US technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed a deal to support this year’s edition of the Ryder Cup golf event.
HPE will serve as an official supplier to the tournament, which takes place at Le Golf National near Paris from September 28-30.
The company will deliver the Wi-Fi platform at the event, which is expected to attract more than 250,000 spectators.
The HPE solution will be based on the Aruba Mobile First Architecture and will include Aruba location services and Analytics Location Engine to provide data-enabled digital engagement services for fans. The solution has been designed and implemented by HPE partner, Ultima.
The deal represents the largest investment made by Ryder Cup Europe in a technology platform for a Ryder Cup. As part of the deal, the European Tour will retain the right to replicate the same technology setup across a number of its calendared events this year.
“Built on Hewlett Packard Enterprise technology the Ryder Cup in Paris will be highly secure and ultra-connected, this creates endless possibilities,” Marc Waters, managing director for UK and Ireland at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said. “The Ryder Cup is transforming digitally in order to change the way that people interact with a live golf event.”
Europe will be seeking to regain the Ryder Cup this year after Team USA’s comfortable 17-11 victory during the 2016 event in Chaska, Minnesota.