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LV Convention Center Upgrades Wireless Capabilities

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has partnered with Smart City Networks to ensure that the facility continues to keep pace with the world's reliance on staying connected with a recent upgrade to 802.11n wireless capability.

"As one of the busiest convention facilities in the country, it is crucial that we ensure we are providing the best possible customer experience for our clients and their delegates," said Terry Jicinsky, senior vice president of operations for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, operators of the Las Vegas Convention Center. "Providing adequate technological infrastructure is essential in today's connected society."

The upgrade to the facility's wireless backbone will allow the convention center to provide a better wireless experience to more users.

"The density of wireless devices is likely greater on the tradeshow floor than any other business environment and needs a robust solution," said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. "This wireless upgrade will better accommodate this increased demand for connectivity at the Las Vegas Convention Center by supporting more users and their numerous electronic devices."

The upgrade increases the number of wireless access points by 30 percent to 160. The automatic, controller-based system will also help reduce interference by routing wireless service requests to available access points throughout the facility.

The upgrade will help maintain the LVCC as one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the country. Clients will experience faster, more streamlined wireless access with less interference because of the upgraded technology.

About the LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 148,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.