Accommodating some of the world’s largest trade shows requires Internet access capable of handling extraordinary amounts of data traffic from tens of thousands of users. The newest Wi-Fi system that the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) is deploying is set to exceed expectation of the most demanding attendee.
Here are some of the reasons why the BCEC’s latest generation Wi-Fi system is the best in the industry:
The BCEC transitioned from a traditional “coverage based modeling” system to an advanced “dynamic capacity based modeling” where careful calculations were made on the maximum number of people in a specific area, the number Wi-Fi devices they carry, and the type of devices. The system accounts for the usage and number of specific devices. For example, a laptop will routinely transmit large files such as slide show presentations and documents, while phones will more likely transmit pictures and texts. However, there will be vastly more phones than laptops in nearly every crowd scenario. With attendees using an average of 2.5 devices, the BCEC not only provides a signal to their mobile devices, but also provides the appropriate upstream bandwidth.With a 10 gigabit fiber network and the ability to increase and decrease the bandwidth in real time according to show’s usage, the BCEC is equipped to accommodate events with extensive mobile technology requirements such as PAX East Expo, that brought thousands of video game fans and professionals last week.
The number of wireless access points is increasing from 113 to 580, a 413 percent increase in access points throughout the BCEC!
The BCEC offers a customized Internet access experience. For repeat customers, the BCEC can provide Internet access to attendees based on the network settings and floor plans from the prior year and make quick adjustments to accommodate current Internet usage trends.
Find out more about why the BCEC is the most technologically advanced convention center in the world by visiting the technology section of our Signature Boston blog and the technology section of our Signature Boston website.