Meydan picks Cisco for networking
Dubai, July 13, 2010
The Meydan Group, the iconic horseracing development in Dubai, is deploying Cisco networking, security and unified communications technology solutions to deliver high definition data over a single network, a statement said.
The Cisco technologies that have been deployed at Meydan include a fully converged IP infrastructure running data, voice, video, security, wireless, building management and physical security for the grandstand and The Meydan Hotel, said a statement from Cisco, the US-based global leader in networking.
The services also include unified communications for guest use in the hotel rooms, IPTV head end solution for interactive TV used at both the hotel and the grandstand, it said.
"The Cisco converged network implemented by Meydan enabled us to transport high definition video, voice and data over a single network as well as support the necessary infrastructure for remote management of a wide range of services including access control, public address systems, lighting, escalator operation control, video surveillance and interactive visitor information,” said Wassim Hamwi, chief information officer at Meydan.
“Through the IP network all information required to record and react to any given situation will be available to Meydan's management team from well-defined integrated points in real-time.”
Wayne Hull, director and general manager, Cisco, UAE, said: "Working with the developers of one of the world's largest integrated racing facilities to deploy Cisco's next-generation 'connected stadium' technology is a key milestone for Cisco in the UAE.”
“It plays an important role in transforming the fan experience, and enabling team owners and facility operators to change their business processes and realize a competitive advantage,” he added.
Meydan City features a world-class grandstand, a 60,000 capacity landmark stadium incorporating a luxurious hotel, breeding and training facilities and six luxury restaurants. – TradeArabia News Service