United Radio Communications has provided two-way radio and wireless communications for the oil and gas industry in the Chicago area since 1993. We work with oil and gas refineries in Chicago and throughout Cook County. We also serve Will County, Dupage County, Lake County, and McHenry County. We also serve Northwest Indiana, including Lake County and Porter County.
Going Beyond Radio with Motorola Solutions
When it comes to worker safety, efficiency and production, nothing is faster than right now. Organizations across various energy segments — oil, gas, petrochemical, and mining - are currently juggling a mix of communications solution devices and are hindered by gaps in coverage, poor battery life and fragile equipment that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions. The power of now puts instant communications at your workers’ fingertips - because when communication slows, operation slows.
Unearth Intelligence Driven Mining Communications
A worker above ground needs to communicate with a worker underground. Precious minerals need to be sent to the proper location. Haul trucks, excavators, and loaders are operating at full force creating unwanted noise. Push-to-Communicate with voice and data that instantly connects people, applications and machines across mines for more informed decisions. When you supercharge first in class voice communications from Motorola Solutions with Internet of Things Intelligence, you can connect mining operations beyond everyday push-to-talk for even more optimized operations.
Oil & Gas
Fuel Intelligence Driven Oil and Gas Communications
From the oil rig, to offshore platforms, and everywhere in between, having mission-critical technology at the heart of oil and gas operations is a crucial first step towards increasing safety and operational efficiency. A digital oil rig augmented with Internet of Things intelligence helps drive better and faster decisions that can make all the difference. Efficient wireless voice and data communications help workers offshore and onshore securely reach out and be reached - so emergency calls can get to the right person immediately upon recognition of an issue, no matter the device, no matter the network, no matter the location.
Providing workers with unified team communications from Motorola Solutions extends the reach well beyond radio and cellular networks, so all devices and networks can be a part of the same conversation. Then augment this unified communications solution with intelligence generated from the Internet of Things, so machine data can now instantly join your critical workgroup conversations as well.
Unified communications improves worker safety, efficiency and production for various types of energy companies today - but which solutions are right for your specific priorities and needs?
Motorola Solutions radios are designed for extreme reliability in challenging environments and deployed across the world for mission-critical communications.
With new ways to collaborate using any network and any device, Motorola Solutions broadband PTT solutions help you stay fully focused on the task at hand.
With Added Intelligence
Empower your security teams with powerful technology and software. Avigilon delivers a full range of video security and access control solutions.
Increase security while reducing the complexity, time and cost of your radio and infrastructure management.
Communications Solutions to Improve Worker Safety, Efficiency and Production
Motorola Digital Radios
When you need direct voice and data communication between your work crews in the field at multiple job sites upgrade your older analog radios to a digital two-way radio network. Motorola digital radios provide instant, reliable communications to specific groups or individuals with added intelligence. When bad things happen, nothing is faster than push-to-talk.
Motorola Solutions’ MOTOTRBO is a complete end-to-end solution. MOTOTRBO’s extensive portfolio means you can custom-build your construction firm’s complete solution, including military spec radios, infrastructure, systems, accessories, applications and services designed around what you need today and in the future.
MOTOTRBO digital two-way radios unify your work crews with instant, always-available communications, anywhere they go. When emergencies arise, from an injured crew member to an equipment breakdown on a job site, two-way radios connect management and crews directly and instantly. Your workforce in the field is no longer subject to cellular overcrowding during inclement weather or an emergency. It’s one of several key advantages of MOTOTRBO radios over cell phones.
MOTOTRBO integrates voice and data seamlessly, with enhanced features that are easy to use, including integrated Bluetooth® 4.0, integrated Wi-Fi®, GPS location tracking, text messaging, meets IP standards and military specifications for durability, as well as Intelligent Audio that automatically adjusts volume to loud construction site environments.
Hazardous Location Certification Transition
When you’re operating in environments where flammable or explosive gases, vapors or dust may be present, you should consider communications equipment certified for use in a Hazardous Location – often called “HazLoc”.
MOTOTRBO™ Radios and batteries certified to TIA-4950 have been available since Q1 2015. They are labelled clearly with the new UL markings.
Make your job sites safer and more efficient by adding applications to customize your MOTOTRBO radio system. These applications provide advanced capabilities and functionality that are operable on both digital two-way radios and mobile devices to enhance your work crews’ operations.
A few of the most popular applications we deploy for construction include:
- Personnel Safety
- Text Messaging and Email
Learn more about MOTOTRBO Applications
WAVE PTX™ Push-To-Talk Service
WAVE PTX™ Push-To-Talk Service extends your radio’s reach to those who may not carry radios. Now the telecom engineer away from the refinery or the IT director at a conference can talk on their smartphones or tablets with radio users.
WAVE PTX connects smartphones, laptops, tablets, landlines and more on any public or private mobile data network, including Wi-Fi. You get seamless and secure connectivity, affordable push-to-talk, and the freedom to keep your service plans and devices.
Learn more about the WAVE PTX™ Push-To-Talk Service
Video Surveillance and Access Control
Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions. Supercharging your utility operations and unified team communications with advanced HD video surveillance systems will help keep your processes streamlined and service levels high. That means electric utility companies can identify where power lines have been damaged in a storm and take swift action, water utility companies can proactively monitor the purity of a city’s water supply, and nuclear power plants can ensure their perimeter is more secure than ever. Make guesswork a thing of the past in your utility operations with trusted video intelligence solutions.
Monitoring processes for safety and compliance is crucial in day to day operations to ensure nothing is missed in mission critical areas of the plant. Avigilon H4 Pro Series cameras can cover large areas with excellent clarity to ensure all areas are covered with less cameras and cabling infrastructure, while video analytics can help detect critical events to avoid potential service interruptions.
To monitor many miles of natural gas pipelines, Avigilon H4 Edge Solution cameras can be easily deployed across the entire length of the pipelines with minimal connectivity and infrastructure required. The H4-ES cameras use Avigilon’s patented video analytics to bring attention to potentially critical events and simplify the solution by encompassing all of the powerful video management tools locally to the camera’s onboard storage giving users maximum intelligence at the edge.