Meydan City features a world-class grandstand, a 60,000 capacity landmark stadium incorporating a luxurious hotel, breeding and training facilities and six luxury restaurants. The world class horseracing development, the Meydan Grandstand, is also the home of The Meydan Museum, Imax Theatre and Dubai Racing Club. The Meydan Grandstand can comfortably accommodate 10,000 vehicles in covered car parks. All operations will be now centrally managed from the main control centre using Internet Protocol (IP) technology.
The Cisco technologies that have been deployed at Meydan include a fully converged IP infrastructure running data, voice, video, security, wireless, building management and physical security for the grandstand and The Meydan Hotel. The services also include unified communications for guest use in the hotel rooms, IPTV head end solution for interactive TV used at both the hotel and the grandstand.
Wassim Hamwi, chief information officer, Meydan LLC, explained “the Cisco converged network implemented by Meydan enabled us to transport high definition video, voice and data over a single network as well as support the necessary infrastructure for remote management of a wide range of services including access control, public address systems, lighting, escalator operation control, video surveillance and interactive visitor information. Through the IP network all information required to record and react to any given situation will be available to Meydan’s management team from a well-defined integrated points in real-time”.
Wayne Hull, director and general manager, Cisco, UAE added “working with the developers of one of the world’s largest integrated racing facilities to deploy Cisco’s next-generation “connected stadium” technology is a key milestone for Cisco in the UAE as it plays an important role in transforming the fan experience, and enabling team owners and facility operators to change their business processes and realize a competitive advantage. This is true example of how Cisco is changing the way people live, work, learn and play.”