After we carried out radio trials at both sites, our engineers provided the managers with 13 Motorola DP2400 digital radios, plus numerous two-wire and d-shape earpieces. Being able to communicate at the touch of a button means the London Irish have gained an edge over many rugby clubs when it comes to efficiency, productivity and, ultimately, crowd safety.
Why? The reason is simple. These groundbreaking radios provide many new features that include: high-quality voice clarity; reliable coverage; enhanced calling capacity; noise-cancellation; private calling; advanced safety features; and software/data applications. Built to last – the rugged design of these radios means stadium personnel can use them in all weathers and in the harshest conditions. But more than that, users enjoy 30-50 percent longer battery life than traditional analogue radios. They can now work long shifts without having to stop and recharge their batteries.
To ensure they meet strict health and safety regulations, stadium management are now less tolerant of poor radio performance. And there is no excuse for not using the latest technology. For it’s now possible to change over to digital in easy stages. That’s because the digital platform offers a migration path that allows simultaneous use of digital and analogue radios. Mixed mode operation assists stadium owners to budget for the transition from an older analogue system to a modern digital one.
The fact is, stadiums of all sizes benefit from digital radio communications. Personnel can speak with stadium stewards, car-parking attendants, and security members from anywhere on-site. For instance, the technology provides the flexibility to contact the whole workforce, converse with various work groups, or talk privately with a selected individual. For easier and faster operation, the radios allow users to designate channels by group names; and security teams can opt to communicate on a dedicated channel of their own. Text status messages can be sent in the blink of an eye. Senior staff can use these to alert stewards and security when the gates are ready to open… when it’s half-time… and when the game is over.
Digital noise-reduction technology means staff can communicate clearly on loud match days – even from distant corners of the ground. And Intelligent Audio automatically adjusts the radio volume to compensate for any background noise present. This means personnel avoid missing critical calls when they are floating amongst a sea of chanting fans. What’s more, the sophisticated earpieces make transmissions even clearer, and allow multi-tasking workers to operate their portable radios hands-free.
Unavoidably, match days expose radio users to personal risk – especially when operating away from their peers. The ‘Man Down’ and ‘Lone Worker’ features offer everyone peace of mind by continuously monitoring their safety status. ‘GPS’-enabled radios allow the Control Room to display the whereabouts of staff in real-time, so that teams can swiftly rescue a stricken member. Employees also have the option to call for assistance, at any time, by pressing their Emergency button.
In short, the Motorola DP2400 digital radio is robust, easy-to-operate and reasonably priced. With its dependable coverage and noise-cancelling technology, they are as effective during the week as they are on match days. Cutting-edge technology means personnel from all departments can work smarter and respond more quickly. The fact is, for the same cost as an analogue radio, users can now benefit from full digital functionality. This multiplies all-round effectiveness and enhances the enjoyment and security of fans during super-charged match days.
BRENTWOOD’S FAMOUS RADIOCARE PACKAGES KEEP YOUR EQUIPMENT IN TIP-TOP CONDITION
You can minimise any costly down-time by using our cost-effective radio-care packages. Our Gold and Silver maintenance options – available for both hired and purchased equipment – offer you:
- Annual site visits to test radio equipment
- Battery performance analysis
- Telephone support
- Dedicated account manager
- Courtesy loan radios to replace faulty equipment
- Free delivery and collection of equipment
- Repair of faulty radios including labour and parts (Gold Option only)
If your stadium complex requires two-way radios to improve the communications of your large site – please give us a call on 01245 403520 to discuss your needs