Communication Feature

Combating Wireless Challenges

October 2018
Capt Anil Midha, Master Mariner; MI Mar Tech; Director Tech, TalkPRO, highlights how the construction industry can overcome wireless challenges through TalkPRO.

In wireless communication, the construction industry faces two challenges:
1. It takes up to four months to get the operating license. If it is a road project, the project itself is complete by the time permission arrives.
2. The coverage distance of the walkie talkies is not enough. Thermal power projects, railway tunnelling, irrigation water lift projects and large format industries find the walkie talkies not giving range beyond 3-4 km open areas. Signal inside the control rooms and in confined areas is not available. To cover these "blind spots", repeaters and signal boosters need to be bought.

Products on offer
TalkPRO has solved the problem of the construction industry by introducing two new products.
License Free model TalkPRO Lf866 works on license free band of 866 Mhz with a coverage distance of 2 km in open area. It is best suited for toll gates, medium sized projects, tower cranes, container operations, etc. Talk time of two days is available with 2,600 mAh Li-ion battery.
TalkPRO ND1 (non display) and TalkPRO D1 (display model) have unlimited coverage distance. It works wherever there is 3G coverage. Offices, factories and construction sites can be connected over any distance. The customer can add or delete or change users from a talk groups easily. These two models are highly successful in Malaysia, South America, China and Europe.
The user need not apply for government permission or pay annual fees towards license and royalty. The radios are supplied in pre-activated condition. TalkPRO offers free replacement warranty for one year on all its products.
The radios conform to MIL STD 810 C, D, E and F and are rated IP54. Iconet is the one of oldest radio company in India with 28 years experience. It has supplied more than 3,00,000 radios to the government and the private commercial industry.