ALCOM CONNECT DEBUTS AT CRANKWORX: 16-24 March 2024

ALCOM CONNECT DEBUTS AT CRANKWORX: 16-24 March 2024

The forests, lakes and thermal landscape make Rotorua a stunning backdrop for a wide range of adventure and extreme sports events.  Communications are a priority for event organisers and have 2 key functions:

  • To ensure the safety of  athletes/participants, volunteers and the general public
  • To enhance the smooth running of the event operations

Alcom supplies radio comms for lots of events including the, now iconic, CRANKWORX FESTIVAL.  Our brief is to deliver reliable communications in 4 main areas:

  • General Operations Management.
  • Race/Event Management.
  • Medics/Emergency Response.
  • Communication with the Mountain Bike Shuttles.

This year for the first time, we allocated 130 Tait TP9300 radios on the Alcom Connect Digital Trunked Network.  Using the trunked network rather than a single repeater option offered some advantages:

  • It enabled multiple non-conflicting group calls
  • It allowed users to make individual calls.
  • The multiple linked sites gave better coverage across the Whakarewarewa Forest, Skyline and the general Rotorua area.

Feedback from the event communications director is that the communications were “the best yet.”  While we are delighted with how the radios performed we know there are ways we can improve and do even better for future events.

Working with the CRANKWORX CREW to deliver a world-class event is always a privilege. Congratulations to all involved for 10 fantastic years and for delivering another awesome festival in Rotorua. Your vision, hard work and dedication have earned Rotorua the title “the soul of CRANKWORX“.

Bring on 2025  🚵🏿‍♀️⭐️🚵🏻