- Audio Viusal
- Internet Access
- Air & Water
- Cyber CafÉ
- Video Conferencing
- Order Forms
Audio Visual Services
The preferred in-house provider of audiovisual services at the Broward County Convention Center is Everlast Productions. Everlast is a full service professional dealer. They represent many major manufacturers of audiovisual products and they provide expertise in equipment rental, show services, equipment sales, equipment installation and design and engineering services.
The Business Center located inside our Florida conference facilities is also operated by Everlast Productions. The services provided in the Business Center include copying, faxing and secretarial. In addition, if a patron needs to mail a package, Everlast provides shipping via UPS and Federal Express. They will even pack your items for you, while ensuring your package arrives at its final destination.
From small, informal functions to large corporate presentations, Everlast Productions will personalize every detail to make your event special. Their creative team can work with any budget to make any presentation look like a million dollars.
The Everlast Productions staff is located on site at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/ Broward Convention Center. The company has decades of experience in the industry and can adapt to any need presented by clients at our Florida conference facilities. Flexibility is a hallmark of this company. They know what it takes to make your event look great!
We have made it convenient for our clients to order on-line from Everlast for their event at our Florida conference facilities. Our on-line ordering section is easy to use and secure. Orders for both equipment and services can be placed and you will be sent an email confirmation that your order has been received by Everlast. Orders also can be faxed or mailed to Everlast after completing the appropriate order form.
For more information, visit them at www.everlastproductions.com.
Edlen Electric and Compressed Air & Water Services
The exclusive in-house provider of electrical and compressed air & water services at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center is Edlen Electric. For more than 35 years, Edlen has specialized in providing unsurpassed electrical services to the trade show, convention and special event industry. This expertise is the reason more show organizers, decorators and facility managers choose Edlen to provide efficient and affordable power solutions to their events.
The relationship between Edlen and the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center began when we opened in September of 1991 and they have been our only electrical contractor since then. They provided valuable assistance to us when we designed our expansion, which was completed in February 2002. This long-term partnership has proven to be an asset not only to us, but to our patrons, as well.
Edlen has built their own equipment designed specifically for use in a temporary event environment, such as the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. In the past, the primary focus of electrical service contractors was on commercial and residential business. By utilizing custom equipment, Edlen has been able to lower customer costs and provides for a safer environment for exhibitors and attendees alike, launching Edlen into the forefront of the trade show industry.
Today Edlen has offices in 13 cities across the country, servicing over 4000 events annually in more than 200 convention facilities. As Edlen continues into its fourth decade, their priorities still remain the same. They don’t forget who their customers are and always strive to be the best at what they do. This requires specialization and dedication to your craft.
The Edlen staff is located on site. Whether you need electrical connections or compressed air & water, they are ready to provide their services for your convention, trade show or special event.
We have made it easy for our clients to order on-line from Edlen for their event at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Our on-line ordering section is easy to use and secure. Orders for both equipment and services can placed and you will be sent an email confirmation that your order has been received by Edlen. Orders received 14 calendar days PRIOR to first event move-in date will receive advance rate discounts.
For more information, visit them at www.edlen.com
Telecommunications service is exclusive within our conference facilities. It is provided by in-house personnel and we offer a variety of choices. We can provide analog and digital phone lines. Phones that can be rented include single-line sets, speakerphones, cordless phones or multi-line digital sets with caller I.D. Our data network includes fiber-optic, Cat 5 and Cat 6 infrastructure, T-1's and ISDN lines. Phone hookups can be provided in all meeting rooms, exhibit halls and ballrooms. We also offer a variety of features, including call waiting and 3-way conference calling. We have 2 carriers with interior cell sites installed, AT&T and Sprint.
Among the several ways we can assist you to communicate while you are in our sunny South Florida conference facility is by providing voice mail. If are away from your booth on the exhibit floor and would like to allow your customers to leave a message for you, this feature can be added to a phone line. We also can provide fax machines and digital pagers.
Video conferencing is another way our telecommunications staff can help. We have capabilities up to 12 channels at 768 KBPS. Our two-way video can be placed anywhere within our convention facility and connected to one or more distant locations. If you need a satellite downlink, we can provide that, also.
When we expanded to our current 600,000 sq. ft. conference facilities, we incorporated a state-of-the art Teleconference Suite into the design. This specially designed room allows our clients to conduct a teleconference in the comfort of a boardroom setting. We recently installed a 62" flat screen digital TV in this suite.
No matter what your telecommunications needs might while you are at the Broward County Convention Center, our convention facility staff is committed to fulfilling those needs and providing you with unparalleled customer service.
We have made it convenient for our convention facility clients to place their telecommunications orders. Our on-line ordering section is easy to use and secure. You will be sent an email confirmation that your order has been received by our staff. Orders can also be faxed or mailed after completing the appropriate form.
