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Can you afford your Wi-Fi network to breakdown mid-conference?

Conference centres have the potential of pulling in a huge additional income for hotels and many are beginning to rely on this extra source of cash to break even at times of low occupancy rates.

Hotels are now actively marketing their conference facilities as a way of attracting business travellers and large corporations as a conference booking usually guarantees a block room booking. But to win repeat, profitable bookings from large businesses hotels need to ensure their conference facilities – most importantly their Wi-Fi network – are effective and reliable.
Getting it wrong will not only be damaging to immediate business it can also have a long-lasting effect on your reputation. The onslaught of smart phones and social media has meant travellers can be very vocal about their positive and negative experiences of hotels and their facilities – with the worst Wi-Fi offenders often named and shamed.

Find out how a network upgrade can help transform your conferencing facilities

Manchester-based IT experts Burnt Orange Solutions says a superior controller-less Wi-Fi system such as Aerohive’s advanced design will help you deliver very easy-to-manage, trouble-free internet communications regardless of the demand on them.
And this demand is rarely stronger than at a conference when dozens or possibly hundreds of delegates are all attempting to access the network with their wireless-enabled laptops. Little time is available to diagnose and repair problems at these kinds of events so hotels need a wireless solution that is always on and “self-healing”.

Aerohive’s Wi-Fi networks eliminate the need for costly controllers and moves applications to the air, effectively replacing cabling. Its controller-less design prevents traffic “bottlenecks” and minimises network congestion, allowing remote users to access corporate resources without the need to install or maintain software. The technology provides a one-stop management console which would allow a receptionist to give guest access to any hotel/office suite in the world, all from one console, which allows businesses to confidently schedule meetings with their colleagues and business partners overseas.

Property  Aspects Magazine would like to thank Burnt Orange Solutions for their contribution to this article.