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Olympic Stadium Gets Wireless Internet Boost
December 29, 2015 - Stadiums are discovering a lot of value in having wireless Internet connectivity.
Azerbaijan's Olympic Stadium Gets Wireless Internet Boost From TE Connectivity
August 5, 2015 - Stadiums are discovering a lot of value in having wireless Internet connectivity. Giving patrons the ability to watch different camera angles of the game currently in progress, as well as the ability to order snacks and drinks from seats, are making things more efficient and providing a better experience overall. The Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, is taking a cue from this and calling in TE Connectivity to further bolster its own connectivity options.
Aldea Solutions Selects NTT Electronics' Video Encoder
April 1, 2014 - NTT Electronics, a company that provides digital video, photonics and broadband networking solutions, recently said that Aldea Solutions, a provider of services and solutions for the television and media industries, selected the company's AVC/H.264 Video Encoder "HVE9230" for the worldwide transmission of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Arbor Networks Secures Rostelecom's Web Properties During 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
March 14, 2014 - Arbor Networks provided 7x24 enhanced event-based technical and threat mitigation support to secure the Web properties of Rostelecom, Russia's largest service provider, during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Arbor is a provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks.
Avaya Brings Its Gold Medal Gear to Sochi Winter Olympics
February 13, 2014 - The 2014 Winter Olympics have brought along a variety of exciting stories and inspirational moments, but what many don't stop to think about is the sheer amount of technology that not only goes into the Olympics, but also allows the Olympics to come to us, the regular people all around the world watching. Avaya is bringing a variety of new technologies to this installment of the Olympic Winter Games, and in many cases, has even managed to bring developments never before seen.
NBC Olympics 2014 Utilizes NEP for Mobile Broadcasting Facilities and Engineering Consulting
February 12, 2014 - The forthcoming NBC Olympics have begun, and once again people can watch the action live on the Web and through their mobile devices.
Panasonic Takes Gold as Olympic Technology Supplier Through 2024
February 11, 2014 - The eyes of the world are on Sochi and the unfolding drama of young men and women competing for global glory in a variety of sports known as the Winter Olympics. But one particular competition going on behind the scenes ended much more quietly, as Panasonic took the gold-and only-medal in the Olympics' technology stakes. With this somewhat metaphorical win, Panasonic renews its Official Worldwide Olympic Partnership agreement through the 2024 Olympic Games, putting its technology and product line into use to support the various efforts of the Olympic Games for the next several years.
Snell Deploys Alchemist Ph.C-HD Converter for NBC Olympics' Production Unit
February 7, 2014 - Snell Group announced that its Alchemist Ph.C-HD standards converter has been selected by the NBC Olympics for the production of 2014 Olympic Winter Games scheduled to happen in Sochi, Russia during February 2014. This is the sixth consecutive time that NBC Olympics is using Snell converters for producing Olympic Winter Games.
NBC Preps Broadcast Plans for Sochi Winter Olympics
February 5, 2014 - The world is gearing up for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia-an event that is already the most controversial outing for the games since the back-to-back Cold War boycotts in 1980 and 1984. But NBC Olympics is lifting the tablecloth on some of the technical magic involved in mounting its broadcast production of the event from February 6 to the 23.
NBC to Use Adobe Primetime for Winter Olympic Games
February 5, 2014 - As the most expensive Olympics ever, the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi is having to deal with controversies and security issues, but the Russian government and Vladimir Putin are sparing no expense to ensure everything goes according to plan.
Gearing Up for Sochi Olympics-Time to Get Appy
February 5, 2014 - There is nothing quite like global sporting events to make us app happy (aka, "appy"). Things like the just concluded Super Bowl, the World Cup and the Olympics have become not just popular for straight viewing, but also have triggered an explosion of interactions via various apps and social media.
NBCUniversal Selects AT&T Networking Solutions for Sochi Olympic Winter Games
January 20, 2014 - AT&T recently announced that NBCUniversal will use the company's networking solutions to deliver high-definition coverage of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games across multiple devices. The games will be held in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 6, 2014 to Feb. 23, 2014.
NBC Will Use Calrec Audio Technology for the Sochi Winter Games
January 13, 2014 - The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are only weeks away and the world will descend on the Black Sea resort town to witness the best athletes in the world for 16 days.
