“With a seating capacity of 23,000, fan experience and network reliability are imperative to our event operations,” said Steve Schulze, CIO, United Center. “Aruba Networks’ infrastructure not only supports our mobile employee access and public Internet access needs, but is foundational to many new fan services. As host to more than 200 events per year and 40 million guests, we have been relying on Aruba to provide the most reliable, high-capacity Wi-Fi access for multimedia value-added services for over seven years.”
Aruba Delivers High Density, Application Awareness Crucial to LPV Deployments
Aruba’s WLAN solution provides the reliability, performance and security necessary to bring a high quality experience to users in stadiums, auditoriums and other LPVs. The Aruba WLAN offloads wireless traffic from 3G/4G cellular networks, preventing them from oversaturating while supporting thousands of simultaneous, high-speed, Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices. To handle the unique density and bandwidth requirements of these venues, Aruba incorporates multiple products and capabilities, including high capacity indoor and outdoor access points (APs), Aruba Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) to maximize the user experience, ClearPass Guest, a guest access and visitor management system and AirWave network management.
YinzCam Mobile Sports Applications Deliver the Ultimate Fan ExperienceYinzCam’s innovative mobile sports applications leverage the Aruba Wireless LAN’s QoS resources to deliver HD video instant replays and live cameras at sporting events to fans based on parameters such as the services they’ve selected, the section in which they’re sitting or their fan club status. “YinzCam’s applications are redefining the in-seat fan experience by bringing instant replay, real-time statistics and concession ordering to fans’ smartphones, and the Wi-Fi infrastructure is critical to the reliable delivery of these services to customers,” said Priya Narasimhan, CEO and Founder of YinzCam. “Our integration with Aruba’s WLAN solution and our close technical collaboration is focused around ensuring the best possible fan experience for mobile game-time video inside the venue. Aruba’s WLAN dramatically improves the performance of video in these dense stadium environments, and has allowed us to better link user location and video delivery for a compelling and unique user experience.”