DMR  |  2022-03-18

Roadphone NRB Provides Radio Rental for a Major European Football Tournament

Source: Roadphone NRB

After a one-year delay due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a large European football tournament was held in 12 cities across Europe in the summer of 2021.

Over 5000 Motorola DP4801e handsets were provided by UK based, Roadphone NRB throughout the tournament. Two engineers were stationed at each location, along with approximately 400 radios, audio accessories, and control room solutions. Each stadium received a Motorola Capacity Max repeater system, with each radio linked together over IP to allow radio calls to flow seamlessly between venues – despite some being over 4000km apart.

Matt Bostock - Operations Manager, Roadphone NRB:

In London, our project management team were overseeing the Europe-wide deployment, providing staff support, data analytics, remote radio reprogramming and monitoring the health of the radio network, providing advanced technical support where needed. 

The central co-ordination center was also linked to the radio network, allowing officials to communicate with teams on the ground at each location, and WAVE PTX was used to connect remote workers via Europe's 4G/LTE network. In addition to providing first-line technical support, our engineers at each stadium provided an asset tracking service using a cloud-based version of Checkpoint Charlie®.

The radio system deployment is thought to be Europe's largest of its kind, and it establishes the "gold standard" for radio communications at future international sporting events.