by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 03, 2014
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun the 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. The infrastructure has been upgraded four times since 2004; this work will complete the overhaul of the original system, changing over from a traditional “coverage” wireless system, which focuses on signal strength over a wide area, to a “high-density” system. Live testing and phased-in implementation of the new system will begin in May and last through September 2015. The MCCA also is planning an upgrade of the wireless infrastructure at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, which will be installed in 2016.