Match point for security with IBM's wireless Wimbledon


Match point for security with IBM's wireless Wimbledon

At the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, IT partner IBM is operating real-time wireless badge scanning to confirm the identity of contractors and temporary staff.

The system means that workers have to present an accreditation badge for scanning by security staff. The real-time accrediting database being checked against - IBM's DB2 - holds personal data and photographic records of all workers, as well as being linked to police intelligence systems.

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