Hytera, a leading global provider of professional and private communication network, together with its local partner LIECA Radio Communication, delivered DMR Tier II Solution to secure the fuel deposit in Reunion, an overseas department and region of France. It's an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 175 km (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius.
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Based on the island, the deposit site covers one hectare with about one hundred people working for the daily operation and maintenance. As one of the major oil and petrochemical deposit sites, the staff were using old analog radios, which couldn’t provide enough indoor and outdoor coverage. The challenges were abundant and it was essential and urgent to upgrade to a digital system to deliver safe communication.
Working closely with the deposit site, LIECA Radio Communication put forward a general proposal with the advice from technical teams. LIECA’s cooperation with Hytera dates back to 2005, at the very beginning of Hytera’s development in Europe. Multiple professional trainings have been given from Hytera to LIECA among those years. A certified laboratory for the after-sale service of Hytera was also built. LIECA fully understood what’s underneath the challenges for the deposit and implemented a Hytera DMR Tier II solution, which consisted of intrinsically safe digital portable radios, mobile radios, base stations and a repeater.
In the fuel deposit where flammable gases, and the leakage of explosive substances is common, special attention should be paid to explosion protection. Offering safe and reliable communications, Hytera PD715 Ex and PD795 Ex handheld digital radio has been designed to meet the European Atex directives, FM standards and IEC standards, perfect for tough environments that require intrinsically-safe devices. Hytera PD715 Ex radios and PD795 Ex radios provide a dedicated emergency button. In case of any accident, a press on the button can trigger an alarm and initiate a voice call to the pre-programmed work fellow or group. Man-down function has also been validated for the protection of users. GPS and Lone Worker features are also available to further ensure the safety. Hytera PD715 Ex and PD795 Ex radios also provide high audio quality and assured communication based on DMR technology.