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NEW MEADOWLANDS STADIUM KEEPS STAFF TALKING AND FANS HAPPY

My basic review of this new radio accessory it begins well, looks rather awesome, is easy to run and really energy efficient, the radio earpiece is a excellent product. I’m pleased I bought it, read more beneath.

audioNew Meadowlands Stadium deploys digital MOTOTRBO™ radios with Capacity Plus to help employees collaborate and ensure superior guest experience.

New Meadowlands Stadium Company needed greater capacity and coverage for its new 2.1 million square foot stadium but obtaining new frequencies would be

a challenge.

With nearly 4,000 workers trying to keep more than 82,000 enthusiastic football fans happy in the new stadium, staff would need to rely heavily on two-way radios to communicate. Having leased an analog system in the old stadium, which would not

provide the sufficient capacity and coverage required in the new stadium, the organization decided to purchase a new system. This meant obtaining new frequencies—­­a challenge, especially in a major metropolitan area.

SOLUTION

MOTOTRBO digital two-way radio system with Capacity Plus would easily accommodate the stadium’s expanded workforce and enable coverage throughout the stadium.

MOTOTRBO digital technology divides each frequency into two time slots, doubling the number of users on

the system and reducing the number of frequencies the organization would need to purchase. MOTOTRBO also provides crisp, clear audio all the way to the edge of the coverage area, extending usable range. And with MOTOTRBO’s noise-cancelling technology and sophisticated audio accessories, even most staff working inside the noisy environment of “the bowl” on game day would be able to clearly hear messages.

RESULT

With New Meadowlands Stadium’s MOTOTRBO digital two-way radio system, staff can easily collaborate and offer excellent service to fans.
“Motorola is a very strong partner to the National Football League (NFL) and the Official Wireless Communications Provider of the NFL for the past

13 years. MOTOTRBO radios gave us the opportunity to control our destiny,” says Peter Brickman, New Meadowlands Stadium CTO. “We wanted our

own frequencies; to own our own hardware and maintain it; and ensure that our people would have the communications they needed to do their jobs. The MOTOTRBO system is a vital asset to stadium operations.”

Opening its doors in March 2010, New Meadowlands Stadium, located in East Rutherford, NJ, is the new home of the NFL’s New York Jets and New York Football Giants. Also serving as the venue for many other large-scale events, the stadium can host 82,500 fans and offers the latest technology for quicker ticket scanning, faster trips to the concession stand and instant HD video highlights throughout the building

to provide memorable event day experiences for all guests.

The first of its kind

As the first venue in the nation to serve as home for two NFL teams, the $1.6 billion, privately financed New Meadowlands Stadium is a 50-50 joint venture between the New York Jets and the New York Football Giants. Completed in early 2010, the stadium employs nearly 4,000 workers and will host 20 NFL games per season, as well as numerous other events ranging from international soccer to high-profile rock concerts.

New stadium, even higher standards

With the introduction of its new venue, the New Meadowlands Stadium Company committed to providing an exciting and safe event day experience for all guests, a goal each employee takes very seriously. In order to achieve that goal, however, staff members must be able to seamlessly communicate and collaborate, no matter where they are within the stadium or on the grounds.

“It was vital that every one of our departments, from Security to Guest Services to Operations, would be able to identify issues and resolve them quickly,” says Peter Brickman, New Meadowlands Stadium CTO.

Addressing capacity issues first

Trying to keep more than 82,000 enthusiastic football fans happy in the new stadium requires staff to depend on two-way radios to communicate. Prior to moving from the old stadium to the new facility, a leased analog system was employed. However, with the much larger stadium and larger staff, that system would be unable to handle the load, resulting in numerous channel busies and unacceptable radio interference.

One potential solution to the problem would be to add frequencies; however, obtaining enough frequencies, especially in a major metropolitan area, can be a problem.

“When we started the process, we were told that it would be extremely challenging getting all the frequencies we needed because they just might not

be available,” Brickman says. “We knew we would need to find a radio system that we could build and manage around the frequencies we would be able to get in order to adequately meet the organization’s needs.”

Next, extending coverage and improving audio quality

The size of the stadium also represented a coverage challenge. The massive 2.1 million square foot arena was too large for the limited range of the analog radios. Inadequate range would prevent the consistently available communications Brickman needed in order

to ensure that stadium staff had the tools they needed to fully collaborate and get the job done quickly and efficiently.

And finally, audio quality was a concern. Anyone who has ever managed an arena that hosts sporting events, concerts and other activities that bring together large numbers of fans is familiar with the importance of a communications system that can overcome high noise levels. Audio quality would be a critical requirement at New Meadowlands Stadium, especially in the midst of extreme noise produced by high-energy game days when touchdowns and great plays can raise crowd noise to levels of 120 decibels (dB) or more.

New Meadowlands Stadium opts for MOTOTRBO Digital Radios

New Meadowlands Stadium Company decided to purchase a new system that it could own, operate and maintain itself. That also meant obtaining new frequencies—­a challenge anywhere, but especially in a major metropolitan area.

