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EDUCAUSE 2017

EDUCAUSE 2017

When: October 31 – November 3, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Booth #459

Join us at EDUCAUSE! Interested in improved wireless coverage and capacity (cellular and Wi-Fi) for your university campus? Whether an urban or sprawling campus environment, our team of experts will work with you to design the perfect solution, ensuring seamless connectivity for your students, faculty and visitors.

From the stadium and arena, to campus clinics and learning buildings, we will design, install and maintain a system, or converged network of multiple systems (including cellular, Wi-Fi, security, BMS and more), that meets all of your wireless needs.

Stop by booth #459 to sign up for a free consultation!

 

HetNet Expo 2017

HetNet Expo 2017

When: October 10-11

Where: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Convention Center

Our team will be attending HetNet Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla., October 10-11. If you are interested in meeting with one of our representatives at the show, please email us at sales@connectivitywireless.com to set up an appointment.

Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

When: September 12-14, 2017

Where: San Francisco, Moscone Center

Our team will be attending Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco September 12-14. If you are interested in meeting with one of our solutions experts at the show, please email us at sales@connectivitywireless.com to set up an appointment.

 

Better Kinnick Cell Service Expected for Football Season

Just in time for football season! Proud to be the integrator for the UI Carver and Kinnick distributed antenna system.

U.S. Cellular, Verizon and AT&T are paying to be part of a UI distributed antenna system

Full online article here: http://www.thegazette.com

IOWA CITY — For many football fans, it’s not enough to watch the action on the field. They want to take photos or video and text friends watching the game at home.

In past years, people watching games at Kinnick Stadium have had miserable wireless service because of too much cell traffic in the 70,000-seat stadium.

“Getting a transmission out of the stadium is sketchy,” said Derrick Richmann, 34, of Marion. “I’d say 50 percent of my messages are dropped.”

But starting Sept. 2 for Iowa’s season opener against Wyoming, Kinnick will have increased capacity for smartphone use because of a new distributed antenna system. U.S. Cellular, Verizon and AT&T have signed contracts and paid fees to be part of the system, so customers of those companies will see improved service at football games, said Steve Fleagle, UI associate vice president and chief information officer.

The UI now owns antenna systems at Kinnick, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Service provider fees will pay for Connectivity Wireless Solutions to operate and maintain the networks, Fleagle said.

The Kinnick project involves more than 200 additional antennae, including many located on 25 new flagpoles around the top of football stadium, UI Athletics reported.

Texting, tweeting or web searching during breaks in the action at a college game is part of a “second screen” trend seen across most age demographics, but particularly with millennials.

Up to 87 percent of consumers surveyed by Accenture in 2015 said they were using TV and a second screen together. People watching a TV show may use their phones to look up actors or see what people are saying on social media about a particularly juicy episode.

At least 60 percent of at-home NFL viewers were looking at another device while watching professional football games, according to an NFL executive quoted in a 2014 GeekWire story.

“You can literally see the spikes in tweet traffic that are perfectly coordinated with interesting moments in the game,” Dick Costolo, then Twitter CEO, said in the story.

Richmann, the Marion Hawkeye fan, has missed only two UI home football games in 29 years. He likes to text with friends watching the games at home to tell them what he’s seeing in the stands, celebrate a great play or commiserate about a blunder. Other fans post selfies or pictures of the kids posing with Herky.

“We see that sort of behavior between classes,” Fleagle said about people pulling out their phones during short spurts of downtime. “People use their screens frequently.”

The UI has been trying to improve wireless service at athletic venues for several years, signing a contract with American Tower Corp in 2013 to develop networks at Kinnick and Carver. The UI terminated the deal in 2015, saying ATC failed to finish the project on time. The company sued the UI and the Board of Regents for breach of contract. That trial is scheduled for Jan. 22 in Polk County.

BICSI Fall Conference 2017

When: January 22 – 26, 2017

Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Register: BICSI Fall Seminar registration

 

Join us for DAS Boot Camp: Next Generation Wireless Networks

Sunday, September 24   •   1:30 – 4:30 p.m.   •   3 CEC

 

At the advent of 5G, wireless possibilities are reaching unprecedented heights. What was once a dream will soon be everyday reality and enterprises are forced to ask, “Is my infrastructure able to handle the burgeoning demands?” In preparation of the coming IoT age, we will explore next-generation wireless technologies and trends, and the infrastructures needed to support them.

