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Reidel comms kept rugby in touch

Twenty nations competed for the Webb Ellis Cup in the tournament hosted by France, comprising 48 matches over 44 days.

Based on a successful formula at international events including the Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Riedel configured an integrated infrastructure consisting of digital matrix intercoms, digital party-line systems and professional mobile radios to facilitate the venue communications at the individual sports sites.

“There is a tremendous amount of small critical details that go into planning these games and Riedel is here to get the job done,” said Simon Korzen, Riedel’s rental project manager, during the event.

“The sports presentation area is employing Riedel’s intercom system to ensure seamless communications between audio and video operators, announcers, presentation managers and assistants to organise these games.

In addition to the venue communications infrastructure, Riedel provided a digital trunked radio installation for each stadium to be used by the organising committee. These each used four Tetra base radios. Digital trunked radio offers full duplex communication, GPS-positioning and connection to the public telephone network or company telephone systems.

Each stadium was equipped with more than 250 Motorola MTH800’s to assist in the production of the games. In total more than 3,000 radios from Riedel’s rental stock were used at the Rugby World Cup.