Friday, February 20, 2015

Daytona Announces New Technology Partners

At a press conference today, Daytona International Speedway announced the launch of the new Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW; part of the expanding network of companies that are supporting the unprecedented $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. Six companies comprise the inaugural group of technology partners, including CDW which has been named the Presenting Partner of the platform.

The Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW is designed specifically for partners involved in the construction of the DAYTONA Rising project and puts them at the forefront of the technological advances taking place to transform DIS into the world’s first motorsports stadium. Participation in the Platform also enables them to showcase their involvement through an onsite marketing presence, once their role in the project begins.

“Fans don’t just go to sporting events anymore. They go to social events that involve sports, and technology plays a major role in enabling that ideal fan experience,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “We’re pleased to announce the new Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW and we’re confident that working with this combination of industry-leading companies will allow us to deliver the technology services and amenities that the racing fans of today and tomorrow can expect.”

CDW, a multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers for more than 30 years, will serve as the Presenting Partner of the Technology Platform. The company will offer technology solutions supporting core business operations and the fan experience, including upgraded wireless capabilities, enhanced IT security and improved in-stadium video.

“CDW has demonstrated success designing and deploying major stadium technology solutions across the country. We are excited to continue that success here, at the Daytona International Speedway, and help bring leading-edge technology to race day,” said Mike Rapplean, vice president, south region, CDW.

The speedway also announced the addition of the following companies to the Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW…

Belden, a global manufacturer of signal transmission solutions, will deliver industry leading technologies for the installation of sound and video applications. For the DAYTONA Rising project, Belden products will help broadcast the racing experience in stunning HD clarity all the way from the track to the living room.

CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, will deploy a new communications infrastructure at DIS providing the facility with the bandwidth and flexibility to offer services that will enhance a fan’s experience, as well as improve stadium operations.

The Integration Factory, a women-owned premier systems integration firm for low-voltage systems design and installation, will provide a multi-faceted A/V system that will enhance communications throughout the property. Using a combination of stand-alone subsystems and integrated solutions, The Integration Factory’s system will include an upgraded loudspeaker system for the guests in the grandstands and the five new injectors; provide audio and video to key areas of the infield, the suites and chalets; provide an Ultra High Definition 4K video system backbone; and more.

Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of audiovisual solutions. From its award-winning mounts and wireless audio systems to indoor/outdoor kiosks and the industry’s first fully sealed outdoor displays, Peerless-AV aims to Get it Right by fulfilling both integrators’ needs for ease of installation and service, and end-users’ dreams in residential and commercial applications.  For the DAYTONA Rising project, Peerless-AV will supply its Xtreme™ Outdoor Displays, UV2™ Outdoor Displays, and mounts throughout the speedway in the Grandstands and Garage/Pit Areas.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, will provide a single view into all critical infrastructure systems through its EcoStruxure solution, allowing for a reliable and energy efficient fan experience. Additionally, Schneider Electric will coordinate with its other partners to provide an integrated solution including power distribution, electrical metering, building management controls and further integration of elevators, escalators, lighting, fire systems and generators. 

All companies will receive special recognition as Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW partners within the facility, along with corporate hospitality opportunities for entertaining guests during major events.

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