If you’re hosting a gathering, spanning nearly 50,000 square feet, for thousands of visitors, each with one or more Internet chugging device, you’ll need a lot of far reaching bandwidth. To provide that for Gail & Rice’s production of Ford’s NAIAS 2014 Behind the Blue Oval press event, we installed a high performance mesh of WiFi access points that we integrated with the hall’s public uplink.
Our mesh architecture, with real time monitoring, balanced loads between access points to cope with concentrated areas of traffic, and provided 100s of users per access point, throughput of more than 500Mbs per device. Access points then linked to Cobo Hall’s high capacity, fiber based connection to the public Internet. That gave everyone all the signal strength and throughput they could use, adding “most robust WiFi in the building” to the other attractions of this event.