CDW taking Wi-Fi, multimedia on the road

If you're planning to take a large extended family--or perhaps, a large group of office colleagues--on a summer road trip, CDW may have just the thing for you.

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The CDW Technoliner will debut in Atlanta.

CDW, which provides technology solutions for businesses and government, rolled out the CDW Technoliner, which it says "represents the first mobile implementation of a dynamic, synchronized stadium video system, high-density Wi-Fi network technology and a retractable 14-foot video wall." The 48-foot bus also holds a total of 15 network-connected HD displays, mounted cameras, live video feeds and audio systems, all of which can be controlled wirelessly from a mobile app.

The tech-centric vehicle will debut in Atlanta and then travel the country to enable hands-on demonstrations at local venues.

"The Technoliner will allow our customers to actually experience CDW's IT solutions portfolio and better understand how these technologies can help their businesses succeed," said Neal Campbell, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at CDW.

The bus is outfitted with 4,000 feet of high-speed network wiring. The on-board technology includes lots of Cisco gear: Cisco Connected Stadium to bring together all forms of access, communications, entertainment and operations onto a single platform; Cisco StadiumVision to deliver a real-time, immersive video experience on 15 video displays in and around the vehicle, via network-connected digital media players; and Cisco StadiumVision Mobile to deliver live streaming video to mobile devices.

The vehicle also includes three Cisco Unified Computing System rack servers with a unified ExpressPod package with Cisco network switches, VMware software and NetApp data storage arrays. In addition to lots of video and interactive displays, the Technoliner also holds an Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad and iPod touch devices, Apple TV and Mac mini computers.

Built in collaboration with West Coast Customs, the Technoliner will be featured on an episode of the West Coast Customs TV show program this summer on Fox Sports.

For more:
- see this CDW release

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