oratis in Pole Position
Two oratis matrix frames, connected via fibre-optic cable, are installed at the race management centre and in one of the two RACECOM trucks. These form the nodes in the DELEC system. The organisers have a number of subscriber units at their disposal, including 19" subscriber units with 28 keys and desk subscriber units with 16 keys, from the oratis product family. The race organisers use them, for example, to stop races or to deploy the safety car and yellow flags.
In major races up to 100 portable radio devices are in use, each with its own unique identifier. They enable group calls, conferences and targeted individual calls. Team leaders at the pits and the track marshalls around the circuit also use them to stay in touch with the organisers.
A novelty of this DELEC system is the possibility of integrating a smartphone or tablet PC into the communication circuit as a mobile oratis subscriber unit over 3G. This technology, offers the opportunity for users to participate in communications regardless of where they are. Once logged into the system, they can receive the race organiser's communications whatever their location.
The system was first used in the German Automobile Racing Series the ADAC GT Masters where RACECOM will deploy it again in the upcoming season.