Intel’s ambition to turn Dublin into the world’s premier internet of things city is taking shape at Croke Park.
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Intel’s project to turn Dublin into the world’s first internet of things city has begun with Croke Park, where over 70 companies, as well as researchers from DCU and Arizona State University, today converged to figure out how they can use the stadium to trial smart technologies.
Croke Park is the third largest stadium in Europe and the focal point for Ireland’s Gaelic games tradition. The plan is to allow large, medium and small companies to beta test and pilot new ideas for the internet of things. “The demands that we face, not just on match days but 365 days of the year, make Croke Park an ideal test bed for IoT technologies, and we look forward to assisting our partners to deliver innovations developed in our Smart Stadium for deployment in Smart City environments,” said Peter McKenna, director of Croke Park.
“We are already world leaders in stadium sustainability and intend to become world leaders in stadium connectivity and smart technologies. This collaboration with DCU, Intel and ASU will help us to deliver that goal.” One of the most significant barriers identified to the development of the IoT industry is the lack of test beds to trial new technologies for wide-scale deployment. As part of this transatlantic collaboration, two test beds have been created simultaneously at Croke Park Stadium and Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona to test the capabilities of IoT technologies in these unique environments. Intel’s end-to-end IoT portfolio, including Intel IoT gateways based on the Irish designed and produced Intel Quark processor, is being used to facilitate the research and pilot deployments. Intel’s vice president of the Internet of Things Group, Philip Moynagh, said successful application of the technologies in the stadium, as a city in miniature, will create a platform for further innovations in smart living, sustainability and smart cities.