Cloud-based Solutions and Concerns at the Sochi Winter Games
January 7, 2014 - While many are looking forward to the 2014 Winter Games, there are those who are concerned about the Olympic Games taking place in Russia, a country that has a troubling recent history of suppressing protests and creating new laws that oppress the gay community, among other groups and citizens. It seems as though nothing will stop the Sochi Winter Games from taking place, though, and Cisco has been selected to provide video hardware and cloud software to help NBC management content across their various broadcasts during the games, which run from Feb. 6-23.
Avaya Looks To Connect Sochi For 2014 Winter Olympics
December 16, 2013 - With the arrival of most every even-numbered year comes an array of points worth watching. Elections in the United States, be said elections for Senate, the House of Representatives, the Presidency or any combination therein, as well as the Olympic Games, be said games either summer or winter variety. 2014 is no different, and the Winter Olympics are set to kick off February 7 in the city of Sochi in Russia. But ahead of this development, some lessons are being taken from the 2012 Olympics, and Avaya is said to be now in the process of finalizing a major new network for Sochi that will, hopefully, be ready for the traffic associated with such an event.
Vocal Bags BCI Global Award For Its Contributions Toward Giving The World A Safe Olympics
November 12, 2013 - It was Vocal's day at Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Global Awards event, held last week on 6th November, as the world-famous business continuity and communication solutions provider walked away with the much coveted Business Continuity Innovation of the Year award at the BCI's prize giving event.
Preparing for a Party of 3 Billion
November 6, 2013 - As the world's greatest athletes sharpen their skates and skis in anticipation, technologists of Avaya, Official Supplier of Network Equipment to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, are teaming up with specialists to provide expert-level troubleshooting, analysis and issue resolution support, ensuring that the party of 3 billion never misses a puck drop or a luge run.
Russia Sets Up Invasive Communications Monitoring Ahead of Winter Olympics
October 7, 2013 - At this point, it seems that every government in the world has implemented some kind of spying program. For example, the U.S. famously has the PRISM NSA spying program, while New Zealand recently passed a domestic spying bill with very similar goals.
Trafficmaster Benefits from Olympic Participation
September 4, 2013 - The Olympics have always been considered the harbinger of economic prosperity for the host country. This is most evident in the recent games held in London in 2012. The government supported local companies in a big way as 98 percent of the overall contract for the games, worth about £6 billion, was won by the U.K. companies.
Brazil Projected to Win Olympic Gold in Wireless Solutions
April 19, 2013 - The world of sports exists to test and celebrate the limits of the human body in beautiful and abstract ways. Athletes run an arms race that trades in strength and dexterity fueled by the successes and failures of their rivals and teammates. It is this same sort of competitive spirit that has been forecasted to spread in-building wireless coverage throughout Latin America in the coming years.
Oklahoma Special Olympics Teams with Bradford
September 25, 2012 - The Special Olympics of Oklahoma has teamed up with Bradford Technology Services in a strategic and timely partnership for both parties. This engagement will be a boon to both organizations - a mutually beneficial pairing that can only lead to improvement on both ends.
Oscar Pistorius, Advancements in Prosthetics Set Precedent for Future of Paralympians
August 29, 2012 - The story of Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic sprinter nicknamed "Blade Runner" for his prosthetic lower legs, is an inspiration to those who see it. But there are those who are inspired in a completely different way by his story, and as a result, may very well produce prosthetic devices that may one day mean the end of the Paralympics as we know them.
Virgin Mobile's Olympic Tube Wi-Fi Sprints Ahead with 44 Percent Speed Boost
August 16, 2012 - Unheard technological innovation happened during this Olympic in London. Technology played a key role in keeping up this event a big success. Communication providers, broadcasters, telecom innovators all had their role. Virgin Mobile was no exception.
Venue Wi-Fi is an Issue, Just Not a 'Big' Issue, Really
August 13, 2012 - By all accounts, the London Olympics was able to accommodate bandwidth requirements of attendees at the major sports venues virtually without problems. That might not have been true of the Wi-Fi coverage on the actual volleyball courts, however.
