We deploy high-speed and reliable WiFi networks for many outdoor events including festivals, concerts, leisure parks, equestrian events, sporting arenas, theatre productions and visitor attractions.

From one-off outdoor theatre productions to hugely complex multi-day festivals and sporting events, Curve IT has built a powerful reputation for delivering the seamless connectivity required for an array of outdoor contexts.

We understand the need for WiFi which supports both behind-the-scenes operations and customer-facing information and engagement – and the challenges of deploying such networks in sometimes remote and rugged environments. We are well-versed in deploying and decommissioning sophisticated outdoor WiFi networks for specific time periods, as well as creating permanent networks.

Our project process follows six key steps.

1. Objectives


We explore the goals of the event and what the WiFi network will need to achieve. Common requirements are support for live-entry gate systems and CCTV; PCI-compliant payment systems for food, drink and retail outlets; organiser and emergency communications; media and VIP communications; and targeted, scheduled advertising and promotions.

2. Audit


We conduct a full site audit of the building or venue, considering physical constraints such as buildings, trees, water, power sources and accessibility. If required, we source the leased line for the originating point of internet connectivity.

We also take a full brief regarding the planned event, aiming to fully understand its function, its attendees or exhibitors, the flow of visitors around the space, the expectations of the WiFi network and the quantity and types of devices to be connected to it.

3. Design


We produce schematics and WiFi heat-maps to plan the optimum WiFi network. This includes the originating leased line, access points, cabling, hardware, full budget breakdown and installation schedule.

We ensure that our designs are scalable for the number of users and adaptable for the types of devices. Our aim is optimisation, not over-scoping.

4. WiFi Marketing Services


We determine whether real-time scheduled advertising and promotions need to be incorporated onto the WiFi network, through mechanisms such as bespoke branded WiFi portals, social media integration, and event-specific apps.

We can also deliver visitor analytics and data capture for event analysis and evaluation. Click HERE to learn more about our WiFi marketing services.

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5. Installation


Many outdoor WiFi networks need to be set up and de-rigged to extremely tight schedules.

We use enterprise-grade, fully weather-proofed WiFi equipment, and ensure that the WiFi network is fully configured and commissioned well before the go-live.

6. Monitoring & Support


As part of the installation we set up our WiFi monitoring systems, giving us continuous feedback on the connectivity and the stability of the WiFi. We also provide remote or on-site support on an ongoing basis or during the specific event window, ensuring that the WiFi network continues operating smoothly throughout, and any issues can be rapidly remedied.

Ruckus Wireless Access Points

Ruckus

We deploy best in class equipment from Ruckus.

Find out more about Ruckus Managed Wi-Fi installation at FM Conway

Using the enterprise class Ruckus wireless access points, you will experience incredible performance and resilience. Along with unrivalled features and performance now expected from a Ruckus wireless system, the virtualised controller also gives peace of mind of knowing your WiFi is always up-to-date, backed up and more importantly available.

The Ruckus SmartZone software provides unified software architecture across wireless LAN Controllers (WLAN), for appliance, virtualised and cloud environments offering the ultimate deployment flexibility. This new WiFi software offers a tremendous level of flexibility; scaling up to 300,000 devices offering single and multi-tenancy, as well as ‘WiFi as you grow’ – the capability for network to expand with and adapt to the changing needs of your business.