Barclays Center and High Point Solutions Announce Best-in-Class Technology DeploymentJan 22, 2013
BROOKLYN (January 20, 2013) – High Point Solutions, Inc., a global IT Services and Solutions Provider and Cisco Systems Gold Partner, announces the successful implementation of Cisco’s Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and StadiumVision solutions in the new Barclays Center, securing the venue’s position as one of the most technologically advanced arenas in the world.
“We are thrilled that High Point Solutions, a leader in the technology service industry, has had such an impact on the technology within Barclays Center,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets. “Barclays Center offers one of the most innovative and technologically advanced fan experiences of any major sports and entertainment venue. This is in large part because of High Point Solutions’ guidance and expertise in developing and implementing a solution to support our vision.”
Enabling the fan experience at Barclays Center is a Cisco Connected Stadium intelligent network. This single innovation platform allows Barclays Center to centrally control all aspects of technology including wired and wireless access, security, surveillance, ticketing, and point of sale transactions. The platform is designed to support large volumes of high-definition video and high-density Wi-Fi Coverage throughout the arena. The Cisco Connected Stadium network has proven successful at venues hosting major sports and entertainment events around the world.
“It has always been our goal to make Barclays Center the most technologically advanced arena and we needed a great technology partner to make that happen,” said Chip Foley, Director of Building Technology, Forest City Ratner Companies (developer of Barclays Center). “The High Point Solutions team was the right fit and remained agile and ever dedicated to the venue's success. They flawlessly executed the installation enabling Barclays Center to have a smooth technical opening. High Point’s experience in project management, Network design, VOIP, and wireless helped us complete the project on time and set the bar for future sports and entertainment venues.”
In addition to spearheading the technology design and execution for this landmark project, High Point is also a strategic partner of the arena and the Brooklyn Nets and serves as the Presenting Sponsor for Barclays Center Business Alliance, a business development association designed for networking and striking strategic business-to-business relationships. Members of the Barclays Center Business Alliance have opportunities to attend exclusive speaker series events, industry targeted networking workshops, as well as access to a password protected website that serves as a connection point between corporations.
Tom Mendiburu, Co-Founder of High Point, shared his vision regarding the company’s dedication to success in sports and entertainment enabling technologies: “High Point Solutions is proud to provide solutions for professional sports leagues including the NBA, and sports teams such as the Brooklyn Nets. Our relationship with Rutgers University, through the Scarlet Knights playing in High Point Solutions Stadium, and our support of the Quinnipiac University Bobcats, are two recent examples of High Point’s dedication and commitment to collegiate athletics. Through this best-in-class execution of Barclays Center, we can add construction of sports venues to our long history of supporting the sports and entertainment industry. We’re excited about the opportunity to further strengthen our bonds, connections, and partnerships as we look forward to 2013.”
About High Point Solutions
With hundreds of customers ranging from mid-sized professional companies and high growth healthcare industries, through Fortune 100 Financial, Media, Education, Pharmaceutical, Sports & Entertainment powerhouses, High Point is a recognized leader in supporting customers’ success through technology enablement. An ISO 9000 company, High Point consistently receives the highest customer satisfactions scores from 3rd party organizations and has the highest levels of certifications and achievement with their partner organizations. High Point Solutions is headquartered in Sparta, New Jersey and is the Official Technology Solutions Provider for Barclays Center. For more information, visit www.highpoint.com or contact them at [email protected].
About Barclays Center
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center has one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center offers approximately 17,732 seats for basketball, 14,500 seats for hockey and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Barclays Center is hosting an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.
In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., American Express, Calvin Klein, Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, GEICO, MetroPCS, Stolichnaya, and Ticketmaster. Other sponsors include: adidas, Anheuser-Busch, The Coca-Cola Company, Gym Source, Haier America, High Point Solutions, JetBlue, LIU Brooklyn, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, SONY, and Willis.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.