Simoco has been selected as the supplier of the new radio communication network at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval sports ground in Australia 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, added: “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.”