Providing mission-critical Internet access for “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction™”
September 26, 2013, Dallas, TX & Las Vegas, NV: United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi), a premier next generation Voice & Data Carrier providing enterprise-class Internet and private networking solutions, announced today it is the exclusive Fixed Wireless provider and a sponsor of the 6th Annual Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson collector car auction being held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino this week from September 26-28. This is part of UNSi’s three-year agreement with Barrett-Jackson to provide wireless Internet access for its famous auctions in Las Vegas and Scottsdale through January 2015.
Covering substantially all of the Las Vegas Valley, UNSi’s fixed wireless network can dramatically scale bandwidth in a matter of hours without having to install new technology or change existing infrastructures. The scalability of UNSi’s network delivers unique benefits to the hospitality industry, giving hotels, event centers and conference venues flexibility for significant bandwidth changes, depending on customer demands and event attendance.
As one of the world’s most widely attended automobile auction events, Barrett-Jackson requires significant bandwidth to help manage its automotive catalog, online bidding and live video streaming. For the Las Vegas event, UNSi is providing 70MB of symmetrical bandwidth via its fixed-wireless network to Mandalay Bay specifically for the auction.
“UNSi has been instrumental in providing reliable fixed wireless Internet access for our car auctions in both Scottsdale and Las Vegas for over three years now,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “Barrett-Jackson relies on UNSi to ensure that our operational and customer environments experience uninterrupted service so we can provide the most stimulating, interactive auction experience for our fans.”
UNSi’s fixed-wireless network provides true path diversity to traditional wireline services for mission-critical network applications. UNSi’s service goes literally above the existing landline networks to deliver Internet access over-the-air to the desired location. In this dual path service deployment scenario, the customer has both the wired and wireless circuits for failover to maximize reliability and redundancy.
“UNSi’s network is particularly well-suited for the Las Vegas market because of the highly variable bandwidth needs of hotels, conference centers and other event venues. The reliability and scalability of our solution provides customers with additional bandwidth when needed, and it delivers a diverse path to ensure that their mission-critical systems can run without interruption,” said Stephen John, SVP & Chief Revenue Officer responsible for national sales for UNSi.
Many conference centers in Las Vegas and other markets leverage UNSi’s fixed-wireless network to support their meeting and event needs. UNSi serves 16 markets across the U.S. including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Orange County, California, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
UNSi is a next generation Voice and Data Carrier that enables Enterprise Businesses, SMB’s and Service Providers to extend their network reach by leveraging UNSi’s national MPLS and Ethernet network. UNSi is a Carrier agnostic service provider capable of delivering business-grade Internet and private networking solutions, accommodating various budgets, speeds and geographic locations on a single bill. UNSi’s services are backed by 24x7 US-based NOCs, 29 strategic regional POPs, 16 Fixed Wireless Markets, 150+ Interconnects with Carriers nationwide, and the largest broadband aggregation database. For more information about UNSi, visit www.unsi.net or call 888.UNSi.999.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Arizona, Palm Beach, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada and Reno, Nevada. 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-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
Paula Como Kauth, Director of Marketing, UNSi