Technology Services

Order Online: Internet And Private Wifi Networks

The online ordering system at Cobo Center makes it easy to order internet and private WiFi networks. For enhanced technology services such as fiber connectivity, contact your event manager. To order Internet services for your event

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The Technology Services Team

Cobo's Technology Services Department manages a turn-key operation where the show manager, or their vendor, provides the content, and Cobo Center technicians broadcast it through the network's infrastructure. Cobo technicians can, and often do, create the content on of behalf of users.

The in-house team gives customers access to the facilities digital signage, video production studio with satellite uplink capability, robust WiFi network and an extensive fiber network for broadcasting and Internet connections that can upgrade customers to 10G, depending on the needs of their event. 

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Free Robust Wifi Throughout Cobo Center

A robust FREE WiFi system supports users throughout Cobo Center. Pre-planning for your event will insure your event will minimize cross-channel interference and allow for a hi-speed user experience. If your event indicates hi-usage, our technicians can design a custom wireless array based on your anticipated traffic patterns and frequent congregation areas, to manage the network during your event and insure a smooth WiFi experience in your location.

Streaming applications and conference voting systems may require a wired services to insure uninterrupted connection. Make sure your event planner understands exactly what Internet applications will be used for your event so that Cobo Center Technology Services technicians can design a system to meet your needs.

5GHz is the key: before you come on site, make sure you have a device that is 5GHz capable. It will not matter if you “just bought it,” there are still PC manufactures that use 2.4GHz only devices to entice you with a lower cost computer. 2.4GHz is highly interfered with and may not do well in an environment like events. So much so, that a lot of companies no longer provide 2.4GHz in some areas of their facilities. You can get a USB dual-band wireless adaptor (yes another adaptor) which will grant to 5GHz if you only have 2.4GHz. If you are not sure what you have, you can likely ask your IT team to take a look and let you know.

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Fiber Network and Digital Signage Use

Customers use Cobo Center Technology Services to generate revenue for their events:

  • Advertising
  • Hybrid meetings
  • Sponsorship highlights
  • Attendance building
  • Live broadcasts to anywhere in the world

Cobo's Hi-tech Digital Display Communication System

Cobo Center has an extensive digital signage system that, when added to the full facility fiber optic network and broadcast studio, lends one of the most hi-tech event support offerings in the industry today. Looking for new revenue streams, hybrid attendance revenue, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, real time news or event broadcasts from anywhere in the facility? We can make it happen!

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Cobo Center's Full Facility Fiber Network

The Cobo Center has an extensive offering of technology services that will enhance your event and provide new revenue streams: live steam from anywhere in Cobo over the full facility fiber network; live feed streaming to Cobo's digital signs; soundstage recording; and webcasting and videoconferencing for hybrid audiences.

The fiber network throughout Cobo Center feeds into the broadcast studio, where a command center can be established to coordinate of your event. Broadcasts from the show floor, hybrid meetings, live stream concerts and broadcasts from a sound stage can all be live streamed on the Cobo digital signage or fed through a satellite signal to anywhere on the globe. Our Technology Services team is ready to customize telecommunication protocols to best meet your needs.