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Empowering Marathon Communications with Convergence PoC … – The Critical Communications Review

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor
Unlike many other types of events, marathons require many different departments to be in constant contact along the trail routes.

The marathon has its own set of challenges when it comes to communications. Unlike many other types of events, marathons require many different departments to be in constant contact along the trail routes. You will need collaboration among event administrators, emergency response agencies, police, volunteers, and all other departments, and they should be able to reach each other immediately.
In the past, marathons usually relied on two-way radios for effective, convenient, and robust communications. The cost was the biggest issue. The conventional solution was to rent analog or digital walkie-talkie equipment and have the vendor provide repeater stations to achieve a wide range of communication. Obviously, two-way radios alone can no longer meet the dispatching and communication needs.
In the post-epidemic era, marathons are coming back. In order to manage these mass events in the best possible way PoC-LMR convergence solutions are able to  deliver full communication coverage, multi-group calls, unified command, and efficient dispatching. It ensures clear, efficient, and barrier-free communication needs for all segments and departments throughout the race.
How to use PoC-LMR communication devices for different scenarios to maximize the benefit during a Marathon.
In emergency rescue at aid stations, when volunteers cannot handle the situation, they can contact ambulances or specified hospitals for assistance. Two-way radios are limited to voice calls and cannot satisfy multimedia needs. PoC radio can synchronize the video to the hospital in real-time and provide first aid according to the hospital guidance.
A marathon of 20,000 runners usually requires around 3,000 workers of all different functions. If all of them were equipped with two-way radios, the cost would be very high. By installing a PTT App on the smart phone, you can realize the PTT function and achieve interconnection with LMR radios through a PoC-LMR convergence platform.
Convergence systems can easily achieve PoC-LMR convergent command & dispatch. Through monitoring and AI facial recognition technology, it can quickly and accurately identify emergencies and violations, which is the key to improving response efficiency.
 Companies with experience in professional wireless communications like INRICO are able to achieve an outstanding events management solution. With a full suite of customized solutions from devices to systems, INRICO’s core advantage, converge different technologies to one platform is the companies’ ultimate goal.
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