AmericasMart To Offer Free Campus-Wide Wi-Fi At Market
AmericasMart Atlanta becomes the world’s largest digitally accessible wholesale marketplace with completion of its distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi network, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., AmericasMart president and chief operating officer.
The fully implemented system delivers enhanced wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds for Verizon Wireless customers. The Wi-Fi network will offer free On-the-Go access to unlimited wireless internet on all floors. The new technology infrastructure assures optimized Wi-Fi access for web and email users in a digital platform unmatched in size, scale, scope and capacity in the wholesale market arena.
“This represents the latest advancement in our quest to give customers a digitally-rich environment designed to maximize the productivity, profitability and efficiency of their market experience. But, as important as this huge achievement is in our technology ecology, there is much, much more to come—and it’s coming soon,” Portman adds.
Comprised of nearly 1,300 antennas, more than 250 fiber-fed remotes and 3,000 connectors, the AmericasMart DAS installation particularly enhances cellular coverage during high-traffic events when thousands of people might be trying to access the network simultaneously.
Additionally, an enhanced and enriched AmericasMart website promises a particularly richer digital experience with expanded exhibitor profiles, searchable content, new floor plans and Market Plan tool.
The increased accessibility will be fully active and functional across the 7.1 million-square-foot campus in early December, just in time for optimum connectivity at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® this January.