Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that its distributed antenna system (DAS) has been installed at AmericasMart® Atlanta to help deliver improved wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds for exhibitors and guests.
“Our investment in innovative technology solutions like the Corning DAS speaks to our commitment to doing whatever is necessary to ensure our merchants’ success,” said Jeff Portman, president and chief operating officer, AmericasMart Atlanta. “The DAS allows us to provide AmericasMart attendees the ability to do business without having to worry about slow data speeds or spotty voice coverage.”
Comprised of nearly 1,300 antennas and more than 250 fiber-fed remotes, the DAS enhances cellular coverage during high-traffic events when thousands of people might be trying to access the network simultaneously.
“Corning is excited to provide the DAS to AmericasMart Atlanta, the nation’s premier wholesale trade center,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning. “We’re continuing to see a growing demand for indoor cellular systems not only from wireless operators, but also from organizations like AmericasMart, who want to ensure their customers receive the best service possible. Our DAS addresses the needs of each of these groups.”
AmericasMart Atlanta is the world’s only global wholesale marketplace, containing 7 million square feet of space across three buildings and 15 floors, including showrooms and exhibit halls. The DAS was installed by H&M NetWorks, one of the leading national network design and integration providers, in just 12 weeks while the AmericasMart remained open for business.
The solution provides visitors to AmericasMart Atlanta’s largest events with the ability to make calls and seamlessly use their smartphones, tablets and devices to access the Web, send texts, upload photos and videos – all while staying connected at significantly increased speeds. Those events include AmericasMart Atlanta’s January markets and the March Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market®.
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AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace, housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 exhibiting companies. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel areas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com. Follow us at #americasmartatl or #atlapparel.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.