January 17, 2017, Dallas, TX – The BearCom Group has announced that it has been selected to provide an extensive wireless two-way radio communications solution for the upcoming inauguration event. The Presidential Inauguration Committee contracted BearCom for the network, which includes more than 1,700 two-way radios and smartphones with push-to-tak (PTT) apps. The Committee is renting the wireless communications system for 11 days to span across seven locations and keep personnel in hotels, transportation, operations, medical, and security staff engaged and connected.
Communication Equipment for the Presidential Inauguration
To communicate across multiple sites over a wide area, BearCom is planning to deploy a temporary MOTOTRBO Linked Capacity Plus system from Motorola Solutions. The system will connect to a MOTOTRBO Connect Plus network, which will be used primarily for transportation. Bus and limousine drivers will use the Connect Plus network; and legal, administration, security, and other groups will use the Linked Capacity Plus system. The system will begin to be set up January 11 and will be taken down January 21. The primary coverage area is on the mall from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and to the White House, following the parade route.
“The majority of sites are in hotel properties where they are having various balls, parties and functions,” said Brent Bisnar, BearCom executive vice president. “BearCom is proud to be a partner in this historic event. While our rentals team is often called upon to assist with communications at large public events such as concerts, sporting events, and conventions – participating in a presidential inauguration is an exceptional honor.”
Bisnar added that while the system will not integrate directly with public-safety agencies, an interoperability solutions gateway is being deployed to connect many of the personnel responsible for the welfare of the patrons attending the event.
BearCom offers the largest wireless communications rentals fleet in the nation, including more than 25,000 devices. The BearCom Rentals Team is also providing on-site support during the event from the 26-foot BearCom Event Vehicle (BEV)—equipped with generators, MOTOTRBO equipment, two-way radio backup batteries, and experienced technicians.
No matter how large or small your event, our dedicated professionals ensure your rental application is set up and fully supported for optimal performance. Call us today at 800-541-9333.
BearCom provides a broad line of high-performance two-way wireless communications products, rental, services, and complete mobility solutions. Founded in 1981, BearCom is America’s only nationwide solutions provider and integrator of wireless communications equipment, serving customers from more than 30 branch offices located throughout the U.S. BearCom, headquartered in the Dallas, Texas area, employs approximately 400 people. BearCom has been designated as a Motorola Solutions Service Elite Specialist.