Avaya powers communications for Super Bowl

Avaya and partner WBL Services will enable communications between the players, coaches, and analysts both on and off the field at this Sunday´s 51st Super Bowl, the company said.

Behind the scenes, Avaya Aura provides the communications software driving the event, which will also be used by 5,000 credentialed media and game day operations personnel — serving as a mobile NFL command center at nearby facilities.

The AFC and NFC champions each have the Avaya IP Office Platform at their respective team hotels for pre-game and day-of communications that can mean the difference between game-winning play calls.

To ensure game-day readiness and penalty-free execution, more than 70 engineers and installers laid 250,000 feet of cable and six miles of fiber around the stadium to connect more than 4,500 Ethernet endpoints and 1,300 phones, supporting Avaya Aura — in less than a week before the game.

The system overlay created by Avaya and WBL marries existing legacy technologies such as analog, ISDN requirements and DCP sets with today´s IP telephony capabilities within all areas in and around the mega sports complex. This is especially important in outlier areas that are critical for preventing power outages throughout the 1.9m square feet venue.

WBL Services provides telecommunication services and support for CenturyLink Field and Event Center in Seattle. WBL also provides telecommunication services for large sporting events, trade shows, conferences and special events throughout the world, earning them a reputation for providing trustworthy, secure and customer-centric services.

Avaya enables mission critical, real-time communication applications. It provides a portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications with integrated, secure networking — offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid.