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GLASGOW 2014: Riedel to supply radio comms

The communications and networking company is also the XX Commonwealth Games’ official radio communications partner.

As always, PSNEurope will have an in-depth Commonwealth Games feature (an artist’s impression of the swimming is pictured) in July’s issue of the magazine (subscribe now!) – but in the meantime, here’s a tasty titbit from Riedel to whet your appetites…

Riedel Communications will provide the radio communications network and equipment for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, UK.

“The ability to communicate effectively at games venues and throughout Glasgow and other parts of Scotland is an essential element to delivering a successful Commonwealth Games,” comments Brian Nourse, chief information officer of Glasgow 2014. “We have benefited from Riedel’s extensive experience of being involved in many previous major sporting events to ensure a robust communications solution is delivered for our event.”

Riedel has designed a radio communications solution for use across Glasgow and at the event’s 14 venues, which will be hosting 17 different sporting competitions. The company is providing all radio handsets and radio communication accessories – including more than 6,000 radios – used in the lead-up to and during the games, along with a terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) digital network and a Motorola MOTOTRBO digital radio repeater system. Both the TETRA and MOTOTRBO systems are “dedicated, fully monitored and serviced solutions”.

With this communications infrastructure, Riedel says it will “ensure outdoor street-level coverage at all official venues, throughout the city of Glasgow and along the official cycling road race and marathon routes, as well as indoor coverage at Glasgow 2014 competition venues”. Riedel is also supplying the radio communications solution for the Scottish leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

“We are delighted to be the official radio communications partner of the 2014 Commonwealth Games,” said Christian Bockskopf, head of marketing for Riedel Communications. “We’ve worked closely with the organisers to develop a radio communications solution that satisfies both the technical and operational requirements of all the key players during this world-class event.”