Case Study:  Andromeda – Velothon Wales

velothon wales

Technologies work together to bring Wide Area Event Unified Communications

 

CHALLENGE

Taking on some of the most breath-taking scenery that Wales has to offer the closed road cycling sportive Velothon Wales is a difficult route for everyone involved.

The event itself welcomes approximately 15,000 cyclists which include sportive riders, ironman in training, charity fundraisers or simply cycling enthusiasts that like to take on a challenge.

Communication is crucial for an event of this magnitude, and all Organisers including Field Teams, Peloton Cars, Traffic Management and Emergency Services need a reliable system that will give a coverage footprint of 175km.

 

UNIFYING TECHNOLOGIES

Previously utilising Analogue radio equipment, the Event Organisers found they could not always cover every part of the course from delivering standard broadcasts that are made to the field teams, so they are aware that the cyclists are approaching the next area of the route to emergency messages requesting urgent assistance.

When designing the communications solution for Velothon Wales, Andromeda turned to trusted partner DCRS to assist in providing a multi-functional Motorola Radio System for the Pro Race convoy, linked to the wide-area Andromeda GSM Radios.

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WHAT OUR SATISFIED CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

Dawn Osborne

"Customer safety is at the heart of everything we do at Meadowhall. It is vital that we have an effective public announcement system in place in the event of an evacuation scenario. We needed a system capable of quickly and effectively delivering clear communications across the entire site to both our staff and members of the public whenever it is called into action."
Dawn Osborne - Head of Operations: Meadowhall Shopping Centre
2016-09-15T21:59:23+00:00
"Customer safety is at the heart of everything we do at Meadowhall. It is vital that we have an effective public announcement system in place in the event of an evacuation scenario. We needed a system capable of quickly and effectively delivering clear communications across the entire site to both our staff and members of the public whenever it is called into action."Dawn Osborne - Head of Operations: Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Alan Holden

"I am involved in industrial distribution and based on my customers site. There was a requirement to improve communications between the maintenance engineers, production department and managers. As preferred supplier DCRS came to site and ran trials on different types of equipment. The result was a system tailor-made to my customer’s needs. Since then, I have used DCRS for new installations at other distribution depots, and have received an equally high level of service and customer satisfaction."
Alan Holden - MRO Specialist Müller Milk and Ingredients, Manchester (branch 337)
2016-09-15T22:00:58+00:00
"I am involved in industrial distribution and based on my customers site. There was a requirement to improve communications between the maintenance engineers, production department and managers. As preferred supplier DCRS came to site and ran trials on different types of equipment. The result was a system tailor-made to my customer’s needs. Since then, I have used DCRS for new installations at other distribution depots, and have received an equally high level of service and customer satisfaction."Alan Holden - MRO Specialist Müller Milk and Ingredients, Manchester (branch 337)

Ray Knowles

"We asked other companies to tender but DCRS were unrivalled in their professional expertise, competence and knowledge of Motorola two-way radio systems, “ said Knowles. “They were able to design and install the system within a few months and provide a support service tailored to our needs."

Ray Knowles - Safer Business Consultant CASED, Doncaster
2017-02-13T16:38:42+00:00
"We asked other companies to tender but DCRS were unrivalled in their professional expertise, competence and knowledge of Motorola two-way radio systems, “ said Knowles. “They were able to design and install the system within a few months and provide a support service tailored to our needs." Ray Knowles - Safer Business Consultant CASED, Doncaster

Lee Johnson

"The Hytera digital solution offered our Estates, Facilities and Security teams an enhanced clarity and reliability of communication; upgrading from our analogue system has enhanced the service for our staff in these areas."

