Smart City Networks Upgrades and Expands Services at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Jul 14, 2015
Los Angeles, CA (July 14, 2015) - AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), in collaboration with in-house, exclusive telecommunications provider, Smart City, is thrilled to announce that major upgrades to the existing Wi-Fi network have been implemented effective July 1, 2015. The upgrades benefit LACC clients and guests by offering increased Wi-Fi coverage, a stronger Wi-Fi signal, and expanded complimentary Wi-Fi availability.
“This project is a critical component of our partnership with the facility and we look forward to delivering a superior service to clients and guests. We upgraded the existing fiber network, including adding 40,000 feet (or 7 miles) of fiber as well as 76,000 feet of copper (or 14 miles). Also, new Cisco wireless access points have been installed, which results in increased Wi-Fi coverage throughout the building,” commented Henry De La Rosa, General Manager for Smart City at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The upgraded network provides the LACC with a robust fiber backbone capable of seamlessly supporting large-scale technology shows. Additionally, Smart City’s partnership with technology vendors such as Cisco will further reinforce the facility’s ability to deliver reliable service to clients and guests.
“We are very excited about the improvements Smart City has made to the entire Wi-Fi network, which covers both complimentary and paid Wi-Fi. Complimentary Wi-Fi is now available in all public areas in the facility as opposed to only the three food court areas; customers also have the option to upgrade to secure Instant Internet or Exhibitor Internet at a fee,” noted Brad Gessner, AEG Facilities Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Highlights of the Wi-Fi network upgrade include:
- Upgrade to the existing fiber network, including the addition of single mode fiber to every IDF in the building
- New core switch (Nexus 7009)
- New UPS for the core switch
- New 2960 switches in every IDF
- Design establish for 210 New Cisco 3702 wireless access points
- Category 6 cabling project to enable wireless
- 76,000 feet of copper (14 miles)
- 40,000 feet of fiber (7 miles)
About the Los Angeles Convention Center
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is one of the most technologically advanced convention and exhibition centers in the world. Operated by AEG Facilities, the LACC attracts more than 2.5 million visitors annually and is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows and exhibitions. An integral economic component to the Southern California area, total sales from client secondary spending tops $1.1 billion annually, generating and sustaining over 12,000 local jobs. LACC is a model environmental-friendly facility, holding the prestigious US Green Building Council’s LEED-EB GOLD Certification. LACC is also a Bronze Level recipient of the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), Eureka Award. For more information, please visit lacclink.com.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues and events across the globe. For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.
About Smart City Networks
Founded more than 30 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry. Smart City Networks can provide wired and wireless Internet services, phone services and digital signage solutions at convention centers and meeting facilities of any size. Smart City Networks designs, installs and maintains data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring. Providing technology services to over 3,000 conventions and meetings annually, Smart City Networks currently serves more than 35 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information about Smart City Networks, please call 702-943-6000 or visit smartcity.com.
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