Stadiums rely on two-way radios for almost all of their operation. There is usually a lot more going on behind the scenes to keep things running than the general public realises. To ensure this is as efficient as possible instant communications are needed. It’s not just big events that are catered for; smaller events and the day-to-day running of the stadium would benefit by the use of two-way radios.
If you are managing a stadium or event then you have to keep in control of many different things at any one time. This requires a large amount of planning, organisation and instant communication. This is where two-way radio provides a key role.
Two-way radios can provide a number of features that benefit the user within a stadium setting. Many of these features have become available in recent years with the advancement of digital radio. Staff are using radio communication more than ever before and often carry radios around with them all day. Due to this their radio needs to be lightweight and comfortable to use. They should also have a good IP rating to enable them to cope with whatever the weather can throw at them. Radios used for stadium management also need to be very robust, as they get used for long periods of time in conditions where they can easily get knocked or bashed in crowds. Reliable radios are a must when you are trying to keep everyone inside a large stadium safe and under control.
By their very design, stadiums are high noise environments, and this can make it hard to give clear and intelligible instructions. This is why most new digital radios have noise cancellation built into the handset. This can make the background noise lower, making it easier to hear and understand what someone is saying. This combined with the right audio accessories can help a hugely. This is absolutely crucial in high pressure situations and whilst managing large crowds, as things can quickly get out of control. Lives can be at risk and reliable, fast communication can make the difference between a crisis and a well-managed situation.
Ensuring that you have the correct radio system put in place, with the best possible signal can be key, as the handsets are only ever as good as the signal they are receiving. An antenna system is a finely tuned system. By ensuring excellent installation practices Roadphone NRB will achieve quality full coverage of a site.
Two-way radios can be broken down into two main areas - Licensed Radio & Unlicensed PMR446 Radio . Both of these types of radio operate in essentially the same way, but the output power of the radios, coverage area and number of other users on the channel varies.
So, what’s the difference between Licensed and Unlicensed? Unlicensed radios operate on PMR446 frequencies, and are limited by law to 0.5W of output power, that’s only 1/10th of the output of a licenced handheld radio. This limits the range of the radios, which, like any other radio, can vary greatly depending on the terrain and number of buildings in the area. License-free frequencies are common across most of Europe, which makes them ideal for use in both the UK and when oversees.
Licensed radios have a maximum output power of 5W for handportables, and 25W for vehicle mobile units. The increased power helps with increasing coverage, and as licensed spectrum is controlled by the local licensing authority (OFCOM in the UK), the chances of encountering other users or interference on your frequency are reduced. You need to pay for licensed frequencies, and the cost varies depending on what your requirements are, how congested the spectrum is, and where you are located. Contact us, and we’ll advise you on the best approach to take.
UHF (ultra-high frequency) and VHF (very high frequency) are both bands of frequency spectrum which can be used to make two-way radios communicate. Your decision will depend on a variety of factors; what frequency spectrum is available, have you got existing radios you’d like to integrate with, and which option will provide the best coverage and performance for your needs.
Most of the leading radios from Motorola Solutions and Hytera are available in both UHF and VHF, and your trusted advisor at Roadphone NRB will advise you on what’s best for you.
Alarms & Lone Worker
Messages at specific time intervals to confirm workers wellbeing, managers are reassured that their employees are safe.
Make voice announcements from the control room, to groups or individuals.
Detailed event logging on the system which can be reviewed by approved users.
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GPS Signal drops indoors, a separate indoor tracking system can located users instantly.
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