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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Gets Major Wireless Upgrade

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun installation of a $2.6 million wireless infrastructure overhaul at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The state-of-the-art upgrade will increase the number of existing wireless access points from 113 to at least 580, meaning a 413 percent increase in number of access points throughout the BCEC.

The MCCA, the first organization in the meetings industry to offer completely complimentary and reliable wireless Internet service at its facilities, has upgraded the wireless infrastructure at the BCEC four times since 2004.

Read more about the BCEC wireless project on TSNN's Tech Corner.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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D Street Tunes: Here is the full DJ schedule for Lawn on D’S summer series ‘Lester Bangs Presents’

With only about a year of programming under its belt, outdoor space The Lawn On D might be this summer’s hottest music destination in Boston. This past weekend, the Southie-slash-Seaport multi-purpose venue hosted a jam-packed Narragansett party with Bearstronaut, and two upcoming Bowery Boston shows — Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros on June 17 and Passion Pit on July 23 — are already sold out.

 

Saturday nights at Lawn On D are taking a more chill approach, with a series of various personalities in the Boston music scene DJing parties that pay tribute to their favorite artists and musical moments in time.

 

It’s called Lester Bangs Presents, and it kicked off this past weekend with Eli “Paperboy” Reed spinning southern soul, and future events include the Boston Herald’s Jed Gottlieb spinning local favorites, DJ ABD throwing down all things related to Prince, and this writer tapping into his former life as DJ of the Pill for a night of Cool Britannia.

 

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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Valley Fest aims to showcase area’s passion, creativity

Dan Lanigan admitted if you had told him years ago that Springfield would play host to a craft beer festival, he would have thought you were crazy.

More than a decade ago, Lanagan took a shot at craft beer in Western Massachusetts when he opened the Moan and Dove, a small bar in Amherst catering to the craft beer drinker.

Lanigan’s success of the Moan and Dove, and later The Dirty Truth in Northampton, represent for many a springboard for the public’s appreciation of the industry in Western Massachusetts.

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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Valley Fest aims to showcase area’s passion, creativity

Dan Lanigan admitted if you had told him years ago that Springfield would play host to a craft beer festival, he would have thought you were crazy.

More than a decade ago, Lanagan took a shot at craft beer in Western Massachusetts when he opened the Moan and Dove, a small bar in Amherst catering to the craft beer drinker.

Lanigan’s success of the Moan and Dove, and later The Dirty Truth in Northampton, represent for many a springboard for the public’s appreciation of the industry in Western Massachusetts.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Technical Upgrades Coming to MassMutual Center

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is spending more than $3.2 million on technology upgrades at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, replacing and enhancing existing digital displays and lighting both in the arena and outside the facility.

The signage work is part of a four-phase program that will replace the MassMutual Center arena scoreboard and the digital banner displays throughout the arena, and add at least one new outdoor marquee. A new content-management system will synchronize content across all new digital signs. About $500,000 will be spent on significant lighting upgrades to the arena.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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