De Klerk Werkendam, active in hydraulic engineering and steel construction, has a project in progress on the canalised river Gouwe. Because this project had to be completed partly during the busy recreational season, De Klerk Werkendam called in waterway guidance support to manage commercial and recreational shipping. Efficient communication between the bridge masters, the waterway coordinator, the lock masters and the waterway supervisors is a prerequisite for efficient control.
Stefan Fricke, GWW Superintendent at De Klerk Werkendam: “The waterway guidance support took place over a route of 10 to 12 kilometres. Two-way radios don’t have that range. We were therefore looking for a communication solution that provided national coverage.” PrioCom partner (reseller) Flash Private Mobile Networks advised De Klerk on our Push-to-Talk solution, which Flash brings to the market under the name Flash Smart Com. Fricke: “The Smart Com devices by Flash worked very well indeed. We will certainly be using Flash Smart Com in other projects where communication has to cover large distances.”