Sepura digital mobile radio improves comms at Goodwood Estate

Sepura DMR SBR8000 repeaters, 100 SBP8040 hand-portable radios and over 400 SBP8340 non-keypad radios in use at major UK sporting and social venue

Sepura digital mobile radio improves comms at Goodwood Estate

The Goodwood Group of Companies has chosen Sepura Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology to improve communications across its sites in the UK. The contract win was awarded to 2826 Ltd, Sepura’s experienced Hampshire-based DMR channel partner.

The Goodwood Estate covers some 12,000 acres and is home to one of the largest lowland organic farms in England, its venues host the internationally famous Festival of Speed, Qatar Goodwood Festival and Goodwood Revival, three of the largest events in the British sporting and social calendar.

The new Sepura DMR solution went live on the 17 February 2015 and comprises SBR8000 repeaters, more than 100 SBP8040 hand-portable and over 400 SBP8340 non keypad radios. The new Sepura DMR solution replaces the obsolete legacy analogue radio system and offers users coverage across the entire estate.

LIoyd McNeill, Director for Goodwood, commented: “Collectively we have been looking at the way our businesses communicate and share information, both on a day to day basis, but also when we are in full event mode, catering for up to 150,000 visitors over a weekend.

“When choosing a new DMR communication solution we were not willing to take shortcuts or compromise on quality; with Sepura technology I feel we have ticked all the boxes and now have a twenty-first century system that can grow with our ever evolving needs.”

“We have recently been working very closely with 2826 Ltd. on a variety of large communications systems and are delighted that Goodwood has chosen a Sepura solution” said Cliff Davies, Business Development Manager for Sepura.

“2828 Ltd. supplied Goodwood with an open standard digital system that handles calls from over six hundred portables and mobiles on forty talk-groups, operating on six zones and utilising eight DMR repeaters which provide full site coverage. With Sepura DMR, communications across all user groups are now instant, crystal clear and dependable.”

Stuart Young, director for 2826 Ltd. said: “This contract win is significant to our business and now clearly cements our on-going relationship with Goodwood. My personal working relationship with the estate spans over 13 years; it is simply an amazing organisation to be involved with.

“We are proud and very privileged to be supporting the hugely diverse and talented team of people at Goodwood in the coming years by helping them to communicate clearly and efficiently thanks to Sepura’s new, rugged and dependable DMR solution.”

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