Established in 1976, Chung Shan Hospital is a community-based general teaching hospital located in Taipei, Taiwan. The medical and health services include 31 medical specialties with emphasis on Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, and Urology. The hospital has a high doctor/nurse to bed ratio, employing more than 200 medical experts while only containing 217 beds, which ensures a caring and comfortable environment for patients. In order to respond to the recent BYOD trend in the healthcare industry, Chung Shan Hospital decided to deploy a managed WLAN infrastructure to ensure wireless network quality and performance. With Wi-Fi, clinicians are able to obtain patient information in a timelier manner, and visitors can check e-mails or surf the Internet while waiting for their loved ones in the waiting rooms.

The first thing that the hospital had to consider was coverage. The main building stands eight-floors tall, each containing numerous mobile medical carts and nursing stations use…

Extended & Reliable WI-FI at Congresium International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Congresium International Convention & Exhibition Centre is a leading exhibition center in Ankara, Turkey, with top-level facilities and an expansive area of 80,000 m² that can be customized to fulfill the needs of all kinds of events. A notable event it hosted was the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties (UNCCD COP12), held from October 12-23, 2015.

Decision-makers and participants from 195 member states attended the COP12 to discuss climate change issues and their solutions. During the conference, Internet access was a primary demand for the guests. However, for Congresium, providing wireless coverage to service more than 3,000 concurrent users across the different areas of the vast premise was not an easy task.

Coverage and high user density were the most primary concerns, as there could not be any Wi-Fi dead spots. Also, given the high number of users and devices during the event, the APs needed to be well-managed …

Wi-Fi & Smart E-learning Experience at SOA University

Located in Bhubaneswar, India, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) University is a prestigious institution of higher education offering professional programs in a wide range of disciplines, including Engineering, Medicine, Management, and Law. In recent years, Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices have become increasingly ubiquitous, building a strong momentum for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in both enterprises and campuses. As a result, users are demanding reliability and high performance mobility for Internet services. The administration at SOA University noticed this trend, realizing that in order to meet these demands they had to offer a secure Wi-Fi environment that could handle a large capacity of concurrent mobile devices.

There were several challenges that SOA University faced when it came to providing mobile-ready campus Wi-Fi. First, since the university encompasses a wide area, the deployed APs needed to support fast roaming as users moved from one AP to the next. Second, given th…

4ipnet Optimizes Wi-Fi Connectivity at Leibniz IPK Campus

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) is a nonprofit research institution and the center of the Biotech Campus Gatersleben in central Germany. As an internationally renowned botanic genome research institution, it is essential for Leibniz IPK's Wi-Fi network to provide comprehensive coverage and reliable connectivity for its researchers. To meet this objective, the top priority of the institution's IT department was to upgrade the existing legacy Wi-Fi network to a reliable solution based on the latest 11ac standards.

"Given that we receive so many types of users on a regular basis, it is crucial for us to provide campus-wide Wi-Fi coverage and multiple user authentication methods," said Torsten Reuner, senior administrator of the institute's wireless infrastructure. After evaluating several vendors' Wi-Fi solutions, Leibniz IPK decided on 4ipnet as their final choice.

4ipnet WHG-series WLAN gateway-controllers are unique from ot…

Smart Campus Wi-Fi Solution for Bilva Indian School

Located in Dubai, Bilva Indian School is aimed to provide students with the best possible learning opportunities in academic subjects, personal development, moral values and life skills and the ability to face opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century wherever they may be. To accomplish their mission, a tech-savvy learning environment is a must. As the student experience in the classroom is changing and faculty and staff are more reliant on online learning, a reliable and robust Wi-Fi network is at the top of the priority list.

After comprehensively evaluating several competing WLAN solutions, Bilva Indian School found that 4ipnet’s WLAN solution best fulfilled their needs. With 4ipnet WHG525, the IT administrator are able to differentiate network access privileges between faculty members, students and guests with unique access policies depending on schedule, evaluating security and efficiency for wireless networks. By combining ticket printing at the front desk with guest self-…

Enjoy the Nature & WI-FI at Promisedland Resort & Lagoon

Quietly located between Taiwan’s Central Mountain Ranges and the Pacific Ocean, Promisedland Resort & Lagoon is a vacation wonderland surrounded by natural beauty. It is also the only hotel in Taiwan chosen by the book "100 Hotels & Resorts" as one of the world’s top resorts and named "Destinations That Lift the Spirit!"

For Promisedland Resort & Lagoon, guest satisfaction matters the most. In 2014, the hotel initiated a plan to provide Wi-Fi coverage throughout its 250-hectare property, including the lobby, villas (250 guest rooms), restaurants and an outdoor public area, to enhance guest experience. After thoroughly evaluating several solutions, the hotel chose to deploy a state-of-the-art network solution by 4ipnet, equipping itself with capabilities to deliver reliable and secure Wi-Fi service to its guests.
The solution includes 4ipnet’s WHG525 gateway-controller for performing AP and user management, and EAP701, EAP220 and OWL530 access points for…

Next Generation Wi-Fi Brings Outstanding Dining Experience at The "Icho" Chain

Yorozuya Corporation operates a large-scale Japanese chain restaurant & bar in the northern Kanto region of Japan -- the "Icho" chain -- spread out over the Gunma, Saitama, Tochigi, and Nagano prefectures. Each of Icho's 40 locations is furnished elegantly with approximately 80 private rooms, and serves an impressive variety of dishes for its diners. In order to reduce wait times and improve the dining experience, Icho introduced a self-ordering system that enabled customers to place orders in their own rooms through wireless tablets. However, providing a stable Wi-Fi signal for the system was extremely challenging due to the complex physical layout in each store.

"The ordering system often became unstable at lunch time when the restaurant was crowded and the signals could not reach the further private rooms. We were soon facing complaints and bad reputation problems," recalled Toshinobu Tabei, head of Icho's IT system construction.

Icho's management …