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通信技术一直是各种各样的部门创新的关键领域,而是紧急服务部门,特别是那些能够获得大量的人之一。在火灾领域运营的人通常在嘈杂的危险条件下运行,沟通至关重要但困难。

免提沟通

从蓝牙耳机到笨拙的无线电系统,近年来出现了大量旨在连接工人的通信创新,同时保证他们的安全和生产力。

可穿戴、免提通信系统代表了安全通信的最新前沿

Wearable, hands-free communication systems represent the latest frontier in this quest for safe, productive communication, and the pandemic has changed the communication game business of all shapes and sizes will be looking at ‘hands-free’ communication technology in a brand new light.

自疫情爆发以来,即使是最亲历亲为的工作场所也不得不实行社交距离和戴口罩,在本已复杂的规则和条例上又增加了一层健康和安全。工人们曾经可以共享无线电和其他设备,但现在他们需要尽可能地保持距离,避免交叉污染表面。这意味着要努力限制与表面以及彼此的接触。

消防部门的关键沟通

If any sector is ready to lead the charge in terms of communication innovation, it’s the fire sector, which typically sees its workers operating in loud, hazardous environments, has been a driving force behind some of the greatest communication innovations of the past couple of decades and will continue to innovate to keep its workers safe and connected.

根据一些消息来源,关键的通信行业正在以快速的速度增长,到2028年,其价值将超过200亿美元。这是近10%的复合年增长率,无疑是由于疫情、我们对工人安全的重新关注以及对免提通信解决方案的需求而加速的。

也许是推测未来突破以及如何实现的最佳方式是首先回顾紧急服务,医院和其他部门的方式,已经开创了团队沟通的方式。多年来已经存在无数的沟通突破,但这是哪些已经站在了时间的考验,在我们进入大流行后的世界时,我们将对我们最有价值?

“智能个人防护装备”和可穿戴通信技术

各种设置中的工人能够完全免提沟通,而不会删除他们的PPE

可穿戴通信技术绝不是什么新技术,但自疫情爆发以来,它的应用和创新无疑加速了。尽管一线和关键任务的工作人员在疫情期间继续工作,但他们仍需要尽可能遵守社交距离指导方针,这也意味着限制与表面的接触,并保持个人防护装备。

其他行业的工作场所,当他们能够回到办公室时,也面临同样的难题。健康和安全已经发生了变化,企业需要相应地作出调整。他们的回答吗?“智能PPE”形式的可穿戴通信技术。通过将通讯技术整合到口罩、头盔、面罩和工作裤中,工人在各种环境下都可以完全免提通信,而无需脱下个人防护装备,在不危及安全的情况下给予他们完全的自由。

不用再拉掉护目镜来摆弄对讲机,也不用再伸手去拿从一个班次传到另一个班次的笨重的收音机。智能个人防护装备使员工能够在恶劣的环境中工作,让他们能够与同事保持联系,而无需与任何物理设备接触或共享个人设备。

智能的“主动倾听”护耳器

你知道吗?据估计,每年有2200万工人暴露在具有潜在破坏性的噪音中。传统的解决方案是用护耳罩来掩盖声音,但这也带来了一系列问题。交流不仅需要说,也需要听。对于在繁忙、嘈杂或危险环境中工作的人来说,能够听到周围发生的事情,同时保护耳朵不受潜在有害声音的伤害是至关重要的。

主动聆听耳机可以保护工人免受诸如重型机械等潜在破坏性的噪音,而是通过重要的声音,如警告信号,无线电通信或其同事的声音。这意味着不断地在和关闭防护耳罩,或者抬起一杯齿轮听到同事叫做一些重要的东西,积极的听力耳机让工人保持警觉和in-tune与周围环境,而不会使他们的听力有风险。

开创性的自我修复网络

自愈网络是“智能个人防护装备”的完美伴侣,也是一项卓越的技术,它专为从医院员工到繁忙的消防队伍不断移动的团队设计。它们被称为“自愈”,因为它们能够重新连接返回范围内的单位,即使一个或多个单位掉下网络,它们也能保持连接。

像紧急服务一样的部门将在保持这些创新来上发挥关键作用

自修复网络是蓝牙的剪切,其通常与有限的范围不可靠,不需要基本单元 - 允许团队成员漫游,只要它们在范围内,即可保持趋势。它有助于“总是在”沟通中,这意味着无需按下按钮来说可以进行语音,因此没有员工的成员必须与另一个人或任何表面接触。虽然自大流行以来未发明,但与智能PPE一样,其摄取量大急剧增加。

多年来,通信突破一直是健康和安全的核心,但随着疫情之后我们进入所谓的“新常态”,应急服务等部门将在保持这些创新方面发挥关键作用。

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