Oxo Tower London


The OXO Tower is a prominent Thames-side building in the South Bank area of London. The mixed-use premises contain arts and craft shops, galleries, bars and restaurants, and is named after the patterned design on the four faces of its tower that look like the letters OXO.

The buildings’ operators bought a fleet of Motorola DP1400 two way radios from Brentwood to aid the day-to-day running of the premises. The DP1400 is a highly reliable, efficient multi-purpose two way radio model available in both analogue and digital versions. We supplied the digital version as it fitted with the client’s request for a system that could operate multiple channels at once and offered enhanced safety features.

With dual capacity direct mode, the DP1400 digital effectively allows for double the usual number of users on the network at once, making it ideal for large, busy teams. We also programmed all handsets with Emergency Button alarms and Lone Worker monitoring, an extra protocol for maintenance staff working alone in a particular part of the building.

Management also specified that they wanted a system that avoided interference from the many other radio user’s in London’s busy and bustling centre. We therefore supplied radios on a Technically Assigned License, giving them exclusive access to a particular spectrum band in the vicinity of the building.