In each quarterly Pinnacle newsletter, we highlight community service efforts from our teams across the country, share updates from our convention center partners, and celebrate the successes of our employees, both as individuals and as teams. This edition features stories from Miami Beach, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Denver and many more.
Chris Pendleton — General Manager, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center History On July 14, 2017, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) went live. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs), home and business networking equipment manufacturers and web companies adopted this new protocol, which was then standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Every event planner knows technology must be integrated into their events to sustain growth and meet the demands of an increasingly tech-savvy audience. Yet the specific needs of your attendees and exhibitors are often harder to identify amongst the countless options available. Understanding what technology makes sense for your audience
The recent exhaustion of IPv4 addresses represents a tipping point in the internet era and should be of particular interest to the event industry. Its depletion, inevitable with the sheer number of connected devices, is ushering in the rise of a new standard to accommodate everything ranging from computers and
The 2018 1Q Pinnacle is now available! In each quarterly Pinnacle newsletter, we highlight community service efforts from our teams across the country, share updates from our convention center partners, and celebrate the successes of our employees, both as individuals and as teams. This edition features stories from Minneapolis, Orlando,
Universal Power over Ethernet Power over Ethernet (PoE) has made it very easy to deploy VoIP telephones, wireless access points, and many other network connected devices. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ratified the PoE standard 802.3af in 2003 which allocated 15.4 watts of power to a device.
Today’s events are full of technologies that track attendee movement and gather unprecedented amounts of data. The age of big data and sheer volume of connected devices also brings about privacy concerns; how do event planners balance running an efficient, engaging, and personalized event with the need to protect attendee
Julia Slocombe, Vice President of Regional Operations West New Year, New You! As we begin this year, I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you on the Women’s Leadership Committee for your engagement and service. You have truly made a difference in shaping this conference and messaging
James Casperite — Technician l, Atlantic City Convention Center Since the days of our most ancient forebears, the conflict over control of resources and territory has been a constant companion of humankind. So too has this curse of strife followed us into the realm of digital technology and communications, exemplified
Bell and Watson pave the way for Smart City’s success 103 years ago, the first transcontinental telephone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell, in New York City, to Dr. Thomas Watson in San Francisco. Sixty-nine years later Smart City, then Centel Facilities Communications, was established in the basement of