ILUX began its involvement at the building construction stage, so that the Wi-Fi infrastructure hardware and installation was in-line with the architectural specification.
To ensure a strong wi-fi signal across the centre and that coverage was consistent, ILUX used its Wi-Fi planning technology to identify where best to place the Wi-Fi transmitters. Internal access points were then installed throughout the centre. Utilising multiple meshed access points and different antenna types, ILUX maximised coverage and data throughput ensuring all users wold have adequate bandwidth.
For the outside gardens, ILUX installed high-power external access points on the roof of the centre. The external access points are able to withstand all the elements of the great British weather, including extreme temperatures.
All of the access points were linked to and controlled by the ILUX SENTRY-WX Wi-Fi controller, providing content filtering and ‘Quality of Service’ traffic management to ensure a safe and consistent service to all users. In addition, the system is fully compliant with all laws and regulations.
A fully branded captive portal was also designed and deployed to provide users with the recognisable Macmillan and NHS brands.