Riedel to Provide Communications for Commonwealth Games
Radio comms solution will be used across Glasgow and at the 14 venues
June 27, 2014
GERMANY—Riedel Communications will supply all radio communications equipment
and services for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, running from July 23 to
Aug. 3 in Glasgow, Scotland.
ability to communicate effectively at Games venues and throughout Glasgow and
other parts of Scotland is an essential element to delivering a successful
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games," said Brian Nourse, chief information
officer, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Communications has designed a radio communications solution for use across
Glasgow and at the 14 venues 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.
combines the advantages of analog trunked radio with those of digital mobile
radio to provide optimal frequency usage, high transmission quality for speech
and data, maximum security against eavesdropping, as well as flexible
networking and connection management. Beyond that, the digital trunked radio
system supports full duplex communication, GPS-positioning and connection to
the public telephone network. The system offers the option of operating
different virtual channels, and it can leverage IP connectivity to support
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.
company is also supplying the radio communications solution for the Scottish
leg of the Queen's Baton Relay, ensuring radio communications run smoothly as
the baton makes its way through Scotland to Glasgow for the Games.