Astronauts Watch the Olympics from Space
August 10, 2012 - Many people want to go to the top of the new ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, which stands 377 feet (115 m) from the ground, to get a special view of the Olympics and the Olympic grounds. It is, perhaps the most unique structure to watch the Olympics from. At 211 miles (340 km) away from Earth on the International Space Station orbiting the Earth, a team of astronauts have taken the idea of a unique viewing place to another level. The Olympics may not be able to be watched through a good pair of binoculars, but they can be watched by satellite.
The Internet & The 2012 Olympics: Not Quite a Perfect Match
August 7, 2012 - Amid the complaints of coverage by NBC, social media spoilers and cord cutters, the common denominator remains the same: The Internet.
Great Lakes Data Systems Makes an Olympic Breakthrough
July 31, 2012 - Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS) has been operating in the crowded and ever shrinking small-to-medium broadband provider space, but a recent announcement makes it clear that GLDS has no plans for obscurity. GLDS' flagship offering, WinCAP, will be powering the 2012 NBC Summer Olympics for a number of operators by allowing TV Everwhere access for all content providers from a single self-care portal. The single point of contact minimizes the hassle of certification on the part of content providers, allowing small-medium sized broadband providers to offer content typically reserved for larger players in the space.
The 'Twitter Olympics' Have More Social Media Fails than Victories
July 31, 2012 - With more people tweeting about the Olympics just on Thursday than all of those over the course of the Beijing Games, London 2012 may have rendered a "Twitter Olympics." But unforeseen complications may be putting a stop to the social media records that were anticipated from this year's Olympic Games.
Digital Rapids' StreamZ to Stream Olympics in Taiwan
July 30, 2012 - When it comes to the Olympic games it seems like everyone wants to see them, and the idea of watching clips of them on the news, or watching them broadcast on the television live is not enough anymore. In this digital age people seem to want to be able to see the game whenever they want to, wherever they want to. To that end a slew of companies have been going fast and furious in order to make things work for users on mobile devices all over the world.
Olympic Spectators Watching via NBC Complain on Twitter About Tape Delay
July 30, 2012 - The London 2012 Olympics have started with a bit of anger from spectators watching the coverage from NBC in the form of complaints on Twitter. The problem was that NBC has displayed coverage from the 2012 London Olympic Games with a tape delay, which is normally used to either censor content or edit and refine it before it goes on the air. Twitter transformed into a major fire pit in the last day or so against NBC where its users have all gathered up to bash the broadcaster for showing delayed coverage of the Olympics.
GE Helps Olympic Host Cities to Create State-of-the-Art 'Game Plans'
July 30, 2012 - For the cities that win the honor of hosting the Olympics, providing world-class infrastructure for the sporting venues - as well as the athletes' housing, transportation and more - is truly a game-changing experience.
Frontier Communications Teaming with NBCUniversal for Olympic Coverage
July 30, 2012 - The Olympics have officially caught the attention of everyone across the globe. Of course, this being a time when mobile technology is taking that same world by storm, companies are looking for ways to use that technology to get a different look at the Olympic Games. In that vein, Frontier Communications has announced that it is going to be bringing its customers the NBCUniversal coverage of the Games.
NBC Chose Not to Show London Olympic Game Opening Ceremony Live
July 30, 2012 - It seems that the U.S.-based, NBC network has chosen not to show the London Olympic Game Opening ceremony live, while Canada CTV, and of course United Kingdom NBC were offering live coverage to their viewers.
Dell SonicWALL Ensures Network Security During Olympic Games
July 26, 2012 - Billions of people around the world will set their eyes on TV sets, smartphones, tablets, and other devices to watch the Olympic Games for the next two weeks. And many sports fans will continue to watch these games at work using company devices, as well as their own.
iBwave and Real Wireless Make it Possible for Thousands to Tweet, Update and Communicate in Wembley Stadium at Olympics
July 26, 2012 - With the possibility of posting photos, updates and videos all from one device, it's not a surprise that at big events with hundreds of devices, the speed of data usage is a little slower than usual. At the Olympics, how are all of the millions of people going to use their smartphones at the same time, sending pictures and videos en masse, tweeting and texting, and not crash networks that are already top heavy with bandwidth usage?
