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The Wireless Challenge at Petco Park

…the projects they had undertaken at the park. He also shared how much he had learned from not only the football stadiums, but also the new home of the Houston Astro’s – Minute Maid Park.  (I say new home because I grew up with the 8th wonder of the world…the Houston Astrodome…which is now looking much smaller in the shadow of Reliant Stadium (go Texan’s!)  The biggest different between Minute Maid and Petco is the retractable ro…

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Optimism, Fiscal Cliff, Improvisational Comedy and #RiseAbove

…witnessed last week at the PAC-12 Championship football game #GoStanford!!! I was picking up my tickets at the stadium and there was a guy standing in the ticket line who was offered a ticket from a stranger. Not a scalper.  He said the ticket was free.  “What’s the catch?” said the guy receiving the ticket.  “No catch, this is compliments of UPS.” (a sponsor of the game). How good does that guy feel about UPS?  I know which service he’ll be usi…

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NBA Gets a Slam Dunk with Cisco TelePresence

…sence and WebEx aren’t the only Cisco technologies the NBA has deployed. Check out their use of Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi for example. At the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, Florida attendees received a seamless user experience thanks to Cisco Wi-Fi. The wireless network wasn’t strained and fans got the instantaneous connectivity they desired so they could upload photos and videos quickly and easily. The NBA is improving the fan experie…

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The Melbourne Cup: The Race that Stops a Nation, but No Longer the Mobile Networks!

…racecourse that is soon to become the most technologically advanced in the world, thanks to the Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi Solution and StadiumVision. With plans to be operational before the 2013 Melbourne Cup, the Wi-Fi solution will provide punters with all the information they need to place bets, order food, and get around the venue (over 100,000 people attend the venue on Melbourne Cup day). The roll out of Cisco technology at Flemington w…

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Fans More Connected Than Ever – MLB Playoffs Generate More Than 10 Million Social Media Comments

…enabling them to utilize their mobile devices to their full capacity. Sadly, this isn’t the case at a number of stadiums, parks and arenas around the world. Often fans still find they have little to no cellular coverage – the effect of tens of thousands of fans trying to access the mobile network in a dense environment – and this can impact attendance at games and concerts around the world, as fans find themselves unconnected. However, this does…

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