Apple technology is set for a high-profile role at the Democratic National Convention, which opens today in Los Angeles.

Apple will provide enough AirPort base stations at the four-day event to create a wireless network that spans across the massive Staples Center. The network is designed to give journalists a quick, easy way of sending words and images.

Apple is also using G4 servers to stream live QuickTime coverage of the convention.

Apple’s presence is further reinforced by a large Think Different mural on one of the Staples Center walls, as well as 50 dedicated iMacs, for use by US-state delegations.