ORLANDO, Fla., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/–Smart City Holdings, the nation’s leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst (www.appburst.com), a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry.
The acquisition included both the AppBurst development team and the AppBurst Mobile Application as a Service platform, will allow Smart City to build high quality and highly scalable mobile applications for a variety of business needs, particularly in the meetings and event space.
“As the premier provider of technology services in the convention industry, this acquisition was the logical next step for us,” said Martin Rubin, CEO of Smart City. “This move allows us to provide a higher level of support to our clients. By providing these customized and integrated mobile solutions in conjunction with our technology services, we can help our industry partners enhance the convention experience for their attendees in our venues throughout the country.”
AppBurst has received praise for several of its mobile applications, which range from companion apps to popular game titles by the Daybreak Game Company, to mobile event applications that provided key features such as program agendas, speaker and exhibitor information, interactive venue maps and instant messaging for many different business segments.
Rob Cartagine, one of the original founders of AppBurst, will continue to lead development efforts.
“I’m really excited to join the Smart City team,” Cartagine said. “I’m looking forward to expanding our mobile app solution offerings and the opportunities this collaboration brings for convention goers and customers.”
About Smart City Holdings: Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Holdings is the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 20th largest privately held company in Central Florida. Smart City Holdings – which owns both Smart City Networks and Smart City Telecom – provides wired and wireless Internet services, phone services and digital signage solutions at convention centers and meeting facilities of any size. Smart City Networks designs, installs and maintains data, voice, electrical and utility services, coupled with voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring. Providing technology services to over 3,000 conventions and meetings annually, Smart City Networks currently serves more than 25 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space.