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Photos: FIFA IT Command Centre

A peek at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.
By Iain Ferguson, Contributor on
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1 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

A football fountain greets the international press and broadcasting community at the entrance to the International Broadcasting Centre in Munich.

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2 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

The complex also houses the FIFA IT Command Centre.

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3 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

The IBC hosts state of the art broadcasting equipment.

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4 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

The centre also includes explanatory diagrams of how the host broadcaster works with partners worldwide.

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5 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

The server equipment is at the heart of efforts by FIFA and its tech partners to keep the tournament running smoothly.

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6 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

The broadcasting, media and information technology facilities are housed in wooden units that will be transformed into 60 low-cost houses in Germany after the event.

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7 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

The equipment -- and its operators -- require a huge air-conditioning setup to avoid overheating and breakdowns.

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8 of 8 © ZDNet Australia: Iain Ferguson
In this photo gallery, we take you behind the scenes at FIFA's IT centre and the World Cup broadcast centre in Germany.

Workers and visitors to the centre are reminded of Germany and Brazil's lionhearted presence at the World Cup.











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