How we work

How We Work dBD Communications is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of duplex wireless communications solutions. Supporting customers whose engineers and operatives work in tightly-regulated environments, we continuously hold ourselves to account.

We maintain an exceptionally high standard in everything that we do – from manufacturing to the way that we support our clients and value our employees.

This has enabled us to respond to industry challenges with wireless solutions that make operations safer and more efficient.

Managing Director and Owner, David O’Connell, is well known for his systems engineer career in the Army and Defence sector. When David established dBD Communications in 2002, he brought with him over 20 years’ experience in RF and Microwave Technology product innovation. This gave him an incredible foundation for resolving similar communications challenges in rail, construction, and air.

Today, dBD Communications’ team of engineers, technicians and business support staff continue to share David’s passion for wireless communications.

Our specialist team of engineers, technical and business support staff are committed to evolving dBD Communications’ product portfolio. 

This involves not just having enquiring minds when it comes to resolving client challenges, it also means extending our relationships with component and sub-system manufacturers worldwide. This ensures we can innovate at speed and deliver the latest and most effective technologies for our customer base.


A customer-first approach

How We Work Everyone at dBD Communications has a strong understanding of our products and their configuration. Our sales team will always ask the question “what’s your challenge?” so that they can advise the best solution. We’ll always be guided by the needs of our customers. 

Where a task is unique to a client, and more complex, it is reviewed by our qualified engineers since some of our systems can be adapted to suit customer requirements.

We can engineer new products that go through the entire product design and project process. We also trial and test the product with the customer to ensure it is fit for purpose and resolves their communications challenge.



Leading in health and safety

How We Work dBD Communications is a strong advocate for improving occupational health and safety. In 2009, we produced a trackside works Health and Safety duplex communications brief for Network Rail.

The rail industry saw how this capability could reduce health and safety risks. In 2012, it mandated the use of duplex communications products when controlling plant equipment.

We have since become specialists in short range wireless duplex communication systems.  With a significant share of the marketplace for UK rail infrastructure and an increasing demand in construction and civil markets.  We are also leading on technology advancements within the air ground handling sector as a manufacturer of wireless pushback, maintenance, towing and de-icing activities. 

We hold ISO 9001:2015 and RISQS for activity within the rail sector.