Solihull-based reseller Amillan has been appointed to install IPTV and data networking systems at the new Edgbaston Stadium following Amillan’s first successful project at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, installing the communications infrastructure facilities at the venue.
Communications systems integrator Amillan will begin the installation of the IPTV systems in July to have the stadium up-and-running for the test match against India in August.
This second phase is part of a venue-wide refurbishment programme. Accessed via a new main entrance, the venue will seat 8250 spectators and include media and press rooms, a members’ area, catering services and a museum.
Phil Macdonald, Warwickshire County Cricket Club project director, said: “We have re-built over a third of the facilities at Edgbaston in 2011 and feel that these changes are essential to the operation of any world-class stadium and central to the successful delivery of events. In today’s media age, we need to provide the world’s press with easy access to internet and network communications systems, and deliver the latest multimedia experience to our corporate guests and fans, and Amillan’s data networking and IPTV solutions mean that we are able to do this.”
Macdonald continued: “Amillan clearly demonstrated its experience in the precise co-ordination and management of the communications infrastructure installation project, and this was a key contributing factor in Amillan being selected for the additional contracts. We knew Amillan would deliver.”
Richard Reid, strategic development director at Amillan, said: “Amillan is proud to have been selected to undertake these additional contracts at a prestigious project in our home city, particularly after being selected on the reputation of our previous work with the Club.
“Amillan is well-experienced when it comes to sports venues, thanks to our long-standing relationship with Wimbledon’s tennis complex. Edgbaston now adds to our sport portfolio. We recognise the dependence upon an efficient and reliable communications infrastructure, and are able to apply this experience to develop a robust and cost effective solution for Edgbaston.”