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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 champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

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Tool to edit DNA revolutionizing research in Boston area

It is a fascinating quirk of nature: Simple bacteria have an immune system with a memory, which allows them to destroy invading viruses they have encountered in the past.

 

The phenomenon is more than just a scientific curiosity. In just two years, scientists have discovered how to repurpose the simple virus-shredding technique used by bacteria in more complicated creatures, a feat that is now revolutionizing research across the Boston area and beyond.

 

Using the procedure, which allows them to slice the genome with great precision — to edit it, in effect — scientists can cut and paste DNA synthesized in the laboratory to create animal versions of human cancers or blood cells resistant to HIV.

 

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Feature Video

Testimonial

"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

Social

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

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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.

Feature Video

Testimonial

“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a city-kid on a boat for the first time — smiling, confident, and amazed after catching their first fish. To keep our program running, we rely on the generosity and support of programs like the MCCA’s Community Partnership Grants. Their commitment to community programs, particularly youth programs, makes our small operation and all those smiles possible.”

- John Hoffman, Fishing Academy, Brighton, MA

Social

@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

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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.

Feature Video

Testimonial

"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

Social

@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

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Convention center plans Wi-Fi improvements for 2015

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said Tuesday that it would spend $2.6 million to upgrade its wireless network to support more users.

 

Over the next several months, the convention center will increase the number of Wi-Fi access points from 113 to at least 580. The public body that manages the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center said it had hired three companies to plan, install, and test the new Wi-Fi network, which it plans to phase in from May to September 2015.

 

“It used to be people were bringing in one device. Now we’re seeing some folks carry two, three, four devices into this environment, and all of those devices create more traffic on our network,” said Steve Snyder, the convention center’s chief technical officer.

 

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Feature Video

Testimonial

"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

Social

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

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