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Push-to-Talk Capability Coming to G7c

Introducing Push-to-Talk

Our award-winning G7 devices continue to revolutionize gas detection and lone worker monitoring. Today, Blackline Safety is excited to introduce a new push-to-talk service option that allows G7c to function like a two-way radio. Shipping in November 2018, G7c users will have the option to immediately call teammates on the same channel or to switch channels to easily communicate with other teams. Unlike conventional radios, push-to-talk (PTT) has no radio licensing and no range limit. PTT provides an organization with radio functionality without the need to invest in a separate fleet of radios. G7c is the world’s first gas detector and lone worker monitor to feature push-to-talk communications. It combines a world-leading gas detector, a lone worker safety monitor and a two-way radio. Plus, it eliminates the need for employees to wear and charge multiple devices.

Redefining Instant Communication

The cellular connectivity behind G7c’s PTT capability allows for network coverage in over 100 countries. With 100 channel options, PTT gives your team the ability to instantly connect from anywhere in the world with the push of the red latch. Just like a two-way radio, users can select a channel and communicate with other devices on that same channel. PTT also features an all-call channel for emergency broadcasts to every device on the network. This channel allows G7 to transmit a message to all devices in your organization, making it ideal for safety supervisors or managers. With the ability to connect with 250 people on a single channel, PTT makes it easy for employees in different regions to coordinate their work while ensuring everyone’s safety.

Maximised Productivity

PTT eliminates the need for expensive, intrinsically safe radios. Affordability also allows for more employees to have access to radio functionality. Many businesses haven’t equipped each employee with two-way radios but they wear a gas detector or lone worker monitor. PTT solves the challenge of purchasing and maintaining multiple devices by combining three products into one. An employee’s daily tasks often require them to stop work in order to access a phone or radio to communicate with team members. With PTT, employees can send a message with the click of a button and receive a response like a normal radio. PTT ensures quick, day-to-day communications that keeps teams in touch without sacrificing productivity.

Further, push-to-talk is the ideal solution for coordinating teams across different sites, regions, and locations. Channels can be configured to best suit the needs of your business, so you are in control of connecting and managing the communication of your teams. G7c’s built-in cellular communications mean that it works right out of the box and PTT integrates seamlessly with your device’s existing gas detection and real-time safety options.

Contact us today to learn more about how push-to-talk can help your teams do more while leveraging the latest in connected safety and wearing less equipment.


Confined Space Gas Detectors… and the Fatal Failure to Communicate

Confined space gas detectors save lives, but only when we solve *this* communication problem and understand how to properly rescue those we cannot reach.

A quote from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” perfectly sums up the problems we all face with confined spaces… [Read more…]

Centralised Gas Detector Servicing Thanks to Big Data and the Cloud

Gas detector servicing - the centralised service model
The centralised gas detector servicing model is a new paradigm, enabled by big data and the cloud, that is driving service levels up and costs down.

The data being generated, captured and used in our daily lives has increased massively. Terms such as “big data”, “internet of things” (IoT) and “cloud computing” are now common.

Internet of things (IoT) examples

At a personal level, we adopted smartphones first and now we’re watching smart TVs and wearing a smart device like Fitbit or Apple Watch.  [Read more…]

How are wireless gas detectors changing confined space entries?

Ask John, our gas detection expert

Continuous monitoring of the atmosphere within a confined space has always been considered a best practice, but is difficult and often impractical to implement. In this Ask John we answer the question about how the flexibility of wireless gas detectors is changing the way we test the atmosphere inside confined spaces.

Previously, the attendant assigned to the confined space entry monitored the atmosphere inside the space with [Read more…]

Is a gas detector with pump better than a non-pumped gas detector?

Is a gas detector with pump better than a non-pumped gas detector?
Some people believe a gas detector with pump is far better – that no pump means less accuracy, slower response, and it simply won’t detect as much gas. FACT: A gas detector with pump doesn’t mean it is more accurate, responds quicker or covers more area around you. But it will make some tasks much easier and safer.

Exactly when and how pumps should be used is a common topic.

Why use a pump with a gas detector?

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Benzene Exposure – How to Detect it & Basics of Benzene Seminar

Executive Summary

  • Benzene exposure is associated with cancer, aplastic anaemia, and more.
  • Detecting benzene exposure is complex, but has been mastered by Ion Science.
  • Entec sells Ion Science PID gas detectors for benzene, VOC & TAC in New Zealand.
  • Ion Science and Entec invite you to The Basics of Benzene seminar in New Plymouth on Wednesday 28 February.
  • Click here to send an enquiry to Entec to receive more details on this seminar.

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How many gas detectors do you need? Here’s how to increase efficiency & save money…

How many gas detectors do you need
Nobody wants to buy gas detectors. But buying the right gear is a critical part of making sure your staff are safe and get to see their families each night.

Nobody wants to buy safety equipment, including gas detectors. But selecting and buying the appropriate gear is a critical part of making sure your teams go home safely to their families.  [Read more…]

Simplify Gas Detection With All-in-One Kits

Here’s how to simplify your gas detection practices with Entec’s new all-in-one portable gas detector kits…

Portable gas detectors are designed to be reliable and rugged, and of course they are designed to keep people safe from flammable or toxic gas hazards.

They do, however, require a bit of organisation in order to ensure they operate correctly when needed “in the moment”.

The challenges include…  [Read more…]

Blackline G7 – Introducing Our New Lone Worker Alarm Device

They’re out of sight but not out of mind… our new Blackline G7 lone worker man down alarm device helps safeguard lone workers, especially in remote areas.

People working by themselves are generally known as “lone workers”. Lone workers represent particular safety challenges. For example, how can an alarm be raised if they become injured or incapacitated? And how can you pinpoint their location in the event of an emergency?

The advent of GPS-enabled smart phones is a help, but a phone is no use if its operator is unable to dial out. And for workers in remote locations, cell phone coverage may not be available.

Blackline G7 lone worker man down alarm device
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Gas Detection Seminar Recap: “Innovate 2017 – Gas Detection Advances”

Gas detection seminar
Last month we ran two gas detection seminars with Industrial Scientific. The 4-hour technical seminars explored the latest technology & coming innovations.

Part of an international gas detection seminar series

New Zealand was the first international stop on Industrial Scientific’s worldwide seminar tour. First up was [Read more…]