Operators of the Bahrain International Circuit - site of the recent Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix – used Airbus TETRA technology to secure the event.
According to Airbus, the Bahrain International Circuit Organisation leveraged the country’s pre-existing TETRA network infrastructure, with the company also providing extra capacity. Devices supplied included the company's THR880i and TMR880i radios.
Speaking of the roll-out, a spokesperson for the company said: “These solutions were used in areas where the level of security was critical. This included for overall event security, as well as the monitoring of the race itself to ensure safety of the competitors”.
Airbus Secure Land Communications vice-president, Selim Bouri, said: “Large events, such as the Formula 1 races, massively draw people’s attention to the Arabian peninsula. To keep the Bahrain Grand Prix safe and well-organised, the implementation of a reliable and resilient Airbus TETRA system was essential. It is always an honour to serve the organising committee of this Grand Prix with our technology.”
The Bahrain Grand Prix has been using Airbus technology since 2005.
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