NCR Selected for Venue Management Solution at the New Perth Arena
PERTH, Australia — NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) announced today that it has entered into a new agreement with VenuesWest, Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues, to implement the NCR venue management solution at Perth Arena, managed by AEG Ogden.
The NCR solution, already deployed in more than 200 stadiums and arenas globally, has been selected to streamline operations, increase speed of service and help deliver a world-class entertainment experience.
The 15,500-seater Perth Arena is scheduled to open on November 10, 2012 with 65 NCR touchscreen point-of-sale (POS) terminals installed throughout the facility’s general concession locations and VIP zones to ensure fast sales transactions.
Additionally, mobile NCR POS-and-printer units operating on a high-speed, wireless network will enable Perth Arena visitors to buy refreshments and merchandise away from fixed concession stands – in corporate and VIP suites, for example, and even to order and pay for goods without leaving their seats.
Graham Partridge, VenuesWest chairman, said, “The NCR system puts Perth Arena at the forefront of venue technology by providing amazing flexibility, control and connectivity.”
NCR Venue Manager will provide Perth Arena with sales information from every POS device and retail outlet in real time, enabling it to accurately report, analyze and forecast sales second by second.
Nick Wagnitz, general manager hospitality, NCR Australia, said, “Easy-to-use, reliable technology that increases speed of service is crucial for event venues that are focused on providing the best fan experience. We look forward to supporting Perth Arena’s goals to engage fans and build its reputation as one of the world’s premier entertainment destinations.”
Perth Arena opens with a concert by Elton John and has lined up some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment, including Matchbox Twenty, Russell Brand, Pink, Jennifer Lopez and One Direction.
About AEG Ogden
AEG Ogden is a joint venture between Australian interests and AEG Facilities of the United States.
AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific region, including the Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Kuala Lumpurand Qatar and Oman (under construction) Convention Centres, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane and live theatres including Perth’s His Majesty’s Theatre and the Perth Concert Hall. Sydney’s Allphones Arena, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, and the Perth Arena (currently under construction). In Western Australia, AEG Ogden also manages the State Theatre Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, and Subiaco Arts Centre.
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, and works in concert with affiliated AEG entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Development to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. AEG owns, operates or provides services to venues including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles, Calif.), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.), Valley View Casino Center, (San Diego, Calif); Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), XL Center and Rentschler Field (Hartford, Conn) The Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.), KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), American Airlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), AT&T Center (San Antonio, Tx.), Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MastercardCenter (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Pernambuco Stadium (Recife, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Aust), Globe Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden), Turk Telekom Arena (Istanbul, Turkey) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, hospitality, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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