Barrett-Jackson Leverages Airband Best-of-Class
Internet and Business Continuity Solution for Las
Vegas Car Auction
100 Percent Uptime Even During Last Year's Record-Setting 90mph Monsoon Winds
September 14, 2010 11:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Barrett-Jackson Auction Company and Airband
Communications today announced that Airband (formerly known as Sparkplug Communications) has been
selected as the Internet provider and exclusive business continuity solution for the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las
Vegas Auction at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Thursday, Sept. 23, to Saturday, Sept. 25. The Las Vegas
event will kick off a year-long celebration of Barrett-Jackson's 40th Anniversary.
The Barrett-Jackson website logs more than 80 million page views and 3.5 million visitors annually, and the demand
for bandwidth to manage the automotive catalog, online bidding and video streaming/archiving between the auction
event location and their corporate server is significant. Airband is providing 30MB of guaranteed symmetrical
bandwidth to Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas event via a stand-alone fixed-wireless tower transported to Mandalay
Bay just for the auction.
Airband’s service provides the extra bandwidth that is critical during the event, and serves as second diverse
network as part of the auction's robust business continuity plan established by Barrett-Jackson to ensure a successful
event. In the event of a cut cable, weather outage or catastrophic network failure of any kind, connectivity will be
instantly rerouted to the wireless Airband network within seconds, providing a failover solution to ensure uptime.
"Barrett-Jackson must use the best-of-class technology provided by Airband to make our auctions the ultimate
experience for car collectors and enthusiasts," said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. "Access to
a 100 percent reliable network is critical and Airband offers carrier-quality high-bandwidth service. Their fixed