Lee Johnson - Security Manager at the University of Northampton
2017-03-14T12:26:42+00:00
"The Hytera digital solution offered our Estates, Facilities and Security teams an enhanced clarity and reliability of communication; upgrading from our analogue system has enhanced the service for our staff in these areas." Lee Johnson - Security Manager at the University of Northampton

Mark Bramley

"Our site is a demanding place for radio technology: we’re in the middle of a very rural and hilly part of Derbyshire - the surroundings can impede RF performance, and background equipment noise is ever present. Working with DCRS we looked at the options to replace our old analogue radios and MOTOTRBO stood out as the best solution. With safety features including man down and override emergency calling, MOTOTRBO helps ensure the safe, efficient and productive operation of the team on our site."
Mark Bramley - Electrical Engineer, Hope Construction Materials
2016-09-15T22:03:50+00:00
"Our site is a demanding place for radio technology: we’re in the middle of a very rural and hilly part of Derbyshire - the surroundings can impede RF performance, and background equipment noise is ever present. Working with DCRS we looked at the options to replace our old analogue radios and MOTOTRBO stood out as the best solution. With safety features including man down and override emergency calling, MOTOTRBO helps ensure the safe, efficient and productive operation of the team on our site."Mark Bramley - Electrical Engineer, Hope Construction Materials

Stephen Baggott BA (Hons), MSc (CPM)

"As with any projects it is important to not only have confidence in the product, but also in the suppliers. It was felt by the project team that DCRS had the expertise and an understanding of what the University expected and the best way of delivering this. Delivery and installation was successful in what was quite a tight timescale. Knowing that DCRS already have an understanding of our business needs allows for a collaborative approach to develop best functionality of the system and delivery."
Stephen Baggott BA (Hons), MSc (CPM) - Campus Operations Manager, University of Wolverhampton
2016-09-15T21:51:46+00:00
"As with any projects it is important to not only have confidence in the product, but also in the suppliers. It was felt by the project team that DCRS had the expertise and an understanding of what the University expected and the best way of delivering this. Delivery and installation was successful in what was quite a tight timescale. Knowing that DCRS already have an understanding of our business needs allows for a collaborative approach to develop best functionality of the system and delivery."Stephen Baggott BA (Hons), MSc (CPM) - Campus Operations Manager, University of Wolverhampton

Brian Allt

"The MOTOTRBO system ticks a lot of the boxes for worker safety within the plant. Personnel now have instant communication with anyone if they need help."
Brian Allt - Maintenance Engineer Technical Support, Rugeley Power Ltd
2016-09-15T21:59:58+00:00
"The MOTOTRBO system ticks a lot of the boxes for worker safety within the plant. Personnel now have instant communication with anyone if they need help."Brian Allt - Maintenance Engineer Technical Support, Rugeley Power Ltd

Mick Bellamy

"Working with DCRS in the past I knew of their professionalism, so it was a natural decision for them to supply us. They helped advise on the best radios for our needs and everything we required from our upgrade has worked flawlessly and we could not be happier with the equipment and service we have received from the team at DCRS."
Mick Bellamy - Building & Grounds Team Leader, Lincoln Castle
2016-09-15T22:01:26+00:00
"Working with DCRS in the past I knew of their professionalism, so it was a natural decision for them to supply us. They helped advise on the best radios for our needs and everything we required from our upgrade has worked flawlessly and we could not be happier with the equipment and service we have received from the team at DCRS."Mick Bellamy - Building & Grounds Team Leader, Lincoln Castle

Tony Graves

"
As one of the leading Security companies in the UK, CIS Security are growing at a strong pace. I have been impressed with how DCRS have supported us in our growth, providing quality products and prompt customer service. We have a good partnership with DCRS as a supplier and have come to rely on them as a premium radio supplier with the high quality standards our customers expect."

Tony Graves - CIS Security
2017-04-21T14:58:13+00:00
" As one of the leading Security companies in the UK, CIS Security are growing at a strong pace. I have been impressed with how DCRS have supported us in our growth, providing quality products and prompt customer service. We have a good partnership with DCRS as a supplier and have come to rely on them as a premium radio supplier with the high quality standards our customers expect." Tony Graves - CIS Security

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