The Barrett-Jackson auction will have approximately 400 vehicles and nearly 100 vendors and sponsors on display in three exhibit halls and utilize various meeting rooms for administration, registration, payment and other event services, which all require Internet connectivity. Smart City’s fiber optic backbone will power Barrett-Jackson’
Smart City conducted an extensive testing to ensure that the fiber optic system at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center would meet the high speed and vast distance requirements of the Barrett-Jackson network. The type and scope of testing done was unprecedented for a single event, Smart City officials said. Given the size and networking requirements of the auction, the testing conducted was similar to what Smart City would do during its comprehensive annual network inspection.
The SPEED channel, which has televised Barrett-Jackson auctions for 17 years, will also broadcast the inaugural event. The live, multi-hour broadcast will also run over the Barrett-Jackson network and Smart City fiber backbone.
Smart City Networks began planning with Barrett-Jackson five months ago for the auction, and the network installation took two and half weeks. The network includes a combination of single and multi-mode fiber for the significant distance requirements and various applications, including live streaming video, point-to-point services and a mobile command center.
“The Barrett-Jackson auction is a spacious and fast-paced, live event that requires a robust fiber optic network,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Smart City has installed and maintains impressive infrastructure at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, and with their help we are confident that our equipment and systems will work efficiently and effectively for this historic event.”
About Smart City Networks
Founded over 25 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry. Smart City Networks can provide wired and wireless Internet services, phone services and digital signage solutions at convention centers and meeting facilities of any size. Smart City Networks designs, installs and maintains data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring. Providing technology services to over 3,000 conventions and meetings annually, Smart City Networks currently serves more than 35 convention and meeting facilities in the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information about Smart City Networks, please call 702-943-6000 or visit www.smartcitynetworks.com.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-