Keep the crowd

CONNECTED

AmpThink's custom high-density Wi-Fi networks amp up user experience in the highest profile, most complex venues in the world.

Experts in Wi-Fi network design, construction & management

AmpThink is an elite team of mobility professionals with deep experience in designing, building and operating HD Wi-Fi networks in large-scale, public spaces. Our longstanding clients include international wireless carriers, multi-billion-dollar equipment manufacturers, global stadium operations companies, major retail brands and warehousing operations, and dozens of professional and college sports teams.

Solutions

Consulting

The Navy Seals of stadium Wi-Fi, our consulting practice boasts the most battle-tested group of independent Wi-Fi specialists operating in North America today. Our clients trust us with their most complex jobs. AmpThink consultants are trusted advisors to professional sports leagues, professional sports teams and many major universities as well. We believe an educated client is an empowered client. The more you know the better decisions you can make, and the more successful your Wi-Fi initiatives can be.

 

Our consulting services include: Assessing hardware solutions and evaluating vendor pricing, designing complex networks, diagnosing and solving problems on existing networks, and more.

Construction

Thanks to our unique capabilities and expertise, AmpThink’s construction practice is winning new business at a rapid clip. Over the past few years alone, AmpThink has provided construction services on more stadium and arena Wi-Fi projects than any other firm. With every project, we learn even more about how teams and venue operators think. We’ve come to understand their special needs, and we’ve found ways to add significant value, whether we’re overseeing the entire network installation or just a portion of a larger job. The key to construction success is leadership. All construction jobs require contractors, but contractors without experienced leadership can lead to trouble. Every AmpThink construction project is supervised by one of our highly trained Radio Frequency Advocates. AmpThink RF Advocates are overseeing network construction and providing ongoing managed services for many of the most innovative and highly visible venues in sports today.

 

Our construction services are distinguished by: A comprehensive documentation package that includes precise architectural drawings from our in-house CAD team as well as proprietary kitting and logistics processes (and software) that eliminate complexity on site, increase efficiency and reduce possibility for human error. Bottom line, we strive continually to cut out waste and eliminate errors at every turn, which means your projects will be delivered on time and within budget.

Products

When it comes to network hardware, AmpThink partners with the best brands in the business. AmpThink is one of only three Cisco Connected Stadium partners worldwide, and one of three Aruba global LPV partners as well. In addition to representing top hardware brands, AmpThink is constantly inventing new products to lower costs, optimize performance and extend the life of Wi-Fi networks.  AmpThink proprietary products are used in the projects we build, and sold directly to a growing list of customers including venue operators, network design firms and installation contractors.

 

AmpThink manufactured products include: Copper cable, fiber optic cable, and custom enclosures. Our fiber optic cabling is spooled, terminated, tested and certified in house so it can be priced right and ensure guaranteed connection points. Our enclosures include hand rail and under seat products, custom engineered to locate APs as close to fans as possible, in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and unobtrusive to the experience.

 

AmpThink software products include: The Wi-Fi Dividend Portal provides network and mobile business analytics and enables data collection, opening up opportunities for incremental sponsorship, ticket, concessions and merchandise sales.

Network Operations

AmpThink is developing a powerful remote operations system that allows us to support client networks and provide managed services without setting foot on premise. Our network operations center and help desk can monitor signal strength and pinpoint APs, beacons, switches and even cables that are weak or failing. Beyond managed services, AmpThink can also provide full service network operations for clients who want it. AmpThink’s full service network operators can take a huge burden off venue IT staff, easing workload, reducing IT complexity, and continuously optimizing network performance.

Monetization

AmpThink Wi-Fi networks provide reliable and scalable connectivity inside sports stadiums, which enhances fan experiences and improves fan loyalty. But AmpThink’s job doesn’t stop once fans are connected to the network. Working closely with our sports team partners, we are developing software and services that help teams generate incremental sponsorship, ticket, concessions and merchandise revenue through mobile fan engagement.

Consulting

The Navy Seals of stadium Wi-Fi, our consulting practice boasts the most battle-tested group of independent Wi-Fi specialists operating in North America today. Our clients trust us with their most complex jobs. AmpThink consultants are trusted advisors to professional sports leagues, professional sports teams and many major universities as well. We believe an educated client is an empowered client. The more you know the better decisions you can make, and the more successful your Wi-Fi initiatives can be.

 

Our consulting services include: Assessing hardware solutions and evaluating vendor pricing, designing complex networks, diagnosing and solving problems on existing networks, and more.

