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Details Of Charlotte's DNC Bid Begin To Emerge

The Charlotte Observer reports on details inside the host committee's winning bid for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Among the highlights: The host committee will replace the 17,000 padded seats at Time-Warner Cable Arena if Democratic Party officials don't like them. Here's more from Observer reporter Steve Harrison on the DNC's requirements: A minimum of 800 notebook computers and tablet computers. The DNC will determine how many PCs and Macs are needed. The computers must meet the latest industry standards, "featuring the latest available Intel microprocessors," among other technical requirements. The DNCC also said it needs at least 150 black-and-white laser printers; 100 color printers; 20 scanners; 20 digital cameras that have at least 8 megapixels; 1,500 two-way radios; and free long-distance phone calls from land lines. In addition, the committee must furnish color HDTVs, plasma/LCD/LED television monitors, and use of audiovisual equipment "in such quantities and of such types as are determined by the DNCC, including subscriptions to cable television service, for use inside the Convention Hall." Read the rest of the story here.