VoIP, WiFi at 230 mph

VoIP is going to be put to a high speed test at the 89th Indianapolis 500, when Cisco Systems will power a system that will let Red Bull Cheever Racing drivers – Alex Barron and Patrick Carpentier – communicate with the pit crews and also give them access to real time race data and other stats.

Among the technologies being put to work by San Jose-based networking giant include Cisco Aironet 1100 and 1300 Series Access Points, the Cisco Mobile Access Router and Cisco 7920 Wireless IP Phones with VoIP capabilities. “Cisco is changing the way our team communicates and analyzes data,” said Eddie Cheever Jr., owner, Red Bull Cheever Racing. “For example, using the Cisco solution, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in a single-lap around the track, we get nearly double the amount of coverage, in the transmission of data from car to engineers, than any other team. This complete footprint of the track means we get crucial information when it happens, without delay. This is the wave of the future and we are extremely excited to partner with Cisco in this project.”

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