The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce awarded a 10-year contract to Smart City Networks to provide technology services, including network cabling, high-speed Internet access, Wi-Fi, telephone and neutral host distributed antenna system, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, which has more than 300,000 square feet of meeting space in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Over the next few months, Smart City will begin an upgrade of the facility’s wireless network. It will modernize the wireless network by installing two Cisco wireless controllers and increase the number of access points from 29 to 60, providing higher density coverage for the Wi-Fi system. Smart City also will build a neutral host distributed antenna system to improve cellular connectivity.
Additionally, the Kentucky State Fair Board previously awarded its seven-year event technology contract for the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center to Smart City Networks. Smart City will offer wired and wireless networking services as well as serve as the preferred audio-visual service provider for the facilities, which taken together boast more than 1.3 million square feet of event space plus two arenas and an outdoor demonstration area.
Founded over 25 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry.