Patrick van Moeffaert, Maintenance & Repair Supervisor: “Our port operates 24 hours a day. We deal primarily with loading our own vessels with unaccompanied freight, whereby communication between tugmaster operators and shore operations is essential for ensuring worker safety. Tugmaster operators are deployed for loading and unloading ships. They drive and manoeuvre the terminal tractor (or tugmaster) as well as pick up and deliver the goods and containers across the terminal. We must be able to trust blindly that the two-way radios will be connected 24/7.”
Van Moeffaert discusses the switch from analogue to TETRA: “Our analogue two-way radios were up for replacement, so we followed-up on the recommendation of Flash Private Mobile Networks to switch to a digital system.” TETRA was a logical choice for P&O Ferries Zeebrugge given that it is specially designed for companies with large numbers of radio users and high traffic capacity. “Our tugmaster operators are not the only ones who use TETRA. The entire company has since made the switch to digital communication.”
It is always our goal to add value for our customers. We guarantee P&O Ferries 24/7 access to the network and with that, optimal safety.
If you are responsible for company processes, you will want to be confident that your employees can always communicate at any time of day, from any location. Your own network must always be available.
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TETRA is a digital alternative for organisations with large numbers of two-way radio users and high traffic capacity. It offers four channels per frequency, so that several talk groups can communicate simultaneously.
By combining our years of experience with knowledge of new developments, both in the area of service as well as technology, we recognise situations or processes in your organisation where we can share our expertise with you.
Also read the cases below from organisations in the Transport and Logistics sector.
Guaranteed safe and efficient business operations for EMO
EMO depends on communication to guarantee safe and efficient operations. Flash created a reliable network with a TETRA multi-site system combined with TETRA two-way radios, ensuring that all users can reach each other 24/7.
- Reliable network
- Available 24/7
- Optimal safety
Guaranteed accessibility and safety in the Liefkenshoek tunnel
Flash not only put a reliable TETRA network and the necessary links in place, but also introduced improvements to our current technical infrastructure of the Liefkenshoek tunnel. In doing so, Flash relieved us of all of our communication concerns.
- Guaranteed coverage
- Optimal safety
- Thinking together makes life easier