3 A FLEXIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE IS VITAL Lessons 1 and 2 raise the question: how can we ensure that radio communications remains a priority yet works with these new technologies? To face this challenge, the world leaders
recognize the need to connect radio over IP. Not only is IP a common language across many technologies, it also provides
the flexibility operators need to adjust their radio network to meet new operational and technological needs.
4 CENTRALIZATION OF COMMAND AND CONTROL IS IDEAL Another trend seen by the world leaders is a move towards centralized command and control, or Remote Operations Centers. These Centers perform a large variety of functions from
radio dispatch and monitoring to data management, fleet management (including control of autonomous vehicles) and
Emergency Management. By using Radio over IP, it is simple to connect communications from many sites back to one
5 THE ROLE OF DISPATCH WILL CHANGE Reduction in voice traffic, increased automation and centralization are likely to have a significant impact on radio dispatch operators, whose role has already changed significantly. Dispatchers are now
increasingly responsible for monitoring and coordinating much of the activity, whether it be by voice or data. This requires
them to be more responsive to situations involving breakdowns and emergencies in their area of control.
These lessons suggest that the characteristics of radio will
ensure its longevity in the Resources industry, although the
way that organizations structure and use their radio networks
This article is extracted from the Omnitronics White Paper
How Radio Continues to Drive Business in the Resources
Industry: 5 Lessons Learnt from the World’s Leaders.
To read the full paper and its findings, click here.