AeroScout Inc., working with VenueSoft, announced that Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is using AeroScout’s Wi-Fi-based Active RFID solution to manage safety at events.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and ORACLE Arena are home to the Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors, as well as other sporting events, concerts and family shows. It has a capacity of 62,000 people and hosts more than 100 events a year. The coliseum recently installed the AeroScout and VenueSoft solution to help staff quickly deploy security, police, medical or facilities personnel in emergency situations during events.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum’s 150 ushers carry VenueSoft’s VenueAlert handheld devices equipped with AeroScout T2 Active RFID tags. Each device has eight one-touch buttons that perform specific pre-coded functions, such as notify police, notify medical, or notify the cleanup crew.
If a medical emergency occurs, an usher presses the appropriate button to alert the medical response team that serves that specific area of the coliseum. Location information from the AeroScout tags integrated into the handheld devices is used to determine which response team to notify for the particular area of the coliseum. That information is sent to a third-party facilities management system integrated with AeroScout’s MobileView software.