How the right communications equipment is vital in production and manufacturing

Plant managers and leaders of Casitas Travel Trailers are seeing the benefits from wireless Push-to-Talk switches that withstand the grueling plant environment while delivering long battery life.

Strong communication is essential in increasing productivity while improving efficiency. A delay in relaying messages and information can hinder a company from working effectively, especially if they must stop production to tend to their equipment. Finding the right technology is necessary for a company to streamline their operations as they keep up with demand. It is mandatory that communication accessories withstand the pressures of any environment they are exposed to without sacrificing excellence. With this in mind, Casitas Travel Trailers has found Pryme Radio Products meets and surpasses their need for quality and dependable communications accessories equipment.

Casitas Travel Trailers has made fuel-efficient fiberglass trailers for 32 years. Based in Texas, Casitas trailers are manufactured with similar technologies that the marine industry has used for years. The family-owned business has its own manufacturing plant and dealership. With a large plant and a heavy production schedule to keep up with, the company needed to find communication equipment that could endure whatever the plant managers and leaders put them through and not fall apart in their hands. Most importantly, they needed equipment with battery life long enough to keep up with their daily schedules.

"I ordered a bunch of different ones to test to see how they would hold up in the manufacturing plant environment: how reliable they'd be connection-wise, through the Bluetooth...how long the battery would hold up. After trying out several of them, most of them did not hold up in the back. In fact, sometimes the whole button just fell out, right in the middle of using it," Jerrod Davis, IT Director for Casitas Travel Trailers said. "Quality is a lot for us, because they are really hard on them in the plant...the Pryme radio button actually delivered that."

The Pryme BT-PTT2-ZD wireless switch works seamlessly with Zello PTT apps to connect tablets and smartphones to headsets. It remembers the connection even if the PTT is turned off and automatically restores the connection once the PTT is turned back on. The BT-PTT2 stays charged for more than 12 hours on a single charge thanks to its lithium ion battery pack, plus it has a built-in USB charging jack that allows it to be charged from any USB charger. The user is kept updated on the battery life and wireless connection link via the multi-function LED.

The BT-PTT2 can be held in hand, clipped to clothing, or secured to just about anywhere using its strong metal clip. It is compatible with all of PrymeBLU adapters and works well with multiple other headsets. With a maximum range of over 30 feet and an impressive battery life, users can trust the BT-PTT2 to deliver dependable performance where it is needed most.

"Of course we want to keep reordering them but we don't really have to order replacements too often. Actually, never had to order any replacements. The quality and customer service has been great," Davis said. "I'd probably look to them first if I'm looking for any type of radio or Bluetooth-based technology."

Cost-effective, dependable communications equipment is crucial for a company to exceed its capabilities. However, as Casitas Travel Trailers demonstrated, competent equipment is surprisingly hard to come by. Therefore, when you find a product that works, it is smart to stick with them.

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