September 23, 2014
Something we all probably take for granted these days is access to wireless internet. When planning an event, you may be focused on the setup and the catering menu, but don’t forget your connectivity needs. The more laptops, iPads, and mobile devices on-site, the larger capacity load you will need available. Meeting and convention attendees expect the same speed and capabilities as they experience at the office, so you will need to be prepared.
One key way to ensure your event is WiFi ready is to know your attendees and the event type. Is this a “working meeting” where attendees are bringing their laptops to work or is the meeting purely information where they take notes during presentations? Will there be video streaming or access to a remote server? Determine your needs based on the answers to these questions.
Many corporate events extend beyond the typical meeting and may involve the use of purchasing tools. Will wireless access be necessary for debit and credit transactions or is the client providing their own hotspot?
As an event planner, it is important to find out what bandwidth is available at the venue, and if it could handle the event itself. Consult with a professional in the networking field to ensure that you are fully prepared with the correct number of access points and strength, and that WiFi is accessible throughout the entire venue.
WinMock at Kinderton offers wireless connectivity throughout the entire venue with multiple access points and faster speed with Cat 6 cables. Interested in learning more about WinMock at Kinderton’s unique setting and full-service corporate event planning? Please contact Angela Carleton at AngelaC@WinMock.com or 339.397.2010.