Australian Project and Consulting Services (APCS) has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide the Games Data Network (GDN) for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The small Victorian company was up against some big players, but APCS refused to disclose the names of the international conglomerates involved. APCS managing director, Scott Coleman, said he was pleased that a local company won the contract.
"It means a great deal for our growth," Coleman said, "Our team will be playing an important role in what will be the biggest sporting and cultural event in the state."
The contract will require APCS to design and implement the GDN across all the games venues including the athlete's village, competition and non-competition village and main press centre. The GDN will incorporate up to 2000 desktops, 100 servers, 180 switches and 900 reprographic devices.
The company will also be responsible for the delivery of the Results System between venues and the games management systems, which will provide services like staff rosters and accreditation.
It will also undertake specialised applications such as the online accreditation registration system for games participants.