Brickman knew he had a challenge on his hands and called in experts from Regional Communications, a local Motorola channel partner, to discuss a solution. Regional Communications recommended a MOTOTRBO digital two-way radio system with Capacity Plus.

Double the capacity, extend range and enjoy crystal clear audio

MOTOTRBO’s digital technology would address New Meadowlands Stadium’s capacity issues by dividing the stadium’s frequencies into two time slots, doubling the number of users on the system with no increased risk of interference, and enabling the use of multiple data applications. Capacity Plus, a single-site trunking solution, would expand system capacity even further, enabling over a thousand radio users to quickly and efficiently share business-critical voice and data communication on the same system while using the same frequencies obtained by New Meadowlands.

“MOTOTRBO’s digital technology would allow us to not only double the capacity of our existing channels, but also cut them into the 30-plus talk groups that we needed. It would use the spectrum we were granted very efficiently and establish a stable communications environment for New Meadowlands Stadium.”

Peter Brickman, New Meadowlands Stadium CTO

The company purchased a MOTOTRBO system that consisted of digital portable radios, an MIP 5000 dispatch console that tied into MOTOTRBO control stations, and six repeaters for 12 voice and data paths. To address the needs of each specific job function, the stadium also purchased a variety of audio accessories that would provide the level of capability required by security, guest services, parking and the management teams. For example, noise-cancelling remote speaker microphones and headsets enable messages to be heard, even by those working in the “bowl” during games and concerts. The security team, that required greater discretion, opted for two-wire surveillance kits. All radios were equipped with text messaging capabilities.

A new communications system fit for a new stadium
New Meadowlands Stadium now has consistent and available communications throughout the facility and parking area. With the ability of Capacity Plus to handle up to 1,200 users per system, there is enough capacity to ensure that every employee who needs to will be able to communicate every time. And because it did not have to purchase additional repeaters to accommodate the added capacity due to split frequencies, costs were kept to a minimum.
Calling all hands or select individuals

The stadium’s MIP 5000 VoIP Radio Console uses a multicast-enabled IP network, simplifying installation and saving time and money. With the addition of a text application, dispatchers can easily send group text messages to all employees, to select groups or to individuals as needed. For operations and security, this

feature lets dispatchers alert appropriate staff members when gates are ready to open, when the game has started, when it’s half time or when the game is over.

The system also allows staff to quickly react and work together during emergency situations. “We’ve had situations where we’ve had to quickly communicate to our fans and staff,” says Brickman. “On those occasions, dispatchers do a radio all-call and then follow that

up with a text message so they can document the communication. If someone misses the all-call, their radio provides a supplemental alert to that user that lets them know something is going on that they need to be aware of.”

“The stadium is like a small city”

Whether staff is trying to respond to guest requests, such as additional refreshments for one of the suites, or fix an escalator that is malfunctioning, the reliability and quality of the MOTOTRBO system improves efficiency, productivity and ultimately guest satisfaction.

“With over 82,000 people and 4,000 employees on site on any given day, the stadium is like a small city,” says Brickman. “You’re trying to keep everybody happy and safe and that means we need to get our people where they are supposed to be, ensure the safety and security of guests and staff, and keep things running smoothly.”

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Wireless Headsets for Voice Recognition

While many of our visitors are excited about some of my own posts, here is one i found looking around edu blogs it’s much better written than I might ever dream to reach. Maybe at some point I’ll get to their rank, you never know.

audioOverviewVoice recognition is the process of using technology to convert your spoken words into text. This process has been adopted by many specialist disciplines – lawyers, doctors, pathologists, etc. In fact, voice recognition can provide huge productivity gains to anyone who needs to dictate reports whilst using their hands for purposes other than typing.
Over the past few years voice recognition converts have been seeking a wireless headset that provides excellent voice quality input to recognition software. During this period my company, AAAHeadsets, have been actively involved in helping customers achieve this outcome.
The ProblemIn 1998 one customer undertook an extensive assessment of a range of headsets (both corded and wireless) over an eight week period. He determined that the Plantronics CS60-USB gave the best results. However, while acceptable, the results were not optimal. Staff still had to find and correct a number of misinterpretations made by their software package.
Any user of Dragon Dictate or similar voice recognition product knows that every % improvement in speech recognition means more productivity. The difference between a 96% recognition rate and a 99% recognition rate is finding and correcting 15 words instead of 5 in a 500 word document. Error correction kills productivity, so every error eliminated is valuable time saved.
See all 2 photos Plantronic CS60-USB Wireless HeadsetSource: AAAHeadsets The SolutionThe Plantronics CS60-USB wireless headset was the best available solution for some time. Then Sennheiser released their DW Office headset. This headset provided a leap in voice recognition results. For a number of years Sennheiser had been recognised as having the best noise cancelling headset microphones. Now they also had the best interface to voice recognition software. But there were still recognition errors.
Sennheiser have recently launched their DW Pro 1 (single ear) and DW Pro 2 (two ear) wireless headsets and these have created a new standard in speech recognition. Previous users of the DW Office have reported reductions in recognition errors of about 15%.
The DW Pro1 and DW Pro2 enable you to improve your speech recognition rate while enjoying the freedom to move around without being tethered to your computer. This freedom supports creative thought and writing which is important when trying to convert complex thoughts to meaningful words.
See all 2 photos Sennheiser DW Pro1 Wireless HeadsetSource: AAAHeadsets The Impact of NoiseBackground noise is also an important environmental factor when using a speech recognition package. Your headset microphone will pick up any environmental noise (machinery, other voices, computers, etc) and add it to your voice before presenting it to your voice recognition software. This makes it very hard for the package to interpret your words correctly.
The Sennheiser DW Pro1 & 2 have ultra noise-cancelling microphones which successfully filter out unwanted background noise. In fact, in my opinion, Sennheiser has the most effective noise cancelling microphones on the market. That is why noisy schools and doctors waiting rooms choose Sennheiser DW headsets.
Sennheiser DW Pro1 Headset Lifestyle Source: Sennheiser Communications ConclusionVoice recognition software packages perform two primary functions:

converting your voice into text for report production, and

controlling your computing environment (i.e. computer and software functionality).
Correcting words in reports is time consuming. However, losing control of your computer programs through poor recognition is scary. Put a value on your time and invest in a Sennheiser Pro headset to optimize your speech recognition system.
Experienced voice recognition users, with a Sennheiser Pro headset, estimate that their keyboard usage has been reduced by around 95%. Would you be happy with 95% less keyboard usage ?
Experienced voice recognition users, dictating complex reports using a Sennheiser Pro headset, are achieving such a high level of recognition that they find it difficult without their headset.
What are you waiting for? Improve productivity, get a Sennheiser Pro wireless headset today.

“Pee As You Go?” – Urine Can Power Mobile Phones, In fact

Again a different piece i found fascinating on the issue of technology’s, what would you do if i didn’t post this ehh? you would have to look at the initial article, the chances you found it would be slim, so think yourself fortunate that i have shared this excellent article with you.

Scientists functioning at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, UK, have worked out one way to recharge a cell phone with Human pee.

The team has been capable of recharge a Samsung smart phone by placing the liquid through a cascade of microbial fuel cells. Using this process, enough power may be produced to send text messages, browse the Internet and also make a quick telephone call.

According to the scientists in charge, the next stage is to completely charge the device with urine…Presumably cleaning their hands directly afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has worked for ages with microbial fuel cells; he is considered to be an expert in harnessing energy from extraordinary sources. The potential applications of his work are very interesting from an environmental point of view.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed power from urine to do this so it is an exciting discovery. Using the final waste product as the supply of energy to provide electricity is nearly as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly tech is, apparently, the great doctor’s main area of interest.

The microbial cells work as the energy converter, they turn the natural substance directly into electricity, via the metabolism of live bacteria. The electrical power is a by-product of a microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the pee, they produce energy the energy that powers the phone. Now that is what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as the phone battery has ever been charged using this method before.

You’ll notice, at the present, no plans to market this technology on a sizable scale, but maybe someday we could be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they are saying, might be pissistance.

PS – I’m apologetic about this one. The task and its implications are instead amazing. All credit to the UWE team. However, I continuously needed to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type stories and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

New Leader Appointed to Head ProClip USA’s Two-Way Radio Sales Channel

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ProClip USA, a distributor of vehicle specific mounts and device specific holders for electronic handheld devices, has a new person at the helm of their two-way radio sales channel.
Gregg Pokey will be taking over ProClip USA’s two-way radio sales channel moving into 2014. This sales channel is made up of holders for two-way radios that are used by many companies and government services. ProClip has a manufacturer rep program in the U.S. that allows them to more effectively market their products to businesses and government agencies.
Gregg Pokey will be working closely with the manufacturer rep groups to ensure growth and profitability moving into the New Year and beyond. Gregg has a heavy background in consumer electronics sales stemming from years at Verizon Wireless and has been with ProClip USA for the past 16 months. ProClip is excited to welcome Gregg into this new role and to expand their two-way radio sales channel while simultaneously continuing to provide quality products to old and new customers alike.
Gregg says he is excited to be taking on this new role within the company. “I look forward to jumping into this channel and working with our manufacturer reps to provide quality solutions for two-way customers, as well as making this program a continually growing success.”
You can read more about ProClip’s mounting solutions for fleet and business vehicles on their website.
About ProClip USA
ProClip USA, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of Brodit In-Vehicle Device Mounting Solutions and Accessories. ProClip products are custom fit for virtually every vehicle model and handheld device available such as cell phones, smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, navigation systems, satellite radios, two-way radios and mobile computing.
Their innovative, convenient, secure and easy-to-install mounting solutions provide a safer and more enjoyable driving experience.
To learn more, visit ProClipUSA.com.