Smart City Networks and LTN to provide fully managed broadcast services from Convention Centers across the US

SAVAGE, Md., April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meeting planners and event attendees can expect a new service at conventions and conferences; an easy and reliable way to broadcast video. LTN Global Communications, Inc. (“LTN”), the global leader in broadcast quality IP video transport solutions, has partnered with Smart City Networks, the nation’s leading provider of telecommunications services for the meetings and conventions industry to provide LTN services within Smart City managed convention facilities.

Smart City provides a wide range of technology services at 39 event facilities across the continental US and Hawaii.

“Smart City continues to look at ways to enhance the client experience at our partner facilities by partnering with LTN to provide a cost-effective and simplified process for broadcast/multicast video transport as opposed to traditional satellite truck solutions,” said Terry Funk, Director of Business Development at Smart City Networks.
LTN is outfitting a limited number of Smart City facilities with LEAF appliances during an initial rollout phase, prior to full deployment.  These units will provide low latency MPEG 4 HD encoding and decoding along with access to their fully managed multicast network.

“We are truly excited to be opening up Smart City’s highly popular facilities to event producers and coordinators who want to connect to traditional broadcasters as well as digital and social media platforms,” said Chris Myers, EVP, Business Development at LTN. “LTN’s partnership with Smart City will provide seamless video transport services along with the other telecommunications services, with simple one-stop booking and coordination.”

According to Myers, “Until recently, it has been expensive and time consuming to bring in legacy satellite and optical fiber transmission to facilities like these.  Smart City is simplifying the process to get your message OUT or bring your speakers and remote guests IN to these conferences.”

To learn more about LTN and the LTN LEAF appliance, visit them at The National Association of Broadcasters 2018 convention (NAB), at Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel Suite #1430. Meeting and demonstration sessions are being offered from Monday, April 9th through Thursday morning, April 12th. Contact Reece Apmadoc at rapmadoc@ltnglobal.com to schedule an appointment.

About LTN

LTN Global Communications has revolutionized the video transport industry with an innovative, IP-based live video delivery service that meets or exceeds broadcast quality standards. LTN’s service has been widely adopted by major broadcasters, media companies, content creators and owners and is connected to over 2000 sites globally.

LTN’s unique, patented technology was designed to combine the reach and flexibility of the Internet with the quality and reliability of a private network. The network enables live video delivery with consistent low delay and high quality, with 99.999% reliability, on a global scale. For more information, please visit www.LTNGlobal.com.

About Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 19th largest employer in central Florida. 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 39 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information about Smart City Networks, call 702-943-6000 or visit www.SmartCityNetworks.com.

Rich Rozycki, LTN Global Communications
Telephone: (646) 832-1952