Best Audio managed the communications for the opening and closing ceremonies in India, 2010. The organizing committee supplied trunking Motorola radios to the ceremonies department. We included the management of these radios in our bid specifications, although the radios would not be supplied by the chosen vendor. This allowed us to add a group of accessories to the vendor’s equipment which greatly increased the usability of the trunked radios.
The Riedel system was built around 9 control nodes with 69 panels, 61 C3* Digital beltpacks, 16 Acrobat wireless digital beltpacks, 32 Radio interfaces (16 simplex and 16 semi-duplex), 10 Tetra radio interfaces, and 10 channels of 4-wire interface to the host broadcaster.
Working in India was a challenge. As per the production schedule we were supposed to install in the control booth September 1. They had just been working a week on building it! See the pix below.
By the 25th or 26th we installed and had time for 3 rehearsals before the opening show. Looked good but imagine if we had had the planned time to rehearse.