Pocono Raceway Upgrades to VoIP Technology to Enhance Communications
Frontier Communications positions Pocono Raceway to transition to
year-round entertainment venue
LONG POND, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
With a sophisticated, state-of-the-art racing surface, a green
initiative that ranks it as the most environmentally conscious in NASCAR
and the sports world, and an enviable location 90 miles from New York
and Philadelphia, Pocono International Raceway, Inc. recently added
another milestone — a cutting-edge communications system to benefit
employees, staff, race teams, media and fans.
Partnering with long-time telecommunications provider Frontier
Communications [NASDAQ: FTR], Pocono Raceway enlisted the expertise of
Frontier's engineering and operations teams to design a
telecommunications system that would accommodate current and future
growth and also help attract other entertainment opportunities. Because
of the unique design of the three-turn facility, however, Frontier had
to create a system that would fully integrate different locations and
end users and support their various communications requirements.
Frontier's solution was a Mitel 3300 VoIP system, allowing increased
capacity up to 1,400 users.
"We've made many enhancements to our facility over the years and the new
communications system is another step in our plan to become a year-round
entertainment venue," said Brandon Igdalsky, President and CEO, Pocono
Raceway. "Communications are the life-blood of any business and we are
excited to have Frontier Communications, an industry leader, as a
partner in this exciting endeavor."
The versatility of the new VoIP system allows it to support growth
without requiring a completely revamped platform. "We appreciated what
Pocono Raceway needs now as well as what it might need in the future to
address communications for concerts, trade shows and other entertainment
and raceway events," said Michael Morton, General Manager, Frontier
Communications. "The Mitel solution integrates rich telephony features
with advanced applications that are accessible via desktop devices and
managed over a web-based embedded system. The system is highly scalable,
so it can grow as Pocono Raceway grows. It's an efficient and
cost-effective system since ‘moves, adds and changes' are completed over
the web, a huge benefit to the raceway."
With more than twenty years of serving as the communications partner for
Pocono Raceway, the Frontier team delivered not only an industry-leading
solution, it also delivered a promise of continued personalized service
and responsiveness. "We're backed by the resources of a Fortune 500
company but we are based locally. Frontier's employees live in the
markets we serve, so we understand the needs of customers and we work
toward a mutual goal of creating vibrant communities," added Morton.
"Year-round events at Pocono Raceway would be an exciting economic
driver to the area, fostering additional jobs and overall new business
opportunities. We're excited to help make this happen together with
Igdalsky echoed the benefits of the decades' long partnership with
Frontier, stating, "We're proud to build on our relationship with
Frontier. They've supported us as we've changed and grown; their staff
and technicians deliver excellent personalized service; and they
understand how our transitioning into a year-round facility will have a
huge impact on our Pocono region. We're glad to have them on our team."
About Pocono Raceway
"The Tricky Triangle" is host to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one IZOD
IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two ARCA Racing
Series presented by Menards and one Firestone Indy Light Series events
each year. Pocono Raceway's 2.5-mile triangular design makes it truly
unique. Pocono is the only Superspeedway with three turns, three
different radii and three variant degrees of banking. All that ensures
our fans will enjoy some serious action, meanwhile presenting a
competitive challenge to the world's best drivers and their crew chiefs.
Pocono strives to create a family atmosphere with increased focus on the
Fan Experience. We are Pocono Raceway and this is "The Tricky Triangle."
In business for over 50 years, Pocono Raceway is family-owned and
situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We are
located within 300 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within
90 miles of New York City and Philadelphia. Pocono Raceway is and always
will be an attractive option for race fans and car enthusiasts alike.
More information is available at www.poconoraceway.com
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), is an S&P 500 company
and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest
corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video,
wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com,
data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for
residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced
business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states.
Frontier's approximately 15,300 employees are based entirely in the
United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
Patricia Amendola, 570-631-6013
Bob Pleban, 570-643-7161
Source: Frontier Communications Corporation
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