Siemens Named Official Communication Technology Provider for Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Pro Football Hall of Fame stands as a shining tribute to the men who have made professional football one of America’s most popular sports. The Hall of Fame is undergoing "The Future 50" Expansion & Renovation Project; it will be completed in time of the Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary in 2013 and will set the museum on course for the future, the Hall of Fame will grow to 118,000 square feet from its current 85,000 square feet.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has named Siemens (News - Alert) Enterprise Communications as an official communication technology provider. The first phase of the Future 50 expansion and renovation, which opened last week, runs Siemens Enterprise Communications’ OpenScape UC application, as well as Enterasys (News - Alert) wired and wireless network throughout the new and renovated facility.
As part of its Future 50 expansion and renovation plan, the Pro Football Hall of Fame required a communications partner to match their expectation of excellence. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is an office, museum, retail and events venue, so the venue needed a communications system that would meet the needs of all its varied users.
"The foundation of our organization is excellence, so when we were looking for partners we knew we only wanted the best," said Dave Motts, vice president of marketing, Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Siemens Enterprise (News - Alert) Communications has exceeded our expectations as a partner with both great technology and outstanding services. They've given us the ability to expand to the limits of our imagination with the museum and we couldn't be happier."
The OpenScape UC application is the most open, scalable and flexible unified communications solution that integrates with existing applications. It’s unique in the industry for its ability to provide comprehensive unified communications for up to 500,000 users. With OpenScape, users can share their presence availability and exchange instant messages inside and outside the organization, with its extended community of people whether they are using OpenScape, Google (News - Alert) or any XMPP-capable UC solution on the market today.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame selected OpenScape Voice and OpenScape UC Application for their scalability, as well as their outstanding productivity and convenience features. These unified communications (UC) features along with Enterasys Wireless let employees communicate and collaborate throughout the 118,000 square foot facility, while guests and those using the space for events can leverage the robust Wi-Fi infrastructure.
"The deployment was fast and seamless," added Motts. "Before, we had phones; now we have tools that will help us work more efficiently and improve the experience of our visitors. Siemens Enterprise Communications fits perfectly in the Pro Football Hall of Fame."
"Siemens Enterprise Communications is committed to helping organizations like the Pro Football Hall of Fame run their businesses more effectively, collaborate more easily and get more done," said Chris Hummel, chief commercial officer, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "We are proud to be partners with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The decision by the Hall to select our voice, UC, and network solutions demonstrates the value of our entire portfolio to help a team operate with excellence and capabilities beyond their peers."
Hummel will deliver an afternoon keynote address at ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2012 in Austin, TX on Wednesday, October 3 at 3:30 p.m. ITEXPO is the world’s largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show.
“Siemens Enterprise Communications is growing in market share faster than any of the other top players in the communications business for one simple reason -- we deliver business improvements that substantially impact our customers’ bottom line,” Hummel said. "Our aim is to truly unify communications and harmonize every enterprise. It is my pleasure to present at this year’s ITEXPO event to re-introduce you to the company that makes it easier for everyone to achieve their goals.”
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a gold sponsor of ITEXPO West 2012, taking place Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Chris Hummel, chief commercial officer at Siemens, is a keynote presenter at ITEXPO. Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO. Follow us on Twitter.
Edited by Brooke Neuman