InterReach Fusion Systems Ensure Cellular Connectivity at Pepsi Center,
Invesco Field, Coors Field, and Other Convention Venues
MINNEAPOLIS – August 19, 2008 — ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT; www.adc.com) today announced that its InterReach Fusion® in-building systems will deliver seamless cellular services for capacity crowds at all of the venues for the upcoming Democratic National Convention held August 25-28. In addition to an existing in-building system at the Colorado Convention Center, ADC has deployed systems at Coors Field, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Invesco Field, Pepsi Center, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to support wireless voice and data services for convention activities.
“The City of Denver and the operators of these facilities recognize that delegates, staff and members of the media at the Democratic National Convention will rely heavily on smartphones and other cellular devices to stay connected,” said John Spindler, vice president of Product Management for ADC. “We believe that our InterReach Fusion system was chosen because it delivers consistently strong and fully pervasive coverage at every venue with minimal deployment time and cost.”
ADC’s InterReach Unison system has delivered trouble-free, multi-carrier cellular coverage in demanding locations such as the Colorado Convention Center and Denver International Airport for years, where tens of thousands of cellular subscribers obtain in-building service. In addition, ADC’s work on other in-building system deployments with the official wireless service provider for the convention was another factor in the selection of ADC as the in-building cellular solutions provider at the Pepsi Center and other key venues in Denver.
“Theatres & Arenas and SMG – our management partners at the Colorado Convention Center – strive to provide the best possible facilities and services for our visitors. Whether it’s the Democratic National Convention or the myriad other events we host, clients and visitors expect their cell phones to work throughout the building,” said Jack Finlaw, director of Denver’s Division of Theatres & Arenas. “We have had a great experience with ADC equipment at the Convention Center over the past few years.”
InterReach Fusion and InterReach Unison use an active, hub-and-spoke architecture that guarantees consistently high output power at every remote antenna (RAU) and offers complete end-to-end alarming. Moreover, both systems rely on thin coaxial or fiber cabling for ease of deployment. At the 500,000 square-foot Colorado Convention center (site of key caucus and council meetings for the Democratic Convention), visitors will enjoy in-building coverage from the existing ADC InterReach Unison system, which includes 9 Main Hubs, 13 Expansion Hubs, and 70 RAUs.
The new systems deployed in advance of the Democratic Convention include:
• Coors Field Mountain Ranch Grille (site of a DNC special event) – configured with 1 Main Hub, 1 Expansion Hub, and 5 RAUs
• Denver Museum of Nature and Science (site of a DNC special event) – configured with 1 Main Hub, 1 Expansion Hub, and 7 RAUs
• Invesco Field (a 75,000 seat stadium, and site of Barak Obama’s acceptance speech) – configured with 3 Main Hubs, 5 Expansion Hubs, and 33 RAUs
• Pepsi Center (a 21,000-seat arena and home to the main convention proceedings) –configured with 23 Main InterReach Fusion Hubs, 25 Expansion Hubs, and 92 Remote Antenna Units (RAUs)
• The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (hospitality provider and meeting place for many convention delegates) – 2 Main Hubs, 8 Expansion Hubs, and 64 RAUs
About ADC Network Solutions
ADC’s Network Solutions Business Unit offers products that deliver high-performance wireless coverage and capacity to business and consumer subscribers in any indoor or outdoor location. ADC is the global leader in advanced in-building wireless solutions and compact network systems, and is a leader in solutions that enhance coverage in macro networks.
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