Internet Access Services
CCLD (Convention Center Long Distance) is our exclusive internet provider. The high capacity fiber network throughout our conference facilities makes possible high-speed Internet access, custom VLAN applications, secure networks, video conferencing, and wireless internet hotspots. As professionals, they will provide innovative technology solutions that enable you to have a successful event at our Florida meeting facilities.
A complete turn-key job is made possible with the provision and installation of cabling and switches on exhibit floors or in meeting rooms.
CCLD has provided these services for hundreds of professional and amateur athletic events, including the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2002 NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Tournament and two Super Bowls. Their courteous and professional staff will strive to provide a positive experience for event attendees at the convention center.
Whether demonstrating your website, performing online product demonstrations or communicating with your corporate offices, their reliable network and professional staff give you the opportunity to plan your event with confidence.
The CCLD staff is located on site in our convention and meeting facility. They take great pride in providing customer service and are committed to working together, combining their skills and talents, to enable our patrons to achieve their goal…to have a successful event.
We have made it convenient for our clients to order on-line from CCLD for their event at our conference facilities. Our on-line ordering section is easy to use and secure. You will be sent an email confirmation that your order has been received by CCLD. Orders also can be faxed or mailed to CCLD after completing the appropriate order form. Orders received 21 calendar days PRIOR to first event move-in date will receive advance rate discounts.
For more information, visit them at www.ccld.net.
Wireless Access Wi-Fi:
The Wireless service is provided by CCLD Inc. and is available throughout all the common areas, lobbies, meeting rooms and ballrooms in our conference facilities.
This service is designed specifically for the event attendee who would like to access the internet with simplicity. Daily rates are $27.50 or $110.00 for a weekly rate with tax included. This is online service purchased on location only upon connecting to the wireless WiFi system. Please remember, sessions are based on time, so if you purchase a daily session, the session will begin as soon as the purchase is made and the session will be valid for the duration of the service purchased.
Sponsored Wi-Fi Programs:
We have several programs available for meeting planners and event sponsors; this is an opportunity to generate revenue from a sponsorship program from the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center wireless network.
Some of the advantages of sponsored WiFi:
• Sponsor owns login and/or re-direct page as a great marketing opportunity
• Low cost to event management
• Event management secures sponsor to generate additional revenue
• Attendees have access to free wireless
Special Note: Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) can possibly be slow when streaming video or connecting to a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The bandwidth is 128kbps bi-directional and it can affect your internet video viewing experience and possibly not connecting to a VPN. The Wi-Fi service is intended for simple connectivity such as web browsing and email viewing, among other simple applications. It is recommended to consider a premium wire line service when running a video streaming presentation or connecting to a VPN.
If you are interested in Wireless service or learning more about our sponsored Wi-Fi program, please contact us: CCLD Inc. at (954) 765-5605 and ask for Ivan Gonzalez.
Air And Water Services
Edlen Electric also is the exclusive in-house provider of compressed air and water services at the Broward County Convention Center. They are the largest independent temporary utility contractor in the country and are committed to providing the same exceptional service our clients have experienced when they have ordered their electrical hookups through Edlen. This attention to customer service is evidenced by their continued growth over the past 33 years.
Perhaps you need compressed air to power a piece of equipment or a device. Maybe you need water. Or, you might require both water and drains. If you need any of these services individually or in combination, Edlen has the Convention Center's endorsement for superior service.
For more information about ordering air and water services, you can visit them at www.edlen.com.
Cyber Cafe Services
Part of the $34 million expansion to our convention and meeting facility, the Breezin' Java/Cyber Cafe is the perfect spot to access your email or surf the web while having a bite to eat. The cafe offers 8 permanent terminals and at least 8 more plug-in table locations for laptops. Designed to convey the tropical environment of South Florida through the use of artwork and the cypress floor, the café features Starbuck's coffees, as well as specialty foods & beverages and our television monitors feature CNN/MSNBC news. The Breezin' Java/Cyber Cafe is one of the many state-of-the-art facilities and amenities we offer in our conference venue and we look forward to seeing you.
Video Conferencing Services
The Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center has an ongoing commitment to providing the latest in technological services. To that end, we are pleased to offer our clients the capability of setting up a video conference. Our convention facility can provide this service in all of our meeting rooms, exhibit halls and ballrooms. Video conferencing is established through either a T1 line or an ISDN line.
Our capabilities include up to 12 channels at 768 KBPS. We have two-way video that can be placed anywhere within our convention facility and connected to one or more distant locations. If you need it, we also can provide a satellite downlink.
During the expansion of our Florida conference facilities, which now total 600,000 sq. ft., we included a state-of-the art Teleconference Suite in the design. This specially designed room gives our clients the option to conduct a teleconference in the comfort of a boardroom setting. We recently installed a 62" flat screen digital TV in this suite. Not only is this room is available to clients holding an event here, it also is available to our local business community if they need it.
No matter what your video conferencing needs might be while you are at the Broward County Convention Center, our conference facility staff are committed to providing you with unparalleled customer service in meeting those needs.
For information regarding ordering video conferencing services and prices, please contact our Telecommunications Department at (954) 765-5605.