News : Avaya Boosts Fan Engagement in Montreal's Bell Centre
Montreal, QC, Canada, Oct 1, 2015 -- Avaya, a global provider in business communications software, systems and services and the Bell Centre, home to National Hockey League's franchise, the Montreal Canadiens, announced that Avaya networking technology has been installed throughout the arena in order to deliver a high-tech fan experience.
The venue morphs to accommodate everything from Canadiens' hockey games to concerts and shows on ice. Therefore, it must adapt to different technology requirements every day so that everything runs smoothly and it needs a flexible, secure and powerful network to handle any situation.
The Bell Centre, which has relied on Avaya for network connectivity for more than a decade, turned to Avaya for the next phase in its unified digital strategy: upgrading the network and fortifying wireless capabilities. Working closely with the venue, Avaya architected a virtualized, flexible network to support the facilities' many needs, including high-capacity, security for wireless access, fast Wi-Fi connection times and multicast support for IP video streams known as SDN Fx architecture.
The Bell Centre is also running an Avaya telephony platform on Avaya Aura Contact Centre, Avaya's complete and multichannel contact center solution.
"Avaya and the Bell Centre are both committed to finding innovative ways to provide the fans with rewarding experiences and engagements through the use of cloud-based solutions. Avaya's wireless technology and solutions will allow this great venue to provide Olympic-quality coverage that enables fans, staff, athletes and performers to be connected throughout the event."
Walter Andri, president and managing director, Avaya Canada
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Bell Centre:
The Bell Centre, formerly known as the Molson Centre or Le Centre Molson, is a sports and entertainment complex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It opened on March 16, 1996 after nearly three years under construction.
Published: Monday, October 5, 2015