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NATO Conference 2014 - Wales

The World Comes to Wales

This year Wales hosted the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain at the NATO summit on 4 to 5 September 2014.

All Nato’s 28 member countries were represented, with 4,000 delegates attending amid a security operation unprecedented in Britain.

Following the success of our radio communications system at the 2013 G8 Summit, they approached us to install a completely reliable and secure radio system for this historic event.

We were tasked to provide fail-safe radio communications throughout the Celtic Manor resort in Newport which was the secure NATO conference site and communications along the secure corridor into Cardiff City and throughout Cardiff Castle.

In order to accommodate the large number of users, our engineering staff provided system design, supply and installation with multi-site links, enabling simultaneous communications between the command and control centre and supervisory radios.

We provided links between 8 search areas and a bronze control centre, coordinating communications traffic for over 430 digital radios with tracking and emergency signalling covering 25 kilometers.  We supplied a combination of Motorola DP3600 and DP4400 digital portable radios for the event.

To expand the radio system further, ‘Linked Capacity Plus’ offered an effective multi-site trunking solution. This advanced technology extended the capacity to well over 1,000 users, without the need to add new frequencies.

All base stations were provided with fall back 8 hour mains fail battery support and hot start 6 channel standby repeaters.

Up-time on the system was 100% considered a complete success by all.

To find out more about our bespoke systems design call us on 02890 662266 or email
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The players at G8 Fermanagh included Airphone Communications who were invited to design and install a totally reliable Secure Digital radio communications system. It delivered guaranteed coverage for 450 private staff protecting VIPs within the conference site and in transit along the secure corridor from Enniskillen to within the resort itself.

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Official Radio Suppliers - Titanic Belfast

Official Radio Supplier - Titanic Belfast

Airphone Communications was recognized in the July 2012 issue of Land Mobile magazine.

The article below discusses our collaboration with Airsys Communications after our Managing Director, Mike Foster was selected from many bidders to provide an order for the Titanic Museum.

Titanic Museum Belfast chooses Vertex Standard VX-451

The PMR reseller community has been quick to promote the Vertex Standard brand, particularly in the well developed UK market. With Airsys providing fantastic pre and post sale engineering support, a customer service level second to none and sales and marketing support to dealers in order to open up new markets, dealers have been quick to adopt and keen to push the brand to existing and potential new customers alike.

Mike Foster, Owner and MD at Airphone Communications, Northern Ireland, has been a leading exponent and top tier Vertex Standard reseller for over a decade, and continues to win with Vertex Standard product.

Upon securing the Titanic Museum, Mike said:“From the moment the management at the Titanic Museum began consulting with Airphone about the best system for the new attraction, myself and the Technical Team at Airphone had no doubt about the best fit for their needs. We were actually able to provide them with functionality that they didn’t realise they needed by utilising the fast signalling and dual watch facility for automatic fire or emergency alarms to all users. Repeaters are deployed to ensure coverage throughout the site, and we have had nothing but extremely positive feedback from them since the system went live earlier in the year with a brand new fleet of eighty VX-451 portables and four VXR-9000 repeaters. Impressed by the added security offered, the customer, and all the team here at Airphone, have been thrilled with the performance of the handsets, and we can’t wait for our next opportunity to work with the equipment which, particularly in a system format, is both impressive and cost effective.”

Jenny McCarter, a frequent user of the portables on-site, added:“I use the radios all day, every day, to stay in touch with management and other groups on-site, and I was really relieved when I saw the size and felt the weight of the Vertex Standard unit. The clarity of speech is brilliant and I am delighted with the simple operation of the system and the support we have received from Airphone – it is comforting to know that we have such a comprehensive Lone Worker and emergency alarm call system in place”.
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