Significant Technology Upgrades to make Miami Beach Convention Center a Premier Convention Location Smart City Networks has finalized a contract with the Miami Beach Convention Center to provide extensive technology upgrades as a part of their two and half year long, multi-million dollar renovations project. The agreement, which became effective
Mitchell Hughes – General Manager, Tampa Convention Center Understanding the technology that you are using at a trade show can be tough, you also might be just “Figuring it out” on the fly. Whatever the case, the trade show floor is not the place to find out something does not
Brian Clear – General Manager, Minneapolis Convention Center Event planners are becoming more and more interested in incorporating the use of technology to improve their attendee’s overall conference experience. Event planners have started to integrate the use of technology to assist with gathering and delivering valuable data. Apps, wearable technology,
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