Atos reveals centre

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London 2012 and Atos, the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, have officially unveiled the Technology Operations Centre " mission control for all 94 Olympic competition and non–competition venues. "

The launch follows the first phase of the London Prepares Series, during which the London 2012 technology team together with Atos and the other technology partners have worked in partnership to deliver the IT for all the test events. The Technology Operations Centre monitors and controls the IT systems that deliver the results from all the Olympic and Paralympic sports competitions to the worlds media in real time. For the London 2012 Games, Atos is predicting 30% more results data to be processed than in Beijing ensuring the worlds media meets the increasing demand of fans for information as it happens. One of the technology improvements for the London 2012 Games is that, for the first time ever in the Summer Games, all 26 Olympic sports and 5 of the Paralympic sports have been added to the Commentator Information System. Managed, centrally from the Technology Operations Centre, the Commentator Information System provides commentators and journalists with touch–screen technology that gives results in real time. It is also the first time broadcasters will have access both in London and their home countries to the system for all Olympic and 5 Paralympic sports. During Games time, the Technology Operations Centre will operate at full capacity with about 450 business technologists covering 180 positions, to manage and monitor 24/7 the technology infrastructure and systems including IT security, telecommunications, power and the results systems. Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee said: " Technology is radically changing how spectators enjoy the Olympic Games and our longstanding worldwide partner, Atos, plays a critical role in ensuring technology continues to enhance the spectator experience. The IOC is very impressed with the progress of the preparations in London. " Patrick Adiba, CEO at Atos for Iberia, Olympics and Major Events, added: " Its an honour to be here today with London 2012 and our technology partners to write history with the official launch of the Technology Operations Centre – the mission control for the London 2012 Games. " " During Games time, this will be the central technology hub providing the results to the Olympic family and worlds media in less than a second, so spectators around the world can follow events in real time wherever they are and on any device. Today is a major technology milestone and demonstrates that we are on target to deliver the London 2012 Games. ","43

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