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Riedel enables communication at Games

The 15th Asian Games that was held in Doha saw the use of more than 24 tons of communications systems from intercom systems manufacturer and rental company, Riedel Communications

Riedel enables communication at Games
65 Riedel engineers worked on-site to operate the equipment and ensure that the venues for the Asian Games were networked.

The 15th Asian Games that was held in Doha saw the use of more than 24 tons of communications systems from intercom systems manufacturer and rental company, Riedel Communications. Riedel shipped 77 pallets of gear to Doha for the event, which is touted to be the largest sporting event ever held in the Middle East. A team of 65 Riedel engineers were on-site to install and operate the equipment, and ensure that all of the venues as well as covered sports and organisational communications were networked. Riedel worked with local partner, Bond Communications, to provide the intercoms for all venues.

Riedel dispatched over 6,000 digital TETRA radios from Motorola to Doha. These were used by DAGOC, the organisation committee for the Doha Asian Games, for radio communications at all venues. As done at more international venues, Riedel confi gured an integrated infrastructure consisting of digital intercom matrix systems, digital party-line systems and professional mobile radios to facilitate communications at the individual sports sites.

Sitting at the heart of the installation with 45 Artist 64 mainframes serving as the venue’s intercoms was Riedel’s Artist digital intercom matrix. The intercom matrices managed the signals from the various control panels and radio channels to deliver reliable communications at the push of a button. The venue intercom system ensured hasslefree communications for the organisation committee as well as for referees, scoreboard operators and other sports related personnel. About 100 RiFace radio interfaces connected the wireless and wired communication technologies.

Doha Asian Games Broadcast Services AG (DAGBS), the host broadcast service for the Games who provided the international feed for TV stations all over the world, used Riedel’s digital intercom matrix Artist for its own communications.

“Having worked on several international projects, we are able to confi dently provide communications solutions which meet any demands of large-scale event organisers,” says Marc Schneider, director for International Games with Riedel Communications. “As one of the largest rental companies for radio and intercom technology world-wide, we also have the necessary inventory to equip events of this size.”

The Asian Games 2006 began with the opening ceremony on December 1 and concluded with the closing ceremony on December 15. With more than 10,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions competing in record-breaking 39 sports and 429 events, the Asian Games in Doha has been dubbed the biggest multisport event outside the summer Olympics and the largest sporting event held so far in the Middle East.

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