ISS 24/7 recently accepted the first annual Golden Eagle Award, sponsored by SDM, at the 2013 National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Conference for its case study on the use of the ISS 24/7 Incident Management System in Cowboys Stadium.
There were five entries for the 2013 award, which recognises excellence in the safety and security aspects of sports venues by their designers, builders and installers. Scott Meyers, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, ISS 24/7, said:
We’re truly honoured to be the inaugural winner of this award. The NCS4 has become the most important organisation to address safety and security at sporting events. Knowing that our services are making a difference in the industry makes the entire team at ISS 24/7 extremely proud. We share this award with all of our clients, as they are the ones whose feedback has allowed us to continually enhance and develop the products to the level they are today.
With three million square feet, a capacity of nearly 100,000 people and hosting marquee events such as Super Bowl XLV, the NBA All Star Game, and NCAA Final Four, Cowboys Stadium is a busy and complex operating environment. To support events, Cowboys Stadium utilises two command centres to coordinate the communications and activities of more than 6,000 stadium personnel.
Currently the stadium is expanding its wireless communications networks and expects to deploy the ISS 24/7 handheld units to more than 400 event-day personnel.