The NFL Taps Motorola to Provide Wireless Internet Access for Media Venues at Super Bowl XL
MOTOMESH network also will enhance public safety around Ford Field
DETROIT, MI – 2 Feb. 2006 -- The National Football League (NFL) today announced its selection of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) as official supplier of end-to-end wireless networking solutions for all media covering Super Bowl XL. The NFL will again leverage Motorola’s expertise in wireless enterprise-class Wi-Fi Internet access points to offer robust and reliable wireless connectivity for the more than 3,000 members of the media covering every pre-game and game-day Super Bowl story.
The Motorola network will enable the media to seamlessly access the Internet and report and file stories easily while moving through several on-site Super Bowl venues. Access areas will include the media center at the General Motors Renaissance Center and Ford Field press areas. Reporters can easily connect to the Internet at these sites using their own laptops and wireless cards.
Media interested in accessing the Motorola network will need their laptop, notebook or PDA equipped with a standard Internet browser and Wi-Fi compliant (802.11b) wireless Ethernet capabilities.
Motorola provides end-to-end networking solutions for the home, small business and enterprise. For Super Bowl XL, Motorola will supply the Motorola WiAP-200, a leading enterprise-class Wi-Fi access point, network switches and servers part of the WiNS portfolio of wireless broadband products.
In addition, Motorola also will deploy its MOTOMESH multi-radio broadband network around the perimeter of Ford Field to enhance public safety measures during the Super Bowl. The MOTOMESH network will deliver seamless video surveillance connectivity and mobile broadband data access over the secure 4.9GHz public safety band to local and federal public safety officials securing the event.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com
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