Sadara Chemical Company to connect workers with Motorola radios

TETRA radio system to provide mission critical communications for chemical complex

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Sadara Chemical Company to connect workers with Motorola radios The Motorola TETRA radios will connect workers across the 6km sq Sadara Chemical Company site.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 1, 2016

Sadara Chemical Company has selected Motorola Solutions to provide radio communications for its workers at Jubail Industrial City II.

The Motorola TETRA radios will connect personnel across the Sadara complex, the largest single-phase chemical processing complex which covers six square kilometers with 26 manufacturing plants and port facility.

The company will deploy the digital radio network to provide mission-critical communications to connect staff with each other and their control room at all times, and to provide resilient communications in a potentially hazardous environment.

The deployment will include 1,500 Motorola MTP8500Ex TETRA ATEX digital two-way radios and repeaters and Motorola Solutions' Dimetra IP Compact scalable digital solution to expand the network without disrupting radio users.

In the case of an unexpected technical failure of any one of Sadara's multiple sites, the Dimetra IP Compact's geographical redundancy will fully recover the communications network to ensure continuous and secure business operations. The fully integrated TETRA system is also interoperable with Sadara's legacy Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (IDEN) and telephony systems.

The MTP8500Ex radios are equipped with enhanced transmission and receiver sensitivity, they provide crisp and clear audio to cut through the noisiest workplace environments. They will help enable Sadara's employees to work safely and productively, sending business orders and other important information throughout the plants. With more than 16 hours of battery life, the durable radios are designed for reliable use over long shifts.

"Communications equipment used in chemical facilities must adhere to stringent safety standards to protect worker safety. With features including a slimline tactile keypad, exaggerated control knob, large emergency button and textured push-to-talk button, the rugged MTP8500Ex radios are ergonomically designed for workers wearing thick gloves in heavy duty environments," said Paul Mueller, vice president and general manager, Middle East Region, Motorola Solutions. "Our radios help employees work efficiently and safely without interfering with their daily activities," Mueller continued.

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