Tech Stack: 49ers, Cisco, NASCAR and more

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The San Francisco 49ers NFL franchise has signed a multi-year deal with Cadence Design Systems, a leading designer of electronic systems.

As part of the agreement, which names Cadence as an official technology partner of the 49ers, the two parties will work together to drive sustainable operations at Levi’s Stadium.

The 49ers will consult with Cadence to identify stadium energy efficiencies, with Cadence to provide technology expertise based on its Future Facilities software technology. Additionally, Cadence will support and volunteer with the 49ers Foundation’s 49ers EDU programme, and will receive in-stadium brand visibility and naming rights to the team’s official mobile app.

The app will provide fans with access to team news, content and tickets for games and all Levi’s Stadium events. Cadence will also hold an annual Levi’s Stadium suite for 49ers games.

Technology company Cisco has been named as the official network infrastructure provider of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand.

As an official tournament supporter for the Asia-Pacific region, Cisco will deliver a secure network to connect the entire event ecosystem and power the delivery of the broadcast. The company will deploy its networking technology across the 10 host venues, a number of which are already built on Cisco infrastructure.

Additionally, Cisco will connect non-competition venues, including the international broadcast centre, which will deploy Cisco’s IP Fabric for Media solution to allow for the secure and efficient delivery of 4K content to fans.

Mixhalo has signed a partnership with NASCAR, which becomes the first motorsport organisation to adopt the company’s wireless networking technology.

Mixhalo will work with NASCAR to enable fans to listen in on communication among drivers, crew chiefs, spotters and officials while sitting in the stands at races. The audio will be available through their own smartphones via the NASCAR Tracks App, beginning with select races towards the end of the 2023 season.

Xtract One Technologies, a technology-driven threat detection and security solution, has announced that its SmartGateway patron screening solution has been selected by Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium to secure entrances for its live events.

The 58,000-capacity stadium is owned by the City of Memphis and managed by global sports and entertainment company Oak View Group, which signed a strategic partnership with Xtract One (formerly Patriot One Technologies) in October 2022. The stadium serves as the home of the University of Memphis’ American football team.

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium will deploy SmartGateways in two phases. The first phase commenced on April 15 and leverages the technology for games played by the Memphis Showboats, which play in the United States Football League.

The technology has been designed for large, ticketed venues to enable high throughput with customisability based on guests’ individual needs and security requirements.

AI-based weapons detection security screening firm Evolv Technology has entered into a partnership with Wells Fargo Center, home of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.

The arena will feature the company’s Evolv Express screening solution for Flyers games, as well as concerts and other touring events at the venue, allowing fans to pass through security in a faster, easier and more welcoming manner.

Evolv Express uses sensor technology with AI to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at venues. The technology is able to distinguish between threats and everyday items.

Evolv has also expanded its partnership with Citi Field, home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets.

Its screening solution will be used at all stadium entrances during the 2023 MLB season. Evolv Express has been in use at the busiest gates at Citi Field since 2021, and the new deal expands the tech to all major points of entry.

The Chicago Cubs MLB franchise has teamed up with Genetec, a provider of security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, to upgrade and modernise security at Wrigley Field.

The new solution, based on Genetec Security Center, Omnicast and Streamvault, extends security to neighbouring venues, parking lots and the Cubs’ front office.