Telecommunications firm Mitel has teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB) to aid London Stadium’s transformation into a ballpark in June.
Under the agreement, Mitel will provide a unified system for dugout, bullpen, video review room and press box communications. The system will also record and monitor communications conducted to ensure compliance with MLB regulations.
The league is bringing two regular-season games to Europe for the first time in June, with Mitel as the title partner. The event, which will return in 2020 at the same venue, will this year feature the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
The company, which became MLB’s business technology and communications partner last year, will equip the 66,000-capacity London Stadium with the same technology that powers communications across all 30 MLB stadiums in North America, providing real-time communications services and a consistent user experience for teams and staff.
Rich McBee, president and chief executive, Mitel said: “High-performance organisations need smart, fast and reliable ways to communicate. Baseball is unique as a sport given the heavy dependence that coaches and officials place on real-time, secure communications technology to stay connected and ensure the integrity of the game.
“As an organisation with deep heritage in the UK, we are honoured to be a part of this landmark event and bring the communications expertise we have built with MLB in North America to London.”
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