InfiNet Wireless announced that LCR Honda has selected its InfiMan 2x2 wireless solution to provide a mobile team communications infrastructure for its race-day locations.
Every year, LCR Honda competes in 18 motorcycle world championship events across different geographies of the world. At each race location, both engineering and mechanical teams rely heavily on high-speed, high-capacity communications connections to provide real-time track-side information such as the analysis of racing data, complex vehicle and driver performance analytics as well as weather forecasts and live video images from the race. The client hospitality team also rely heavily on the internet connection to issue press and race information, liaising with clients and communication with the technical teams where necessarily.
At each location, a new telecommunications infrastructure has to be rapidly established across a variety of floor plan layouts, since each track has its own unique arrangement. Prior to using InfiNet’s InfiMan 2x2 LCR Honda typically established a number of external fixed connections for each 5-day race event. However, with the InfiNet solution, only one external connection is required to link directly into the wireless network, and the wireless infrastructure can then be easily distributed throughout each required part of the track and facilities to connect all of the team’s infrastructure together. And because it is wireless based, it can be deployed quickly and at a fraction of the cost of providing separate fixed line links.
“We have already seen a return on investment after only three races”, says Brian Harden, Data Engineer at LCR Honda. “The wireless network travels with us from race to race and is easily set up at each location with a minimum of fuss. Having reliable, real-time communications between the drivers and their technical crews mean that we can easily share race data from the track with our riders, mechanics, race control and race strategy teams. An additional bonus is that the wireless network also allows us to link together all other parts of our race day team – either client-facing or “behind-the-scenes” - across various parts of the racetrack.”
“Apart from the range, high throughput and reliability of InfiNet’s solutions, key features such as protection against external interference and the ability to operate in non-line-of-sight means that wireless communications can be easily established across any environment, even when there are buildings or obstacles that would normally affect reliable connectivity”, comments Kamal Mokrani, Global VP Sales & Marketing for InfiNet. “ This means LCR-Honda can deploy their InfiNet-based network in full confidence that, whatever the weather, geography or layout of the track facilities, our solution will always offer a high standard of communications and reliability, enabling all members of the LCR Honda race team to concentrate on their most important task – winning races”.
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