19-Apr-2010 | The Hotel Grand Chancellor has installed one of the fastest wireless networks in the country. The system, currently the fastest in Tasmania, will soon be the fastest in the Australia, when the Federal Government’s National Broadband Network is rolled out later this year.This installation will open Tasmania to a range of conferences that are otherwise limited to overseas destinations, where higher broadband speeds are more accessible. IT dependant organisations that have previously had to look abroad for quicker internet speeds and up to date hardware can now look to Tasmania to lead the way.
The system, utilizing the latest Ruckus technology will simultaneously allow over 900 delegates lightening quick internet speeds of 140Mbps which will be increased to up to 300Mbps when the National Broadband Network is activated later this year. It is estimated that the Hotel’s system will then be the quickest in the country with the distance between the conference centre and the states distribution point being less than 500 meters.
The Ruckus technology also opens up a whole new world of web 2.0 where a large amount of delegates can use applications such as Twitter and Facebook to make live comments on conference sessions. In the future we will look at further uses of Web 2.0 like a specific app for the conference that delegates can download to their iPhone or Blackberry. Conference session times, social functions and destination features can be accessed through the app – it would act like an electronic satchel bag on your phone. The possibilities for conference based apps are exciting.
The Hotel Grand Chancellor’s Conference and Events Sales Manager Andrew Best said “the Hotel already has two conferences that have based their destination decision on Tasmania because of the national broadband network. Giving organisers access to this type of technology can only strengthen Tasmania’s already strong reputation as a great conference destination.”
For further technical information on the hardware follow the link: http://www.ruckuswireless.com/products/zoneflex-high-end
Media contact details:
Mr Andrew Best
Conference and Events Sales Manager
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
1 Davey St
Hobart TAS 7000
Telephone: +61 (3) 6235 4535
Fax: +61 (3) 6223 8175