Allied Telesis, an industry leader in the deployment and provision of IP Triple Play networks and networking infrastructures, has announced its partnership with Panasonic in the creation of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure for the Arena Pantanal stadium, built for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, will be the venue for many of the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, which begins in June.
The stadium’s capacity is approximately 43,000 people, and it has a flexible structure to adapt it to any future requirements. Locally, the new stadium is known as “O Verdão” (The Big Green), after the sustainable approach used for its construction and maintenance.
When completed, the infrastructure that was designed and provided by Allied Telesis and Panasonic will include telephony (IP and PABX), security CCTV (IP cameras), Internet access, digital signage, access control (RFID card readers and turnstiles), as well as additional functions such as sound systems, and will deliver a world-class “intelligent stadium” to the Mato Grosso Special Secretariat (SECOPA), Allied Telesis said in a press statement.
Allied Telesis and Panasonic first began collaboration on the project in 2013.
The main focus of the initial phase was on the Allied Telesis and Panasonic IP surveillance and IP PABX solutions.
The completed project includes two data centers, located on either side of the stadium—each capable of independently supporting the entire traffic load of the stadium at its peak. These data centers link more than twenty operation rooms, located throughout the stadium, from which all operations can be integrated and controlled. The Allied Telesis network has been designed to be resilient and ensure full operation at all times, connecting all equipment and controls.
Francesco Stramezzi, general manager - EMEA and CSA, Allied Telesis, said: “The World Cup will be an important event for the region because the eyes of the world will be upon it. This is not only an exciting and important project for Allied Telesis, but it will also be a global opportunity for us to showcase the flexibility, reliability, and environmental sustainability of our solutions. We have been given an opportunity to collaborate with partners who are world leaders in their fields, as a result of the reputation and quality of our staff and products, as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of our network solutions.”