Cisco Connected Stadium Provides a Single Platform to Simplify Operations and Enhance the Overall Spectator Experience with real-time optimisation by NOS specialists

Warsaw's brand-new National Stadium, one of the UEFA EURO 2012™ European Football Championship venues implemented the Cisco© Connected Stadium solution underpinned by Cisco Advanced Services' Network Optimisation Service (NOS).

Warsaw's 58,000-seat National Stadium has a single converged platform designed to deliver simplified operations, resulting in significant efficiencies and enhanced business flexibility. It is all supported by Cisco NOS specialists who remotely monitor the network and make real-time improvements to the software and network to optimise performance.

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 the stadium. It also 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. All safety and security systems are 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 opportunities which means the support provided by the Cisco NOS specialists is delivering significant operational efficiencies.

The design and implementation, as well as ongoing support and maintenance is carried out by NextiraOne, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner in Poland supported by the Cisco NOS team. The network was designed in a highly scalable fashion, allowing for future expansions and adding of new services and features.

"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."
Dariusz Fabiszewski, General Manager, Cisco Poland

"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. With a Cisco Connected Stadium network, the Warsaw National Stadium is also positioned to easily adapt to technology innovations and evolving fan needs for years to come."
Anabelle Pinto, Director, Global Markets, Cisco Sports and Entertainment Group

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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.

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Warsaw National Stadium. Source: National Stadium website

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