Amey deploys Motorola Solutions WAVE PTX for Transport Scotland

To ensure clear, seamless, reliable push-to-talk communications for mobile fleet

  • Long range walkie talkie

Amey contacted us looking for a long-range walkie talkie solution to provide comms on a Transport for Scotland highways project. Chat-Com recommended Wave PTX from Motorola Solutions.

Project Overview

Transport Scotland has recently partnered with Amey to manage, maintain and improve 600km of motorways and trunk roads across south-west Scotland. As part of the tender, the contractors needed to provide a long-range PTT communications solution for their vehicle fleets. Having heard of WAVE PTX™ and seen Chat-Com’s experience delivering communication solutions for long-range projects, Amey decided to approach Chat-Com about WAVE PTX. Chat-Com is a long-term Motorola Solutions reseller based in Dorset. Due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the WAVE PTX demo was conducted remotely, online, although Chat-Com provided Amey with a mobile app, so Amey could experience the clarity of the audio first-hand. Amey was impressed and subsequently chose to partner with Chat-Com, who has years of expertise in providing bespoke, two-way radio solutions.

Long range walkie talkie WAVE PTX


  • Instant, robust PTT communications across the TLK 100 radios and managers’ smartphones, using any available 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi network.
  • Seamless mobile roaming for constant communications with exceptional audio quality, even in the remotest of areas.
  • The contract was awarded and deployed remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, with the speed and ease of installation ensuring a successful roll-out and future expansion.
  • Scalable, future-proof solution from an established supplier, with ongoing support from proactive and reliable partner Chat-Com.

James Page-Chatton, Managing Director, Chat-Com, comments:

“WAVE PTX is providing Amey and Transport Scotland with the right balance of optimal communication clarity and seamless coverage, whilst being flexible enough to grow and adapt to their needs over the course of this project; and the ease and speed of the remote demo, deployment and ongoing management shows what a future the WAVE PTX technology has.”

Indeed, Amey has plans to equip further teams, such as highway maintenance, with TLK 100 radios. Transport Scotland, meanwhile, is currently rolling out the WAVE PTX solution to other operative companies, such as two of its DBFO (Design, Build, Finance and Operate) motorway contracts, and has snow plans in place which instigate communications between Amey, Transport Scotland and the DBFOs. These open lines of communication make a huge difference to the wider operational efficiency of Scottish road management.

Long range walkie talkie Transport for Scotland

Client Feedback

“We were happy to deploy a WAVE PTX platform. Motorola Solutions is a reputable, trusted brand and we know we’ve invested in a long-term, flexible communications system. However, short term, it has also proved invaluable during this tough winter; our gritters and dispatchers have been using WAVE PTX every day for clear, safe PTT communications. Whilst teams have been out in the heavy snow, they’ve been able to hear where each other are and where team members are struggling, without having to coordinate via a control room. This means they can respond to incidents quickly and effectively, for a more coordinated response and an increase in team productivity. The teams feel comfortable using the system and they always get a good signal, wherever they are, however remote! We’ve been massively impressed with Chat-Com too. They remotely managed an exceptionally fast, seamless turnkey deployment and they give us excellent, proactive support on an ongoing basis. It’s fair to say the project has been a resounding success, so we’ll certainly be looking to expand our use of WAVE PTX in partnership with Chat-Com.”

Nick Russell, Severe Weather Manager, Amey Plc

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