Mobility Through the Years - 2008 Olympics vs. the 2012 Olympics
July 25, 2012 - 2008 to 2012. Four years isn't a lot of time - it seems like only yesterday, for example, that swimmer Michael Phelps stole the show with eight gold medals. But we're here to talk about mobility. If winning eight gold medals seems impressive, the latest numbers behind today's mobile world - compared to numbers back in 2008 - are likely to impress as well.
Social Media Looks to Take Gold of its Own at London Games
July 25, 2012 - With the Olympics rapidly approaching, a recent report has emerged suggesting that a whole new competition is gaining ground, and has nothing to do with the physical performance of athletes beyond their ability to type. It's social media that's making a lot of inroads, and whether the London Games get pinned, shared, tweeted or liked, networking is about to play a whole new role in the Olympics themselves.
Improved Technology Can Lead to New Records for Athletic Performance
July 25, 2012 - Improvements in technology have been one of the top ways to increase scores and even break some records at the Olympics and during other major sporting events.
London Eye Lights up Based on Tweet Tally of Olympic Excitement
July 24, 2012 - With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London this year, Americans don't have to worry about all the discomforts which come with hosting such a grand world-wide event. Unfortunately for Londoners, they do, but the general attitude towards the games has been changing quickly from day to day-sometimes people are pumped up with excitement, and sometimes people (especially taxi drivers dealing with limited road access) can only grumble.
Tweets May Interfere with Athletes' Prep and Competition During London's 'Social Media Olympics'
July 24, 2012 - There's some concern about the number of tweets being sent out by athletes during the Olympics this summer.
Olympic Games Means Olympic Theft: Over 65k Phones Expected to Go Missing in London
July 24, 2012 - Phone theft is always a big problem in London. Over any normal two-week period, 50,000 phones will be stolen in the area. But over the next two weeks it won't be just any two week period. With the Olympics approaching this week, London's population will inflate, increasing the potential for stolen mobile devices.
Olympics to be Broadcast in 3D to Eighty Percent of Homes
July 24, 2012 - The Olympic Games can have a surprising impact on people around the world. Maybe that is because no matter who you are, no matter where you live, or how your day to day life is set up, the Games gives people a chance to have something rare; a shared experience with the rest of the world. Those of us who cannot afford to hop on a jet and make our way to London to see the Games are going to have to suffice with watching the Games one some kind of a stream.
Survey Analyzes Impact of 3DTV in This Year's Olympic Games
July 24, 2012 - The Summer 2012 Olympics are under a week away, and you know what that means: time for a survey!, a division of Exponential Interactive (, is an aggregation website for CE promotions which conducted a survey to explore the impact the Olympics has on CE device sales.
Twitter Hopes to Use 2012 Olympics to Prove Itself a Serious Broadcasting Player
July 23, 2012 - With the 2012 Summer Olympics beginning in London this Friday, it's safe to say that social media will play a part in this Olympic Games to an extent never seen before. Simply consider the amount of Olympic-related Tweets that will be sent during the course of the Games, not only from the athletes themselves and their families and training personnel, but also by reporters, fans, and broadcasters.
RUN@LONDON This Year with Panasonic!
July 23, 2012 - Ever wondered what it would be like to run the official Olympics 2012 marathon course in London? What if you got the chance to do it virtually? The thought alone is not only intriguing, but if implemented correctly, could be a real hit on the Web. That is exactly why Panasonic capitalized on the idea by introducing its brand new special website page - RUN@LONDON - as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Olympics Showing All Over the World
July 20, 2012 - The Olympic games have an amazing power to bring us together and to help us to connect both as a nation and as a planet. To that end the games are watched by people all over the world. But the ways of the world are changing and while mobile technology is also a way to bring us closer together, the technology that allows us to do that is still highly segmented, in way that means that if people all over the world want to see the Olympic games on their mobile devices a lot of deals have to be made in order let everyone watch.
