Intellium surveyed the convention centre site with radio equipment to determine how best to design the new wireless network.
The brief provided a welcome challenge as up to 2000 devices would potentially be accessing the service at the same time in a compact and irregular space and the service needed to be seamless.
Intellium recommended using Ubiquiti UniFi technology, which is used to provide WiFi to large stadiums in the United States. Within a month of starting the project, the new equipment was installed, tested and performing well.
"I needed everything to be done by a certain date," says Chris.
"What makes it difficult with this venue is the events and needing to schedule work around that so there’s no interruption or down time."
"Intellium was really flexible and worked around our schedule. They were very efficient, and everything was in on time, which was very impressive."
Intellium has provided IT support to Victory Convention Centre for nearly five years and the two companies have built a strong partnership.
"They have a good understanding of how we operate and how important it is for us as a venue to do everything to a very high standard," says Chris.
The first real-life tests of the network were in April 2019 with 500 participants at a conference discussing cyber-hacking and a graduation ceremony that was live-streamed and the networked performed well at both, he says.