RADIO IN THE
In Western Australia, Tait Technology
Partner, Omnitronics Ltd, has been talking
to Resource industry professionals around
the globe about the future of wireless
communications. Yael Keon summarizes
their responses, in five lessons.
LEARNED FROM THE
1RADIO WILL REMAIN THE MOST VITAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION One thing is very clear: Land Mobile Radio will continue to be a highly important and necessary means of communications in Resources operations. This is due to three
• One-to-many: “All Informed Communications”
• Simple to use: encouraging “positive communication”
• Flexibility: easy to expand networks or change the area of coverage
2 HOW WE USE RADIO WILL CHANGE Land Mobile Radio will continue to be a key piece of the communications infrastructure at mine sites and on oil fields, but it will be just that – one piece of the infrastructure. There is a range
of other communications technologies available today that large operators are looking to integrate with radio, to
improve their operations.
As with other industries, Resource companies are looking to the future and considering how advanced
wireless communications can make their businesses safer and more efficient. With options like digital
radio, data services, and automation, questions are raised around how these technologies will affect
the way radio is used on mine sites and oil rigs. So how can organizations ensure they’re prepared to
meet these demands?