The Pinewood Studios Group, UK
Hytera Serves A Multinational Film Company
The Pinewood Studios Group (officially Pinewood Shepperton plc) is a multinational film studio and television studio company headquartered in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK. The group runs Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios and Teddington Studios in the UK and Pinewood Toronto Studios, Pinewood Indomina Studios, Pinewood Studio Berlin and Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Germany and Malaysia respectively.
They have filmed exciting films at their studios including James Bond, Star Wars and Alice in Wonderland. Hytera were extremely proud to have set up their two-way radio communication system in 2014.
Challenge or Demands
Pinewood had originally had a very basic analog system set up, which was not connecting their Pinewood and Shepperton Studios. This was a huge problem as they could not communicate with each other when they needed to.
Pinewood's main requirement was to upgrade their existing analog radio system to a digital two-way radio communication one, which connected both Pinewood and Shepperton studios together. This was so they were able to communicate internally within each site, and the radios had the capabilities to communicate to each other across the two sites.
Hytera were first approached in 2012 and over the past two years we have been working with Pinewood to help develop a tailored two-way radio communication system that met their communication needs.
Hytera digital two-way radio communications system was officially set up and running in summer 2014 at both Pinewood and Shepperton Studios.
Both Pinewood and Shepperton studio sites covered a large surface area; therefore RD62X repeaters were installed at both sites to boost the coverage. An IP connection was set up to connect both sites so that transmissions can be made across Shepperton and Pinewood Studio. Some value-added applications were also installed on their radios according to their requirements, including remote
monitor and lone worker.