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Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Where wireless LAN is not the only winner on the playing surface!


Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Where wireless LAN is not the only winner on the playing surface!

"Once we experienced true wireless connectivity, there was no going back. Thanks to Extricom, each and every mobile device under our roof works without a glitch - 24/7'', Kevin Naylor, VP Information Technology at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indianapolis Indiana's claim to fame is undoubtedly all about sports. The Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals allow the city to boast the two largest single-day sporting events in the world and the world's largest drag race. Add in the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever and the NCAA headquarters, and it's easy to understand why sports can overshadow everything else the city has to offer.

Large, popular indoor arena, home to major sports and entertainment events could no longer rely on their wireless network, nor keep up with the venue's increasingly heavy traffic. Venue management needed a new, innovative WLAN solution to cover a seating capacity of 18,165, suites and other luxury areas in the venue, and deliver uninterrupted Wi-Fi, 24/7.

IT management sought after "the perfect Wi-Fi solution", specifically tailored to LPVs. After being introduced to Extricom's Channel Blanket(tm) technology and market-winning system architecture, they knew it was the right choice for their venue. The system allows single channels to blanket entire sections of the arena's seating bowl, with Wi-Fi in the stands and on the playing surface.

Installation and deployment of Extricom's wireless LAN network was quick and seamless. Since its integration into the stadium, fans, journalists and staff have enjoyed high-quality, uninterrupted Wi-Fi service with increased ease and speed. The system also provides quality RFID, a guest access portal, video streaming, broadcast/multicast control and ARP caching.

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