In an effort to modernize its technology offerings and remain competitive as exhibitor technical needs grow, the Hawaii Convention Center had its entire technology system overhauled last month by Smart City Networks. The upgrade was planned after Smart City was hired to take over the center’s telecommunications infrastructure and determined that significant improvements were necessary.
The firm completed a total overhaul of the center’s data and wireless capabilities in 27 days, officials said, calling it an industry record. “This project, under normal circumstances, would have required three to four months to plan, purchase and receive components, contract construction, install equipment, configure, test, and deploy,” said Smart City Networks President Mark Haley. “Our team worked tirelessly to meet this record deadline and this serves as an example that our organization is ready and able to meet our partners’ needs.”
Smart City completed the project, assumed control of the facility’s network services and became fully operational during the month after it was hired. The project included design and installation of 100 new access points with antennas, 29,000 feet of networking cable, and 11 sets of patch panels, connectors and other hardware and supporting components.