This came over the transom from the City of Anaheim:
ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER INSTALLS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND HIGH DENSITY WIFI NETWORK
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2015) – The Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) today announced a $2.5 million investment by Smart City Networks into the convention center’s WiFi network system capability, currently making it one of the most technically advanced convention centers in the United States. As one of the first convention centers to offer free wireless in all areas of the facility, the Anaheim Convention Center is partnering with Smart City to install this new Cisco-based high density network which will allow for faster, more streamlined wireless service, accommodating the increasing number of mobile users and devices.
The Cisco High Density Network currently being installed in the Anaheim Convention Center will consist of nearly 700 access points throughout the facility – a configuration used strictly for stadiums up until now. The first-of-its-kind system increases the amount of coverage and bandwidth available to meeting and event attendees. The Smart City-designed configuration will also include Cisco’s Mobility Service Engine (MSE) and Cisco’s Prime Infrastructure and will enable Location-Based Services (LBS).
“Installing this new, fully redundant, high density WiFi network positions the Anaheim Convention Center as a national leader in wireless connectivity,” said Tom Morton, executive director, City of Anaheim, Convention, Sports and Entertainment. “This will enable event planners, exhibitors and attendees to fully engage the largest of mega bandwidth needs.”
The projected upgrades will also position the ACC as the first convention center on the west coast with 10 gigabit internet connectivity. Some additional upgrades include:
- Redundancy of core equipment throughout the network
- Cisco Mobility Service Engine (MSE) and Cisco Prime Infrastructure
- Cisco Prime and MSE enable Location-Based Services (LBS)
- 10 gigabit circuit with a 1 gigabit backup circuit
- Dual UPS systems to backup core switch and power and back-up system redundancy (including UPS systems in every IDF)
- Cisco-certified wireless design
“We are thrilled to extend our existing 25-plus year partnership with the City of Anaheim at the Convention Center,” said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. “The network in Anaheim will be second to none along with the features and services we provide with it.”
Smart City has already begun work on installing the Cisco High Density Network system with a projected completion date of fall 2015. For more information on the Anaheim Convention Center, please visit www.anaheimconventioncenter.com.