Conference Capacity Planning – WiFi That works!

Often overlooked, conference rooms are very demanding Wi-Fi areas due to the hundreds of devices that can come in all at once. With a poorly designed wireless network, this number of devices can bring a network to its knees and either crash or result in a poor client experience.

So, what does it take to design a conference network that will not crack under pressure, and deliver fast and reliable speeds to any number of devices?

Survey, design, install, and report. These are the steps we take to ensure that a conference network will perform for years to come.

Survey

Starting with surveying, we gather floor plans of the building and analyse them. We then import them into our wireless design software where we begin planning the network based on how many devices may be used a peak time. We either complete an on-site survey, or a predictive wireless design off the plans provided.

Design

Based on information from the client, we can simulate specific device types and get a very accurate representation of how the network will perform under load. We can, for example, place 50x iPhone 6s, 50x iPad, 30x Windows Surface, 42x MacBook pros, to get an average of how the network will handle the load.

Install

Next, we provide the design for installation. We either work with contractors or install ourselves.

Once the installation is complete, we can bring our wireless design software to site to complete the configuration and perform an on-site survey that will give us real-world information of how the network is performing in the building.

Report

We can then provide a report of exactly what the network looked like upon installation to give the customer confidence that the network will perform for years to come. And, should something go wrong with the configuration, we know what the network should have been setup as before the problem.

Where to from here?

We hope these descriptions have helped you understand more about conference capacity planning! If you have any questions or concerns flip over to the “Contact us” page and send us a note! We’d love to hear from you!

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