provided a seven site IP linked simulcast VHF DMR network using Radio Activity Kairos base stations operating simulcast DMR voice communications. The system was divided in to two separate networks, one for the east and one for the west of the course. An IP backbone also supported 11 timing stations and HD video streaming from seven in-field 1080P 30fps cameras
along different stages of the course.
Outback was contracted and had to deliver the complete solution, including radio, IP linking, WiFi and video streaming within 8 weeks to meet the event start deadline.
This was the first time that multi site linking had been used for communications on the Coast to Coast event. Corey Weir, MD says, 'We had experience of using the Radio Activity repeater on a smaller scale and were confident it was the right solution to propose. The repeaters really come into their own in this type of application where you need reliable coverage over a large area. The system provides great reception, unlike other systems that pick up signals reflecting off hard surfaces, creating a 'ghosting' effect or losing comms entirely, the Radio Activity repeater is able to distinguish the best signal and cancel out reflection interference."