Power Protection can help ensure the best viewing experience, so you don’t miss any of the Big Game! Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email Helen DingJune 13, 2018June 13, 2018 LinkedIn Viewed: 5193 TAGSend userpower protectionpower outageCertaintysmart homeinternetsoccerfootball Preventing Match Interruptions The worst thing that could happen to fans as they watch their favorite teams vie for the cup is an outage that interrupts the TV or internet transmission of a match. No one wants to miss the next spectacular goal from their favorite striker or a save by their team’s goalkeeper. There are ways to prevent this and keep the match going even through a power outage. In fact, power protection solutions for your home are always a good idea – not just for watching football but also to stay connected to cable and the internet to get access to news, weather and other content. Wherever you happen to be in the world this year from June 14 to July 15, you’ll come across these scenarios: Enraptured crowds huddled around giant video screens in public squares, noisy fans pumping their fists around TVs in bars and cafes, and co-workers sneaking peaks at their computers and mobile devices to check scores. Power Protection is Key for Watching Your Favorite Sports Even During a Power Outage Billions of viewers will tune in to the biggest international football, also widely known as “soccer” in the United States, event taking place in Russia, where some of the world’s finest athletes will compete to hold the planet’s most prestigious sports trophy. Among them will be Cristiano Ronaldo, still fresh from his Portuguese squad’s Euro 2016 championship win, and rivals Lionel Messi of Argentina, Neymar of Brazil and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden. Only a small percentage of the world’s football fans will attend the matches, scheduled to take place in 12 stadiums across Russia. The rest will be tuning in through TVs, computers and mobile devices. If viewership is anything like 2014 – when the event last took place – it will reach 3.5 billion. That’s just about half of the planet’s population. Football competitions involving national teams are a phenomenon that transcend cultural differences and overlook historic enmities. The event in Russia will involve 32 national squads from six geographic regions – Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, North America and Oceania – assembling their best players to compete. This year, Germany will try to defend its 2014 title against powerhouses such as Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Argentina and France. Staying Connected with Power Protection Solutions Power protection solutions also help ensure 24/7 connectivity in a world that is fast becoming more connected as users rely more on AI (artificial intelligence) assistants/smart home hubs such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant to complete tasks. For users who work at or run a small business from home, downtime caused by a power outage can be a real problem. It can cause you to miss work deadlines, prevent you from getting on conference calls and accessing files in the cloud, and in worst-case scenarios lead to data losses. Besides keeping you connected during an outage, battery backup solutions also protect your investments in valuable equipment such as entertainment systems and internet-connected devices. A power surge can ruin a device that costs tens of thousands of dollars. It’s a risk that equipment owners, whether at home or at a smaller business, definitely want to avoid. Don’t Miss It with Power Protection Solutions The international football competition in Russia will bring the usual mixed bag of delirious victories, surprises, upsets and disappointments – and the ascension of new football heroes who will be revered for years to come. Some, like Pele, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, will become legends in their own time. Now, you wouldn’t want to miss any of that, would you? To keep your viewing experience uninterrupted and to ensure Certainty in a Connected World, check out some of the most effective power protection solutions from APC by Schneider Electric.