Agriculture and farming has changed a lot over the years. Technology is used more than ever before improve safety and increase efficiency. Reliable communication is a key part of the farming process.

Currently farmers and growers need to communicate quickly with their employees in the office and the field. They need to get their products to market quickly. A delay could cost thousands of pounds. With over 200,000 farming establishments across the UK the demand for instant communication is high. We at DTS have worked with organisations of all sizes across the agricultural industry with the main objective of providing a cost effective, robust, reliable and efficient solution that can deal with the day-to-day environments on the farm and out in the field. As workers in the agricultural industry are often alone and working in potentially dangerous environments, their communication solution also needs to alert others to emergencies and support lone-workers, wherever they are on the farm.

The result is key. When effective team communication happens, it drives not only better production but also more efficient work practices. When this happens, there is also better safety on the farms. Agricultural environments are tough, hard places to work. Without proper technology for communication, problems can arise – and they often do, even with the best tools in place.

The agricultural industry has relied on two way radios for years which, at the push of a button, can provide answers and solutions, communication and connection among team members.

The range of two-way radios we offer to this industry is vast! We cater for all budgets and requirements and offer an extensive range of accessories. The radios we have on offer give a rugged and durable solution to cope with the harshest conditions, offering full site coverage. We also offer radios that are dust resistant and waterproof which are extremely popular within this sector to extend equipment life. 

Whether it is a small or large area you need to cover we have the best system for each situation. We have successfully installed vehicle radios in tractors, combine harvesters and  other large farm machinery to make sure that you are fully covered on the ground. We know how important this is due to the long working hours within the industry throughout the seasons.

Summary – Why is it vital for agricultural sites to have two-way radios?

  • Health & Safety
  • Successful communication` between staff
  • Site access control
  • Efficient control of workers' locations
  • Individual and group calling
  • Rugged and reliable equipment
  • Site coverage solutions (short and long distance)
  • Increased emergency response time
  • Installations for machinery
  • Increased productivity

At DTS we offer site surveys for all industries. Contact our sales team for further information about these and the above!

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Hytera PD705

The Hytera PD705 is a radio built with robustness and simplicity at the forefront. It is water and dustproof (IP67), reliable and requires minimal concentration to use making it ideal for busy workers in the agricultural industry. The PD705’s dedicated emergency button allows users to contact their colleagues should they find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation. 

Hytera MD655(G) Mobile

For those working over great distances on farms, fixed vehicle radios like the MD655 are a must. The Hytera MD655 is small, meaning it can easily be fixed in any of your vehicles. It is also powerful, allowing for coverage over vast areas of land, particularly the VHF variant. Select the GPS model (MD655G) and Smart Dispatch application to see your team’s location at any time. 

Hytera Smart Dispatch

Smart Dispatch is a software application that keeps you in touch with your teams. See the location of your staff, speak to individuals or groups of workers, handle emergencies/man-down/lone-worker alarms and have everything recorded for traceability and peace of mind… and all from your desktop computer or laptop!  

National Trust Stourhead Estates

To facilitate better communication among work teams at the Stourhead Estate, National Trust has moved to a MOTOTRBO digital two-way radio platform. Covering an area of 10,7km², the estate attracts over 300,000 visitors each year who come to see Stourhead’s world-famous landscaped gardens and the Palladian-style mansion which is home to a Regency library and extensive collections of furniture and paintings.

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