Healthcare Facilities Symposium 2017

September 18-20
Austin Convention Center
Booth #522

Join us in Austin, September 18-20 at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium! Looking to brush up on latest in healthcare technologies and trends? Join us for Next Generation Wireless Networks for Healthcare or stop by booth # 522 to speak with our representatives. Click here to register today!

Next-Generation Wireless Networks for Healthcare

What: A case-study guided presentation led by Patrick Duffy, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Mark Niehus, RCDD, Connectivity Wireless
When: Tuesday, September 19 @ 4:15 – 5:15
Where: Room TBD

Click here to view full presentation details!

 

DAS Headed at San Diego Convention Center

Digital Antenna System Improves Cellular Coverage at San Diego CC

AT&T cellular data speed at San Diego Convention Center

AT&T cellular data speed at San Diego Convention Center


Connectivity Wireless is honored to be the the integrator of the Corning ONE DAS™ for Smart City Networks at the San Diego Convention Center!

Telecommunications provider for the convention industry, Smart City Networks, has announced completion of a new distributed antenna system (DAS) designed to expand the cellular service coverage and capacity at the San Diego Convention Center in California, USA.

“This new system is going to make a noticeable difference for everyone who attends an event or convention at the San Diego Convention Center,” said Julia Slocombe, vice-president of Western Region Operations for Smart City Networks.

“This was a massive upgrade, but it reiterates our commitment to deliver exceptional experiences through technology and San Diego’s commitment to be one of the leading meeting and convention destinations in the world.”

The installation of the DAS system involved plotting and installing hundreds of miniature antennas at secure points throughout the convention centre that connect to the networks of various cellular carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile.

The DAS reduces gaps in coverage created by steel or concrete pillars, isolated niches, and other architectural features that disrupt the signal between the phone and the devices receiving the messages. The result is the elimination of dead spots and improved reliability of the network.

“We are excited to offer our guests and customers yet another amenity to continue to make our facility the region’s premier gathering place,” said San Diego Convention Center Corporation president & CEO Clifford ‘Rip’ Rippetoe.

Smart City also installed a two-way radio system throughout the convention center that allows communication anywhere in the facility.

Implementation of the project took just over two years.

The convention centre brings about 900,000 visitors to San Diego every year.

Checkout the online CMW article here: http://www.c-mw.net/digital-antenna-system-improves-cellular-coverage-san-diego-cc/

 

Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology

SEAT 2017

When: July 16-18

Where: Atlanta, Marriott Marquis

Want your chance to win a virtual reality headset? Stop by booth # 701 at the SEAT Conference in Atlanta! Speak to one of our representatives to learn about the latest technologies for sports and entertainment venues or contact us prior to the conference to arrange an onsite meeting with our team: sales@connectivitywireless.com

Join us for Challenges: Mobility and Meeting the Demand, a VIP Round Table Luncheon on Monday, July 17 to hear from the parties building in-building networks at your venues! Email bboyd@connectivitywireless.com to inquire about registration – limited seating available.

BOMA International Conference & Expo 2017

Join us in Nashville, June 24-27 for  the BOMA International Conference & Expo! Looking to improve cellular service in your facility and improve tenant relations? Join us for “My Cellphone Doesn’t Work in my Building. Help!” – Tuesday, June 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Be sure to visit us at booth #321 for a glimpse of the latest in convergence technology and speak with our in-building wireless experts to learn how you can save time, space and money by converging your cellular, WiFi and IT applications onto one, fiber infrastructure!

Register today! BOMA Registration Page

ACUTA Annual Conference 2017

Aspire to Excellence! The ACUTA Annual conference is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more honored to be the Tuesday Dinner Sponsors alongside our partner Corning. Join us March 19-22 at the Hilton Chicago for a four-day expo showcasing the latest in technologies for Higher Education!

Visit our experienced integration team at booth #207 to see a live demo of the Corning ONE convergence system, capable of connecting all of your cellular, WiFi and PON applications onto one, full-fiber infrastructure.

Also join us for DAS Boot Camp: Next-Generation Wireless Networks on Wednesday, March 22, 8:15-9:15 to learn about coming wireless challenges for universities and the latest technology solutions!

Have questions about your university’s technology plan for tomorrow? Contact one of our sales representatives to set up a meeting during the show, today! 678-584-5799 or sales@connectivitywireless.com