The City of Lincoln Council Events Team undertook a review of their technological setup in 2012 to explore ways of communicating more efficiently throughout their events, and since then they have awarded DCRS the radio infrastructure contract for all of their events.
Project Focus – Lincoln Christmas Markets
Products Utilised – MOTOTRBO™ Capacity Plus Repeater Lead System & DCRS Radio Voice + Allocation Suite
Lincoln Christmas Market is the biggest Christmas market in the UK with over 335,000 visitors, 600 coaches and over 10,000 cars. The market is split up into six zones with different marquees in each and includes 250 stalls, Live music and traditional street plays.
The Team at Lincoln City required a reliable radio system that would operate City wide stretching across varying locations including Coach Parks, RAF Scampton and Lincolnshire Show Ground Park & Ride which is approximately 5 miles from the Centre of Lincoln where the market takes place.
To provide full coverage around the City and outer areas, DCRS installed a MOTOTRBO™ Capacity Plus Trunked Radio System into the roof space above the Bell Tower of Lincoln Cathedral. The System offers greater functionality and flexibility whilst containing costs.
A lifting plan was drawn up by DCRS’s Health & Safety Executive as this was a pivotal part of the delivery into this iconic building (Over 100 metres above ground level).
KEY PROJECT STEPS
- Following notice of the award of the project we liaised closely with the City of Lincoln Council Events Team to ensure all aspects of the event were covered, including detailed radio propagation tests + site visits, power requirements and full requirements for each project
- At every event our project manager and team are onsite to ensure smooth operation of the event, including any last-minute changes due to extreme weather conditions
- To ensure that the project was carried out safely and in line with all relevant regulations, we liaised with the client to get a full understanding of their needs; we then reviewed the suitability of the location and carried out risk assessments
- Arriving at event build up, our events team install and test every time despite our knowledge from previous years to ensure the full coverage footprint is achieved for the client
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