Mondello Park revs up its two-way radio comms with help from EMR
Leading network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced a deal with Mondello Park, Ireland’s only international motorsport venue, to upgrade its digital two-way radio network.
Covering over 100 acres, the network streamlines handheld radio communications for 40 staff and helps to provide better customer service to the venue’s 140,000 annual visitors. By purchasing rather than hiring radio equipment, the organisation has been able to slash ongoing communications costs, with a return on investment of less than 18 months.
Commenting on the deal, Roddy Greene, general manager with Mondello Park said:
“The move to digital radio provides a performance boost to our communications and gives us better coverage throughout the complex. All track marshals, support crews, medics, gate staff and maintenance teams rely heavily on the radio network. With race meets taking place every weekend between March and October and corporate events during the week, it’s the only way to communicate across the site. It’s really important for us that the radios perform well,” he said.
EMR upgraded staff handsets to the Motorola MOTOTRBO™ DP1400 as Dean Reardon, sales executive with EMR explains.
“We chose the Motorola DP1400 digital handset for this project as it provides a rugged, high performance reliable portable communications solution, ideally suited for the high-use and demanding environment within Mondello Park.
“The new digital technology within the DP1400 handset allowed us to deliver a user friendly multi-channel communications network, which segregates voice traffic for the various track marshals, operations, gate staff and medical personnel during race events and enhances staff operations and visitor safety levels within Mondello Park,” he said.
This traffic segmentation works well according to Mr Greene and allows staff to rapidly respond to and manage any adverse events on site.
“We chose EMR as the price was right and the service they gave us was excellent,” said Mr Greene. “They delivered on time, on budget and recommended a solution, which protects our technology investment. We can add lots more functionality including lone worker protection if we wish. When we make any capital investment in technology, we have to ensure a level of future-proofing and EMR helped us to achieve that,” he said.
Pictured from left to right are: Dean Reardon, sales executive, EMR, Mark Quinn, managing director, EMR and Roddy Greene, general manager, Mondello Park