We were approached by the event organisers to provide secure card payment services for the show gate entry points to allow visitors to pay by card for entry to the show.
The big challenge was that the event is held in a very rural location on 5 acres of farmland which meant getting broadband to the site in order to provide the payment services required by the event brief.
Broadband Internet – We provided a total of 4 satellite connections totaling 70Mpbs download and 35Mbps upload with a backup satellite and 3G/4G fail over connectivity. This would allow 15 card payment units to connect and for the event organisers to have internet access in the main organisers tent.
Wi-Fi Network – Point to point Wi-Fi points were installed at the show entry gates which then connected back to a central Wi-Fi cluster located at the top of a 15m mast. The Wi-Fi system has full fail-over in case something failed and is able to provide access to a secure, encrypted, Wi-Fi network for taking payments and the event organisers.
Payment Services – We provided a secure, PCI-DSS compliant, Wi-Fi network in order to take card payments. We provided 15 contact less PDQ card machines, all pre-configured prior to being brought to the show site and connected to a temporary wired network at each group of entry gates, all supplied and supported by the onsite SimpliWIFi team. At the end of the show day the onsite support team will also carry out the end of day reporting and clear down the PDQ units.
“The service provided by SimpliWiFi, was professional and the support team responded quickly to any issues that arose on the day. Feedback from the gates manager is very positive, we are very happy to ask the SimpliWiFi team back again next year.”
Glenys Allen, Show Manager, Burwarton Agricultural Show.