|Casinos these days rely more and more on behind the scenes network technology to keep things moving slickly out front for the punters. Star City casino in Sydney recently underwent a network overhaul to make sure vital systems were kept operational even in the event of an emergency.|
That’s not surprising given the size of the place. OK, it’s not super enormous by Vegas standards, but it’s still pretty big. Five hundred rooms, seven restaurants, a convention hall, a nightclub and even a couple of theatres - that’s’ a lot of customers to manage if one of your network rooms suddenly bursts into flames.
Such concerns were the priorities in the recent upgrades made to the casino’s network. Mark Waugh, general manager at Star City: 'My main thing is to keep the business running if there's an isolated problem. Make sure the people we support can service their customers seamlessly.'
Mark picked Nortel over the rest of the network solutions competition. For Mark it’s vital that any network failure or disruption is quickly compensated for by the rest of the network. This is something he felt Nortel could provide particularly well.