Dallas Burston Polo Club

Dallas Burston Polo Club is an award-winning events venue in Warwickshire, offering guests a state of the art events & exhibition centre, pub, restaurant, Asian wedding venue, polo club, entertainments venue and 5-star hotel complex.

The club, which is set across 600 acres of grounds, had no form of public WiFi and sought a solution that would not only ensure people can share their experiences online, browse the web and connect with others, but also increase awareness of the polo club on social media. 

With rapid expansion of their site, Dallas Burston needed to upgrade their LAN and WLAN. Their venue needed to cope with 1000+ simultaneous users on their Wi-Fi network.

Challenges

 

>  Multiple buildings on same site

>  Buildings 100's of metres apart

>  Outdoor Wi-Fi coverage required

>  Poor cellular coverage

Solution

We were engaged to design and deploy a pervasive network to support both corporate and guest clients.

Cisco Meraki was recommended as the vendor of choice as they offer a complete end to end solution needed to to fulfil the club's infrastructure requirements.

The design phase included full onsite survey using Ekahau Survey Pro software. This enabled us to determine exactly the location and density of the AP's required in each area. It also provided a full BOM inching antenna type for the external Point - Point links.

 

The infrastructure elements included both MS210 layer 2 & MS250 layer 3 switches installed in the core, MX250 security appliances and MR30H and MR33/MR42 Wireless Access Points.

All devices are managed via the Meraki cloud dashboard and are enabled via simple onboarding via their licence based system.

The AP’s are 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant and were used for both indoor and outdoor coverage. External MR74 AP’s were used to link remote buildings to the main site using bridging and mesh technologies.

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