DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart City Networks, the nation's leading provider of technology services for the convention industry, has announced the completion of a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) designed to exponentially expand the cellular service coverage and capacity at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD). Smart City partnered with Dallas-based AT&T to design and build the DAS at the venue.
"This new system is going to make a noticeable difference for everyone who attends an event at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas," said Mark Haley, President of Smart City Networks. "This upgrade, combined with our wireless network investment, reiterates our commitment to deliver exceptional experiences through technology in Dallas."
AT&T provided a 12-sector neutral host system with the ability to distribute Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint signals as well. Designed to cover all 2.2 million square feet of the facility with full occupancy, the system's installation required 11,000 feet of coaxial cable, 106,000 feet of fiber optic cable, 172 remotes, and 252 antennas. The new system allows more users to stay connected to their cellular devices by eliminating dead spots and improving the reliability of the network.
"This technology upgrade is going to be a game changer for our facility and we thank AT&T and our local Smart City Networks team for making it happen," said Rosa Fleming, Interim Director at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. "We are always looking for ways to make our attendee experience better and this is just one more reason why event planners are choosing Dallas for their conventions and events."
The installation of the DAS took less than seven months, starting on May 8, 2018, and going live on November 30, 2018.
The completion of the neutral host DAS at the KBHCCD is part of Smart City Networks ongoing mission to deliver peace of mind and a better experience to convention center attendees and facility managers across the country.
About Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 19th largest employer in central Florida. 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 39 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 20 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information about Smart City Networks, call 702-943-6000 or visit www.smartcitynetworks.com.
About Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Located in downtown Dallas, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) is one of the largest convention centers in the nation, with more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, three ballrooms, 88 meeting rooms, 1,750-seat theatre, and a 9,816-seat arena. The award-winning facility is connected to a 1,001-room hotel via a skybridge and is adjacent to two Vertiport landing pads. KBHCCD welcomes over a million visitors annually, providing world-class service, versatile technology and delectable cuisine. Last year, Dallas jumped two spots to number six in the nation for meetings and conventions, rated by Cvent, the largest online event management software company, making it the only Texas city in the top 10. For more information visit www.dallasconventioncenter.com
SOURCE Smart City Networks