Zinwave DAS technology guarantees TETRA coverage at Euro 2012; UEFA supplier fulfils its contractual requirements thanks to Zinwave in-building wireless system
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Zinwave Ltd, a global provider of active DAS technology, is pleased to announce it was chosen as the preferred supplier for in-building coverage of private mobile radio services (TETRA) at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, in preparation for Euro 2012. The Stadium was host to the final between Spain and Italy.
Zinwave's DAS (distributed antenna system) was installed and commissioned by Doyla & Co Ltd, its Ukrainian partner. Doyla & Co Ltd, a leading provider of PMR, DMR, TETRA and APCO services in the region.
The Olympic Stadium underwent major renovation in 2008 to provide the facilities needed for an internationally televised tournament, after Poland and the Ukraine won a joint bid to host the European Football Championships. It is now the primary sports venue in the Ukraine and the second largest sports complex in Eastern Europe, with a seating capacity of more than 70 000.
Although, the newly renovated building comprised ultra-modern facilities, its overall layout restricted the transmission of private mobile radio (TETRA) in many areas, including all underground car parks, catering and maintenance areas, which posed major safety and security risks.
Zinwave's DAS technology, (the System 3000), was deployed because of its flexibility, open architecture, and its ability to support all frequencies between 150MHz and 2700MHz on a single hardware layer. The System 3000 ensures that signal-output is optimised at all times to facilitate critical radio communication, in the event of an emergency situation.
To avoid potential clashes between opposing fans inside the stadium and the immediate vicinity, UEFA required the installation of a secondary private mobile radio network (completed by a third-party) for use by its own staff for logistical, stewarding and crowd management purposes.
Coverage tests carried out just before the opening ceremony revealed, however that signal output from the secondary network was low to non-existent in all underground areas, which presented serious problems in terms of public safety and security.
Zinwave's in-building wireless technology comprises open-architecture software, so the secondary network was seamlessly integrated onto the DAS (without compromising performance), to provide optimal coverage. Subsequent tests demonstrated that Zinwave's DAS guaranteed 100% coverage throughout the stadium, enabling the third-party provider to fulfil its UEFA contract demands.
The secondary radio network has since been removed from the stadium, but the original installation is still in place and is actively used during all sports events and concerts.
Says Konstantyn Lubenec, CEO of Dolya & Co: "The Zinwave system offered great flexibility and was easy to install. Its simple architecture and its multi-frequency support enabled us to integrate UEFA's two-way radio system onto the overall DAS without affecting performance or signal output. During the opening ceremony it became apparent that our installation was the only one that provided reliable coverage underground. Zinwave's DAS therefore played an important role during the tournament - acting as the "lifebuoy" for all critical radio and public safety communications."
Zinwave is a global technology company with offices in the UK, USA and Asia. Since its founding the company has pioneered a new approach for reliable multi-service in-building wireless coverage. Zinwave's solution, the Zinwave 3000 active DAS, is the only true wideband active distributed antenna system (DAS) on the market, covering all frequencies between 150MHz and 2700MHz.
Zinwave 3000 provides a highly cost effective multi-service, multi-carrier solution over a single hardware infrastructure that can be quickly and efficiently deployed and easily scaled for future service additions.
Zinwave has a highly experienced RF planning, programme management and execution team with extensive experience in all parts of the wireless industry and international telecoms markets.
Sales activity is strong with a strong presence across four continents and with relationships established with many well-known partners and system integrators. Zinwave's installation base includes customers in the healthcare, industrial, public venue, enterprise & corporate and education vertical markets.
For more information please contact:
Colin Abrey, Zinwave
T: +44 (0) 1223 875272
About Dolya and Co Ltd
Dolya & Co. Ltd is the leading supplier of the PMR, DMR, TETRA/APCO markets in Ukraine. The company supplies TETRA technology to a number of Government departments including: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies and Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine, State border guard service of Ukraine and The State Customs Service of Ukraine.
The company has also sold into the commercial TETRA market and has completed a number of installations to date including: Donetsk International Airport, Arena-Lviv Stadium National Sport Complex and the Olympic Stadium, Kiev where they have installed a radio system that provide coverage inside stadium, and a 1 km radius in the immediate vicinity.
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