Farming & Agriculture
A dangerous industry needs reliable communications
Farming and agricultural businesses are under increasing pressure to cut costs and increase efficiency. As one of the top three most dangerous industries in New Zealand, protecting worker safety is paramount, which is reflected in heightened OH&S requirements. Workers deal with bad weather, dangerous machinery or vehicles, unpredictable animals and hostile landscapes – so you want to remain in constant contact with that worker in case the worst happens.
Two-way radio communications systems are widely used in the farming and related industries, as they meet many of the challenges of this industry.
These systems provide customers with a reliable, fast and effective way to:
- stay in contact with all staff over a large geographical area
- maintain reliable coverage over rough terrains
- deliver specific instructions to staff either as a group or individually
- increase productivity by wasting less time trying to physically locate staff
- protect staff safety by knowing their location at all times
- monitor lone workers with radio applications
- improve incident response times, especially with man-down functionality
- help meet OH&S requirements
Our customers include Mundtville Farm, who presented a real-life example of how two-way radios helped an injured farm worker.
“We’d had the radios only a matter of days when a staff member fell off a motorbike and broke his leg. He called us via the radio, we got to him within minutes, took him to the medical centre and he was airlifted to Christchurch.” David Sloss, general manager, Mundtville Dairy Farm
Productivity also increased, as workers no longer wasted time looking for each other or making multiple trips:
“It’s all about increased productivity. Staff aren’t driving around looking for each other all the time, so they spend more time on other tasks and not waiting for instructions. We can make changes instantly … instead of making another trip to tell staff and then another to feed out the additional supplement.” David Sloss, general manager, Mundtville Dairy Farm
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From the delivery driver crisscrossing the city to the sanitation crew clearing streets, your employees work smarter and safer with the MOTOTRBO DM4400e mobile two-way radio. This fully-featured mobile transforms your enterprise, delivering unrivalled voice and data communications. You also get best-in-class audio that includes Intelligent Audio and customisable voice announcement feature.
Incredibly compact and exceptionally rugged, the MOTOTRBO DP3441e portable two-way digital radio is the perfect solution for the professional on the move. This small, but powerful radio keeps you in touch with your workforce without weighing you down. It’s loaded with all the benefits of the latest digital technology – superb audio quality, amazing clarity, outstanding coverage, long-lasting battery life and more. As part of Motorola’s MOTOTRBO family, the DP3441e offers the best in digital radio technology. Empowering your workers with integrated voice and data, the DP3441e allows them to share information wirelessly and instantly between devices. Integrated GPS enables location tracking of mobile work teams, helping improve personnel safety and operational efficiency. And this radio is not afraid of dust, dirt or water—it stands up to the harshest and most inhospitable conditions with exceptional durability. Wherever you’re on the move, the slim, powerful and reliable DP3441e can always be right by your side.
Contact our communication solutions team to discuss your requirements on 03 358 8082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org