LONDON, August 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
To ensure that all of their clients, have the most cutting edge technology to hand, Etc Venues has invested over £150,000 in new technology for all of their conference venues
Etc Venues has a long history of observing market trends in technology and then keeping one step ahead of its client requirements. In the last 18 months the company has invested over £150,000 in fibre optic internet technology, microwave communications and improved WIFI technology in all Etc Venues conference centres, training rooms, meeting rooms, and exhibition centres.
Etc Venues have always had more bandwidth than clients require, but now find that their clients use bandwidth in different ways. Often, customers use upload as well as download speeds to move files back to their offices, along with streaming real time video for training sessions and doing online simulations for their courses.
To cope with the demand from the new ways in which their clients were using bandwidth, Etc Venues decided to roll out BT fibre optics networks into each of the buildings. In addition, through the use of Cisco firewalls, routers and switches they can restrict bandwidth to specific capacities on each network. So, for instance, one client with 300 laptops could utilise a 50mb connection, while a small meeting in a nearby meeting room might share a 10mb connection.
With the majority of clients now expecting high speed internet connections as standard, Etc Venues knew that to keep ahead of the curve, they should look at their venue network facilities and implement a scalable solution that provides not only flexibility but also security.
Notably, Etc Venues realised that their Internet connection relies on one point of failure, namely the controller unit. The loss of a controller unit would take down the WIFI at all venues, and so they have implemented a solution that houses the controller in each WIFI access point, so even if the central management system is unavailable the wireless network will continue to work.
Using the tools available from their fibre network and WIFI provider, Etc Venues can actively monitor the performance of their network, identify bottlenecks, and provide performance reports to clients to show how much bandwidth their programme utilised.
To guarantee that their clients have the best service at their venues, Etc Venues will always review the use of technology. The company will continue to look to implement solutions that are essential to all clients, but that are also seamless and reliable. This will ensure that every event runs smoothly every time.
For more information, or to book a conference centre, training centre, exhibition room, or meeting room, contact Etc Venues
Notes to Editor
After starting life back in 1992, Etc Venues has grown to become one of the UKs premier training and meeting providers; establishing eleven high-quality, award-winning London and Birmingham conference centres, and training room hire, London.
SOURCE Etc Venues