HP Inc to kit out new Spurs stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is building a technically advanced stadium to take fan experience to new heights. It will include zBook workstations, as used on the International Space Station

HP Inc has been selected to kit out Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new stadium with a range of PCs, workstations, electronic point of sale (EPOS) machines and A3 and A4 printers.

The English Premier League club’s new home has been hailed as one of the most technologically advanced stadiums ever built, as it seeks to create an unrivalled event-day experience for every visitor, with support for retail.

Deploying new technology for customers is one of the ways retailers and hospitality businesses try to improve customer experience, and the same is true for fan experience at the new Spurs stadium.

Last year, the football club chose the other HP, HP Enterprise, to build a wireless network for the stadium.

The devices will be used across the club’s infrastructure, including the Tottenham Hotspur Experience – the facility that houses the club’s retail store and museum – as well as more than 60 food and beverage outlets. The latter includes the 65m-long Goal Line Bar, the longest bar in the UK, which runs the width of the pitch.

Matthew Collecott, group operations and finance director at Tottenham Hotspur, said: “Creating a technology infrastructure that can support an enhanced fan experience requires devices that can meet the growing demands of everyone who 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.”

More than 600 HP POS devices will be used throughout the stadium, including the HP EPOS Scanner and HP Elite POS system, to support a 100% cashless transactional environment.

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.

HP said its Retail POS products will be delivered under a device-as-a-service (DaaS) model. The subscription service includes HP Analytics Platform Management (APM), providing real-time hardware analytics and proactive device management capabilities.

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According to HP Inc, the service will enable the football club to analyse hardware performance better, detect potential problems in advance, and proactively implement corrective actions to avoid downtime – as well as upgrade devices more easily in the future.

Along with the point-of-sale devices, HP Inc will supply a range of its Personal Systems PCs, ProDesk desktops, EliteBook 830/840 ultrabook PCs, Elite X2 1012 ultrabook and zBook 15 mobile workstation.

The stadium will also operate a number of HP Inc’s commercial printers, including the HP Colour LaserJet Managed MFP E87650z, HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527f, HP PageWide Enterprise Colour 556xh and HP PageWide Managed MFP E58650dn.

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