Temporary Guest WiFi at the UK’s largest agricultural show
Each year at the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Show Buy Local Norfolk host a marquee for local businesses. In 2018 Buy Local wished to offer these businesses and their guests free WiFi.
Due to the agricultural nature of the event, the show was held across fields without the usual connectivity methods available. As the show was running for two days, the organisers only wanted a temporary method of connectivity, not a permanent install. FreeClix could only access the site the day before the event, so a swift installation was essential.
A temporary radio was installed on the roof of our local data centres. A second radio the size of an average dinner plate, was mounted onto the scaffolding of the marquee at the showground pointing towards the data centre. This radio provided the wireless connectivity.
After creating a guest WiFi portal, guests could log on to the WiFi using either their email address, Twitter or Facebook accounts.
Full internet connectivity was available throughout the two days of the show. This meant businesses could:
· Connect to cloud services on their iPads to gather customer data and potential business leads.
· Run online demonstrations of their products and services.
· Take card payments.
· Show company videos on their stands.
· Run online competitions.
Visitors to the Buy Local Norfolk marquee could post online about their visit increasing the exposure of Buy Local Norfolk and the businesses it hosted.
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