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19 Jun 2012
IOC News , London 2012

Acer’s computing equipment ready for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Worldwide Olympic Partner Acer will showcase its best products and technologies during the London 2012 Olympic Games as a key contributor to the IT infrastructure that will ensure the smooth operation of the Games.

The equipment, which is now ready to be deployed across the event's data and media centres, comprises 13,500 desktops; 2,900 notebooks; 950 servers and storage systems; 13,000 computer monitors; and a number of tablet PCs.

These resources will run the entire information system for the event, including Games management, competition scores, reception, information queries and broadcast support. The itinerary for each athlete will also be managed via Acer’s machines. To facilitate the implementation and running of these systems, Acer has mobilised 350 staff members.

Acer Inc. Corporate President Jim Wong said: “Acer appreciates the Olympic spirit. We are honoured to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement and to participate in the world’s largest, most significant event.”

Wong added: “Acer proved its capability when we successfully handled the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The upcoming event in London represents an even grander scale, and Acer’s performance will match it. The Acer team is confident and excited about showing our best products and technologies at work.”

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