LAS VEGAS, Nev.
Smart City Networks announced that it will continue to serve as the event technology provider at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Wash. Effective this month, the center renewed its contract with Convention Communication Provisioners, Inc. (CCPI), a subsidiary of Smart City Networks, extending its 10-year relationship with the event technology service provider for an additional two years.
Since 2001, CCPI has provided the event technology services, including telecommunications, data and Internet services, at the Washington State Convention Center.
"We are proud of our partnership with the Washington State Convention Center and look forward to continuing to provide the facility with its telecommunication and Internet services," said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. "The WSCC hosts the technology industry’s best and brightest regularly, and we understand how important it is for the center to successfully meet their growing technology needs."
Smart City will upgrade the WSCC’s circuitry, retaining one dual OC3 circuit as a backup and implementing a new Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) circuit, to increase the available bandwidth and better accommodate more users and devices while also mirroring the technically advanced systems of the WSCC’s new addition, The Conference Center. With these upgrades the center’s infrastructure will be capable of delivering faster Internet speeds, up to 1 gigabit per second at any location, minimizing download times and increasing connection speeds. Smart City is also upgrading the center’s Avaya phone system to ensure the latest features are available.
Jim Snook, Smart City’s general manager at the WSCC, added that, "Seattle has been at the technical forefront for many years, and the events we host frequently require extensive networking services. Few centers can exceed the amount of technology that we provide to our guests."
"The Washington State Convention Center is pleased to extend our operating agreement with Smart City. We have had a very good and productive working relationship, and we are pleased with the service that Smart City provides to our clients," stated John Christison, president and CEO of the Washington State Convention Center.
Using the latest technology, Smart City will continue to provide the WSCC with high-speed Internet access using Ethernet protocols as well as offering turnkey data networking services, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and private networks.
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
About the Washington State Convention Center:
With 415,000 square feet of flexible space, the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is the largest
full-service meeting and event facility in the state of Washington. Conveniently located in the heart of
downtown Seattle, WSCC features 72 meeting rooms, including five distinctively appointed executive conference rooms.
With expert service, latest technology and imaginative cuisine WSCC will make your meeting a success.
For more information visit www.wscc.com.