CommScope Inc. is getting a piece of the plan to spend $400 million to renovate Daytona International Speedway.
“This new infrastructure from CommScope will give us the ability to deliver leading technology services and functions to fans and staff as DIS becomes the world’s first motorsports stadium,” says Joie Chitwood III, president of Daytona Speedway.
CommScope will supply 220 miles of copper cable and 50 miles of fiber-optic cable for the job. The cost of the cable wasn’t disclosed.
Hickory-based CommScope will use some of its Systimax products, which were devised by AT&T Inc. in the 1980s. CommScope bought the Systimax unit from AT&T in the early 1990s.
At Daytona, the cable will connect voice and video signals that are used in Wi-Fi systems, monitors, digital displays, laptops and other computers and phone systems, says Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at CommScope.
“The idea is to support the entertainment needs of the viewing audience in the stands at Daytona,” he says.
CommScope also supplied the fiber-optic and copper cable for a communications network at $54 million BB&T BallPark, the Charlotte Knights' new home in uptown Charlotte. CommScope has also done work for the Dallas Cowboys and Nanjing Olympic Center in China.