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Festival Wi-Fi Experience


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — At popular music festivals and in packed stadiums, delivering a great Wi-Fi experience can be difficult, due to the high density of users and the potential for interference. To enable service providers to address the opportunities and challenges in high capacity venues, BelAir Networks has developed the BelAirOS Very High Capacity and Interference (VHCI) module. BelAirOS VHCI, which encompasses Wi-Fi access point (AP) software, monitoring and management features, and network planning guidelines, has been field-proven in venue crowds of up to 75,000 people per day.


BelAirOS VHCI delivers high Wi-Fi throughput while minimizing interference and its effects in high capacity venues by:


"High capacity venues and special events represent an excellent opportunity for Tier 1 service providers if they can deliver a great Wi-Fi user experience, and that's what BelAirOS VHCI has been able to achieve," said Dave Park, VP, Product Marketing, BelAir Networks. "BelAirOS VHCI enables both cable operators and mobile carriers to leverage these areas of high user concentration to address a number of strategic business objectives."


For cable operators, Wi-Fi at special events and stadiums can be part of an on-the-go complement to their residential broadband or be positioned as a business services offering to the venue itself. Mobile carriers deploy Wi-Fi at special events and large venues as a value add service and to offload data traffic from overtaxed 3G networks.


VHCI provides service providers with a very high capacity solution designed specifically for venues where high mobile data use is expected and where the user density is up to 10X that of a typical enterprise. The VHCI module includes adaptive cell size control, modulation control, AP load balancing and monitoring features. The module, which can be used with any BelAir Networks indoor or outdoor APs, also incorporates easy to follow planning rules for both fixed installations and rapid temporary installs.

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers