ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) 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 U.S. As one of the first convention centers to offer free wireless in all areas of the facility, the ACC 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 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 ACC 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 ACC as a national leader in wireless connectivity," said Tom Morton, executive director, City of Anaheim, Convention, Sports & 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 convention center, please visit: www.anaheimconventioncenter.com.
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) is a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit destination marketing organization that promotes Anaheim/Orange County as a premier leisure, convention and meeting destination. Formed in 1961, the AOCVCB is the foremost destination marketing organization in Orange County. Today, 700 Orange County area businesses are partners of the AOCVCB. More than 44 million people visited Anaheim/Orange County in 2013, generating $9.6 billion in revenue for the local economy and creating 157,000 tourism-related jobs. For more information, call 714-765-8888 or visit anaheimoc.org. Follow the AOCVCB on Facebook (AnaheimOC), Twitter (@AnaheimOC, @MeetAnaheim) and Pinterest (AnaheimOC)
SOURCE Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau