Vegas' Sands Expo Sets a New Stage with Extricom's High-Performance Wireless Connectivity
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Press release date: August 27, 2013
NEW YORK – Extricom's wireless LAN changes the face of one of the world's largest convention centres
Extricom Ltd., the enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) solution provider that delivers seamless mobility with its patented Channel Blanket™ architecture, today announced its most recent installation at The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada. Recognized for their award winning enterprise Wi-Fi solutions for large public venues (LPVs), Extricom successfully delivered seamless WLAN to The Sands 2.2 million square feet of flexible exhibition and meeting space, one of the world's largest and most prestigious convention centers.
When it came time to evaluate the convention center's wireless network, The Sands' IT team knew one thing for sure - down time was not an option for the main exhibition floor, adjacent meeting rooms and common areas shared by the Palazzo and Venetian hotels. "We needed Wi-Fi we could count on 24/7. We never shut down so neither can our Internet connection. "Since we installed Extricom's wireless LAN in-house, I don't even think about our Wi-Fi any more - it just works!" said Justin Herrman, Executive Director of Information Technology at The Sands.
Extricom's US partner, SignalShare, a leading provider of wireless Internet solutions for the sports and entertainment industries, was responsible for The Sands' network installation and deployment. SignalShare set up a complementary, hybrid network alongside The Sands' existing WLAN. With Extricom's patented Channel Blanket™ technology to support the current infrastructure, The Sands show floor and adjacent spaces were sufficiently covered with uninterrupted, high-quality Internet connectivity.
Uniquely suited for large indoor venues, Extricom's Channel Blanket architecture allows single channels to blanket entire sections of the show floor, eliminating the need for difficult, virtually impossible to deploy, microcell system designs. Now, The Sands could provide their oftentimes, 100,000 clients with Wi-Fi (data transfer), voice over WLAN, and video streaming services. This translated into clients accessing a mobile concierge and having a viable VPN on their mobile phones and tablets.
Deployment at The Sands resulted in additional wireless support to complement the network already in place, and a Wi-Fi network with instant availability and low total access point count. David Birkhead , SVP of Engineering and Technology IT Project Manager at SignalShare, commented, "To deliver ubiquitous roaming, we installed the system over the entire 2.2 million square feet of space, including the pedestrian mall and pool areas, with access points in viable but very discrete areas. What resulted was excellent coverage throughout the public spaces," he added.
Dan Kirtchuk, VP Sales & General Manager, Extricom Inc., comments, "We are proud to partner with a global icon such as The Sands and deliver what we promised - to have them running smoothly since the start of 2013 with strong and reliable Internet. The success of this large and uniquely challenging project serves to strengthen Extricom's position as a leading provider of Large Public Venue Wi-Fi."
Extricom is a manufacturer of next generation enterprise wireless LAN solutions, based on its Channel Blanket technology architecture. The Channel Blanket architecture provides wire-like reliability, high throughput, seamless mobility, unparalleled noise immunity, and is easy to install and maintain. In an era of intensive wireless usage powered by the market explosion of smart phones, iPads, iPods, tablets and other communication devices, voice, data, video, and location services are delivered with an always-on, robust and mobile Wi-Fi connection to any client, in any environment. Extricom Interference-Free™ WLAN is purpose-built to slash wireless complexity and future-proof your network for tomorrow's multi-service demands.
Extricom solutions are in use by customers operating in numerous industries worldwide, including Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics and Warehousing, Retail and public venues. They have discovered the uncompromising performance, reliability and ease of ownership that are the hallmark of the Extricom WLAN. Extricom serves its growing global customer base through offices in the USA, Europe and Japan, and by working with a global network of distributors and partners. For more information, visit us at www.extricom.com.
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