Acer is a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement in the official computing equipment product category for the London 2012 Olympic Games, commencing on the 27th of July.
To support the 2012 Olympic Games, Acer has mobilized 350 staff members. The equipment provided 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, broadcast support, and more.
Acer Inc. Corporate President Jim Wong states, “Acer appreciates the Olympic spirit. We are honored to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement and to participate in the world’s largest, most significant event.”
Wong adds, “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.” Acer also triumphantly supported the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.
Acer’s servers, storage solutions and PCs, along with all Olympic Games partners’ technologies and services, form an enormous IT infrastructure that will meet the requirements of the Olympic Games. Acer’s equipment will be deployed across the event's data and media centers, and the itinerary for each athlete will also be managed via Acer’s machines.
Gerry Pennel, chief information officer of the London 2012 Olympic Games, comments, “Acer’s role is crucial in making sure that the computing equipment infrastructure supporting the Games works the first time, and every time.”
Sports and technology are similar: they defy cultural barriers, awaken people’s interests, and push boundaries. Technology, like sports, facilitates communication and interaction among individuals of all kinds. Acer creates innovative products and services that bring people together and empower them to explore and achieve limitless possibilities.
“Acer has a history of supporting sports activities,” explains Wong. “Sports can be associated with positive values that Acer shares: vigor, speed, accuracy, agility, competitiveness, endurance, teamwork, etc. Athletes continuously challenge themselves to realize their potential, which is also in line with Acer’s brand spirit.”