DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's newest premium motorsport and entertainment venue, Circuit of The Americas, in Austin, Texas, will host some of the fastest race cars in the world, as well as one of the fastest and most state-of-the-art high-speed data and wireless networks powered by AT&T*. The new venue will open over the weekend of November 16-18 as it hosts the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™.
As a proud sponsor of Circuit of The Americas, AT&T will be able to showcase its cutting edge networking solutions that will help the motorsports teams, broadcasters and venue management deliver high-speed data connectivity and high definition media distribution. AT&T is also a sponsor of the on-site 44,000-square foot Circuit of The Americas Events and Conference Center, a unique facility at the venue providing a flexible multi-use space.
Circuit of The Americas is the first newly built circuit in global motorsports to have an entirely IP-based infrastructure. This handles all voice, data and HD video communications at the circuit, offering fixed and mobile access. The advanced AT&T IP-centric network is designed to support the circuit's primary objectives: to deliver safe events at a world-class facility with the technology to engage fans on-site.
"As a brand new venue AT&T has been able to build our technology into Circuit of The Americas from day one. This means they can use the most powerful communications tools immediately, putting the management in control," said Andy Geisse, CEO of AT&T Business Solutions. "An AT&T team has been on-site at every stage of construction, ensuring Circuit of The Americas has one of the most advanced communications networks of any sporting venue in the world."
Circuit of The Americas selected AT&T as communications infrastructure provider for the venue to satisfy the variety of activities and adapt to its myriad of needs. At the core of the AT&T IP solution is the Race Control room which oversees 44 cameras around the circuit and gives event organizers access to the most up-to-date information from around the track. The AT&T team has installed almost 100 miles of internal cabling to connect all the venue systems, more than 20 miles of fiber optic 'backbone' and provided 12 terabytes of image storage.
"Through our work with AT&T, we have ensured this venue will be a marquee location for international racing and other entertainment events with some of the most advanced communications technology available," said Circuit President Steve Sexton. "We were looking for an advanced communications technology provider, and AT&T's strategic objectives aligned with ours in a unique way. We look forward to a great relationship."
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About Circuit of The Americas Circuit of The Americas is a world-class destination for performance, education and business. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and is home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ set for Nov. 16-18. Racing series joining the Circuit's 2013 line-up include MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™ and GRAND-AM Road Racing™.
The Circuit of The Americas' master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element is a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings include an expansive outdoor live music space, an iconic 251-foot tower with observation deck, an events and conference center, a banquet hall as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com
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