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The Wireless Challenge at Petco Park

…. Well, Steve turned out to be a fantastic guy. He was extremely forthcoming about their wireless challenges and 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…

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Optimism, Fiscal Cliff, Improvisational Comedy and #RiseAbove

…generally.  Is this an economic indicator?  Or, is it because we’re into the holiday season? Another good sign I 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…

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NBA Gets a Slam Dunk with Cisco TelePresence

…using Cisco WebEx to give opposing teams the opportunity look each other in the eye and engage via video. Telepresence 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…

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

…as well as the delivery of text messages. The complete Wi-Fi solution has the added bonus of freeing up the mobile networks so patrons will now find it much harder to lose their group of friends! The implementation of Cisco StadiumVision will make Flemington Racecourse one of the most technologically advanced sporting venues in the world along with the likes of Wembley Stadium in the U.K., the Staples Centre in the U.S. and Real Madrid’s…

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

…Cisco’s high-density Wi-Fi network it is simple, fast and reliable for fans to get an instant Wi-Fi connection, 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…

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