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Honeywell, ComNet Communications and Graybar join the Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW

As part of its expanding network of leading technology providers, Daytona International Speedway (DIS) announced it has arranged for Honeywell, ComNet Communications, and Graybar to provide security, cable installation, and supply chain management services for its Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW. Honeywell, ComNet Communications, and Graybar join the inaugural group of six technology providers including CDW, Belden, CommScope, Inc., The Integration Factory, Peerless-AV, and Schneider Electric, which were announced earlier this year towards supporting the unprecedented $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. 

The Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW is designed specifically for companies involved in the construction of the DAYTONA Rising project and puts them at the forefront of the technological advances taking place to transform DIS into the world’s first motorsports stadium. Participation in the Platform also enables them to showcase their involvement through an onsite marketing presence (once their role in the project begins). 

“To deliver the experience that sports fans expect today, it is crucial to have relationships with industry leaders that allow us to accommodate incredible volume in terms of technological bandwidth and security capabilities so that fans can stay connected and watch the event with peace of mind,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “We couldn’t be more excited to add Honeywell, ComNet Communications and Graybar to our growing list of participants for the Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW and we’re confident they will provide a high-level of support for years to come.” 

Honeywell, a top provider of security technology for facilities and companies around the world, has supplied a state-of-the-art security monitoring system throughout DIS. This system, designed by national integrator Security 101, includes Honeywell’s MAXPRO® VMS (video management system) – which will help DIS security personnel manage nearly 600 surveillance cameras – and Pro-Watch® access control platform. The Pro-Watch technology will help protect nearly 300 doors throughout DIS. When integrated, these technologies allow personnel to respond more effectively to security incidents. 

In addition, DIS is working with ComNet Communications, a nationwide leading provider of structured cabling installation. ComNet, with headquarters in Bethel, CT, is a manufacturer certified on most major structured cabling systems and worked with CommScope to install the CommScope SYSTIMAX® fiber and copper solutions for DAYTONA Rising, allowing facility operations and fan technologies to operate. ComNet Communications also worked with Belden to help implement the audio cable infrastructure, enabling the great audio experience heard at DIS. 

Finally, Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, joins the Platform. Graybar is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical and communications products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. The relationship with Graybar has greatly assisted sourcing products for the reimagining of DIS and will continue to play a crucial role in ongoing operational support for all of the International Speedway Corporation properties. 

As a participant, the companies receive special recognition as Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW providers within the facility, along with corporate hospitality opportunities for entertaining guests during major events. 

About DAYTONA Rising

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with trackside views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $85 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500. 

Toyota, Florida Hospital, Chevrolet and Sunoco are Founding Partners of DAYTONA Rising, joining the Speedway to help provide the very best experience for fans through more than 80,000 total square feet of engagement areas, branding rights for four of the injectors/entrances and four of the new neighborhoods.

Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl. 

ROSSETTI is the architect for DAYTONA Rising. ROSSETTI is an award-winning architectural design and planning firm with 46 years of expertise in sports and entertainment projects including the Green Bay Packers Titletown, renovations for the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, a new headquarters for the LA Lakers, five MLS stadiums and the new retractable roof over the USTA’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information. For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit or call 1-800-PITSHOP. 

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

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