Cisco brings VoIP over Wi-Fi to Indianapolis 500

Cisco brings VoIP over Wi-Fi to Indianapolis 500

Motor sports is always on the look out for the latest technological advancements to benefit them. And for the teams, communicating with the car and the driver while the race is going on is a very crucial aspect of turning second positions into first and winning the championships. Now they are being helped by tech giant Cisco as the Red Bull Cheever Racing on Friday announced that they will be using their VoIP technology at the 89th annual Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis 500 is considered to be the biggest car-racing event in the world. And this event will see a team using VoIP technology for the first time ever in a commercial racing event. The technology would provide the most updated real-time information and statistics during the race to the pit crew, the car engineers and of course the driver of the car.

The team would be racing two cars in the event: No. 51 Toyota-powered Dallara driven by Alex Barron and the No. 83 Toyota/Dallara driven by Patrick Carpentier. Both the set of cars and drivers would be using similar technology, which might become a common feature in the sport in the days to come. The equipment in use will be Cisco Aironet 1100 and 1300 Series Access Points, the Cisco Mobile Access Router, and Cisco 7920 Wireless IP Phones with VoIP capabilities, to take a more high-tech approach to car racing.

The team owner, Eddie Cheever Jr. was ecstatic about this collaboration as he said in a statement: “Cisco is changing the way our team communicates and analyzes data.”

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