We were approached by the event organisers to provide guest Wi-Fi facilities, dedicated green room Wi-Fi for artists and internet access.
The big challenge was that the event is held in a rural location at the Throckmorton Airfield, near Evesham in Worcestershire, which meant getting broadband to the site in order to provide the internet services required by the event brief.
Broadband Internet – A total of 6 satellite connections totalling 100Mpbs download and 36Mbps upload all with fail over This would be the main internet access as per the brief.
Wi-Fi Network – Point to point Wi-Fi links were installed at the for the artists green room and food areas which then connected back to a central communications trailer. We then supplied a multiple self powering Wi-Fi access points around the main music tents for guest Wi-Fi all of which connected back to a Wi-Fi cluster located at the top of a 15m mast next to the communications trailer. 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 card 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 10 contact less PDQ card machines, all pre-configured prior to being brought to the festival site and connected to a temporary wired network at each group of food areas, 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.
A great day was had by all SimpliWiFi satff and the 6000+ visitors to the festival.