Real Madrid connect with Cisco for Santiago Bernabéu technology update
Real Madrid, the Spanish soccer powerhouse, has named Cisco as its official technology partner in a multi-year collaboration. The San Jose-based technology business will enhance the electronic capabilities of the LaLiga club’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium, which is undergoing a multimillion-dollar makeover. With this update, the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
Although the financial parameters of the agreement were not made public, Cisco will provide a variety of IT solutions to the venue. Among the equipment on display are connectivity and security systems, as well as a data centre and digital signs. The entire system is based on a single intelligent, convergent Cisco network.
Not only that, but Bernabéu will boast Wi-Fi 6 technology. Over 1,200 connection points will be available throughout the stadium to provide faster and more consistent bandwidth.
Implementing Cisco’s network, according to Real Madrid, has various advantages. These benefits allow the club to provide unique experiences to fans at the Bernabéu and around the world. While doing so, it will improve a variety of stadium functions, including communications and security.
In addition, around 1,000 displays will be available within the Bernabéu. All of these displays will see Cisco’s Internet Protocol television system, which combines HD video distribution with digital signage. According to Real, this will allow the club to expand fan interaction and create even more entertainment options.
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