Gander Mountain Academy
Location: Nationwide Gander Mountain, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine, and other outdoor recreation products and services. There are currently 119 Gander Mountain stores in 23 states.
THE NEED: Gander Mountain approached Advanced Wireless Communications with a new concept that they were starting construction on in their stores. Gander Mountain currently utilize the AWC Radio called the I-RAD™ in their retail operations and wanted that same seamless communication for the teams that would operate an indoor training “Academy” which would have live firearms and advanced training for the general public as well as local law enforcement and military.
THE SOLUTION: Advanced Wireless Communications quickly researched a solution that would provide hearing protection for Gander Mountain’s Academy locations and utilized our expertise in radio accessories to allow them to connect directly to the I-RAD radios they were already familiar with. This gave them a range hearing protection solution while allowing communication via the I-RAD radios. In addition to that, through the use of our modular PTT, they are able to quickly change from the hearing protection to one of our hearing solutions used in the store within seconds.
THE RESULT: We recently checked with several Gander Academy locations that have already deployed our solution and they love it. A cost-effective solution that exceeded their initial expectations.
Once we were approached with the challenge, an Advanced Wireless Communications Account Manager, with the help of our Engineering Department, worked directly with Gander Mountain’s IT and Academy leadership to research the needs, test in the live setting, and deploy the solution within weeks