Saint-Gobain Glass deploys private mobile network supplied by TeleWare

Posted on 16 Nov 2009 by The Manufacturer

Saint-Gobain Glass UK has installed a private mobile network using DECT handsets, expanding the PMN coverage to nearly 100% of its Selby, Yorkshire site.

The site extends from the furnace through to the float line, laminating and coating lines as well as offices and extensive warehousing. Effective communication services on-site are seen as essential to maintain health and safety standards.

A PMN was installed as part of a voice services replacement programme delivered by Saint-Gobain’s telephony supplier, Central Telecom. DECT handsets have been replaced by standard ruggedized mobile phone handsets.

The PMN installation integrates with the Saint-Gobain PBX, enabling calls to external destinations to be made from a mobile at the company’s standard landline tariff while internal calls incur no call charges. The solution was configured so that incoming calls ring at the employee’s desk phone and mobile concurrently.

Coverage has increased from 50%-60% with the previous DECT handsets to almost 100% coverage of the site. This has been achieved using just eight base transceiver Station units compared to the 17 base stations required for the previous installation.