Most Super Bowl attendees probably won't notice, but Wi-Fi will play a big role in the operation of Miami's Dolphin Stadium. BelAir Networks' municipal Wi-Fi mesh network provides high-speed Internet access to the stadium's dining areas, executive suites and parking areas. With partner A2000 Network Solutions, the BelAir net covers more than 300,000 sq ft. The stadium bowl is supported by five nodes, while the entire network includes 29 nodes. Those nodes link services such as point-of-sale terminals and video security systems, as well as others that use voice, video and data concurrently. Among those using the Internet connections are sports reporters. BelAir nets are more commonly used in hotels and airports.
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Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
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