Canadian Telecom Bell Offering Broadband, Satellite Olympic Coverage
July 19, 2012 - For the upcoming Olympics there are going to be all kinds of different technologies put in place. There will be technologies that the athletes will be able to use to study their performances and improve upon them. Of course the technologies that most people will care about are those that allow them to watch the Olympians from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Satellite providers are going to be bringing some truly great pictures and video but the biggest buzz these days is what people can watch from their computers or mobile devices.
twiDAQ Announces the Olympic 100 Index Just in Time for the Olympics
July 19, 2012 - twiDAQ, the popular fantasy stock exchange game, has also jumped onto the London 2012 Olympic Games bandwagon. For the uninitiated, twiDAQ is a free fantasy stock exchange game, which lets the players invest in any celebrity, politician, sporting hero or friend and live large vicariously in the virtual world. The game has quite a fan following and by incorporating the Olympic games into it, twiDAQ will further increase its popularity.
Survey: 20.7 Percent Plan to Watch Olympics for More than Two Hours at Work
July 19, 2012 - The London Olympics are only eight days, 17 hours and 59 minutes and 53 seconds away (but who's counting?) and everyone around the world is making preparations. Some are packing their suitcases, full of colors to represent their country, of course, before heading to Olympic Village and some are getting busy downloading mobile apps to pretend they are there in person.
As the World Gears Up for the Most Sustainable Olympics to Date, a Kinetic Walkway is Unveiled
July 17, 2012 - As the world gears up to watch the Olympics and witness some of the greatest athletic feats of the decade, they are also gearing up to witness a technological feat; a kinetic-power-lit sidewalk that will be a contributor to what will be the most energy-efficient Olympics to date. London 2012 has unveiled this exciting concept at the West Ham station in Newham.
Olympic Data Center Challenges
July 17, 2012 - What do March Madness, the Olympics and the presidential election have in common? All of these "hallmark" events can be expected to create unprecedented challenges for data centers and companies alike that are dependent on the performance of business critical applications.
Getty Images Puts Robots and 3D into Olympic Frenzy
July 16, 2012 - With the 2012 Summer Olympics set to kick off in London, it's obvious the Games will produce a whole lot of noteworthy images. They're likely to produce such a number, in fact, that Getty Images is already tooling up for the Summer Games with a variety of new tools, including 3D cameras and robotic cameras as well.
Olympics Venue Building May Change with Recyclable Basketball Arena
July 16, 2012 - When the Olympic committee manages to select a city to host the Olympic Games, whether the Winter Games or Summer Games, a few things generally follow: mass celebrations, the building of anticipation among the citizens, and then a flurry of construction to ensure that all the facilities the Olympics will require are in place and ready. The recently-completed Basketball Arena in London, however, may signal something of a sea change in the way that the preparation is undertaken, and completed.
This Year's London Games Will be First 'Socialympics'
June 20, 2012 - Social media has done a pretty good job of bringing people together during big events. With the summer's biggest event right around the corner, the Internet is about to be flooded with likes, hashtags, posts, and commentary all about the London Games.
Vox Communications, Apppli Sign Agreement to Market Vox Mobile VoIP in U.K.
June 20, 2012 - Vox Communications, a subsidiary of Pervasip Corp., recently announced that Apppli, a software development and digital marketing firm, will market its VoX Mobile VoIP app in the U.K. during the 2012 London Olympics. Apppli will handle all aspects of marketing - strategy, research, campaign management, analytics and reporting.
Olympics' Winning Spirit Present in East London's Technology Sector
June 19, 2012 - This summer's Olympic Games in London are not the only event in which the UK government leaders want their country to be strong competitors.
YouTube Brings the Olympics to Asia and Africa Live in HD
June 7, 2012 - Streaming sports content got a substantial boost today, at least in some places, as Google recently announced that it will be bringing live, HD streaming of Olympic events to YouTube. The bad news is that the only beneficiaries of this plan are Asia and parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
M2M Communications Benefit 2012 Olympic Games in London
June 6, 2012 - The 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London are on its way, and will require the best possible technology to ensure high levels of security and safety throughout the competition. With Traffilog, a premier Web-based telematics provider, participants will receive just that.
The Ignorant Athlete: Technology, Olympics Don't Always Mix
May 4, 2012 - The best of today's technology can also be the bane of many of our Olympians' focus. 2012's London-based event boasts athletes surrounded by a medium of information that throws so much in their faces, it's hard not to think some of it they'd rather not see.
