QEIICC to offer delegates free Wi-Fi from April

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

The QEIICC 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, The QEIICC 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 QEIICC 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.