Tech Stack: Chase Center, Oak View Group and more

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Chase Center, home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, has been fitted with Aruba Wi-Fi 6E access points, the first such implementation at a live entertainment venue in North America.

Aruba has fitted the new access points as part of its commitment to providing a modern and immersive fan experience for guests. The roll-out will increase available bandwidth in the arena as Warriors fans stream and upload content.

The access points will also ensure ample bandwidth for stadium operations, Internet of Things implementations and experience-related services such as in-seat ordering and contactless payment.

Chase Center currently has over 250 active Wi-Fi 6E access points in the bowl seating section of the arena. The roll-out includes Aruba’s patented ultra tri-band filtering, which dynamically adjusts the available channels to eliminate signal interference and performance degradation.

Oak View Group, the global venue development, advisory and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industry, has begun implementing new parking management technology through a partnership with parking software and payment solutions provider ParkHub.

As part of the deal, OVG will optimise parking operations, facilitate payments and deliver real-time business insights at a range of venues. ParkHub will deliver cloud-based, real-time reporting to OVG-managed assets to ascertain insights and trends such as arrival patterns and spending behaviours.

ParkHub’s technology will also allow OVG to remain flexible on ticketing authentication providers such as AXS, Ticketmaster, and others.

Meanwhile, OVG is introducing new patron screening technology at multiple properties through a partnership with Patriot One Technologies.

The agreement will enable OVG venues to use Patriot One’s SmartGateway system to enhance the customer experience and increase safety and security. SmartGateway, which is now available to all OVG-owned and operated venues, scans customers upon entry and can detect guns, knives and other potential weapons.

SmartGateway is designed for large, ticketed events to enable high ingress and customisability based on the client’s individual needs and security requirements.

The NHL has partnered with digital signage technology provider Supponor to develop a new digitally enhanced dasherboard solution for arenas.

The new approach to dynamic dasherboard advertising will launch for the 2022-23 NHL season and allows for the digital replacement of camera-visible arena dasherboards within local, national and international game broadcasts.

The solution uses remote, AI-based keying technology to programme dasherboard advertising during game broadcasts by placing dynamic graphics over the camera-visible arena dasherboards. The graphics can be displayed during games in a market-specific way wherever the game feed is broadcast, resulting in dynamic and targeted branding and promotional messaging that was not previously achievable.

Casino services provider Everi Holdings has acquired assets owned by venue technology business Venuetize.

The deal will see Everi, which provides land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, move beyond its primary sector for the first time.

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