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CommScope to oversee technology overhaul at Daytona Speedway

August 27, 2014  

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Commscope Inc. has been named the first technology partner of the Daytona International Speedway (DIS) $US400 million redevelopment project.

Known as Daytona Rising, plans call for the company to deploy a new communications infrastructure at the racetrack.

CommScope will install an estimated 355 kilometres of SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL Category 6 cable, 80 kilometres of TeraSPED single mode fiber optic cable and all terminations supporting digital signage and way-finding, upwards of 1500 HD displays, synchronized stadium-wide messaging, Wi-Fi connectivity in social areas, and an enhanced audio experience.

“This new infrastructure from CommScope will give us the ability to deliver leading technology services and functions to fans and staff as DIS becomes the world’s first motorsports stadium,” said DIS president, Joie Chitwood III.

For stadium operations staff, it will enable DIS to provide critical security measures such as high resolution security cameras, HVAC control, lighting control, and other fire and life safety services.

“Daytona International Speedway is an American icon,” said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of enterprise solutions, CommScope. “The connectivity that we will put in place will ensure that DIS can support the needs of racing fans in 2016 and beyond.”

The new network infrastructure will provide a future-proof capability, enabling DIS to offer future services such as Ultra HD support and Wi-Fi throughout the property, without any additional upgrades, CommScope said in a release.

The company joins five other companies aboard the “We Built Daytona” platform, including Kingspan, a sustainable building product technology firm; USG Corporation(a building products company; Sherwin-Williams,  Big Ass Fans, a ceiling fan design and engineering company; and ROSSETTI, an architectural design and planning firm.

At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands.


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