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Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd

Centrally located on the Solent, the Beaulieu River forms the south eastern edge of the Beaulieu Estate. With a five Gold Anchor accreditation, Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour offers 115 berths, over 300 moorings and a boat park with slipway.

Every year the marina welcomes up to 8,000 yachts from a variety of yacht clubs based across the UK and overseas.

Due to a large expansion of the marina in 2020, a resilient, high performance Wi-Fi network was required to offer internet access to staff, berth holders and visitors.

Our Client's Challenge

  • Limited legacy Wi-Fi network with insufficient coverage
  • Harsh outdoor environment with tidal changes and limited mounting locations
  • As the company is increasingly relying on innovative technologies, IT needed a unified, centrally managed solution that would minimise team resources and provide maximum return

How We Helped This Client

  • Onsite Ekahau Pro RF Design Survey preformed to ascertain AP locations.
  • Over an initial 2-week period, Smart Wireless installed Marine Grade CAT 6 cabling, bespoke fabricated weather-proof masts, Ruckus T610 AP’s in pre-defined locations.
  • Ruckus Mesh technology deployed for remote pontoon and yard areas.
  • Company-owned devices access the network via WPA2, while guests on a separate SSID are limited by Layer 7 rules and splash page redirection.
  • Using group policies, the IT team can schedule when guest users are permitted on the network and which resources they can access
  • VLAN tagging enabled on each AP to route traffic appropriately

The Results

  • Complete site wide Wi-Fi coverage providing support for staff, berth holders, contractors and public access.
  • Per-SSID and per-client bandwidth limits, Layer 3 and Layer 7 firewall and traffic shaping rules are customised as needed
  • Guests on personal devices, employees on company-owned devices, and a WiFi-enabled CCTV system.
  • Guest Splash page with user defined images and T&C approval.
  • Built-in troubleshooting features like, throughput tests, and DHCP warnings have allowed the team to be proactive with network management and save time
  • With firmware upgrades and feature releases automatically applied to the network, the team benefits from a future-proof network

Why CommScope Ruckus

  • IP67 Rated Outdoor AP’s allow for secure Wi-Fi deployment in harsh environments
  • Centralised dashboard allows the single network admin to have full visibility into and control over the entire site from anywhere
  • Customisable features for each SSID permit tailored control over how users access the network to ensure appropriate usage and an improved user experience
  • Unified solution of switches and APs offers a single management platform, rather than various solutions to understand and monitor

Our Client:
Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd

Based in:
Hampshire, UK

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