Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

High-capacity wireless network deployed at Victory Centre

7 May 2019

High-capacity wireless network deployed at Victory Convention Centre

A new high-performance wireless network at Auckland’s Victory Convention Centre can support more than 2000 users simultaneously.

Intellium Technology, IT support provider for Victory Convention Centre, scoped, built, tested and deployed the network at the centre’s 2,200-seat auditorium within one month.

Chris Adams, Victory Convention Centre Venue Manager, says the project was time dependent as the venue hosted a number of large-scale events in April where attendees needed to connect to Wi-Fi.

He says that while previously, attendees would generally be expected to turn their phones off while in the auditorium, nowadays there is an expectation that they will engage with the event online or via an app.

The project brief - to provide high-performance internet connections for up to 2000 devices simultaneously in a compact and irregular space - provided a welcome challenge for Intellium Technology.

The New Zealand owned, and operated company recommended using Ubiquiti UniFi technology, which is used to provide WiFi to large stadiums in the United States. Intellium runs a fully monitored and managed Network As A Service for the convention centre.

Chris says having an IT support provider he can rely on, “makes my life really easy.”

“What makes it difficult with this venue is the events and needing to schedule work around that so there’s no interruption or down time,” he says.

“Intellium was really flexible and worked around our schedule. They were very efficient, and everything was in on time, which was very impressive.”

Dale Daniels, Intellium Director, Infrastructure, says wireless networks for high density locations such as the Victory Convention Centre are sometimes deployed but left unmanned and unmonitored and with no real design to the service, resulting in a poor experience for the user.

To provide a great customer experience, the network needs to be well designed, managed and monitored, he says.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Frog Recruitment: Kiwi Workers Reluctant To Make Business Trips Across The Ditch Despite Trans-Tasman Bubble Opening

When the trans-Tasman travel bubble opens today, many Kiwi companies won't be rushing to buy an air ticket, reluctant to cross the ditch to do business. The latest survey conducted by leading recruitment agency, Frog Recruitment of nearly 1,000 New Zealand ... More>>

Tourism: Employers Welcome Back Working Holidaymakers

Tourism businesses gearing up for the return of Australian visitors from next week will be relieved to learn that they will also have access to an offshore pool of much-needed job candidates, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism employers around ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Latest Broadband Report Confirms Improved Performance Of Premium Fibre Plans

The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. This follows a collaboration between the Commission, its independent testing partner, ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>


Stats NZ: Prices For Transport And Housing Rise In March 2021 Quarter

Higher prices for transport and housing led to a 0.8 percent lift in the consumers price index in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Prices for getting around rose in the March quarter. Transport prices rose 3.9 percent, the biggest quarterly ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Impact Of Demands On Land In New Zealand

A new environmental report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality, and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the report, Our land 2021 , provides the most ... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: March Card Spending Rebounds Despite COVID

There was a lift in retail card spending in March following a fall in the lockdown-disrupted February month, Stats NZ said today. Seasonally adjusted retail card spending rose by $53 million (0.9 percent), compared with February 2021. Visit our website to read ... More>>