Simoco chosen to supply DMR system for Adelaide Oval
Simoco is to design and install its Simoco Xd digital radio system as part of a multi-million dollar stadium redevelopment at one of Australia’s most iconic sporting grounds
06 August 2013 – Simoco has been selected as the supplier of the new radio communication network at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval and will install its Simoco Xd DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) system.
The Adelaide Oval is undergoing a $535 million redevelopment, with completion scheduled for early 2014. Once finished, the 2100m² sporting ground will have a seated capacity of 50,000 spectators. As part of the redevelopment, it was identified that a comprehensive interoperable digital radio system was required to allow clear, reliable communication across the entire site for all operational personnel including security, facilities management and contractors, particularly during match days and events, was required.
The contract, secured by the local Adelaide office of Simoco Australasia, includes system design, installation and a four-year maintenance agreement for the Simoco Xd system which includes Simoco’s digital base stations and hand held portable radios. In addition, Simoco will provide supplementary portable radios through its rental division to meet additional demand around specific events.
Andy Woodhall, Acting General Manager at Simoco Australasia said: “The Adelaide Oval is a world class entertainment complex with a long and iconic history. They required a reliable radio solution that ensures that all events run smoothly and without any disruption. They were also looking for a long-term solution that will grow with them, and offer easy expansion. We demonstrated that we will be a long-term partner and support them with both the radio hardware and their overall communication strategy.”
Ian Carr, CEO of Simoco said: “We are delighted to be supporting this prestigious venue as it undergoes a significant redevelopment. Simoco Xd brings to the Oval the latest in digital radio standards to manage and control its critical communications across the venue which is fundamental to the overall spectator experience.”
About Simoco Group
Connections count, and with a history of over 70 years of radio engineering excellence, Simoco combines innovation in two-way radio design with extensive experience of delivering systems that connect people when it really matters.
As part of the Team Telecom Group of companies, we use our expertise in trusted standards such as Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), P25 and Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) to provide integrated communications solutions which support the operational needs of utilities companies, airports, oil and gas pipelines and emergency services around the world.
As we develop digital radio systems and IP communications at the leading edge of current technology, we maintain our focus on customer needs. Whether for day-to-day operations or for crisis situations, which demand a rapid and accurate response, our solutions are built around how people work best.
When it really counts, the best systems are simply there, allowing people to connect, and at Simoco we never forget it’s the connection that counts.
Simoco is headquartered in Derby in the UK, and has four regional businesses including Simoco EMEA and Simoco Australasia headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.