Riedel Communications expands its partnership with Red Bull UK and takes over the communication for an international rugby team

Riedel Communications has recently announced that the company has extended its partnership with Red Bull UK to provide a communications solution for an international rugby team.

The solution consists of a Riedel Artist digital intercom matrix, Bolero and Bolero S wireless intercom systems, and RSP-1232HL SmartPanels. All are backed by Riedel’s Managed Technology Services for remote support and maintenance.

At the heart of the rugby team’s communications solutions is Riedel’s Artist intercom mainframe. It allows placement of nodes to reduce wiring and setup costs, while enhancing system reliability with a dual-ring fiber-optic network topology that provides full redundancy. The matrix allows the team to integrate referee communications into its strategic decision workflow, while recording in-game communications for after-game training purposes.

Bolero and Bolero S wireless intercom systems consist of five antennas and 30 wireless beltpacks, with Red Bull-branded MAX high-performance headsets and 20 RUN in-ear headsets.

The head coach relies on Riedel’s RSP-1232HL SmartPanel. With the panel, he can ID each key member of staff.

From Riedel’s Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Wuppertal, Germany, the company’s operators remotely control, configure, and calibrate all system components in real time.

“Our communication solutions provide flexibility and reliability for a wide range of sports applications, and we are very excited to take advantage of that to move our longstanding partnership with Red Bull beyond motorsports and into rugby,” said Paul Rivens, General Manager UK at Riedel. “This fully integrated solution will be used in every upcoming match and practice until the 2023 Rugby World Cup season, and possibly beyond. It has already been deployed successfully in the Six Nations Championship and we can’t wait to see it take the pitch in other major events like the upcoming three-match Test series in Australia.”

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