Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Sails Ahead with CommScope’s RUCKUS
America’s Cup Italian team bets on world-class Wi-Fi connectivity for a winning experience
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America’s Cup Italian team bets on world-class Wi-Fi connectivity for a winning experience (Photo: Business Wire)
The event is a preliminary selection of races between the Challengers, teams from
The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team will rely on the RUCKUS Wi-Fi network to carry data from onboard sensors and devices to a local server and to support boats. The yacht is equipped with hundreds of sensors, along with mobile devices, wearables and on-board instrumentation, all of which generate data that must be gathered regardless of weather conditions and signal obstruction from materials in the boat itself. During the race, gigabytes of data, including knot speed, GPS coordinates, tide, wind and weather conditions, among other nautical details will be continuously transmitted to the support boat. RUCKUS access points inside the boat enable the data collection and transfer.
“To quote the legendary sailor
For the first time, the America’s Cup will be raced on 75-foot foiling monohulls, which lift out of the water to reduce drag. Over the past two and a half years,
This unprecedented engineering feat coupled with daily tests during training have been instrumental in optimising the boat’s performance. Data collected by CommScope’s RUCKUS access points on the racing boat was continuously transmitted to the support motorboat, normally covering distances up to 300 meters in rough waters and gusting winds. On shore, designers ran simulations based on the massive amount of data gathered; and sailors continuously refined their approach.
Smooth sailing with the finest talent and technology available
Traditionally, the America’s Cup is held in the waters of the defending champion, which meant the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team had to move its boats and base of operations from its headquarters in
Security is tight at the America’s Cup and espionage is a legitimate concern for all teams. To ensure rigorous end-to-end network security,
“The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and is considered the world’s most important sailing event, won through mastery of sport and technology. The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team is focused on state-of-the art sailing backed by reliable Wi-Fi connectivity,” said
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