LAS VEGAS, Nev.
In order to meet the greater Internet connectivity requirements for the 2011 International CES, Smart City Networks quadrupled the bandwidth available at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) for the event.
Quadrupling the bandwidth for CES will increase the system’s capacity from 1 gigabit (Gb) to 4 Gb, enabling a faster transfer of significantly more data via the Internet.
The world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, the 2011 International CES showcases the most cutting-edge electronic products, many of which now utilize the Internet. In fact, CES expects one of the show’s top trends will be "Internet-enabled everything" meaning that the Internet will be an integral component of not only phones and computers but more consumer products than ever before, such as cars, cameras, printers and televisions.
Smart City’s bandwidth upgrade will better accommodate the many Internet-enabled products on display, offering exhibitors fast and reliable Internet connections to demonstrate the products’ capabilities. In addition, Smart City has made arrangements with their providers to implement further upgrades with little to no notice, further exemplifying the need to find flexible partners with unique solutions for a technology intensive environment like the International CES.
In addition, the International CES expects over 120,000 tech-savvy attendees who will use their own smart phones, laptops, tablets and other devices, all requiring Internet connectivity.
Smart City Networks anticipates that the 2011 CES will record the greatest use of Internet connectivity and Wi-Fi service in the history of the event. The 4 Gb bandwidth upgrade will ensure a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi service to meet this increased demand.
"Internet connectivity is important for every event, but none as much as the International CES," said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. "CES showcases the latest and greatest electronic products, many of which now utilize the Internet for functionality. We quadrupled the bandwidth for the 2011 CES to ensure that all of these products as well as the thousands of CES attendees have a fast and reliable Internet connection."
Smart City Networks has been the leader in providing of wired and wireless event technology at the nation’s major convention centers for over 25 years and has provided the event technology at CES for more than 10 years.
About Smart City Networks
Founded in 1984, Smart City Networks is the nation’s largest provider of event technology in the convention
industry. With corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev., Smart City Networks provides clients with design,
installation and maintenance of data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with unparalleled voice,
video and data network engineering, security and monitoring across the United States. Smart City Networks
also provides services to more than 5,000 trade shows at more than 35 convention centers located in Alabama,
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and the District of Columbia. For more information about Smart City
Networks, please call 702-943-6000 or visit www.smartcity.com.