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Football to Football – Transforming the Fan Experience

…h a framework agreement with Datametrix, will become the first league in the world to implement Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and Cisco StadiumVision Mobile. This league-wide initiative, which will begin with four teams (Viking, Rosenborg, Vålerenga (Ullevaal stadium) and Haugesund) will give fans in Norway the most connected experience possible and place them at the center of the action. This is incredibly exciting news for the Cisco Sports &#0…


Quitting the Legacy IP at Cisco Live Milan

…WiFi adapter! Another, related challenge may be in using the special code required to run high-density WiFi (“stadium” WiFi) for the densely filled areas like keynote area. To maximize the user experience here, we may have to fallback to Legacy IP. However, if you see the SSID advertised – go ahead and try to connect! We will use WPA2-PSK authentication, with the passphrase of “iknowbesteffort”. This passphrase is a subtle way of getting…


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Cisco gets behind the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle, Australia

…nthers to support the Special Olympics at the NSW Special Olympics Community Disability Sports Day at Centrebet Stadium in Penrith. The Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games was hugely successful both for the Special Olympics as an organisation, for the city of Newcastle and the entire Hunter region. A massive thank you to the organising committee for working with Cisco’s 130-strong army of volunteers  and providing the opportunity to give back to…


The Venue That Stole the Show

…e fans missing the last train; the Intelligent Network has created a truly connected public transit system. The stadium can also activate backstage access via wristbands of the biggest fans. The network syncs content across their big screens while, at the same time, delivering promotions to fans on their mobile phones. All of a sudden, the stadium, an inanimate object, is talking directly to the fans. Through these targeted ads, the venue can rec…


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Cisco Kicking Goals with Telstra at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium

In the wake of the Sydney Roosters’ defeat over the Manly Sea Eagles in a classic NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium last Sunday, the venue has announced it will roll-out Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi. This will see the iconic venue, the centrepiece of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, joining the likes of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in the UK and Eden Park in New Zealand as truly world class venues in terms of the Wi-Fi network available to patrons. T…