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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!

 

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.

ACUTA Fall Seminar Denver 2016

October 16-19

Grand Hyatt Denver

Denver, CO

Booth #TBD

 

Is your university prepared for the wireless demands of tomorrow? Register for ACUTA to learn and see the latest in in-building wireless technologies to keep your campus up to (5G) speed!

Want a deeper dive into the available solutions? Join us for DAS Boot Camp Sunday, Oct. 16! Time and location TBD.

ACUTA Annual Conference San Diego 2016

April 24-27

Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego, CA

Booth #123/222

 

Is your campus ready for #NextGenWireless?

Stop by booth #123/222 to speak with a representative and check out a live demo of the latest in converged networks technology [PON, WiFi and DAS]

Learn about future technologies for DAS at DAS Boot Camp and check out the latest DAS and wireless trends for higher education at the first Super Session!

DAS Boot Camp:   Sunday, April 24th 1-4                              Register here
Super Session:    
 Wednesday, April 27th 1:15-2:15            Register here

Interested in what converged networks can do for your university? Check out our UnityTM solution: Connectivity Wireless Unity

ACUTA Winter Anaheim 2015

January 25-28

Disneyland Hotel

Anaheim, CA

Booth #200

 

Excited to attend ACUTA Boston with Corning–be sure to stop by booth #200 to chat with our team about the latest DAS technology for higher education and pick up your connection card for our social hour Tuesday 4:30-7 p.m. at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney!

 

REGISTER TODAY

 

ACUTA Boston 2014

October 26-29

Boston Park Plaza

Boston, MA

Booth #5

 

Excited to attend ACUTA Boston with Corning–be sure to stop by booth #5 to mix up a hot cup of witches’ brew and pick up your connection card for our social hour Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at the iconic Cheers bar!

 

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ACUTA Winter Session

January 12-15

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs

Phoenix, AZ

Booth #211

 

Join the Connectivity team at the ACUTA winter session where we’ll be displaying industry best practices for the implementation of  DAS at college and university campuses. Stop by Booth # 211.

REGISTER