Yahoo! Goes Big with Global Programming Coverage of Summer Olympics
May 3, 2012 - As the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has begun, Yahoo!, the digital media company, has launched its Summer Games programming efforts bringing Yahoo!'s over 700 million global users closer to the events than ever before, in dozens of languages and regions, across multiple screens and digital platforms.
Yahoo Seeks to Cash in on London Olympics
May 2, 2012 - Yahoo may be on the cusp of a turnaround. The company shook up its executive team, and its website saw a seven percent increase in viewership in January and February 2012. Now, to cash in on an income stream that proved profitable in the past, Yahoo has decided to double its presence at the London Olympics this summer.
Smartphones, Social Media to Lead the Charge on Reporting at the London Olympic Games
April 24, 2012 - The 2012 Olympic Games in London are fast approaching - in fact, there are less than 100 days to go as of last week - and many are beginning to wonder just how the summer Olympics of 2012 will differ from the 2008 Olympics games in Beijing. While this may at first seem silly - not that much has changed in four years, right? - it is actually an excellent point to consider.
Olympics Advertisers Turn to Social Media to Create the Right Buzz
April 20, 2012 - Olympics have always provided the brands with the largest and most effective platforms for drawing customers' attention. According to a recent Reuter's report, during this year's Olympics from July 27 to August 12, brand-advertisers will flock to Facebook to create a buzz for their special Olympic promotions.
Siemens: U.K. Businesses Unprepared for Summer Olympics
April 19, 2012 - A surprising number of U.K. companies are ill-prepared to respond to the disruption of the 2012 Summer Olympics, set to kick off this July in London, according to a new study from Siemens Enterprise Communications. Researchers found that approximately 43 percent of U.K. businesses have yet to create a flexible working policy or travel guidelines for the period during which the games are played - a three-week-long stretch that will surely create near-unbearable travel congestion.
Universal Sports Gears Up to Thrill Sports Fans During the Olympics
April 19, 2012 - With the integration of the Brightcove Video Cloud online video platform into Universal Sports Network's WordPress content management system, sports aficionados and dedicated fans can access any content on any device at any time on multiple screens during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
IOC-Driven Social Media Will Invade Summer Olympics
April 18, 2012 - Finally recognizing the power of social media, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a digital platform aimed at connecting fans with athletes scheduled to participate at the upcoming London games. The Olympics Athletes Hub isn't all that innovative of a Web site; it basically aggregates (acceptable) social media posts from athletes. But it's a nice first step in what the IOC calls the "first social media Olympics."
Ticket Holders for Summer Olympic Events Need to Book U.K. Train Travel Soon
April 18, 2012 - Spectators for the 2012 Olympic events in England are being warned to get their summer train tickets quickly if they do not want to pay higher prices for fares.
GlobeCast Selects ATEME Kyrion Video Encoder, Brings London Olympics to Asia
April 16, 2012 - GlobeCast recently announced it is using ATEME to bring the London Olympics to Asian homes this summer. A premier provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators, GlobeCast has reportedly selected ATEME's Kyrion encoders for HD video head-end, used at this year's summer Olympiad to relay coverage of the games to Asia Pacific.
Samsung Teams up with U.S. Olympic Committee to Introduce New Social Media Platform
April 11, 2012 - Samsung Electronics America Inc., official Wireless Telecommunications Equipment Partner of the USOC, has teamed up with U.S. Olympic Committee to introduce new social media platform called, U.S. Olympic Genome Project, which connects fans with Team USA Athletes.
London Businesses may be Unprepared for 2012 Olympics
April 9, 2012 - YouGov conducted a survey to find exactly how prepared London businesses are for the disruption the 2012 Olympiad is expected to cause. Studies show nearly 80 percent of U.K. business managers anticipate a large portion of their staff to see some complications in commuting to and from work.
UPS Introduces New Telematics Systems After Olympic Trial
April 2, 2012 - UPS recently announced that it will be deploying its telematics systems inside of its vehicles in the UK that will allow the company to reduce its environmental fingerprint and save some cash while it's at it. This announcement follows UPS' trial in London's 2012 Olympic games.
2012 Olympic Games - U.K.'s Internet Infrastructure May Be in Trouble
March 21, 2012 - With the 2012 Olympics being the first games to take place in the U.K. since 1948, experts are concerned with how well the nation's Internet infrastructure will hold up. When put into perspective, the Internet is a fairly new technology - the past five years alone have shown substantial growth.