Construction

Thanks to our unique capabilities and expertise, AmpThink’s construction practice is winning new business at a rapid clip. Over the past few years alone, AmpThink has provided construction services on more stadium and arena Wi-Fi projects than any other firm. With every project, we learn even more about how teams and venue operators think. We’ve come to understand their special needs, and we’ve found ways to add significant value, whether we’re overseeing the entire network installation or just a portion of a larger job. The key to construction success is leadership. All construction jobs require contractors, but contractors without experienced leadership can lead to trouble. Every AmpThink construction project is supervised by one of our highly trained Radio Frequency Advocates. AmpThink RF Advocates are overseeing network construction and providing ongoing managed services for many of the most innovative and highly visible venues in sports today.

 

Our construction services are distinguished by: A comprehensive documentation package that includes precise architectural drawings from our in-house CAD team as well as proprietary kitting and logistics processes (and software) that eliminate complexity on site, increase efficiency and reduce possibility for human error. Bottom line, we strive continually to cut out waste and eliminate errors at every turn, which means your projects will be delivered on time and within budget.

Products

When it comes to network hardware, AmpThink partners with the best brands in the business. AmpThink is one of only three Cisco Connected Stadium partners worldwide, and one of three Aruba global LPV partners as well. In addition to representing top hardware brands, AmpThink is constantly inventing new products to lower costs, optimize performance and extend the life of Wi-Fi networks.  AmpThink proprietary products are used in the projects we build, and sold directly to a growing list of customers including venue operators, network design firms and installation contractors.

 

AmpThink manufactured products include: Copper cable, fiber optic cable, and custom enclosures. Our fiber optic cabling is spooled, terminated, tested and certified in house so it can be priced right and ensure guaranteed connection points. Our enclosures include hand rail and under seat products, custom engineered to locate APs as close to fans as possible, in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and unobtrusive to the experience.

 

AmpThink software products include: The Wi-Fi Dividend Portal provides network and mobile business analytics and enables data collection, opening up opportunities for incremental sponsorship, ticket, concessions and merchandise sales.

Network Operations

AmpThink is developing a powerful remote operations system that allows us to support client networks and provide managed services without setting foot on premise. Our network operations center and help desk can monitor signal strength and pinpoint APs, beacons, switches and even cables that are weak or failing. Beyond managed services, AmpThink can also provide full service network operations for clients who want it. AmpThink’s full service network operators can take a huge burden off venue IT staff, easing workload, reducing IT complexity, and continuously optimizing network performance.

Monetization

AmpThink Wi-Fi networks provide reliable and scalable connectivity inside sports stadiums, which enhances fan experiences and improves fan loyalty. But AmpThink’s job doesn’t stop once fans are connected to the network. Working closely with our sports team partners, we are developing software and services that help teams generate incremental sponsorship, ticket, concessions and merchandise revenue through mobile fan engagement.

Projects

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Sports & Enternainment Venues

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Pro U.S. Sports Stadiums & Arenas

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International Sports Venues

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D1 College Sports Stadiums & Arenas

138+

Warehouse Projects
Since 2011

1336+

Retail Store Projects
Completed

100M+

Sq. Ft of Space
Covered in Wi-Fi

86k+

Physical Assets
Deployed

2M+

Ft. of Cable Mfg in
AmpThink Facility

Press

May 10th, 2016

Mall of America® partners with AmpThink to deliver high density Wi-Fi inside the nation’s largest mall

Garland, TX – When Mall of America decided it was time to offer free Wi-Fi for its 40 million annual guests, it turned to AmpThink to design, build and manage the high density wireless network.

 

“AmpThink has been a key partner in facilitating the connected experience for our guests at Mall of America”, said Jill Renslow, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at Mall of America. “Their industry experience and relationships were instrumental for our Wi-Fi installation, and we look forward to additional growth in innovation and a continued partnership with their team.”

 

The new Wi-Fi network has proven very popular with Mall guests. To date the network has supported 319,995 unique users and 793,750 total wireless sessions while handling more than 486 terabytes of data traffic. This volume of traffic exceeds the total amount of the last 5 Super Bowls, combined. Guests that use Wi-Fi are lingering 3.5 hours per Mall visit.

 

The Mall of America footprint covers 5.6 million square feet. Its Wi-Fi network required more than 600 access points, 236,600 feet of CAT6 cable, and 7,920 feet of fiber optic cable to build.

