This year the iconic Tour de France kicked off in the English countryside weaving its way through York. Very few of the thousands of people lining the route or the millions viewing on TV would have suspected the technical ‘miracle’ that was pulled off in the few short weeks leading up to the event.
As the requirements for the race unfolded in late May, the complexity of the radio communications system grew significantly and the organisers called on The P.A. People for support. In the space of only a week or so The P.A. People shipped some 270 ClearCom V-Series key stations, 3 IP and fibre enabled ClearCom Eclipse Median frames, 300 ClearCom CC-300 headsets, and 200 Motorola DP4801 two way radios and accessories.
The ClearCom kit was used to provide access to multiple radio systems using its unique IP based connectivity. The equipment in the configuration on site formed one of the largest rental Eclipse systems ever assembled.
“We were happy to help out, all of our inventory is set up in light weight packaging for air freight, and each item is barcoded to make the Customs processes easier. It was fortunate that we had the gear available – winter in Australia is peak season in Europe so it worked out well.”Scott Davidson, Senior Systems Engineer with The P.A. People Event Communications Team.
The P.A. People is a large scale international event specialist and boasts the world’s largest rental inventory of ClearCom Eclipse equipment.