London Underground Gets WiFi in Time for Olympics
March 15, 2012 - Connected sports fans and commuters in one of the world's most populous cities can rejoice: WiFi is coming to the London Underground in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. But here's the catch: Wireless Internet connectivity will only be available in stations, not trains - and it won't be free forever.
Dow Chemical Explains the Science of Transmitting the Olympic Games
March 9, 2012 - With more than four billion people expected to watch the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies in June, you may wonder how the Olympic Games make it to your living room from a camera halfway around the world. Dow Chemical has the answers for you. As the Official Chemistry Company of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dow Chemical will provide wire and cable materials to enable reliable transmission and distribution of signals, while protecting the cables from damage during the Olympic Games. Between your TV and the Olympic Games in June, signals will be transmitted through copper conductors inside the cables provided by Dow.
Samsung, Visa Go to the Olympics with Payment App
February 24, 2012 - Despite all the talk of data caps at this year's London Olympic Games, there is actually some positive tech news coming out of the biennial global spectacle.
Internal Investigation by the UKBA Slows Immigration for Non-EU Nationals
February 13, 2012 - Due to an ongoing investigation by the UK Border Agency, London's busiest airport, Heathrow, may not get its facial recognition technology in time for the Olympics as previously planned, according to the Financial Times.
As Olympics Draw Near, Fear of Internet Delays and Crashes Begin
February 8, 2012 - As the Olympic games in London this summer draw closer, many areas around Europe are finding the need to combat possible Internet slow-downs and blackouts. In a document released by the British Cabinet on Tuesday, officials warned businesses that the country might not be able to meet their Internet needs during this year's 2012 Olympic games in London.
Mobile Viewpoint to Feature Live Broadcast of the Olympic Torch Relay 2012
February 6, 2012 - BBC has chosen Mobile Viewpoint, a subsidiary of Triple IT, to be the lead vehicle in front of the Olympic Torch relay starting May 19.
Ofcom to Borrow Wireless Spectrum for London Olympics
January 23, 2012 - Anticipating high demand of mobile services during this summer's Olympic games in London, Ofcom, the United Kingdom's independent communications regulator, has announced it will borrow wireless spectrum from other public agencies in the summer, including the Ministry of Defence.
UK Olympics May Lead to More Use of Technology Such as VoIP Adoption in Southern Coast
January 20, 2012 - The 2012 Olympics in Britain will no doubt bring many advantages to the United Kingdom. There are the obvious ones like increased tourism, national pride and benefits to the city of London. But a less apparent benefit relates to the potential expansion of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market and other technology in England.
London Olympics Bans Volunteers' Twitter and Facebook Use
January 17, 2012 - Due to security and privacy concerns, the London Organizing Committee has forbidden Olympic volunteers from posting updates and photos to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. According to a press release, the Committee announced that Games Makers, the 70,000 person volunteer squad, cannot post their roles, locations, or details about the athletes and other VIPs online.
Atos to Acquire 50 Percent Stake in MSL Group
January 11, 2012 - Atos, an IT services company and IT partner for the Olympic Games, announced Monday their intention to purchase a 50 percent stake in MSL Group, provider of real-time results and information systems for sporting events.
Panasonic Will Offer 3-D Viewing of the 2012 Olympic Games
September 2, 2011 - It appears that more than ever before the 2012 Olympic Games are going to be embracing the technological advances of the time. Most Olympic events are usually missed or watched after the results are known by people in one part of the world or another. NBC is taking steps that at least in the United States; every live event will be presented in some way or another. Now it appears some of the events will be popping out at viewers in full color and three dimensions.
IOC Releases Social Media Rules for Athletes at London Summer Games
June 27, 2011 - If you happen to be an Olympic athlete on your way to the London Summer Olympic Games next year, you'll be relieved to know that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has met to determine what you can Twitter...and what you can't.
Website Issues Hamper Olympic Ticket Sales
June 24, 2011 - While thousands of eager Olympic fans fired up their computers early Friday to purchase tickets in the second round of bidding for the 2012 London games, others were left scratching their heads as the site became slow - bogged down from the increased traffic.
