Written by Maury Brown
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 01:11
The Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced a partnership wherein the Council is assisting the Penguins in a search for southwestern Pennsylvania's most innovative materials, technologies and services to be used in the development of a new Pittsburgh arena. To that end, the Council and the Penguins have established a dialogue with the Council's member companies to assess their innovations and technologies that would
"future-proof" the new facility.
The Penguins and the Council jointly will explore technologies and advancements that include but are not limited to:
- on-demand televised replays and touch-screen food menus in luxury suites at the new arena.
- video technology throughout the arena
- video gaming stations
- electronic ticketing
- computerized and integrated lighting and sound systems
On April 17, a live remote video stream was webcast from the Council's offices over the Penguins' Web site and currently remains archived there for further reference. (Visit http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/techcouncil for details)
Pittsburgh Technology Council President Audrey Russo hosted Penguins' Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dave Soltesz during the interview format video, and they discussed the types of innovations the Penguins desire to incorporate into the new arena. Beside the Penguin's games, emphasis also was placed on the fact that the new facility also will be a venue for in excess of 150 shows and events each year, like concerts, ice shows, circuses and other entertainment. Council member companies were invited to view the video, and more than 400 unique visitors viewed the live and archived webcast.
Each participating Council member company thereafter was invited to submit a 200-word description detailing ways their company could provide innovative technology solutions that the Penguins could embed into the design, construction and operation of the new arena. By the May 1 deadline, the Council had received 60 submissions, which the Penguins staff is reviewing prior to one-on-one meetings that are scheduled to take place during the second and third weeks of May.
"We are looking for the latest and best advancements in technology to incorporate into the new arena and our overall business plan," said Dave Soltesz, the team's vice president of sales and marketing. "We are excited about the chance to work with the Tech Council and benefit from the knowledge of some of the most creative minds in the country right here in Pittsburgh."
Source: The Pittsburgh Technology Counci
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