Business Overview | Rural Companies Require Exceptional Communications
Construction companies find themselves handling jobs in all sorts of environments – from highly urbanized to incredibly rural, and everything in between. For myriad reasons, cellular coverage can vary. In some urban areas, large buildings interfere with signals, while in rural areas, there’s simply no signal to be had.
For construction companies that need to have constant communications with their teams in the home office and on the site, interruptions in coverage can mean huge – and costly – delays.
The Challenge | Complying With Mandates While Increasing Communications and Efficiency
When the FCC mandated narrowbanding in 2013, many organizations had to make plans to update their equipment to continue their critical operations. During this time, many companies made the decision not only to upgrade the necessary equipment but also to take a look at improving the reliability of their communications.
With construction sites spread across a variety of coverage areas, it was important to ensure that any new solution can handle whatever communication challenges are thrown their way.
The Solution | MOTOTRBO Provides Reliable Communication And Transforms Operations
For some organizations, as they explored options for how to increase their efficiency and coverage while complying with the FCC narrowbanding mandate, they came across MOTOTRBO digital radios.
Not only do MOTOTRBO radios allow organizations to upgrade their old analog equipment in a cost-effective manner, but they also provide the opportunity to digitize other aspects of their operations, such as replacing paper work with digital records accessed via mobile devices and tablets.
The Result | Operational Efficiency Improved On Site and In Office
By deploying MOTOTRBO digital radios (like the R7), construction companies are able to replace their outdated analog radios completely, while dramatically increasing organization-wide efficiency – all while staying on budget.
Due to unpredictable cellular coverage that they typically deal with – especially in underdeveloped areas or highly populated ones – many construction companies have been in the practice of providing their crews with hardcopy work orders, blueprints, and plans and transmitting information by radio throughout the day. The crews then take handwritten notes and drop off the paperwork at the end of their shift.
This means that an internal team needed to manage a large volume of paperwork day in and day out.
By implementing MOTOTRBO digital radios, they can now use the MOTOTRBO radios to power data applications for mobile computers. Now, work orders could be updated by the dispatch center, and the crew can make updates between jobs and shifts without having to handwrite notes that may be difficult to transcribe. The internal team is now able to manage digital records, which are more easily maintained, updated, organized, and retrieved.
And, of course, the reliability of communication skyrocketed. Crews are able to move from having instances of spotty coverage and limited communication to being in near-constant communication.
The Team | MCA Provides Expertly Tailored Communications Solutions
For over 30 years, MCA has provided expertly tailored communications solutions to contractors and builders in need of two-way radios, job-site connectivity, and wireless signal enhancement systems. Our team provides top-tier support for every aspect of your business and mission-critical communications projects from start to finish. Our engineers assess your needs, design custom solutions, and install systems that fit your organization’s exacting requirements.