Tech builds up at S'pore integrated resort

Resorts World at Sentosa, which opens in early 2010, contracts Dell for servers. Meanwhile, its appointed partner for ticketing, NEC Asia, forms new alliance.
Written by Vivian Yeo, Contributor

Resorts World at Sentosa, one of Singapore's two upcoming integrated resorts (IR), has chosen Dell as its server partner, in the build-up to its opening early next year.

In a statement Monday, Dell said it would be "the main provider of enterprise server solutions" for the IR, which is geared toward families. Under the deal, the hardware vendor said it would supply and install its PowerEdge servers in various parts of Resorts World's operations.

Dell added that the project will run for three years, with the first batch of servers and services already in place. When contacted, a spokesperson was unable to provide details but noted that the contract was "fairly substantial".

Resorts World at Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands--which is slated to open at the end of the year--will both incorporate casinos, MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) facilities as well as entertainment. Technology is expected to be an integral part of the two resorts.

Separately, NEC Asia announced Monday that it has finalized a strategic alliance with Gateway Ticketing Systems that will boost its fulfillment of a contract to set up the ticketing and admission systems for Universal Studios Singapore, located within Resorts World.

As a result of the alliance, Gateway will introduce Galaxy, its ticketing system technology, said NEC. Galaxy, it explained, is designed to offer seamless control for revenue management, admission control and security. Galaxy modules installed at Universal Studios Singapore will provide among other functions, point-of-sale as well as facilitate group and online sales.

The contract is worth some S$4 million (US$2.6 million), NEC Asia said last month in a statement. There were a total of three bids from multinational consortia. The alliance with Gateway had led to the project being awarded to the NEC-led consortium, the company said.

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