Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, delivered virtually seamless network reliability throughout the Orlando Magic’s entire season at the Amway Center. The Harris-developed network powers the center’s state-of-the-art scoreboard, digital signage, broadcasting and wireless access and is under constant monitoring by an off-site Harris Network Operations Center.
This reliability translates to virtually uninterrupted coverage for fans via 250 wireless access points for continuous network contact across the arena, and more than 1,100 screens delivering information ranging from menu boards at the concession stands, and highlights of other sporting events with live video feed to catch the latest rebound, to traffic and weather updates as fans leave the venue.
“Our goal is to deliver the most complete fan experience of any sports facility in the world and through Harris’ expertise we have surpassed our expectations,” said Orlando Magic President Alex Martins. “Harris has delivered an unprecedented digital experience for all patrons of Amway Center.”
“Harris exceeded expectations by delivering over 99.99 percent network uptime over the course of the season,” said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harris Corporation. “This network reliability is the foundation that enables continuous delivery of the Amway Center’s digital signage and other technology solutions, and allows for wireless connectivity during each game — ultimately improving the overall fan experience.
Harris leverages technology from across the corporation to deliver a converged, managed, assured network to meet the Amway Center’s current demands, and support future technological evolution. Harris’ holistic solution at the Amway Center includes digital signage and advertising, secure point-of-sale transactions, security systems, radio communications, wireless network access, and the Harris-engineered integrated network infrastructure to deliver connectivity and tailored content to technology touch points throughout the arena.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Source: Harris Corporation