NBC Retains Olympics through 2020 with Aggressive Bid
June 13, 2011 - NBC secured the rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2020 last week by agreeing to fork over a whopping $4.38 billion - nearly $1 billion more than the closest competing bid.
Motorola to Provide Network and Customer Support During Asian Games
October 26, 2010 - The Guangzhou branch of Guangdong Mobile Communications Corporation (GMCC) will be supported by Motorola during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Motorola announced in a press release.
Proxim Wireless Helps ADT and MDT Technical Services Extend Video Surveillance at 2010 Winter Olympics
May 25, 2010 - Proxim Wireless, a provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband ecosystems, has helped ADT Advanced Integration/Intercon Security and MDT Technical Services to deploy a wireless network for extending the video surveillance facilities at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games.
Call Monitoring and Telemedicine Co. Gives Portion of Funds to Special Olympics
May 21, 2010 - MainStreet Monitoring Devices " MainStreet MD," a provider of personal safety, telemedicine and call monitoring solutions to advance the care and protection of people with disabilities, announced that it is contributing a portion of its proceeds in support of upcoming Special Olympics Texas "SOTX" 2010 Summer Games to be held in the University of Texas at Arlington.
Yahoo! Most Preferred Online Destination in U.S. for Winter Olympics Coverage
March 8, 2010 - Yahoo! has stated that most U.S. sports fans preferred to Yahoo! Sports for relevant, timely and comprehensive information about the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Small Business Merchants Rushed to Banks While Canadian Athletes Went On Bagging Golds
March 5, 2010 - The recently published Moneris Solutions' Vancouver 2010 spending data revealed that while Canada as a nation was taken by the Olympic fever, consumers were bitten by the shopping bug.
B.C. Showcases Advanced Sports Technologies
March 2, 2010 - B.C. innovators showcased advanced sports technologies for international businesses and media at the Sports Technology & Innovation event held at Robson Square. The British Columbia Innovation Council's Sport Technology and Innovation event connects B.C. businesses with domestic and international business leaders with interests in sport, technology, health and wellness.
Team Cool Kids Wins the Title of Ultimate Samsung Mobile Explorer
March 2, 2010 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the official wireless sponsor of Vancouver 2010 and Olympic ladies' halfpipe silver medalist Hannah Teter, has announced Los Angeles-based Team Cool Kids: Ethan Newberry and Lindsay Harbert as the Ultimate Samsung Mobile Explorer.
Pulse Energy Solutions Helps Make 2010 Winter Olympics More Energy Efficient
March 1, 2010 - It is neither for the tragic beginning with the death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, nor for the dramatic closing with Canada winning the final gold- this year's Winter Olympics will be remembered for a different reason altogether. This was for the first time in the history of Olympics that the authority seriously considered taking help of software to control and monitor energy consumption and the good news is: the efforts were rewarded.
NBC's Live Hockey Stream: Attempt to Mollify Fans?
March 1, 2010 - When the nicest thing somebody can think of to say about your Olympic coverage is that you have "a really cool Twitter Tracker," you probably didn't do your best covering the Olympics. We've bashed NBC's coverage of the Olympics a fair bit in this space, but we want you all to know that the reason we've done so to this amount is because we didn't have more space.
NBC Faces Criticism, Scrutiny on Olympic Pay Coverage
March 1, 2010 - Bashed on all sides already for its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, NBC has now received a letter from the top senator on antitrust matters, Reuters has reported, expressing concern that "some of its Internet coverage of the Winter Olympics is limited to pay television subscribers." "NBC's Olympics coverage is vile," our angry Facebook friend wrote."The women's downhill is on NOW, but there is apparently no way to watch it. No TV coverage, no live coverage on the NBC Web site. Disgusting."
EBU Deploys Nevion's Video Transport Technology to Broadcast Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
February 26, 2010 - Nevion, a video transport solution provider for broadcasters and telecommunications service providers, has announced that its video transport technology helped the European Broadcasting Union broadcast the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
High Definition Treat for 2010 Winter Olympics' Online and Mobile Audience
February 25, 2010 - Level 3 Communications and France Televisions have been working together to deliver the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in high definition to online and mobile audiences.