Roadphone in Bourne takes on important role for jubilee

Rob Clark, Pete Etherington and Dan Brown from Roadphone working at the UEFA Finals in Munich
Rob Clark, Pete Etherington and Dan Brown from Roadphone working at the UEFA Finals in Munich
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ONE Bourne business will not be slowing down over the jubilee weekend as it is playing an important role behind the scenes in the celebrations on the Thames on Sunday.  

Roadphone, based in Pinfold Road, Bourne and its trading sister company National Radio Bank have had their busiest May to date working locally, nationally and internationally.

Roadphone will be working at the Queen’s jubilee Thames pageant celebrations supplying more than 2,000 digital hand portable radios and associated equipment to ensure the event runs safely and efficiently.

More than 1,000 boats will gather on the River Thames to take part in the diamond jubilee pageant between 2pm and 6pm, starting upriver of Battersea Bridge and finishing downriver of Tower Bridge.

It will be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river.

The company has installed various temporary aerial masts in strategic points along the Thames to ensure the best possible, uninterrupted signal for the event.

Roadphone has also been responsible for supplying radio communications, crowd control audio systems and CCTV monitoring systems for some of the largest events in Europe including the UEFA Champions League football final and French Open Tennis championship.

The Bourne based company has developed and built a GPS system called Admatics which is currently being used at the French Open. It allows organisers to track, in real time, up to 100 cars which, is essential for event security and allows organisers to constantly check on radios and operators.

The company is facing a busy summer with events lined up including the Airshow at RAF Waddington, the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford, T in the Park festival and countless local shows and festivals.