Siemens security

Electronics giant Siemens will provide a vast computer intelligence network at this year’s Asian Games, the world’s second biggest sporting event behind the Olympics.

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By  Chris Whyatt Published  February 26, 2006

Electronics giant Siemens will provide a vast computer intelligence network at this year’s Asian Games, the world’s second biggest sporting event behind the Olympics. The Doha Asian Games Organising Committee (Dagoc) announced this month it has awarded Siemens with two security contracts for the development, supply and installation of command, control, communication and computer infrastructure — known as C4I — and the associated physical security systems (PSS) for the 15th Asian Games, to be held from December 1 to 15, 2006. The two contracts are worth US$119 (QR445) million in total. “Qatar is investing over US$2.8 billion to make the Doha Asian Games the sporting event of the 21st century,” said Abdullah Khalid Al Qahtani, Director General of Dagoc. “A large portion of this budget is being invested in the security planning, infrastructure and latest technologies. Our investment in the security of the Games will ensure the measures for maximum level of security for all athletes, VIPs, officials, media, spectators and all participants,” he added. Siemens deployed similar systems at the Athens 2004 Olympics and is also using the system at the upcoming 2006 Fifa World Cup, in Germany.

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