NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that Lincoln Financial Field's Wi-Fi network delivered record-setting performance at the NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings held on January 21st. In addition to the team's remarkable on-field performance during the 38-7 victory over the Vikings, the connected guest experience was equally impressive. Everest's performance exceeded the previously-noted results of competitive systems in regular season and playoff games as published Mobile Sports Report. (1)
The Everest Network Solution by Panasonic delivered 8.76TB of data to the 35,760 fans that utilized Wi-Fi; a 52% usage rate. At the point of highest demand, during the awarding of the George Halas Trophy, the network supported 29,201 concurrent connections transiting data throughput at the rate of 5.5Gbps. Each of the 35,760 fans utilized the network for an average of 146 minutes. Everest delivered this performance requiring only 200 Access Points in the seating bowl, or 75% less hardware than is typically required by competitive systems.
"The Eagles selected Everest as part of our overall commitment to providing the best in-game experience for our fans, and we are very satisfied with the results," said John Pawling, Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Information Technology. "The data is very impressive. The wireless network performance during the championship game exceeded our highest expectations and validated our belief that Everest is the finest Ultra-high density Wi-Fi solution available. Everest has really enhanced the overall stadium experience for guests."
The new system provides an average of 25Mbps throughput to fans seated in the bowl, allowing them to engage seamlessly with league and team mobile applications, social media platforms, video highlights, fantasy football updates, stats and more (2).
"The Everest system was engineered from the ground up, using many new patented technologies, specifically to give fans the fastest possible connectivity in crowded sports environments," noted Danny Abelson, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company Vice President. "Competitive systems require in excess of 1000 access points mounted under seats or in railings to cover an NFL stadium. With Everest you require less access points and they mount on structure, which meaningfully lowers construction costs. Everest provides superior performance at significantly lower cost. Our solution is better, faster, and less expensive."
The cutting-edge system features 653 high performance access points installed throughout Lincoln Financial Field.
2. Combined DL + UL average throughput in seating bowl, independently verified by established industry expert.
About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company/ Connectivity
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, designs, manufactures, installs, and services Wi-Fi systems engineered for ultra-high density environments under its proprietary Everest™ Network Solutions name. Panasonic Enterprise Solutions serves customers across a wide range of industries with customized applications using cutting-edge technologies, experience in managing large-scale, complex corporate projects and dedicated onsite support services.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was highlighted in Forbes Magazine's Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best Regarded Companies for 2017. The ranking is based on outstanding scores for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of products and solutions Learn more about Panasonic's ideas and innovations at PanasonicMovesUs.com.
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