Bat Blue Delivers WiFi for ESPN's X Games 16

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ESPN Selects Bat Blue as the official WiFi infrastructure and services provider for the X Games. Bat Blue delivers a secure wireless network to support 70,000 fans, journalists and staff for X Games 16.

Bat Blue delivers high performance wireless at the Skateboard Big Air event.

“Bat Blue and their WiFi technologies were chosen due to their extensive knowledge of wireless, networking and security, as well as their responsiveness to our needs,” -- Jon Jensen, ESPN's Director of Data Communications.

ESPN, Inc. recently chose Bat Blue Corporation as the official WiFi provider for X Games 16 that was held July 30 – August 1 in Los Angeles. Bat Blue delivered a wireless network for the X Games to support the event staff, journalists and spectators. Bat Blue was responsible for providing WiFi access for up to 70,000 X Games fans and staff per day at two venues: the LA Memorial Coliseum and the LA LIVE facility which includes the STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre and the X Fest area consisting of several downtown streets.

“Bat Blue and their WiFi technologies were chosen due to their extensive knowledge of wireless,networking and security, as well as their responsiveness to our needs,” said Jon Jensen, ESPN's Director of Data Communications.

Bat Blue designed, implemented and managed the entire wired and wireless infrastructure which handled competition from more than 600 other WiFi networks in the coverage areas. Both the LA LIVE and the LA Coliseum locations were configured to function via two independent Bat Blue mNOCs (Mobile Network Operation Center) which were capable of operating, managing and monitoring its wired and wireless infrastructure for the entire X Games from each mNOC. Bat Blue’s network supported up to 70,000 X Games fans, journalists, and staff at the two venues.

“At Bat Blue we focus on delivering value by bringing the best approaches, methodologies, and technologies to our clients,” said Bat Blue’s President and CEO, Babak Pasdar. “It is quite an honor for Bat Blue to be recognized in such an official capacity by an organization of ESPN's caliber.”

About ESPN’s X Games Franchise
ESPN held its first X Games in 1995. ESPN’s Global X Events and Development group is responsible for creating the company’s action sports programming currently airing on ESPN, ESPN 2 and across its various international networks. In addition to the two U.S. based X branded events, X Games and Winter X Games, ESPN has held X Games competitions and demonstration events around the world, including Dubai, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Malaysia, China, and Europe. The global X franchise has also expanded its reach to ESPN.com/Action, the definitive site for action sports fans, and to consumer products such as X Games bikes, protective gear, skateboards and DVD’s.

Contact: Katie Moses Swope
Tel: (310) 642-1507
E-mail: katie.moses-swope(at)espn(dot)com

About Bat Blue
Bat Blue is a provider of end-to-end network and security technologies and services, that address three key areas: Economy, Effectiveness and Efficiency. Bat Blue delivers its solutions through highly-vetted, next-generation technologies that empower consolidation, cost-savings and reduction of burden. Bat Blue's Cloud services deliver an entire Internet perimeter and off-site backup in the cloud without complicated hardware or expensive subscriptions. Our BlueNET IP network is unparalleled, delivering low-latency services with a ten-fold performance advantage over legacy providers. Bat Blue is proud to be the official WiFi provider of ESPN's X Games. Visit Bat Blue at http://www.BatBlue.com.

Contact: Scott Saltz    
Tel: 212-461-3322 x 3007
Email: ssaltz(at)batblue(dot)com

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