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Volunteers had a sweet start to their day with GOLDOC’s Chairman and CEO handing out treats from latest GC2018 Sponsor Peter’s Ice Cream.
Both Peter Beattie AC and Mark Peters turned vendors for the day, handing out icy Proud & Punch juice pops to Games Shapers who were collecting their uniform at the Uniform and Accreditation Centre.
Taking time out of his busy schedule, Beattie was happy to treat Games Shapers to a summer surprise.
“For many, visiting the UAC to collect their Games Shaper uniform is a highlight, but I suspect given the recent bout of warm weather, getting a frozen ‘Proud & Punch’ is a ‘berry’ nice start to the day,” Beattie said.
“In total our 15,000 volunteers will complete 130,000 shifts which equates to around one million hours of services and to be frank, this event couldn’t be held without them.”
Peters was also excited to add another member to the ever-growing Sponsor Family.
“It is great to have Peters join the sponsor family. In terms of our overall program we’ve acquired the largest number of sponsors for any Commonwealth Games,” Mr Peters said.
The range of Proud & Punch frozen Juice Pops will be served at the Coolangatta Beach Volleyball and will be available in Peters freezers around QLD during Games-time.
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Safety and security at GC2018 has been raised higher with innovative sensing solutions being provided by GOLDOC’s newest sponsor.
As the official Video Security Provider of GC2018, FLIR Systems Inc. (FLIR) will provide surveillance equipment, including security cameras and video management software to help national and local law enforcement provide safety and security at the Games this April.
Founded in 1978, FLIR is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness.
With a vision to be ‘The World’s Sixth Sense’, FLIR look to leverage thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation and advanced threat detection.
“FLIR is honoured to be selected as the official supplier of video security for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games,” said Travis Merrill, President of FLIR Commercial Business Unit.
“FLIR products will provide wide area, 24/7 surveillance to ensure the protection of the Gold Coast community, guests, and athletes.
“Our end-to-end suite of security solutions supports the comprehensive plan for a safe and successful Commonwealth Games and we look forward to playing a role in this celebration of ‘Humanity, Equality, and Destiny.’”
To protect the high-profile international event, FLIR will provide a mix of thermal imaging cameras that operate day and night, through light fog or smoke, ensuring continual observation and accurate detection capabilities.
In many cases, cameras will also be equipped with embedded video analytics and will detect threats and stream live information to allow rapid response to security events at Games’ venues.
“Public safety is our number one priority and we are determined to make sure all athletes and spectators are able to enjoy GC2018,” said GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC.
“The Games are a major sporting event - not a security event – and importantly for fans, we are using a number of products, like those being delivered by FLIR, to provide a safe and secure environment while still allowing for efficient access to venues for patrons, athletes and officials in an unobtrusive manner."
To learn more about FLIR security products and solutions, visit flir.com/security.