By Craig Fulem, Smart City‘s General Manager at the Virginia Beach Convention Center The Internet is a resource that many of us have integrated into our professional and personal lives. As we continue to grow and navigate in this digital world, it is important to take steps and protect our
Increase efficiency in the configuration, deployment and maintenance of wireless networks By Gabriel Mendoza, Smart City’s Data Operations Supervisor at the Phoenix Convention Center Today’s world is an environment in which time is money and businesses are constantly seeking best practice standards. This is certainly no different in the technology
Tips to protect personal information in a connected world By Patrick Nelson, Smart City‘s Operations Manager at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Nearly a decade ago the concept of mobile security was simply about securing the device itself from potential loss or theft. But as mobile technology becomes more
By Timothy Boyer, Smart City‘s Data Operations Manager at the San Diego Convention Center Since the development of the Internet in the 1980’s, 2^32 or about 4.2 billion unique Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses were created. Of those 4.2 billion only 3.2 billion were made available, the others
A Brief History of Wireless Fidelity and the evolution of 802.11 By Patrick Nelson, Smart City’s Operations Manager at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Although WiFi may appear as a technological advancement founded in the twentieth century the concept of WiFi was developed over 140 years ago. In
Acknowledging the BYOD Trend and Meeting Its Needs Preparing for a convention as an attendee or an exhibitor is similar to a guest preparing for a party. First, there is the RSVP, then the proper attire, followed by the business cards and finally gathering the electronic devices, their wires and accessories.
By Quas Sine, Smart City’s Data Operations Manager at the Anaheim Convention Center What’s a MiFi? The term “MiFi” is used to describe a wireless router that acts as a mobile WiFi hotspot. A MiFi device is typically connected through a cellular network, such as AT&T or Verizon. This router
By Chris Wharry, Smart City‘s General Manager at the George R. Brown Convention Center Voice Over Internet Protocol, also known as VoIP or IP Telephony, works by converting the voice signal from your telephone into a digital signal that travels over the Internet. The voice signal is broken up into
In the world of convention centers, providing wireless networks and cellular coverage to a large audience is no easy task. Hundreds of people gather in one place expecting to be able to make phone calls, access the web, and check email, all from their mobile devices. But in buildings where
At Smart City Networks, we know that the demand on our wireless networks continues to increase. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Trade Show News Network (TSNN) will be hosting a webinar to discuss the challenges facing Internet connectivity at convention centers and how some shows and facilities are keeping visitors connected.