Unheard Technological Facts from the London Olympics

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 08:07 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: "There are no second chances for technology at the Games; it has to work well and work the first time” said Gerry Pennell, Chief Information Officer for London Olympics 2012. Whether its camera’s to broadcast the event or any app that counts the pulse, cables connecting and powering computers or timing networks, this Olympics will be full of gadgetry, tech gears, gizmos and plenty of other complex but extremely important and crucial kit.
"From the athletes’ point of view, technology is not a consideration, unless it goes wrong. We want to ensure the athletes can concentrate on their own performance and not give technology a second thought. For spectators watching in venues and the billions watching at home across the globe, technology will bring all the pieces of the jigsaw together to digitally enable the greatest show on earth” said Gerry as reported by yahoo.com.

The amount of technology used in this Olympics game can amaze any one. It is a great challenge to cover an event of this importance. Here are some of the interesting figures from the Olympics, Covering events across the Olympic Park and another 94 venues
 3417 miles of networking cables (This distance can get you to New York From London)
621 miles of broadcasting cables (Covering distance between Land's End to John O'Groats with a little bit to spare)
16,400 Acer PC’s
10,000 Panasonic Television sets
16,500 Telephone Lines
900 servers
390 scoreboards
110,000 individual pieces of equipments

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