Originally published October 2, 2018
The "MatzeKit" and "Doug RussCell" Cradlepoint/Comrex BRIC combo kits were called into action for the League Central Division championship
Thought I'd pass along a Cradlepoint/Comrex BRIC success story unfolding as I type this.
The Milwaukee Brewers baseball team just won the national League Central Division championship in an exciting one game playoff at Wrigley Field. The two teams were tied at the end of the regular season and needed to play this game today to determine the winner of the division.
As the flagship station for the Brewers, obviously we wanted to make the most of this big sporting event. We didn't know until Sunday night what the situation was and scrambled to make plans to broadcast from strategic locations in Chicago to capture the spirit of the event.
Cradlepoint/Comrex BRIC combo kits to the rescue! I've affectionately named these kits after their most likely users — the "MatzeKit" after Greg Matzek and the "Doug RussCell" after Doug Russell.
Early Monday morning I set up these two kits to persistently connect to their respective codecs at the station. The kits contain a Cradlepoint cellular router, Comrex BRIC, small mixer and a couple headsets. All the gear is contained in a small briefcase and simply requires plugging in and waiting a couple minutes for the Cradlepoint to establish network connectivity and wallah, they're on the air!