Emirates Team New Zealand has partnered with D-Link for all of its networking, wireless and connectivity equipment requirements in its push to win the 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup in 2017.
Building on a longstanding partnership, terms of the deal will see D-Link build on existing network equipment including switches, Wi-Fi equipment and surveillance cameras.
“This is more than a simple sponsorship, it’s been an ongoing partnership that provides Emirates Team NZ a real technological advantage over its rivals,” says Graeme Reardon, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand, D-Link.
“Over our years of working with the team, we have supplied a range of high-performance Wi-Fi, Switching and IP surveillance solutions to protect and secure their home base, as well as to allow wireless connectivity back into their other infrastructure - and as this latest America’s Cup challenge comes forth, D-Link has again stepped up to help.”
Reardon said the vendor has worked in close partnership with Emirates Team NZ to provide ongoing wireless and surveillance options.
“As we get closer to race time these options will be expanded upon further and will also include solutions that will link, connect and protect the Emirates Team NZ base in Bermuda with all of the team’s other stakeholders involved in making sure that they have the best chance of winning the 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup in 2017,” he added.