HP to kit out Tottenham Hotspur’s new Stadium with latest technology

HP was today announced as the official provider of computer hardware and printer devices for use in Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new stadium. The English Premier League club’s new home has been hailed as one of the most technologically advanced stadia ever built, as it seeks to create an unrivalled event-day experience for every visitor.

HP is supplying a range of its latest devices – including retail point of sale (POS) systems, desktop and notebook PCs, commercial printers and display monitors to ensure Tottenham Hotspur enjoys best-in-class technology in the years to come.

HP’s Retail POS products will be delivered under the company’s Device as a Service (DaaS) model. This includes HP Analytics Platform Management (APM), providing real-time hardware analytics and proactive device management capabilities. This service will enable Spurs to better analyse hardware performance, detect potential problems in advance, and proactively implement corrective actions to avoid downtime – as well as more easily upgrade devices in the future.

Richard Ford, UKI enterprise solutions director, commented: “Tottenham Hotspur understands that technology can play a fundamental role in enhancing live sporting events, from both a retail and spectator perspective. As an official supplier to its iconic new stadium, HP technology will give the club the support to reinvent the matchday experience for its loyal fan base.”

Spurs’ HP devices will be used across the club’s infrastructure, including the Tottenham Hotspur Experience – the facility which houses the club’s retail store and museum – as well as over 60 food and beverage outlets. The latter includes the 65 metre Goal Line Bar, the longest bar in the UK, which runs the width of the pitch. The full HP line-up comprises:

  • Retail POS – Over 600 HP POS devices will be used throughout the stadium, including the HP EPOS Scanner and highly secure HP Elite POS solution, to support a 100% cashless transactional environment. With security, durability, and flexibility built into its sleek design, the HP Elite POS reinvents what is expected of retail technology, being equally at home in a customer facing environment, or behind the scenes.

The HP Elite POS also comes equipped with HP SureStart Gen3, a self-healing PC BIOS and firmware that shields against cyber-attacks to help keep devices and data safe.

  • Personal Systems – a range of HP’s leading desktop and mobile PC technology will help power the new stadium, including:

o   ProDesk 400 – Designed to fit the modern workspace, the small, reliable, and secure HP ProDesk 400 is a powerful PC with performance that’s scalable to grow with the business

o   EliteBook 830/840 – Ideal for mobile professionals needing rugged business notebooks with enhanced system and graphic performance

o   ZBook 15 – Used by NASA to help push boundaries on the International Space Station. This HP ZBook was created for demanding workloads with Intel Xeon or Core processors, and professional 3D graphics

o   Elite X2 1012 – Strikingly thin 2-in-1 PC for the mobile workforce who want no compromises when it comes to enterprise-class power, durability, security, long battery life and productivity on the go

  • Print – a range of commercial devices will be deployed; including the HP Colour LaserJet Managed MFP E87650z, HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527f, HP PageWide Enterprise Colour 556xh and HP PageWide Managed MFP E58650dn. The printer line-up covers A3 and A4 functionality, offering best in-class security features, print speeds and wireless connectivity options.

Matthew Collecott, group operations and finance director, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “Creating a technology infrastructure that can support an enhanced fan experience requires devices that can meet the growing demands of everyone that comes to enjoy our new stadium. We believe HP, with its wealth of market-leading solutions, can support us on this journey and help us create the ultimate experience for every visitor to our new home.”