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2 March 2022
WAVE PTX Deployed for Packaging, Paper and Resource Recovery Leader
What is WAVE PTX
Connect PTX is a cloud-based radio platform, it has all the features of a traditional radio platform; using the cloud and IP connectivity, it enables borderless Push-to-Talk.
WAVE PTX is a cloud-based radio platform, it has all the features of a traditional radio platform; using the cloud and IP connectivity, it enables borderless Push-to-Talk.
Deploying WAVE PTX enhances your entire communication solution with powerful and flexible features. WAVE PTX has been designed to run on the popular operating systems – Android and iOS providing a modern user interface keeping people connected over an IP network (eg. cellular and Wi-Fi).
How our solution fulfilled the customer’s requirements
Improve communications between the drivers, leading hands and management.
What drove requirement 1
Each truck had a tablet deployed, this enabled access to the task management and job tracking applications.
The tablet was nearing the end of its lifecycle, the size and shape often meant it was left in the truck while the driver was not in the cab; leaving the driver out of contact.
How we fulfilled requirement 1
The smaller form factor of a ruggedised smartphone increased the mobility of the device; combining the phone with a cradle in the cab of the truck kept the device charged, secured and accessible while driving.
Increase communications between the drivers and the site.
What drove requirement 2
Drivers were unable to advise the site they were returning, leading to inefficiently in workflows and at times creating a traffic jam of trucks wishing to unload.
How we fulfilled requirement 2
A radio bridge was deployed to the site; appearing as a dedicated channel within the WAVE PTX application; drivers could select the channel at any time to advise the site of their return; which allowed the site to prepare for the arrival.
Reduce/remove the number of devices in the truck over a period of time.
What drove requirement 3
Reduced complexity and clutter within the cab to ensure the driver focus on their core activities.
How we fulfilled requirement 3
The ruggedised Android smartphone User Interface (UI) provided a similar look and feel to the presently deployed tablets, reducing the need for drivers to upskill. While there is a notable difference in screen sizes between a tablet and a Smartphone; most modern applications are scalable to a variety of screens size while retaining usability.