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Bus operator takes digital radio on board

Date: 20th April 2012
Topic: Switching On
Technology: Digital PMR
Tags: Premier Communication Electronics

Stagecoach South West has invested in a digital radio system for its 300-strong fleet of buses. It has signed a deal with Premier Communication Electronics (PCE), which will roll out a new Motorola MotoTrbo system from April. This will replace ageing analogue radios.

PCE, based in Exeter, designed the system, which includes 300 fixed mobile radios and three repeaters which together will offer clearer audio quality and improved coverage.

Karen Langley, managing director of PCE, said: "Our skilled engineers will deploy the new solution during a three-month period to fit in with the day-to-day requirements of Stagecoach South West's busy schedule. We look forward to working

closely with them to achieve a modern two-way radio communications system that befits the level of investment Stagecoach South West has made in its Devon bus network."

The radio solution includes TRBOnet dispatch software. It also has data capabilities and the potential to integrate with IT-enabled applications.

"The implementation of this state-of-the-art digital radio system will benefit both our staff and our customers", commented Mike Bishop, Stagecoach South West's engineering director.

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