Cisco announced that Warsaw’s National
Stadium, one of the venues for next year’s UEFA EURO 2012 European Football
Championship, is implementing the Cisco Connected Stadium solution.
The customized Internet Protocol (IP)
network for sports and entertainment venues will allow organizers, players and
fans to benefit from the latest information and communication technology
With a Cisco Connected Stadium foundation
in place, Warsaw’s 58,000-seat National Stadium, a venue for large-scale sports
and entertainment events, will have a single converged platform that integrates
building management, access, communication, operations and entertainment
The Cisco network was designed to deliver
simplified operations, resulting in significant efficiencies and enhanced
business flexibility. It will also help enable the delivery of new services and
experiences and commercial opportunities for the National Stadium.
The Connected Stadium solution was
custom-designed to provide wired and wireless access and data transmission from
several systems, including ticketing and cashless payment, and is optimized for
video transmission from hundreds of video surveillance cameras installed inside
It supports the communication system, which
features Cisco Unified IP Phones, video phones and integrated intercom and video
intercom systems to enhance communication and collaboration capabilities.
To create a more pleasurable environment
for all spectators that visit the National Stadium, all safety and security
systems, including video surveillance, ticket inspection and access control
will be centrally managed over the same Connected Stadium Network. In addition,
building management systems, such as lighting, ventilation and temperature
control, are integrated on the network to maximize operational efficiency
The design and implementation, as well as
ongoing support and maintenance, is carried out by NextiraOne, a Cisco Gold
Certified Partner in Poland. The network was designed in a highly scalable
fashion, allowing for future expansions and adding of new services and
“Cisco is focused on delivering a full
experience platform and set of interactive solutions – including industry
expertise, services and advanced technologies to optimize the game and event
experience. It is this combination that addresses the unique business needs of
sports and entertainment properties,” said Anabelle Pinto, director,
Global Markets, Cisco Sports and Entertainment Group.
The stadium’s IT team is supported by Cisco
specialists from Cisco Advanced Services’ Network Optimization Service (NOS).
These NOS engineers are able to remotely monitor the National Stadium network,
make improvements to the software and advise on how to optimize network
performance in real-time.
“Modern stadiums no longer serve just
as a backdrop for sports events, but are offering new, more engaging
experiences for visitors and new business opportunities for owners and
operators. At the National Stadium in Warsaw, technology is a key differentiator,
and the Cisco Connected Stadium foundation will deliver added value for
organizers, business partners, sponsors and spectators alike,” said
Dariusz Fabiszewski, general manager, Cisco Poland.
By Telecomlead.com Team