|Top ten reasons to use 3rd St. and Mother:
10. Greg, Char and the
crew are tops;
"No change to the operations of the
Telluride Film Festival has been so
pronounced and so important as the addition of 3rd St. and "Mother" (sound and
lighting , communications) to our system in the early 1990's. Greg Carttar and his team
have developed a communication system for the Festival that is second to none, allowing
continuous communication between venues, booths, technical support, food service,
transportation, guest services, administration, etc. The Festival is lit by 3rd St. and
the lighting services help transform the Town of Telluride into the Telluride Film
Festival. Greg and his team are consummate professionals and quite reasonable to work
with. We feel we get great service and product for a fair price. We love these guys."
"....You and your remarkable team stayed on top of every possible issue and inspired confidence in a year when it was not only needed, but required. Thank you for your dedication, your talent, and all the ways you have helped Sundance Institute and the Festival succeed."
Sundance Film Festival 2002 (two weeks prior to SLC 2002 Olympics, 4 months after 9/11)
|"Thanks for everything you and your team did for DARPA's GC;
we surpassed all of our goals except for a finisher. This historical event will spark an
interest for the next one. Comms worked due to the many months of hard work done by your
team. Thank everyone for their professionalism and hard work during DGC 04 [to make it] a
major success. You guys made it work!."
Jose Negron USAF,
|"The DARPA Grand Challenge achieved its goal to
accelerate the development of autonomous ground vehicle technology that
could someday be used in dangerous missions and save the lives of our men
and women in uniform. Your efforts were instrumental to the successful
outcome of this important effort."
"You guys did an absolutely fantastic job, and there is no doubt in my mind the  Grand Challenge would not have come off as well without you there."
2005 Darpa Grand Challenge Program Manager
|"Thank you again for the outstanding performance 3rd
St. R & D Production Services provided at the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency's (DARPA) Urban Challenge on November 3, 2007, in
Victorville, California. 3rd St. brings a high level of expertise that
provides a robust communications and tracking system and improves all the
systems and helps all the groups that interface with 3rd St. You and your
group bring common-sense engineering and experience that is invaluable in
making the event a success"
"For your past contributions to the Agency at the Grand Challenges and your most recent work at the Urban Challenge, DARPA owes you and your staff a debt of gratitude for a job well done and for your professional dedication to mission success on our behalf. It was a pleasure working with you."
2007 Darpa Urban Challenge Program Manager
Emergency Program Management
February 28, 2013
On behalf of Park City Police & Dispatch, Park City Fire District, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Division of Technical Services (DTS), Utah Communications Agency Network (UCAN), Utah Division of Emergency Management (UDEM) and Park City Emergency Management, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for you, Char and your staff’s assistance during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
We have worked together for a number of years now in your role as the communications contractor for Sundance and our public safety roles. What has become apparent is that with good relationships and well trained people we can pretty much do anything we set our minds to.
Your suggestion in 2011 to look at some type of interoperability between your operations for Sundance and ours has led to a sophisticated and highly functional system that is so much better than just monitoring each other’s traffic. As you well know communications always tends to be that weak link during emergency operations. Sundance and your interest, led us to involve all of the above agencies in coming up with some type of interoperability exercise (though really in 2012 it was more of an experiment) linking the Sundance Film Festival emergency channel, which you operate as a part of their overall communication system to local and regional public safety radios.
This year’s 2013 festival built on the work last year and greatly improved on the end product where you were able to directly communicate with Park City and Summit Dispatch, as well as, with individual units. In conjunction, we could do the same and know what was happening even prior to initial dispatch. In talking with the other participating agencies everyone was pleased at the clarity, cooperation and situational awareness that came with “interoperability.” We often talk about interoperability but in this instance we actually did it to the betterment of everyone’s operations.
I have had several folks ask how we pulled this off. Relationships, trust, training and the desire to make an operation better have been the keys. The Sundance Institute, 3rd St. R & D Productions, Police, Fire/EMS, Sheriff, State Technical Services, Statewide Communications Network and Emergency Management were all willing to come together is the true sense of Unified Command to get the job done.
Look forward to working with you next year and I am sure you and Kevin will have come up with some way to make things even better.
Hugh A. Daniels, CEM
Emergency Program Manager
Park City Municipal Corporation – 2060 Park Avenue – P. O. Box 1480, Park City, UT 84060-1480
Phone (435) 615-5185 - FAX (435)615-4971 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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