Posted on October 30, 2015
Fibre to the Home at St Martini Gardens!
For many years, Skyrove has had a very reliable Wi-Fi installation at St Martini Gardens which is 2 apartment blocks located on Queen Victoria Street in Gardens. There are a total of just over 250 apartments and these are comprised of student accommodation as well as temporary and permanent residents.
Up until this month, we only offered a pre-paid Wi-Fi service via our voucher system which was particularly popular with the more temporary residents. In general, it was beneficial as the connections were readily available and Telkom was not required in order to have internet access to connect with family and friends while staying in Cape Town.
Posted on October 7, 2015
The Basics of Wi-Fi Analytics – PART 1
By making use of enterprise grade equipment such as Meraki, as we do, you can access new and existing data to gain a better understanding of patterns and behaviour. This information can be used to engage your users and optimize your marketing strategies and come across more effectively.
Smartphones with Wi-Fi capability, when enabled, can now be used as an indication of customer presence thanks to probe requests. These are management frames that are transmitted at regular intervals from Wi-Fi enabled devices. They contain information that can be used to identify presence, repeat visits and time spent in particular areas within the range of a wireless AP – such as a Meraki. The owner of the device does not need to connect to the network as the presence of the device will still be detected while in range of the network.
Posted on August 25, 2015
Event Wi-Fi for Google at the 2015 Loeries!
After our previous event for Google this year when we were tasked to provide event Wi-Fi on Robben Island and pulled it off effortlessly, we were requested by Google for the Loeries Creative Week in Durban at the ICC.
The Loeries Creative Week took place in the week of the 10th of August with various activities happening such as voting. The Google stand was open on the 13th and 14th of August and they had some very interesting things happening.
In June, Old Mutual hosted their annual Trophy Wine Show in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These events took place at the CTICC and the Sandton International Convention Centre on the 12th and 18th of June 2015. This is known as one of our country’s most respected national wine competitions and it gives guests the opportunity to taste some of the very best wines.
According to Cape Town Magazine, each of the 1000-odd wines that enter this exclusive competition is rigorously tested by international and local experts in blind tasting sessions, so you can be certain that the beverages tasted on the night were really the best of the best.
As you may know, in April this year Google launched Street View on Robben Island. You can now take a virtual tour of the whole island via Google Maps from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world!
This was launched in preparation for Freedom Day, the 21st Anniversary of its first democratic elections.
With the virtual tour you are not only able to ‘walk’ through the prison and the island but there are also videos containing more information and talks that you can watch at your leisure. Google Maps will also develop teaching notes on Robben Island for any teachers that wish to use this interactive tour as an educational tool. The interactive tour can be accessed on mobile phones, from desktops and from Google’s Cultural Institute, where Robben Island Museum will host 5 exhibits depicting the history of the island. (more…)
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’.