communication contributes to more efficient business processes and employee safety. Because utilities deliver products or services that are in the public interest – and disasters in utilities can affect the population – smart communication is extremely important.
Relatively large distances are involved in the communication between employees in gas and power plants. Achieving a full-coverage private radio communication system is therefore expensive.
There is a need for a group communication network that provides coverage across the complete working area. Since employees of gas and power plants often work under hazardous conditions, this network must guarantee the accessibility required for mission-critical communication.
The utilities sector requires a communication system that provides coverage over long distances when carrying out inspections and maintenance work in masts.
There is a need for a communication network that provides regional or nationwide coverage. In the context of increased efficiency in business processes, there is a need for a communication system that provides not only speech communication, but also possibilities for data communication.
A Push-to-Talk service with priority over the nationwide Proximus network offers utilities a solution. In addition to group communication, PrioCom’s Push-to-Talk application also offers utilities the possibility to benefit from the possibilities of data communication in order to enhance the efficiency of inspections and maintenance work.
To guarantee access to the nationwide Proximus network, PrioCom has established an exclusive priority level on the Proximus. Special capacity is reserved for PrioCom users which is not accessible to outsiders. Emergency power supplies and redundancy of vital components ensure high network reliability.