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Bingemans Conference Centre opts for Aruba Wave 2

May 10, 2016  

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Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company said today that Bingemans Conference Centre, the Waterloo Region’s largest meeting and conference facility, has deployed an Aruba 802.11ac wireless network with Wave 2 technology to support the growing wireless usage demands of the estimated one million visitors the Centre serves annually.

Bingemans hosts thousands of events annually from small meetings to large conferences including the upcoming Tech Leadership Conference this week, which brings together technology leaders from Silicon Valley, the local Waterloo region and other tech-focused areas.

Bingemans also hosts concerts, festivals and family events in its 40,000 square feet of indoor conference space and additional outdoor areas, including a water park.

The facility’s previous wireless infrastructure was unable to handle the density and increasing number of mobile devices coming onto the network.

“Our continued growth in digital services for guests the past few years has taught us a significant lesson: that we had to take them far beyond the next steps, providing cutting-edge services to meet and surpass their expectations and lead the way for our dynamic region and beyond,” said facility president Mark Bingeman.

The centre has completed its indoor deployment with Aruba 320 Series 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and plans to complete its outdoor deployment, using Aruba 270 Series outdoor access points, in mid-May. Bingemans is also using Aruba AirWave for network management.