Utilities & Energy

COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS

Empowering Robust Communications

Electricity, gas and water utility companies with distribution failures immediately disrupt both consumers and the economy. Utility companies sometimes have distribution networks comprising of thousands of kilometers of infrastructure, overhead lines and sub-station assets in locations with very little coverage due to being based in remote uneven terrain areas.

Oil and gas installations require robust, resilient and reliable communication systems to support efficient day-to-day operations and to coordinate a swift and effective response to major incidents.

The nature of the industry necessitates a strong safety culture to protect both the workforce and the environment.

Naturally, such critical and wide-ranging operations require reliable communications to ensure the workforce can keep vital services running with access to reliable communications anytime, anyplace- Hytera offers the widest range of choice including narrowband mission critical voice products, broadband data infrastructure and the most robust terminals and accessories in the market today.

Meeting the Standards

Standards for intrinsic protection are mainly developed by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) but different agencies also develop standards for intrinsic safety. Examples of such agencies in North America are the Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM Global), which certifies radios, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) that certifies mobile phones, and in Canada the Canadian Standards Association. In Europe, the standard for intrinsic safety certification is the CENELEC standard EN 60079-11 and shall be certified according to the ATEX directive (ATEX), while in other countries around the world the IEC standards (IECEx) are followed.

Hytera's explosion-proof radios has been certified by most of the rigorous standards in the world including ATEX, IECEX, FM, UL, CSA of Canada and TIIS of Japan.

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Safety Features

Hytera IS certified radios have an array of practical features that can ensure workforces’ safety are protected.

Built-in GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) module in the radio supports mainstream positioning systems in the world like GPS. Its tracking sensitivity is up to -164dBm while the accuracy can be within 2 meters. Man Down enables the radio to automatically send out alert signal to other workforces in the field once one of the radio users falls down. Similarly, Lone Worker allows the radio’s emergency function to be automatically triggered once no operation in the terminal is captured within a predefined schedule.

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Improving operational safety and productivity

Tough working environments demand tough solutions – without compromising worker safety. Custom designed to deliver crystal clear and dependable communications in the most challenging of conditions, our two-way radios improve productivity and real-time decision-making in upstream high-risk oil and gas environments.

Hytera offers the first ‘ia’ certified intrinsically safe devices in world, designed to meet the robust safety standards that come with working in challenging and hazardous environments. Built to withstand extreme temperatures, water and dust ingress, noise and continue operation in environments where combustible gases and airborne particles are present. Delivering the fail-safe voice and data communications required to monitor and manage people, resources and assets in any setting.

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Improved Efficiency

Private radio systems enable managers and supervisors to use group calling and segregated call groups based on job roles or tasks for enhanced efficiency, productivity and safety, and cost reduction.

Direct Mode

Direct Mode Operations

Radios enable oil and gas teams to directly communicate radio-to-radio bypassing the network. DMO is often used at remote installations if teams are working beyond the main coverage area.

Clearer Audio

Improved Audio

Personnel work in noisy environments, but they must be able to hear instructions over the radio. Hytera noise cancelling technology gets rid of background sounds to provide much clearer audio.

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SCADA and IoT

DMR networks can be used to transmit SCADA information using remote telemetry or radio units (RTUs/RRUs), which monitor and remotely control assets like drills, pipelines, storage tanks, and processing plants.

Bodycams

Bodycams

Hytera bodycams can be deployed to record incidents or faults. If Wi-Fi or broadband networks are available, it is possible to live stream video to supervisors or experts who can advise remotely on how to fix faults or carry out installation or maintenance work on utility assets.

Improved Connectivity

Hytera's DMR/Tetra products ensure clear voice quality, reduced noise, longer standby time, higher spectrum utilisation, lower equipment costs, and safe encryption compatibility with digital and analog intercom. Hytera's digital two-way radios provide instant PTT services to provide utility staff with individual, group, emergency and broadcast calls- keeping staff in touch with each other anywhere, any time. Hytera PoC solutions add rich multimedia broadband data.

Reliable Coverage

Reliable and Instant Coverage

Hytera's DMR solutions enhance worker efficiency and safety. Utility staff could keep in touch with the command center anywhere, and react immediately to actions and orders. Wide area signal coverage guarantees reliable communication even in harsh conditions.

Group Calling

Group Calling

Radios provide group calls, which allows supervisors to communicate with colleagues simultaneously, saving time, increasing efficiency and providing a better service for customers.

Converged Communications

Converged Communications

DMR networks can be combined into a converged communications system bringing together mission critical voice, CCTV, vehicle and body worn camera feeds, IoT sensor data, artificial intelligence and data analytics, PABX/PSTN telephony networks and broadband LTE cellular networks. The Hytera PMR-LTE Convergence solution interconnects PMR, Wi-Fi and LTE onto a single unified platform.

Robust Devices

Robust Devices

Hytera offers military grade PMR and PoC terminals capable of operating in harsh environments. Devices can withstand drops, shocks, vibration, extreme temperatures, dust, dirt and water ingress. In addition, Hytera also offers its portable e-Pack100 wireless ad-hoc repeater for temporary ad hoc networks, Push-to-Talk over Cellular devices and a range of body worn cameras that double as remote speaker microphones.

Enhanced Safety & Reliability

Radios do not just provide highly efficient communications. They also double up as an extremely effective safety devices as well. The radio is the utility &energy worker’s lifeline, especially for lone workers and personnel operating in remote locations. If they get into trouble, the radios support several potentially lifesaving applications in addition to emergency voice calling.

Emergency Button

Emergency button

Radios come with an emergency ‘panic’ button, which can be programmed to send an alarm to supervisors and to colleagues’ radios, along with the person's ID.

Man Down And Lone Worker

Man Down and Lone Worker

The Man Down alarm is triggered if a user has fallen over and the radio is horizontal. The Lone Worker alarm is sent if the radio is inactive beyond a set time.

Gps Location Services

GPS location services

GPS-enabled radios allow commanders to locate and track users and can be used to pinpoint a user who has issued the alarm or who is in a man down situation.

Intrinsically Safe Operations

Intrinsically safe operations

Hytera offers world-leading ‘intrinsically safe’, ATEX/IECEx certified hand portable terminals and accessories enabling firefighters to communicate safely in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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