SAVANNAH, GA. – In February 2014, the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center (SITCC) chose the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to manage the facility. CCLD Networks was chosen to manage the internet and telecom services. The SITCC offers spectacular views of the Savannah River and has 330,000 square feet of prime meeting space. The exhibit floor has 100,000 square feet of exhibit space and the SITCC is a wonderful place for conventions, meetings or special events.
In anticipation of some highly technical shows in April 2014, the SITCC wanted the center to have a new wired and wireless network in place to ensure the attendees had a great technical experience at the center. CCLD Networks performed an installation on a very tight timeline scheduled after events that were taking place in late March at the SITCC. The installation was performed mainly after hours but was complete in time for the first event in April. Cisco hardware was installed throughout the facility and a Meru Networks wireless system was implemented to provide high quality wireless internet service. CCLD Networks installed Meru 832e model access points that will provide the center with 802.11ac technology as well as the standard 802.11a/b/g/n protocol. The first event on the new network was the American Physical Society and they mentioned after the show that it was one of their best meetings on the technical end that they had produced.
In addition, CCLD Networks will upgrade the phone system to a Mitel VOIP platform in the coming months. Also, CCLD Networks will provide network support for the internal employees of the SITCC.
“The SITCC is a beautiful facility in a great location on the Georgia coast,” said Blake Jenkins, Event Technology Manager for CCLD Networks. “We understand the importance of networking services for all events as it can have a huge influence on the attendee’s experience in Savannah. We strive to give the best service possible and we look forward to working with the SITCC well into the future.”
About CCLD Networks
CCLD Networks is a technology service provider, specializing in the convention and hospitality market segments. As the exclusive telecommunications and internet service provider for the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, the Broward County Convention Center and the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, CCLD Networks has served thousands of conventions, trade shows, and professional and amateur sporting events since 1994.