Raceway deploys wireless broadband network
Racing Radios, which specializes in designing and installing wireless communications networks at automobile racetracks, recently deployed a wireless broadband network at the Atlanta Motor Speedway using equipment from Motorola and Tropos Networks.
Racing Radios deployed a 900 MHz Motorola Canopy point-to-point wireless link from its off track facility, where wired bandwidth was available, to the top of the grandstands. The connection was used to supply Tropos’ network, which redistributed the bandwidth to create an Wi-Fi mesh around the entire raceway. Users roamed freely throughout the facility while remaining connected to the Internet at broadband speeds, according to Racing Radios. The network was tested for the first time during a NASCAR race on October 31. Based on the results, Racing Radios intends to supply broadband services to racing teams, media, vendors and RV facilities, the company said.