November 12, 2009

Guests and Staff at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas Stay Connected on the Now Network

Comprehensive In-Building Wireless Solution from Sprint and MobileAccess Delivers Reliable Voice and Data Communications Coverage

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2009-- Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, located off the Las Vegas Strip, has teamed up with Sprint (NYSE:S) and MobileAccess to provide wireless indoor coverage for its guests and staff.

The new network delivers enhanced wireless coverage in casinos, convention and meeting areas, back-of-house areas and corporate headquarters and ensures reliable coverage for a variety of wireless communication applications throughout Red Rock’s facility, which includes 94,000 square feet of meeting space, nine restaurants and multiple entertainment venues.

Station Casinos Inc., which owns Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, selected the Sprint Custom Network Solutions (CNS) and MobileAccess solution as their property standard for in-building wireless because of the best-in-class, multiservice Distributed Antenna System (DAS), competitive pricing, broad service and device portfolio. Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is Station Casinos’ second property to deploy the multiservice DAS. In May, the company announced a similar deployment at the Aliante Station Casino + Hotel in North Las Vegas.

“Extending the Sprint and MobileAccess solution into Red Rock Casino helps us provide a superior customer experience to guests and deliver a competitive advantage in the crowded Nevada hospitality market during these challenging economic times,” said Bryan Miles, director of networking and telecommunications at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. “The reliable and scalable multiple service infrastructure eliminates poor cellular reception and dead spot issues, guaranteeing consistent wireless communications in nearly every corner of the property – from the casino floor to the convention and meeting spaces to back-of-house areas – and ensures that we can easily add new technologies down the road without disrupting our guests.”

This solution provides guests and employees at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa virtually uninterrupted, seamless connectivity for all cellular devices. In addition, it provides:

  • Support for major cellular carriers, including Sprint, and radio coverage all over a single, highly flexible wireless architecture.
  • Single DAS system managed and maintained by MobileAccess, as well as the Sprint radio frequency source maintained 24x7 by Sprint CNS Care.
  • Scalability to enable future mobilization of business applications and support new mobility solutions without the need for additional infrastructure.
  • Additional cost savings by eliminating the need for employees to carry multiple wireless devices.

“Business and leisure guests alike have come to expect and depend on reliable wireless coverage to meet their communication and mobility needs when traveling,” said Tim Donahue, vice president, industry solutions for Sprint. “By providing a comprehensive system that ensures virtually uninterrupted coverage indoors for Red Rock’s operators and guests, we not only support our hospitality partner’s mobility needs, but also provide a complete solution powered by our dependable Now Network for next-generation applications.”

“MobileAccess continues to lead the way in delivering multiservice, in-building wireless innovations to the hospitality industry,” said Ron Wells, vice president of corporate development, MobileAccess. “Station Casinos’ latest deployment is a great example of the elegant and reliable communications platforms we deliver, which are setting the bar for indoor peak performance. As the hospitality industry remains focused on customer amenities, MobileAccess will continue to help our customers meet their goals with wireless solutions that simplify resort operations and easily adapt to the next generation of applications, helping to increase guest loyalty and improve efficiencies.”

Sprint, named most reliable 3G network in a 13-city test by PC World1, serves Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa through its newly formed Business Markets Group (BMG). Composed of 4,000 sales, support, marketing and operations employees, Sprint’s BMG is dedicated solely to enterprise, general business and public sector customers. BMG delivers wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on the nation’s most dependable 3G mobile broadband network, 2 4G capabilities that are well ahead of Sprint’s competition, the fastest national push-to-talk network,3 and a comprehensive solutions portfolio of devices and applications. For more information on Sprint business solutions, visit www.sprint.com/business or contact your Sprint account team. For more information about Sprint CNS, please visit www.sprint.com/cns

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

About MobileAccess

MobileAccess is a global provider of reliable wireless coverage solutions for all indoor wireless environments. The company’s EnCOVER Solutions Pathway™ platform delivers wireless connectivity in enterprises of every size and has become the industry standard in the healthcare, hospitality and higher education markets. MobileAccess’ legacy of innovation and proven architecture set the bar for indoor wireless peak performance, ensuring customers can meet current wireless demands and easily expand with future applications and services. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on MobileAccess, including Clarian Health, the Comcast Center, M Resort, Ford Field, GAN Tower (Paris), Grand Lakes Orlando, the Dutch Parliament building (Netherlands), Hearst Corporation, Spa and Casino, Melbourne Australia Airport, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Royal Dutch Shell and the University of Phoenix Stadium. MobileAccess headquarters is in Vienna, Va., and has offices in Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit: www.mobileaccess.com.

About Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

Opened April 2006, Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is the first billion-dollar luxury resort to be built off the Las Vegas Strip. Owned and operated by Station Casinos Inc., it is one of the largest private gaming companies in the United States. Located on 70 acres of land close to the majestic Red Rock mountains in Summerlin, Nev., Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is approximately 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip and a 20-minute drive from McCarran International Airport. Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring Red Rock Mountains, the property pays homage to the elegant desert oasis resorts of the mid-20th century. The feel is classic, cool Las Vegas, reinvented for the 21st century. A recipient of the 2008 and 2009 AAA Four Diamond Award and named one of the world’s best new hotels in the prestigious Conde Nast magazine 2007 “Hot List,” Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa redefines how casinos are designed, incorporating natural light and the comforts of a modern lifestyle into the space. Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is Station Casinos’ 16th property in southern Nevada. For more information, visit http://www.redrocklasvegas.com/.

1 “Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability, and signal strength for the top 50 most populous U.S. markets (including PR) from January 2008 to July 2009. Not all services are available on 3G, and coverage may default to a separate network when 3G is unavailable.

2 The PC World tests took place in March and April 2009 in 13 major markets across the country. In each location, testers measured download speed, upload speed and reliability. In all, 5,443 individual tests from 283 testing locations were conducted for each provider’s 3G service. Testing was one minute in duration, and network performance can be highly variable from neighborhood to neighborhood.

3 “Fastest” based on initial call setup time.

Source: Sprint

Sukhi Sahni, 703-592-7779
Tara Kusumoto, 970-389-4248
Station Casinos, Inc.
Lori Nelson, 702-495-4248

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