HPE boosts connectivity for Perth business event destination

The front and entrance of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, based in Perth Australia | Perth

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Aruba Networking has been selected by the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) to deliver “state-of-the-art” connectivity for its business event destination.

Utilizing HPE Aruba Networking’s Wi-Fi 6E infrastructure, PCEC can provide event partners with the opportunity to offer high-density wireless performance to attendees throughout its facilities.

PCEC accommodates over 800,000 visitors and approximately 600 events per year. However, due to its complex architectural design, which features a long structure with metal roofing and a reinforced concrete construction, the facility requires careful network planning.

As a result, the wireless network design needs to “overcome many interference factors” while simultaneously ensuring that all critical systems can maintain seamless access to connectivity.

Wi-Fi 6E provides increased capacity, wider channels and significantly reduced signal interference of 6GHz and the location-aware infrastructure of Open Locate.

HPE Aruba Networking’s Wi-Fi 6E solution set includes Aruba’s patented ultra tri-band filtering that dynamically adjusts the available channels to eliminate signal interference and performance degradation. The APs are IoT-ready with integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Zigbee support to make it easier to deploy and manage IoT, including asset tracking, security solutions and sensors.

Brett Miell, director of technology and digital innovation, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, said: “We have a clear vision for the future of PCEC and its capabilities. That meant looking at the absolute best in market and finding a partner who could deliver at the right price. HPE Aruba Networking took our vision on board very quickly, offering unmatched solutions while being ready to integrate with wider technologies to give us our ideal outcome.”

Carlos Gomez Gallego, chief technology officer, HPE Aruba Networking Asia-Pacific and Japan said: “HPE Aruba Networking thrives on delivering best-in-class networks around Australia and the world. Major conference and event venues are among the most challenging environments for wireless services. We’re proud PCEC saw our technology as the right fit for their needs. We look forward to giving their clients a great network they can rely on for many years to come.”