The challenge of bringing new solutions to soccer clubs in the digital age
The soccer stadiums of La Liga professional soccer teams have evolved over the years in terms of infrastructure and challenges.
They must be versatile spaces that can be used for more than just soccer matches, and they must also be equipped with increasingly demanding security measures.
To this must be added the challenges in terms of digitization of their operations. This translates into lower costs and less margin for error, in addition to remote monitoring and management.
La Liga, being the federation to which all clubs are associated, has been working for years to offer new solutions and products to clubs that provide them with added value, in addition to centralizing solutions for the most common operations.
100% digital and centralized management of access to stadiums
Firstly, tests were carried out at the hardware level, choosing a custom hardware of the Honeywell brand that mounts an Android system with several interesting additions, which allow interacting with other hardware systems such as RFID/NFC cards and QR codes.
In addition, a management layer was developed to manage all the devices that coordinate the entrance to a stadium. Several factors had to be taken into account here: Enable the management of access control devices in cases of low latency in the communications network. Simplify the vpn creation structure for current devices. Verify event access permissions and notify the result. Support autonomous offline operation.
For each event in a stadium, each of the gates will have one or more devices associated with an assigned mode (input, output, count etc).
In addition, an application was developed on the Android operating system, with a spatial layer of interaction with the Honeywell device that we had tested was to operate with different possible situations.
Events with nominal tickets, where each subscriber must be univocally identified.
Events with non-nominal entrance, where what is controlled is the capacity and the ticket code, such as, for example, a concert.
Access control without entry (counting of entrances and exits).
Configuration by device.