 

“The Wi-Fi network we built for the Mall is not just big, but complex,” says Bill Anderson, President of AmpThink. “Our Radio Frequency engineers were challenged to develop new methods to calibrate frequencies in order to optimize performance for shoppers as they move in a massive space that has four distinct shopping levels and a large administrative level.”

 

The AmpThink designed network is running on Cisco hardware. Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) enabled the Mall to use location data for customer engagement and analytic insights. In addition, AmpThink also deployed Cisco’s Stadium Vision solution inside the Mall. Stadium Vision is an innovative video and digital content distribution solution that allows the Mall to centrally manage and target delivery of customized video, sponsor promotions, and relevant event information to any combination of monitors throughout the Mall.

May 03th, 2016

Wisconsin engages AmpThink to solve Wi-Fi design challenges and enhance mobile fan experiences at Camp Randall Stadium

Creating a high performance wireless network inside an historic football stadium presents design and construction challenges that few Wi-Fi integrators can overcome. When the Wisconsin upgraded Camp Randall, it tapped AmpThink. Our RF engineers not only solved the design challenges, we also deployed our fan portal system, which provides a fan gateway onto the internet. The AmpThink portal helps streamline the fan experience. It allows the University to capture fan data and creates new sponsorship opportunities as well.
Read more at Mobile Sports Report

April 25th, 2016

AmpThink design enables Texas A & M to build the best Wi-Fi network

With a technology vision as big as the state of Texas and budgets to match, Texas A&M accomplished its goal of creating the best Wi-Fi in the land last season at Kyle Field. But without AmpThink, a little-known Wi-Fi integrator in Garland, TX, the network may not have reached its goals.  Read more at Mobile Sports Report

April 21th, 2016

Carolina Panthers tap AmpThink to re-build Wi-Fi at Bank of America Stadium

When the Carolina Panthers take the field next season at Bank of America Stadium, team fans will be enjoying a new and improved Wi-Fi experience thanks to AmpThink. The Panthers engaged AmpThink to re-design and re-build a wireless network that had been underperforming fan expectations. The new network will launch in early summer, and will face its first live action during an International Champions Cup soccer match in July, a month before the Panthers pre-season begins.
 
Read more at Mobile Sports Report

April 13th, 2016

Pat Coyle joins AmpThink to lead marketing & Wi-Fi business solutions

GARLAND, TX –  AmpThink announced today that Pat Coyle has joined the company to lead company marketing and head up its sports, entertainment and retail business solutions practices.

 

“Now that AmpThink is established as an elite designer, builder and operator of complex Wi-Fi networks, our clients are asking for Wi-Fi business solutions as well,” said Bill Anderson, President of AmpThink.

 

“Pat Coyle is a proven innovator in database marketing, mobile product development and revenue generation. His passion for improving fan experiences and helping clients generate ROI make him a great fit to lead our Wi-Fi business solutions and services practices.”

 

“AmpThink is ahead of the pack in its ability to build complex networks,” said Coyle. “I’m looking forward to piggybacking on our powerful Wi-Fi platforms to build software solutions and to provide consulting services that help our clients deliver better fan experiences, yield valuable analytics and drive location-based marketing initiatives.”

 

Coyle joins AmpThink from InStadium, Inc. where he was senior vice president of marketing and audience platforms. Prior to that Coyle spent five years running Coyle Media where he guided his sports property clients to profitability in the digital space, and bridged the gap between Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley with his Sports 2.0 Conference series. Coyle also spent eight seasons running marketing and digital media for the Indianapolis Colts.

 

December 23th, 2015

Will Big Data Get Fans Off the Couch and Into the Stadium?

It’s no secret that analytics are everywhere. We can now measure everything, from exabytes of organizational “big data” to smaller, personal information like your heart rate during…

Read full article at SportTechie

December 23th, 2015

Stadium Tech Report: Orlando Magic will use Wi-Fi to improve connections with fans

On the technical side, the Magic’s tech team was able to rely on the bench strength of partners like AmpThink and Cisco, who made sure the deployment was forward-thinking…

Read more at Mobile Sports Report

December 23th, 2015

Building Toronto’s Pan Am Games network: Defining fast IT

Building Toronto’s Pan Am Games network: Defining fast IT
Lanscope for network visibility, Allstream for managed IP communications, AmpThink for stadium Wi-Fi — is responsible for the IT infrastructure that supports operations…

Read more at IT World Canada

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