The UK’s famous Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has chosen Sepura DMR to replace its analog radio communications system at Lord’s Cricket Ground in north-west London.
The contract was signed by Chatterbox Limited, Sepura’s channel partner for the south-east of England.
Chatterbox carried out a site survey before delivering the successful tender proposal in partnership with Sepura.
Under the five-year contract, Chatterbox has supplied MCC with over 80 SBP8040 Sepura keypad/display hand-portables for use by catering, security, maintenance and management teams.
On match days, another 360 SBP8340 non-keypad hand-portables are used by stewards for crowd control, while SBM8040 desktop mobile radios are deployed in the ground’s control room.
MCC wanted IP67-rated radios that could also offer high audio clarity, especially on match days when crowd noise can be very high.
The new system, operational since April 2015, has been used for the official start of the 2015 cricket season, comprising the first Investec Test Match, England vs New Zealand, and will be used for the second Investec Ashes Test Match, England vs Australia, in July.
“The radios’ ease of use is also an important feature as it enables MCC to train temporary staff quickly and efficiently. In addition, the coloured bezels allow easier identification of the allocated radios by the different teams of users,” said Gary Leatherby, managing director of Chatterbox.
“The radios also offer the potential to program advanced supervisory and health and safety features such as transmit interrupt, lone worker and man down, should these be required by MCC in the future.”
“We are delighted with this prestigious contract win as it further cements our growing partnership with Chatterbox,” said Cliff Davies, DMR business development manager for Sepura.
“Our fleet of short-term hire radios allows customers to provide critical communications for major events whilst minimising their operational costs.”July 23, 2015 4:30 am
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