NexTI 2012: Solution Providers In Search Of the Next Big Thing


The Wi-Fi Museum

Peter Valters, general manager of Empowered Networks, explained how the systems integrator solved a major Wi-Fi problem for the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corp. The organization operates interactive exhibits and programs in three museums in Ottawa and welcomes more than 700,000 people a year. Wi-Fi access was required throughout all three museum locations throughout an area spanning hundreds of square feet across 14 separate buildings. The spec required support for up to a thousand simultaneous connections at each site, and the system needed to be visually unobtrusive so as not to distract attention from the exhibits. Museums have strong affinity with environmental concerns; reducing power consumption and waste were key requirements.