Riedel go from Edge of Space to Glasgow in Communications Deal with 2014 Commonwealth Games

April 19, 2013

Riedel Communications who supplied the communications solutions for Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive from the edge of space, have been appointed as the Official Radio Communications Services Provider for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Riedel join Glasgow 2014 with a wealth of experience in delivering radio communications solutions for major sporting events, including Olympic Games and FIFA World Cups.

Riedel Communications will design and build a radio communications solution for use across Glasgow and in Games Venues. It will also provide all radio handsets and radio communication accessories to be used in the lead up to and during the Games.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, David Grevemberg, said: “I’m delighted to have Riedel Communications, a globally recognised company, join our growing Sponsor family.

“We’re excited to start working with a company with such an extensive background in successfully delivering services for major sporting events and iconic historical moments.

“The ability for our team to communicate effectively around Glasgow and across a number of Games venues is essential to delivering the high-performance environment necessary for the safety and success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.”

Riedel Communications’ Director Global Events, Marc Schneider, added: “Based on our extensive experience from the past 25 years, we’re able to deliver a solution that combines various technologies. We are confident that, together with Glasgow 2014, we will develop a solution, which will satisfy the technical, operational and budgetary requirements.”

During Baumgartner’s infamous 120,000 foot skydive, Riedel provided intercom systems and onboard cameras, allowing the remarkable images to be streamed to billions around the world.