ADC wins 2008 Olympic venue renovation project

July 18, 2006 -- ADC's TrueNet structured cabling products have been installed at China's Olympic softball stadium, as part of a venue renovation project in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Jul 18th, 2006

ADC announced that its TrueNet structured cabling products have been installed at China's Olympic softball stadium, as part of a venue renovation project in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. The company says its cabling platform will provide the venue with infrastructure for efficient data sharing during softball games that will be viewed across the world.

Beijing's Fengtai softball field is the first of 11 Olympic venues in that city to undergo renovation. The ADC cabling project was completed at the end of June 2006. The field is the site for the World Softball Championship to be held in August 2006, as well as for the Olympic softball games in 2008.

ADC says the TrueNet cabling products deployed span more than 143,000 sq. ft. of field as well as an expanding floor measuring approximately 95,000 sq. ft. The renovated areas include the stadium, two playing fields, and two practice fields.

"When planning the network infrastructure design for the Fengtai softball field, we considered the benefits of a variety of solutions and found ADC's TrueNet UTP cabling to be both economical and easy to install," comments Jianying Yan, general manager of Xi'an Si Lian, main contractor of the Fengtai softball field. "With the completion of this project, we anticipate that ADC's solutions will meet the high-demand performance requirements of the network."

According to a press release, the Olympic softball stadium selected ADC's international standardized modular jacks (RJ-45) installed on telecommunication outlets, as well as patch panels and patch cords. All ADC telecommunications outlets are connected by a high-performance structured cabling system, creating an information freeway with efficient transmission capabilities. The system allows for information sharing among various computer networks within the stadium and also connects internal systems to external high-speed broadband technologies.

"ADC's TrueNet solutions are designed to exceed the internationally recognized ISO 11801 specifications," remarks Jaxon Lang, director of product management, structured cabling, for ADC. "Our end-to-end solution maximizes data throughput and provides room for future technologies operating beyond one gigabit."

The project was installed and tested by ADC partner Xi'an Si Lian Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.

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