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RFI MiniSystem Combiner Deployed To Provide Rapid Radio Coverage For A High-Profile Expedition Race TV Series

RFI MiniSystem Combiner Deployed To Provide Rapid Radio Coverage For A High-Profile Expedition Race TV Series

For the high profile expedition race TV series filmed in Fiji, RFI worked with partner COMS Ltd to supply and deploy MiniSystem Combiners and antennas to provide rapid radio coverage.

The Challenge:

Our partner had won the contract to provide rapid radio communications for a high-profile expedition race TV series in Fiji. The event organisers required coverage for four concurrent VHF radio channels, in three geographical coverage zones.

Implementation timelines and logistics were quite challenging with the sporting series running across multiple days. All the equipment, including the radio repeaters, multicoupling system and antennas had to be transported long distances into remote areas with no proper road access.

In some areas, the equipment had to be moved to sites by helicopters. The equipment also had to be compact and lightweight enough so it could be easily disassembled and carried by hand if required.

To cover zone 2, the whole equipment had to be fitted into and moved between aircrafts. Our partner also needed the ability to remove, redeploy and reconfigure the equipment, at short notice, to meet the event’s timelines quickly and easily.

Importantly, providing a reliable radio communication system was critical as the health and safety of the competitors and the crew depended on it.

The Solution:

After thorough consideration, our partner selected RFI’s MiniSystem Combiners and antennas to support the radio coverage for this event. Delivered pre-configured, our partner only needed to plug the radio repeaters and antennas for rapid coverage deployment.

The simplicity of installation and the compact physical size made the MiniSystem Combiner the ideal combining solution for this application. MiniSystems provided the customer with everything they needed for their multicoupling. Signal filtering, combining, amplification and distribution were all included in a compact enclosure. This enabled the customer to easily combine four radio repeaters into a single antenna using a small footprint.

The compact size and light weight of the MiniSystem also helped the customer to move the equipment easily across zones in pre-made portable hard cases, along with the radio repeaters. This would not be possible with a traditional multicoupling system with bulky and heavy filters, combiners and multicouplers.

The Results:

The MiniSystems were delivered to the customer on time and our partner managed to deploy and transport the equipment within the expected timeframes. Once the equipment was at its designated location, it was setup and commissioned quickly and smoothly.

The whole system was also de-commissioned, moved and redeployed in a different location, 200 kms away in two days.

The compact size of MiniSystems also allowed the whole system to be fitted inside the repeater aircrafts. The aircrafts had antennas on the under belly and were providing radio coverage for one of the geographical zones.

RFI Equipment Used:

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RFI at All Energy 2018

It’s the solar industry’s time to shine on October 3-4 at the All-Energy 2018 Expo in Melbourne! Join us on stand 2534.

What are we displaying?

Sneak Peak- Special Launches!

Need Cellular Comms? Introducing RFI’s all-in-one, plug and play Comms solution. RFI’s solar solutions meets our global expertise in wireless communications!

Take a look at the brand NEW BYD B-Plus L, complementing the existing HV and LV range. This great new product is about to hit Australian shores.

AND

Be the first in Australia to see the unit coupled with a world-leading inverter brand. A game changer in BYD inverter compatibility!

Book a meeting with us.

We will be displaying complete solutions for all of the above.

RFI is also pre-arranging meetings with customers on our stand (2534) at over the 2 days. Simply click the link below, propose a time and we’ll get back to you right away. 

  • Need a technical or sales discussion with one of our Product Managers?
  • Want to meet a representative from one of our brands?
  • Want to be introduced to the RFI solutions offering?
  • Want to become a member of the Power Partners PowerUP points program?
  • Need a technical discussion on BYD Energy Storage solutions?
  • Interested in our range of connectivity solutions?

 

Book a meeting about anything now!

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Launching the Sunny Boy Storage 5

Join RFI Product Manager Owen Fulton as he introduces the key features and benefits of the Sunny Boy Storage 5.0!

With the SUNNY BOY STORAGE multi-string battery inverter, for the first time, up to three different high-voltage batteries can be connected to one battery inverter. To connect larger batteries, three DC inputs can also be connected in parallel.

The Sunny Boy Storage has integrated emergency power, which can be switched manually. Furthermore, it can even take over the entire electricity supply of the three line conductors via the optional automatic transfer unit.

Thanks to proven AC coupling, the Sunny Boy Storage is ideally suited to new and retrofitted systems. The integrated web server enables fast and easy commissioning, which is also possible via smartphone or laptop.

Energy flows in the household are fully transparent thanks to the direct connection to Sunny Portal and Sunny Places.

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RFI launches new Fibre Connectivity, IoT and Data Solutions at CEBIT 2018

RFI Technology Solutions (RFI) is excited to launch a range of new solutions at CEBIT 2018, further expanding its growing technology portfolio. At CEBIT 2018, we will be launching:

  • Fibre/connectivity solutions, designed specifically for harsh environments.
  • RFI’s next generation IoT and Telemetry Solution
  •  RFI’s Digital Drift Technology

This will be supported with our complete technology solutions offering. This includes Wireless Coverage solutions, IoT and M2M solutions, as well as Solar and Battery storage solutions for Telecom/IoT/M2M sites.

Launching Fibre & Data Solutions at CEBIT 2018!

RFI is excited to debut our new fibre connectivity range at CEBIT 2018, including:

RFI’s new range is perfectly suited for industrial fibre applications in harsh environments.

Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks, including distribution partnerships with major Fibre connectivity manufacturers.

Launching RFI’s Next Generation IoT and Telemetry Solution!

Introducing the Universal Hub- with a future-proof, expansion ready design, functional truly meets simple.

In conjunction with the Universal Hub, RFI will also be launching our new LoRA IoT solution on the stand.

Launching our Digital Drift Solution – for high-speed Tunnel, Wi-Fi, Video & Tracking!

RFI will be displaying its Digital Drift technology, with high speed Wi-Fi & video capabilities live on our stand. The Digital Drift System is fit for purpose, access layer network for challenging industrial environments with linear topology. The solution:

What else are we displaying?

  • Wireless Coverage Solutions including our Cellular and radio rebroadcast capabilities
  • IoT and M2M solutions, including our modems, patented antennas, LoRA and cloud-based software
  • Solar and Storage solutions for Telecom/IoT/M2M sites, including BYD battery storage

Is there a particular solution you’re interested in? RFI is pre-arranging meetings on the stand. Book in an appointment at the link below.

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BYD & SMA Storage Launch Event

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Join RFI’s exclusive launch event, serving canapés and drinks! This is a FREE event, so please register as SPOTS are limited!

With the launch of the much-anticipated SMA Sunny Boy Storage 5.0 (perfectly partnered with the BYD HV), we will have presentations from SMA and BYD including:

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6pm-9pm Wednesday 23rd May

During Australian Energy Storage Conference

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Sean’s Kitchen, Sky City Casino Adelaide

A short 5 min walk from the Adelaide Convention Centre

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