Talquin Electric Cooperative, based in Quincy, Florida, was looking to replace their 30-year old narrow banded system. Their old system was no longer reliable, the channels had too much static that render them mostly underutilized.
The Cooperative covers 2,600 square miles that serves 4 counties in Northwest Florida. They work in water, waste water and electric. They need a new system that is reliable and has great coverage.
According to Dane Clemons, Director of Technology who emphasized the need for reliable communications:
“We need to be at our best when the weather is at its worst.”
With the work that the Cooperative does, they need to have different channels for their various user groups in water, waste water and electric. Not having multiple channels available was a big problem for them.
This system is composed of the following:
- 5 sites
- 107 mobile radios
- 60 portable radios
Avtec provided the consoles that integrated with the Tait system. As part of the solution, new safety features were also included such as the radio ‘man down’ and ‘lone worker’ functionality coupled with the GPS on each radio. With this safety feature set-up, dispatch would know immediately if there is a problem and where to send help.
The detailed solution overview and technical details can be seen on our client story page for Talquin Electric Cooperative. You can alternatively download the Talquin-Electric-Client-Story.