Cobham Test Platform Used to Monitor Critical RF Communication Systems During a NFL Game

Cobham Wireless, an industry-leading provider of RF Test Systems, had been selected by WBL Services to provide Radio Communication testing and monitoring during an NFL game on the 5th of February, 2017. Their systems were used on site to monitor and troubleshoot critical voice and data RF communication systems during the game.

The Cobham 3920B was used to ensure that critical radio communication utilized during the game by the teams, and supporting ground operations, were not subject to interference. In addition, it was also used to provide test capabilities to ensure that radios utilized at the event met strict performance criteria to ensure proper operation during the game. The 3920B was deployed on site to monitor RF communications from a variety of radio technologies, including legacy analog systems and new digital DMR and NXDN Radio Systems.

The communication system was specifically selected due to the system’s ability to monitor and analyze new digital radio communication technologies. The seamless performance of the radio networks during the game proved that having advanced digital RF test and monitoring capabilities on site during the game can enhance the overall experience for both fans and businesses.

The communication service provider, WBL Services provides communications services and gear to large-scale venues domestically and globally, meeting the technology needs of over 170 annual events. It currently offers diverse network designs, cutting-edge telecommunications services and support for CenturyLink Field and Event Centers in Seattle, WA.