NEC Corporation, a leading provider of converged network solutions that utilize information and communication technologies (ICT), has partnered with OAS, one Brazil’s leading construction companies, to provide ICT infrastructure solutions for Arena das Dunas…
NEC Corporation, a leading provider of converged network solutions that utilize information and communication technologies (ICT), has partnered with OAS, one Brazil’s leading construction companies, to provide ICT infrastructure solutions for Arena das Dunas, a newly completed stadium in the city of Natal, Brazil. The stadium will host matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
The stadium’s infrastructure includes cutting edge systems that help ensure security, such as networked cameras that monitor the total area of the arena, and advanced fire detection systems. Moreover, the camera system can be upgraded to perform facial recognition functions that analyze the characteristics of people in a particular location, including age, gender, behavior, etc.
The project also includes IP and wireless network infrastructure for telephony, data and images, including the implementation of sophisticated sounds systems and screens that capitalize on NEC’s expertise in developing solutions for a variety of arenas in Brazil and other countries.
According to Herberto Yamamuro, president of NEC in Brazil, “Major sporting events taking place in Brazil are opportunities to implement advanced technologies and to contribute to the modernization of society. Investments in ICT represent a transformation of the stadium concept, transforming these spaces into entertainment venues that generate benefits for all of society, even after the matches are over.”
Mr. Yamamuro also commented: “One of the main objectives for the inclusion of these solutions is to add value to the enterprise, which can generate additional revenue and reduce operating expenses. NEC is working intensively on its portfolio of solutions for smart cities and multipurpose arenas in the Brazilian market, which has enormous potential for growth throughout the entire country.”
“It is an honor to participate in this project, showing how electronics can support this most advanced transformation model for a smart society, both in Brazil and other parts of the world.”
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