The Talladega Superspeedway covers 3,000 acres, and is a Super Bowl®-sized NASCAR event that attracts 150,000 on-site spectators and millions more watching at home.
NASCAR manages over 1,200 races every year on 200 race tracks in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and each location poses its own challenges in terms of radio traffic and interference. These challenges are magnified when systems must be deployed quickly, every week, over a wide geographic area. Pit crews, drivers, officials, and all other members of the internal and external organization must have a communications system that supports flawless connections, every time. When seconds count, there is no room for missed or delayed communications; speed and voice clarity are everything. NASCAR recently realized that their older system was just not keeping up, and there’s no doubt that providing secure and reliable communications for an event like this can seem overwhelming. Each NASCAR event involves up to 40,000 people, with approximately 80 officials presiding over two races, each with 43 cars, and each with teams of up to 30 people. In addition to NASCAR drivers, maintenance personnel, and pit crews, each race requires spotters, timing and scoring groups, as well as fire and rescue units. Also working on-site are emergency personnel, food vendors, ticketing and parking attendants, television and radio crews, and public relations representatives. Because NASCAR stages many regional events, several outside organizations need to be integrated into the communications loop. The sheer number of radios and talk groups that have to be moved and set up very quickly is enough to tax any radio system, and NASCAR’s old system was clearly over-taxed. NASCAR examined all options during a six-month intensive study. Digital radio seemed to be the best route to achieving the key requirements surfaced in this study, which included NASCAR’s need to:
Editorial – Many individuals would not know a lot about DSC technology, but it’s a safety system built into 2 way radios, mainly in marine and sea communications, as of the increase in use of smaller and individual boats on the rivers. As an island this tech is becoming more and more popular, the tech is linked to your boat in case of an tragedy, more facts can be found from this icom uk blog.
DSC technology is becoming more widely used today and it is important for potential users to see how it works and to be trained in its use. To this end, Icom UK have now added their latest range of VHF/DSC radios to their VHF/SRC training simulator range. The models now available for instructors to purchase include the IC-M423 Fixed Mount VHF/DSC Transceiver and for the first time from Icom, a Handheld VHF/DSC in the form of the IC-M91D. Both training simulators provide a real ‘hands on’ experience of both voice and DSC message sending and receiving, in the classroom without causing interference. Both models share a new easy to use interface which is easy to learn, meaning that trainees will be able to understand the basics of two way radio quickly. Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd, said, ’When choosing the Icom IC-M423 VHF/SRC training simulator, the instructor will receive two fully modified radios that will communicate via the cabling so that it is unlikely to cause any interference to other users nearby . This enables the trainee to send ‘live’ distress and voice calls without alerting any other radios. Both units come with an interconnecting cable up to 20 metres in length, which is ideal for any training environment. The IC-M91D is supplied with an adapter and a cable to allow it to communicate with the fixed sets.’ To help trainees further understand the need for DSC, Icom has a new microsite dedicated to Handheld DSC radio. The new website sheds light on this relatively new marine technology. It explains what DSC Handheld VHF radios are, where they can be used and why boat owners need one. It also answers several questions about the ownership and registration of DSC handheld radio in an informative FAQ section. To go to this new site, click on www.dschandheld.com. The microsite will provide a handy resource for both instructors and students alike. Ian, said, ‘Customer reaction has been incredibly positive to our recently launched IC-M91D Buoyant VHF/DSC Handheld with GPS. However we have had lots of questions regarding where and how they can be used. So we decided to put all our information on an informative microsite.’ Icom Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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DJ society has grown in the UK in an enormous way. Where once, thin, greasy boys in ill-fitting leather jackets would try to impress women by saying “I’m from a pop group”, now those self same, somewhat less spotty, boys, (now dressed in ill-fitting hoodies), try the “I’m a DJ” approach…Likely to a comparable lack of success. But, for each lame duck hopeful which has a turntable plus a depressing stack of dog-eared 90’s Ibiza records, there are several people who can in fact do incredible things using a turntable. The age of the DJ is well and justly here!
When you see American secret service agents on Television or in films, maybe you observed that they’re consistantly touching their ears? Well, at least one of our readers did and asked me to learn why.
By the ‘Matrix’ movies, Agent Smith and co touched their ears in order to better mimic the behaviour of genuine FBI agents. Therefore it’s visibly a defining trait of secret service agents, at least in United states. It is clearly something they have been doing for quite a while now. Then again, the ‘Agents’ also did it to better receive signals on the technology who ran the Matrix program itself…
In accordance with the ‘Health and Safety at Work’ act of ’74, every British-based employer is lawfully obliged to take care about their employees and not expose them to undue dangers.
This is a great and noble law and one that has probably saved many lives since it was first passed roughly forty years ago. This law has also led to the development of the many new technologies aimed at keeping staff safe…One tool that’s completely essential to the lone worker is his or her walkie talkie.
Analogue and digital communications both have their supporters as well as their detractors. Each tech has its plus factors as well as its drawbacks, but neither are massively well understood by the typical customer. So here’s what we are planning to do; a useful little puff-piece detailing which kind of walkie talkie is best as the defined needs.
OK, so, first, let us check out the differences between analogue and digital comms.
The Solar Impulse plane has landed at New York’s JFK airport, having completed its striking trip across the US. This is a first time that a solar-driven plane capable of flying in both day and night has tried to fly over the United States.
The landing completes the final leg of the Solar Impulse’s over America transcontinental bid, which started in May.
Earlier in its trip, the Solar Impulse plane broke the flying record for solar-powered travel by staying within the air for a full eighteen hrs.
Stadiums utilized for a illustrious many things. It could become a weekend football game, a rock concert or a different type of sporting event. The recent London Olympics reminded many British people of our country’s great sports traditions and, like a result, more and more individuals are flocking to huge-scale stadia events, be they cultural, athletic or just a pleasing way to waste an afternoon.
A well-run arena is almost like a minute town; there are folks functioning at food stalls, cleaners, V.I.Ps, fully qualified paramedics, merchandise salesmen (and Ladies), car park attendants, managers, photographers, artist’s entourages, stage staff, security stewards, groundsmen (and Women!) plus many more others than I can imagine right now. Whatever the event is, you will bet that there’ll become a fully commited group of pros ensuring that everybody is secure and well looked after. These people communicate with one another via the use of 2 way radios.
Hello and welcome to the innovative new series of responses to your headset inquiries. Ever desired to know about something headset, earphone or headset related? Now is your chance. Due to a great amount of questions we’re so often asked, we have reached into our mailbox and picked up the 9 most important (and most frequently submitted) inquiries. Enjoy.
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We consume a lot of time writing about Motorola two way radios, so we’ve chosen to do a succession that concentrates on the earpieces that relate to them.
Not only do a number of decent businesses sell top-of-the-range two way radios that are both inexpensive and dependable, there are also a large array of radio earpieces that range from inexpensive and cheerful (but nonetheless effective) to the last word in techno badassery (Editor’s Note: not actually a word).