Get to Know Our Wi-Fi Experts!

Posted on May 19, 2015

10 Questions for the Experts…

Name: Tim Elston

    1. Position at Skyrove: Technical Manager
    2. Time with Skyrove: 4 Years
    3. Favourite Online / PC Game: Hmm, tough one. Dota 2 for old times sake.
    4. What is a Wi-Fi Network: A device or collection of devices linked together to access the internet or share data. 
    5. What is an AP: An access point. A device that broadcasts and manages Wi-Fi Networks.
    6. What is backhaul: A rather broad industry term, usually used to describe a primary internet connection.
    7. Favourite hardware to use for conferences / events: There is no brand that I would single out. I like to use a blend of Ruckus and Meraki hardware, with perhaps a dash of Mikrotik to spice it up in some special cases. Meraki for their well-rounded cloud management platform which allows for efficient end user management. Ruckus for their, in my opinion, unparalleled Wi-Fi hardware, keeping everyone connected when crowd density and RF interference become factors.
    8. Favourite event you have worked on: The annual Google South Africa conference.
    9. Why has conference / event Wi-Fi become so popular: I imagine it is because people like the internet, no? There are a number of factors that play a part. Allowing delegates to stay connected and work on the go, promoting your message via social media, analytics through Wi-Fi, the list goes on.
    10. Have you ever done an event at a venue with existing Wi-Fi: Yes.

    Name: Adam Barnard

    1. Position at Skyrove: Network Technician.
    2. Time with Skyrove: Approximately 4 Years.
    3. Favourite Online / PC Game: Counterstrike GO, Call of Duty, Broforce.
    4. What is a Wi-Fi Network: Sorcery.
    5. What is an AP: Google says its a radio station…
    6. What is backhaul: Is this an interview?
    7. Favourite hardware to use for conferences / events: I like Meraki for its intuitive cloud based dashboard and powerful range of devices. Ruckus when you just need solid Wi-Fi that wont let you down.
    8. Favourite event you have worked on: TEDx events are great as they are informative. No harm in learning something new while you work!
    9. Why has conference / event Wi-Fi become so popular: Everyone has a handheld device, tablets, phones etc. Wi-Fi at events these days is less of a value added service and more of a necessity. Clients wanting to promote their brand/event have to take advantage of the online presence and having delegates live Tweet / Facebook / Instagram at their events is very powerful.
    10. Have you ever done an event at a venue with existing Wi-Fi: Yes, at a conference center. Skyrove’s Wi-Fi worked much better. [NOTE: I am not being biased :)]

    Name: Kudzi Jirira

    1. Position Skyrove: Junior Technician
    2. Time with Skyrove: 2 months
    3. What is a Wifi Network: technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a wireless LAN (WLAN) network.
    4. What is an Access Point: : Is a device that receives data by wired Ethernet and converts to a wireless signal. It sends and receives wireless traffic to and from nearby wireless clients.
    5. Favorite hardware to use for conferences / events: I haven’t worked on any events.
    6. Why has conference / Event wifi become so popular. Having internet allows people to stay connected and work on the go.
    7. Have you ever done an event at a venue with existing Wi-Fi: No
    8. What is your opinion on Mobile Wi-Fi solutions like our tour bus Wi-Fi: Its the future

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Expert Event Wi-Fi at the takealot.com 10s

Posted on March 12, 2015

event wi-fi

For the 7th year in a row, the Cape Town 10s took place at Hamiltons Rugby Club in Greenpoint with a brand new headline sponsor for 2015 – takealot.com.

Of course with such an innovative brand comes amazing concepts, like the takealot.com Oasis. This was a relaxation ‘oasis’ where players and 10s attendees could take time out, relax with a cold one and enjoy the ‘view’.

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