Our last event was so successful it was a no-brainer to ask ITCSNY to come back and do it again with even newer technology.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2008
IT Computer Support of New York is proud to have been chosen for a second year to provide the technology for the 2008 National Optimist Dinghy Association Regatta. The event hosts over 350 championship competitors plus 80 “green fleet” competitors from around the United States. Each competitor will participate in at least 5 races per day over the course of the 5 day regatta. There will be over 11,000 individual elements to score.
“It’s a great privilege”, says ITCSNY president Dan Scolnick. “This is a pre-Olympic event; the best of these competitors will be competing internationally. We’re proud to be a part of it.” IT Computer Support of New York has provided the hardware and integrated the technology that will be utilized to register the participants and score the regatta securely in real time from moving boats on the water.
“Our goal is to keep the race running smoothly and scored accurately. As you might imagine scoring a regatta of this scale in real time presents some unique challenges and opportunities.” ITCSNY has provided mobile wireless computers that utilize vpn’s to secure a connection to our hosted redundant server environment, which is backed up every night. All the judges have to do is focus on accurately scoring the competitors as they cross the start/finish line. ITCSNY has taken care of all operations, backup and contingencies.
In the past scoring of the race had to be done manually, on the water, then the master paper files had to be rushed back, by boat, to shore then thousands of entries tallied manually. This was a time consuming and frustrating situation for all concerned.
“We couldn’t be happier with the application of technology to our event” said Ed Laviano, Chair of the event, “Our last event was so successful it was a no-brainer to ask ITCSNY to come back and do it again with even newer technology.”
“The ITCSNY technology provides for instantaneous, accurate, real time results of the racing directly from the committee boats on the water and which competitors can access over the internet. An added benefit is we can get real-time weather and weather radar out on the course,” says Dan Scolnick
If you would like to learn what IT Computer Support can do for your event or business contact them on the web at http://www.itcomputersupportnewyork.com/ or by phone at 1-877-4-ITCSNY (1-877-448-2769).