Smithsonian Institute – NMAAHC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum for African American History and Culture opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum leverages a tremendous amount of technology to enhance the immersive guest experience, not the least of which is the WiFi network throughout. Qypsys was engaged to optimize the WiFi network and develop a LAN solution that could effectively and discretely support the wireless access points across the cavernous spaces. To meet the challenges of distance and reduced cabling, Qypsys chose a Passive Optical LAN featuring DASAN Zhone Solutions active electronics on a Corning powered fiber infrastructure. This powered fiber infrastructure was also critical to the converged components of the DAS, integrated by our partners at Wireless Services.

Image © Alan Karchmer


Washington, DC


Passive Optical LAN


Large Public Venue