The FINANCIAL -- Barclays Center,
Brooklyn's new sports and entertainment venue, will feature Cisco's
Connected Sports and Entertainment solutions – Connected Stadium Wi-Fi
Together, these solutions will allow Barclays Center to deliver a next-generation fan experience, and make this venue one of the most technologically advanced arenas in the world.
Connected Stadium Wi-Fi will enable Barclays Center to deliver a mobile experience that today's fans increasingly demand. Barclays Center will provide a mobile app that will bring fans closer to the action than they have ever been – regardless of where their seats are located. Via their smartphones or other mobile devices fans will be able to quickly access Barclays Center's custom app that will provide a variety of content – from artist and event information, to transportation information, to a guide to Brooklyn. As Cisco reported, future versions will include real-time video viewing, the ability to order concessions from your seat and pick them up without standing in line, and more. With Cisco's Connected Stadium Wi-Fi platform every fan will be able to easily access his or her favorite social networks to view, capture, and share content from Barclays Center's unparalleled sports and entertainment experience.
In addition, Cisco StadiumVision, an innovative digital video and content distribution platform that centrally controls and delivers targeted high-definition video and highly relevant digital content to fans, will power 700 HDTV's and approximately 100 concession menu boards throughout the venue. This technology will provide fans with an all-encompassing multimedia experience ranging from action on the court, to concession specials, to out-of-town games and scores, to traffic updates, and much more.
Enabling all these solutions will be a Cisco Connected Stadium intelligent network, a single innovation platform that allows Barclays Center to control wired and wireless access, security, surveillance, ticketing, and point of sale transactions. It is designed to support large volumes of high-definition video and Wi-Fi traffic, and has proven successful at venues hosting major international sporting events. The installation of the Network and Cisco solutions at Barclays Center was completed by High Point Solutions, a partner of the arena and the Brooklyn Nets, and a Cisco Gold Certified Partner.