Smart City Networks, the nation´s leading digital communications provider for convention centers and hospitality venues, has been approved for a new 10-year contract at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD), the company said.
The Dallas City Council approved the contract on February 22, 2017. Smart City has been the technology services provider for the convention center since 1997.
Along with the contract extension, approval was also provided for the installation of a distributed antenna system (DAS).
For the DAS buildout, Smart City has partnered with AT&T who will design and build the DAS and ensure connectivity for the KBHCCD to other AT&T Dallas-based projects, such as the Dallas Innovative Initiative.
As part of the new agreement, Smart City will also replace the existing wired and wireless networks at the convention center. The new system will feature a high-density design and will provide the capability of 64,000 simultaneous users on the network at one time. It will also provide 10-gigabit connectivity throughout the facility.
The DAS will be implemented to amplify mobile broadband coverage throughout the facility, eliminate dead zones, and improve network reliability in areas with heavy-user demand and increased network capacity.
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. It 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.