The HARTING Technology Group is playing its part in the 25th Gerry Weber Open this week in Halle in Westphalia, as its Han-Eco connectors for data, signal and power are used throughout the matches. As they place their serves, the tennis professionals can be certain that the decisions taken in every match will be completely unequivocal. The Han-Eco connectors are installed in the umpires’ chairs and used in the matches at the tournament.
TheGerry Weber Open has been one of the most important and prestigious tennis tournaments in the world since its launch in 1993. Even in its first year, it attracted an audience of around 85,000 to watch exciting volleys on the Centre Court in theGerry Weber Stadium, which is also used for other major events throughout the season. Last year, a total of 111,000 people watched some thrilling world-class tennis; the audience at the final of the ATP tournament alone numbered 11,500. The total prize money for 2017 amounts to over €1.8 million.
“We chose HARTING and the Han-Eco because the connectors made a good impression on us in every respect: they are reliable, robust and guaranteed to perform well, making them ideal for our tournament,” said Stephan Pumpe from the Marketing Department at Gerry Weber World. The HARTING connectors are installed in the umpires’ chairs and connected directly to their laptops.
The Han-Eco can be fitted quickly and easily. It is used by the organizers of many broadcast events such as pop and rock concerts, theater performances and musicals. “We are delighted that with our connectors ensuring supply and communication we will be making a contribution to the smooth running of this leading tournament,” said Stefan Olding, Managing Director at HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG.
The HARTING Technology Group