AFC Bournemouth caterer appoints ForeComm

Black Label Events, the venue and event caterer that provides high quality services to AFC Bournemouth, has appointed ForeComm, part of the Southampton-based communications specialist group ForeSolutions, to supply radio communications.

With hundreds of AFC Bournemouth and visiting team fans attending each match, the Black Label Events team were looking for an efficient communications system and ForeComm have supplied the event catering firm with two-way hand-held radios to ensure communication between the whole team is quick and simple, ultimately helping the team deliver first-class pitch side hospitality.

ForeComm has equipped Black Label Events with Motorola SL4000 digital radios and ear pieces.  The SL4000 radios will easily increase productivity by keeping users communicating, yet streamlining their radio use to allow them to concentrate on the job at hand.

The SL4000 is designed for discretion and professionalism.  It is sleek and light weight, making it comfortable for staff to wear.  With an intelligent audio feature, the radio volume automatically adjusts to compensate for external noise and the radio’s background noise suppression filters out external commotion.

Darren Martin, operations director at Black Label Events, says: “AFC Bournemouth play host to many events, functions, exhibitions and football matches throughout the year and to make sure our catering team had efficient means to communicate. We are looking forward to working with ForeComm.”

Tom Ross, managing director of ForeComm, comments: “The caterer required an efficient mobile radio communications system and we’re delighted to be selected as its preferred supplier.  The SL4000 radio is an excellent and unobtrusive way of keeping the team in contact.

“Success in a business relies on attention to detail, exceptional customer service and rapid response to customer needs.  The SL4000 enhances a firm’s ability to serve customers effectively – with forward-thinking features like intergrated Bluetooth and intelligent audio – so a firm can improve productivity.”

Major contract win for Fore Comms

Fore Comms, part of UK communications specialist group Fore Solutions (formerly Event Communication Services), has signed a five-year deal to supply Southampton Business Against Crime (SoBAC) with a digital radio system for Southampton’s business crime reduction partnership.

Southampton-based Fore Comms landed the contract with SoBAC, a non-profit making partnership set up by like-minded businesses who want to control business crime in the city, which sees a state-of-the-art two-way radio system installed to support more than 100 businesses in the Southampton area.

The contract sees Fore Comms supply 160 Motorola two-way radios, 150 DP4400 and 10 DP4800 handsets, which are linked to each other and to the SoBAC security office via a central computer so they can communicate efficiently and alert each other instantly about antisocial behaviour.  The hand-held radios are connected together and managed through a Motorola digital infrastructure which consists of two repeaters and directional antennas that boost the radio signal coverage across Southampton.

The DP4400 portable radio delivers voice and data communications.  It is easy to use and features up to 32 channel capacity, five programmable buttons and an emergency button.  The DP4800 handset features a colour display, full keypad, up to 1,000 channel capacity, five programmable buttons and an emergency button.

Roy Russell from SoBAC says: “Thanks to the equipment supplied by Fore Comms, Southampton businesses can communicate quickly with each other, the police and CCTV control rooms. SoBAC’s aim is to help prevent crime and make Southampton is a safer place to work and shop. The excellent radio communication system supplied by Fore Comms will help us to continue with this aim.”

Nathan Williams, commercial manager at Fore Comms, comments: “We’re looking forward to working with the SoBAC team during the next five years to ensure the radio communication systems throughout Southampton’s shopping scene are constantly meeting SoBAC’s objective to providing a safe environment.”

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Event Communication Services wins contract for Bournemouth 7s festival

Bournemouth Sevens main festival arena

Southampton-based Event Communication Services (ECS) has won the contract to supply radio communications at the Bournemouth 7s festival, the world’s largest rugby, netball and music event.

Appointed by the festival owners, Diamond Sporting Group, and the festival’s crowd management, venue and event security specialist, Showsec, ECS will support the festival team from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May as 20,000 visitors descend on the festival venue, Bournemouth Sports Club, to watch more than 300 rugby, netball and dodgeball teams compete, as well as enjoy a range of live music and family entertainment.

ECS has been working closely with the festival team to design a radio communications system that will allow management and security to communicate and to control the thousands of visitors to the festival site.

There will be 150 radio users between the festival owners, Diamond Sporting Group, and the dedicated security firm, Showsec.  Two-way Motorola gp340 hand-held analogue radios with six channels, to cover the whole site, an antenna to boost the signal as well as desktop mobiles for the control room will be supplied.

ECS will also have on-site radio engineers to ensure all equipment works between all parties to provide seamless and efficient communications for a successful event.

Tom Ross, managing director at Event Communication Services, says: “Now in its sixth year, the Bournemouth 7s is becoming a highlight in the festival calendar and we’re pleased to provide support to the event team to ensure that all attendees have a safe and enjoyable experience.”

Festival director Roger Woodall adds: “I’m delighted to appoint Event Communication Services as our radio communications supplier to help us with the security and stewarding for the festival.  It is evident that the team has a proven capability to implement modern communication systems festival security and we’re looking forward to working with them.”