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The Ryder Cup

IP Security Solution for The Ryder Cup

Regarded as the world’s most prestigious team golf event, Boston Networks delivers a full turnkey solution, supporting a multitude of technology in Gleneagles.

Background

Played in Europe only every four years, The Ryder Cup is regarded as the greatest tournament in match play golf. With the entire world watching the events unfold at Gleneagles, undoubtedly, Technology will play a critical part in what is set to be the most technically advanced golf event ever run.

The scale of this truly global event is astonishing. With 45,000 spectators following the action every day on course, hailing from 75 countries, a worldwide TV audience of 630 million from 180 countries and over 3000 corporate hospitality places each day, the numbers are quite staggering.

Overview

Boston Networks has been working with The European Tour for over 18 months to deliver a world class communications infrastructure and intelligent IP security system for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Greens Protection

To ensure the PGA Course is protected and critical event preparations are uninterrupted, Boston Networks has deployed a full Course protection surveillance solution to monitor all areas of the course in the lead up to this prestigious event.

Using infra-red IP surveillancecameras, the entire course is monitored and footage is transmitted to multiple locations, via the cabling infrastructure for simplified control by on site security staff.  The deployment of this solution ensures that anti-social behaviour and vandalism and deterred and critical assets are protected during the event preparations

Tournament Time Surveillance

The sheer volume of visitors that Gleneagles will welcome during Tournament Time demands a dynamic security solution to ensure public safety is never compromised

To fully support the Ryder Cup event security and safety strategy, Boston Networks has designed and delivered an IP Security system to run across the on course network and provide megapixel views of all areas of the course, as well as the key public transport routes leading to Gleneagles.

Providing a complete visual overview of the course and key local transport locations, the security solution has been designed with visitor movement in mind and will encompass high speed Axis HDTV IP cameras, providing 30x optical zoom and precise pan/tilt performance for wide area coverage and optimal detail when zooming.

All surveillance footage will be transmitted in real time, via the IP network infrastructure, to the main operations centre, to our video wall which will provide complete situational awareness.  The high performance solution will be powered by a leading edge Milestone video management software platform (VMS) and will enable:

  • Multiple, intuitive viewing interfaces  to simplify real time monitoring
  • Multi Screen Video wall to provide real time event awareness from more than 60 on site cameras
  • Integration with 3rd party camera feeds from off-site transport hubs and other security organisations
  • Efficient video search tools to easily find relevant footage and accelerate exporting.
  • Motion detection to monitor specific motions and areas, such as visitors entering unauthorised areas.

Commenting on the project, Atul Rajput, Regional Director Northern Europe Axis Communications states: 

“We are delighted to be working with our Gold Partner, Boston Networks, for a sporting event with so much heritage and pedigree. 

With the focus again on Scotland for another international sporting event , we are excited to be part of the team that will strive to keep the 250,000 or so spectators that will visit Gleneagles safe and secure.” 

Tournament Time Support

Boston Networks will be providing network infrastructure and CCTV event support in the Operation Centre for the duration of the tournament.

The entire on course infrastructure and key operational areas will be constantly monitored to guarantee optimal performance, with a full disaster recovery strategy in place to manage any unplanned outages.

Our event CCTV Security team will guarantee the seamless operation of the IP security system and be onsite to support Ryder Cup, Police Scotland and other key technology providers to deliver unwavering support for the safety and security of the visiting public, players and dignitaries.

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