Transport Scotland rolls out WAVE PTX radios
Written by: Richard Hook | Published:
Large orange gritting truck in Scotland Transport Scotland's gritters including Robert Brrrns, Sir Andy Flurry, Grits Hoy and Mary Queen of Salt have now been installed with Motorola TLK 100 WAVE PTX radios

Infrastructure support service Amey has deployed a combination of Motorola’s push-to-talk WAVE PTX radios and dispatch software, as part of a new long-term contract with Transport Scotland.

According to Amey, the contract is in relation to the “management, maintenance and improvement of 600km of motorways and trunk roads across south-west Scotland”.

The Motorola Wave PTX product provides PTT communications across two-way radios and smartphones, using available 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi networks. Transport Scotland said that the system was “essential” to keep mobile fleets and office-based staff in contact.

Nick Russell, severe weather manager at Amey, said: “We were happy to deploy a WAVE PTX platform. [When teams are out] in heavy snow, they’ve been able to hear where each other are and where team members are struggling, without having to coordinate via a control room.

“This means they can respond to incidents quickly and effectively, for a more coordinated response and an increase in team productivity. The teams feel comfortable using the system and they always get a good signal, wherever they are, however remote!”

In addition, Amey’s fleet of gritters will also use Motorola's ruggedised TLK 100 radios, which - according to the company - come with a European data roaming SIM installed.

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