Solutions enable reliable wireless coverage in guest rooms and meeting spaces
Corning MobileAccess, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, today announced that the Corning MobileAccess distributed antenna systems have been chosen to deliver pervasive wireless service coverage in seven Orlando hotels and one convention center, totaling nearly 5,000 guest and meeting rooms, and more than 1.7 million square feet.
Corning MobileAccess’ solutions were chosen because of their unique ability to support multiple services on a single, broadband infrastructure that addresses all of the carrier’s services, including 4G LTE Multi-Input/Multi-Output (MIMO). The systems are also scalable to easily accommodate future upgrades or expansions without affecting the existing services.
“Business and leisure travelers expect consistent, reliable coverage, and in high-traffic venues this can put a strain on network capacity,” said Jeff Kunst, vice president of product management, Corning MobileAccess. “The carriers are rising to the challenge by investing in network improvements, and we are happy to support their efforts to strengthen in-building coverage and expand to the next generation of 4G LTE. Hotels will now be ready to meet the increased consumer demand for 4G, while continuing to provide an improved guest and staff experience.”
One hotel currently benefiting from the Corning MobileAccess solutions is The Peabody Orlando ( www.peabodyorlando.com ), which recently completed its $450-million expansion last September, making it the largest non-gaming Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four Diamond hotel in the United States. Since opening its doors in 1986, The Peabody Orlando has established itself as the Orlando convention hotel of choice for the nation's professional meeting planners, offering 1,641 guestrooms including 193 suites, 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and function space and 105 breakout rooms.
“We are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of luxury and convenience. Central to this mission is ensuring they can use the latest wireless technology as easily and reliably inside our world-class facility as they have come to expect outside,” said Brian Seays, regional IT director, Peabody Hotel Group. “Corning MobileAccess’ scalable, multi-service solution eliminates poor cellular reception and dead-spot issues, guaranteeing consistent wireless communications in nearly every corner of the property. By improving our own internal communications, it also enables our staff to offer the highest level of service and security.”
For more information about Corning MobileAccess’ solutions for hotels and other venues, please visit www.mobileaccess.com/solutions/hospitality .
About The Peabody Orlando
The Peabody Orlando, opened in November 1986, is a staple in the Orlando-area convention and tourism industry and famous for its Peabody Ducks. The hotel has received the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating for 22 consecutive years. Located directly across from and adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center and in the heart of the International Drive entertainment district, The Peabody Orlando currently offers 1,641 ultra-luxurious guestrooms, 300,000 total square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible function space, a 22,000-square-foot, full-service spa, salon and fitness center and ten delectable dining and entertainment options. Peabody Hotels, comprising The Peabody Orlando, The Peabody Memphis and The Peabody Little Rock (all Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rated hotels) is a division within the portfolio Peabody Hotel Group of Memphis, Tennessee. To learn more, please visit www.PeabodyOrlando.com , connect on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( www.corning.com ) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on 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.