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More Event Wi-Fi for Google!

Posted on August 25, 2015

Event Wi-Fi for Google at the 2015 Loeries!

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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.

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Something to Wine about!

Posted on July 13, 2015

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2015

 

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.

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A Flashback Friday to Robben Island…

Posted on July 3, 2015

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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…)

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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.

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

Posted on March 12, 2015

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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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