London 2012 and Atos, the Worldwide IT Partner for the
Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced the launch of the Technology Operations
Centre – the mission control for all 94 Olympic competition and non-competition
This launch follows the first phase of the London
Prepares Series, during which the London 2012 technology team together with
Atos, the lead integrator and the other technology partners have worked in
partnership to deliver the IT for all the test events.
The Technology Operations Centre monitors and controls
the IT systems that deliver the results from all the Olympic and Paralympic
sports competitions to the world’s media in real time. For the London
2012 Games, Atos expects to process 30 percent more results data than in
Beijing ensuring the world’s media meets the increasing demand of fans for
information as it happens.
With 8.5 billion PCs, smart phones and
tablets predicted to be connected to the internet by 2012, the London Games are
set to be the biggest smart Games ever.
Technology is radically changing how spectators enjoy
the Olympic Games and our longstanding worldwide partner, Atos, plays a
critical role in ensuring technology continues to enhance the spectator
experience. The IOC is very impressed with the progress of the preparations in
London,” Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee.
During Games time, the Technology Operations Centre will
operate at full capacity with about 450 business technologists covering 180
positions, to manage and monitor 24/7 the technology infrastructure and systems
including IT security, telecommunications, power and the results systems. It
will be staffed by a combined team comprising the London 2012 Technology team,
Atos and the other technology partners.
London 2012 Games, for the first time ever in the Summer
Games, all 26 Olympic sports and 5 of the Paralympic sports have been added to
the Commentator Information System (CIS). Managed, centrally from the
Technology Operations Centre, the Commentator Information System provides
commentators and journalists with touch-screen technology that gives results in
real time, so quick they can see the results before they hear the roar of the
crowd. It is also the first time broadcasters will have access both in London
and their home countries to the system for all Olympic and 5 Paralympic sports.
The London 2012 technology team, Atos and all the
technology partners set up and took down almost 180 servers, over 1160 PCs and
laptops, 190 network and security devices and more than 400 printers and
copiers. In terms of technology, the events went well.
During Games time, this will be the central technology
hub providing the results to the Olympic family and world’s media in less than
a second, so spectators around the world can follow events in real time
wherever they are and on any device. Today is a major technology milestone and
demonstrates that we are on target to deliver the London 2012 Games,” said
Patrick Adiba, CEO at Atos for Iberia, Olympics and Major Events.
By Telecomlead.com Team