Published on 16 November, 2012
|Hytera DMR digital communications solution was adopted to facilitate the operation during the EURO 2012
Municipal Stadium Poznan, one of the four venues for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in Poland, adopted Hytera DMR digital communications solution to facilitate the operation during the Euro 2012. The Euro 2012 kicked off on June 9, 2012, and three Group C matches were played here.
Originally built in 1968, the Municipal Stadium Poznan is the home ground of Lech Poznan and Warta Poznan, two Polish football clubs. From 2003 to 2010, the Stadium had undergone a thorough reconstruction to prepare for Euro 2012 and reopened on September 20, 2010. Hosting 43,000 audiences, the efficient communication and coordination among stadium staff is critical to the stadium management for smooth operation. To ensure that the three matches of Euro 2012 run smoothly, the operator of Municipal Stadium Poznan decided to upgrade their communication system early in 2012, and chose Hytera DMR solution for its reliability and versatile functions.
Alfa Radio, Hytera dealer in Poland, delivered 132 PD70X and 10 PD78X DMR handheld radios, 2 RD98X DMR repeaters together with 1 SmartDispatch system to upgrade the system, realizing full coverage for effective communication taking into account the complex steel and concrete architecture of the Stadium. Voice dispatching is available for operator directors in the control centre to all the staff via the SmartDispatch system. Moreover, with the flexible grouping function, staff of different working groups can realize group communication with no interference to other groups. More powerful security functions like Man Down further enhance the emergency handling capability for operator. The Stadium is completely covered with a roof, which increases the echoes from the cheers of fans during the matches. For this, Hytera offered specified earpieces with microphone to the staff, enabling them to have clear communication among the surging cheers.
After the Euro 2012, the DMR communications system will continue to serve the Stadium in both daily operation and other events held in Municipal Stadium Poznan.