Because Riedel’s Bolero wireless intercom system in stand-alone mode supports up to 10 beltpacks per antenna and up to 100 antennas in a single system, the UGA operations teams don’t have to manage multiple base stations. A smaller support team can handle deployment quickly, and even nontechnical members of the equipment operations team can manage setup effectively. Thanks to this ease of use, the Bulldogs rely on Bolero during both practices and games.
Each venue UGA travels to for football games has a different infrastructure to support on-field and booth communications. Riedel’s Bolero intercom system can traverse the different connection options to booth controls and with third-party gear, allowing the UGA operations team to connect effortlessly at any stadium. This is true even when other teams or the in-venue production are using Bolero as well. For instance, at the National Championship game, the frequency coordinators reported that between SoFi Stadium and UGA’s Bolero packs, there were 75 beltpacks in use inside the venue … without issue.
MV SportsCom began working with UGA about five years ago, and the university’s existing intercom system at the time lacked the reliability and support UGA needed. Both Riedel and MV SportsCom were willing to meet those requirements, and together they helped the university deploy the Bolero and Artist digital matrix intercom system in 2020 and then move on to the Bolero stand-alone wireless intercom system the following year.