December 1, 2018 saw the successful end of the first ever OMAN by UTMB® trail-running event secured by Hytera, a leading global provider of innovative Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications solutions.
Organizer’s team member was using PD655 during the event
The UTMB® mountain ultramarathon is widely regarded as one of the most difficult foot races in the world. This year, the 3-day event took place in Sultanate of Oman, the Arab world, for the first time ever, and was hosted by Oman Sail, who required resilient radio communications services during a non-stop rugged 137km trail-running adventure along mountain top ridges, through villages, palm plantations, deep wadis and narrow gorges.
Organizer’s communications office
Thanks to rich hands-on experience in securing international sporting events, Hytera and its local partner, Mustafa Sultan Telecommunications Co. L.L.C., quickly set up a DMR conventional network comprising multiple DMR repeaters, mobile radios, and portables to offer high quality and no-break narrowband voice services throughout the mountainous terrain.
Staff communicating at the check point
Race managers, command center managers, radio dispatchers and relevant staff from the organizer Oman Sail, therefore, achieved best team coordination to ensure the success of the extraordinary and challenging sporting event.
About Oman Sail
Oman Sail is a national initiative established in 2008 that uses the power of sport to contribute to the development of the Omani people.