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Munster gets smart

28 August 2020

Over-C, a provider of workplace management and analytics which uses location, sensor data and other IoT devices to empower frontline workers, worked with Thomond Park Stadium, the home of Munster Rugby Club to transform it into a smart stadium. The bespoke digital solution will help Thomond Park to streamline processes, gain new insights into stadium data and deliver a first-rate fan experience.

Thomond Park Stadium was using paper-based processes for up to 1,500 contractors to perform hundreds of match day security, catering, cleaning and maintenance tasks. These critical tasks included checking all fire exits, fridges, boiler rooms, public facilities, fire safety equipment, waste disposal, collaboration with local authorities and transport as well as many more.

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Kendal RUFC’s state-of-the-art upgrade

28 August 2020

Kendal RUFC’s move away from its home for nearly a century was always going to attract considerable interest and great expectations from the local communities, given the investment in a dedicated new state-of-the-art £8m stadium. 

The new Mintbridge Stadium sits just a stone’s throw from the old ground, but the new facilities are light years ahead of the Club’s historic home. The old ground was historically referred to by Kendal’s supporters as a ‘northern fortress’ and modern incarnation is certainly an imposing and impressive site.

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Stagecraft problems solved with SEH Technology USB over IP

23 July 2020

Showman Fabricators designs and creates custom sets and environments, using all kinds of materials and shape-building techniques.

Hanging from the studio ceiling 25 feet up, the servo motors hoist these scenic elements — large “light rings” containing LEDs that shine in multiple colours — on command to specified positions above the studio’s floor. These positions are pre-programmed into programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the brains behind many industrial automation systems. The commands are sent over ethernet, strung up into the ceiling, from the stagehand’s touch-screen operator station at floor level to the motors above.

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Dual function Wi-Fi services for black cabs

22 April 2020

Sherbet London Taxis, a London Black Taxi operator and advertising organisation needed to equip 50 of their latest TX4 classic Black Taxis with 4G (LTE) connectivity.

The goal was to improve the experience of business customers by providing two levels of service:

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Audere est Facere

21 April 2020

Even the most ardent Arsenal fan would begrudgingly admit that the new 62,062 capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a fine specimen. Still, the Lilywhites needed an IT infrastructure befitting of that status, so in came Real Wireless to make it happen.

The stadium design included provision for all wireless technologies (including 5G when it arrives) as well as PMR for support services, TETRA for emergency services and Wi-Fi – technically architected, supplied and deployed by the club’s official enterprise networking partner, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). It also needed support for satellite.

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Oldest metro system gets much needed modern connections

20 April 2020

London has the oldest Metro system in the world and TfL wanted to introduce Wi-Fi on its network to improve customer experience for the millions of people who use it every day.

It was therefore the ideal choice to design and manage the deployment of Wi-Fi access across the Underground network. Fujitsu worked with partners Installation Technology to design and install a solution for ubiquitous access, Virgin Media to provide high capacity Wide Area Network connectivity, and Cisco to supply network access points compliant with the Underground environment.

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Bristol stadium gets much needed Wi-Fi boost

20 August 2019

The home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby Club, Ashton Gate Stadium is the paragon of successful inter-sport ground-sharing.

So, it was decided that every person who enjoys the game, whether they be in the stadium itself, restaurant, bar, or concourse, should have access to unlimited and free Wi-Fi, enhancing the match day experience.

Ashton Gate Stadium worked with a group of partners led by Bristol’s own Zeetta Networks courtesy of a UK Government grant via Innovate UK. Zeetta’s consortium includes Ruckus Wireless for Wi-Fi equipment, provided and installed by another local company, IP-Performance.

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A winning solution

20 August 2019

The Crescent Motorcycle Company has 65 years’ experience of supplying motorcycles, parts and accessories, as well as racing competitively for more than 25 years in BSB, WSBK, MotoGP, Enduro and MotoX and most recently as the Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team. 

In an industry where a split second can be the difference between being victorious and not placing at all, the company knew it needed access to fast and reliable internet access to support its vital race operations.

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Sungard migrates Menzie in tight timeframe

30 January 2019

Edinburgh-headquartered John Menzies is a logistics company with 25,600 staff working across has two operating divisions:

Menzies Aviation is a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services and operates at 140 airports in 31 countries; Menzies Distribution handles around seven million newspapers and magazines each day, with deliveries to about 25,000 customers.

 

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Speedy find and fix to avoid deadline disasters

16 January 2017

Revenues suffer if deadlines are missed, even by a few minutes, at The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times. The publisher, News UK, decided to overhaul its on-premises IT infrastructure after experiencing multiple unforeseen instances of downtime from service failures and interruptions.

It also realised that its ageing and disparate monitoring applications were performing poorly. Issues were taking too long to identify, and fixing them involved numerous employees from different parts of the company.

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