Radio System Health

Managing Your Radio System Health

Health Technology

When it comes to managing your health, two-way radio systems work similarly to people. An annual checkup with your doctor is essential for your health.

Modern two-way radio systems are intricate configurations of infrastructure hardware, operating systems, subscriber gear, and mapping protocols/programming. Over time, as radio systems are used more frequently, several factors can combine to decrease the quality and functionality of the system. This reduction can lead to decreased overall effectiveness, putting people at risk, causing operations to become less efficient, and increasing costs.

Westcan offers three services to ensure the maximum efficiency and return on investment (ROI) for your radio system.

System Audit Lite: Our in-field analysis of system functionality identifies potential issues, costs, and necessary actions. It also provides short and long-term plans for optimizing system performance.

Tune-Up Radio: The procedure for assessing the radio’s “fine-tuning,” which is crucial for achieving optimal performance in text/data-intensive applications, such as GPS-based man-down and other GPS-based applications, is performed on each subscriber unit.

Coverage Analysis: We measure radio coverage levels based on a specific mapping plan and the client needs to help identify and address gaps resulting from changes in system infrastructure, subscriber gear, site topography due to new structures, tree growth, interference from other sites, etc.

Service Packs

We also offer managed service packages that include:


– License process management

– Preventive maintenance

– System monitoring and response services

– System performance analysis

– Asset tracking and related analytics

– Planning for system migration and upgrades

– Engineering and Project Management

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in Tunnel Radio and electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging, and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.

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