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The QEIICC launches free Wi-Fi: New technology installed to give seamless roaming for multiple delegates – even at peak times

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEIICC) has installed Meru technology and, from April 2013, will be providing free Wi-Fi for delegate browsing at all times and throughout all seven floors of the venue.

QEII Centre has enhanced its existing Wi-Fi with Meru’s patented single-cell technology in order to give delegates seamless roaming between rooms and floors with no drop in the connection.

James Morris, ICT Manager, QEII Centre said: “Our new technology is capable of handling multiple concurrent connections enabling large numbers of delegates to roam freely between floors. The nature of a conference means that there are a number of spikes of Wi-Fi usage as delegates all log on in their coffee and lunch breaks.  The Meru technology is designed to cope with this very scenario.”

The 3×3 triple stream access points allow multiple input and output connectivity allowing high speed data access and increased throughput to a large density of users. The system has three channel radios using the latest 802.11n standards.

The Centre will be offering organisers the option to purchase an enhanced, high speed, encrypted Wi-Fi service which gives supported, unrestricted speed and priority over the free service. Organisers also have the opportunity to have a specifically branded SSID (Service Set ID) so that their delegates see a branded Wi-Fi and login page

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