The Australian Turf Club (ATC) has deployed Wireless Arrays by network provider, Xirrus, to provide its 500,000 annual delegates with Wi-Fi at the Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick racecourses.
ATC selected Xirrus as it promised fast, reliable and free Wi-Fi access, while ensuring patrons’ intellectual property was safe.
The installation of 240 Wireless Arrays took less than three months.
“The modular design of the Xirrus Wireless Arrays enables us to cater for spikes in user numbers and large numbers of smartphones and tablets while delivering consistent application performance,” ATC sponsorship general manager, Rohan Sawyer, said.
“Future proofing was a priority for the ATC and Xirrus technology allows us to do this through simple software and radio upgrade path.”
ATC is also utilising Xirrus Application Control to prioritise critical applications, and restrict usage of bandwidth-heavy or blocked applications.
The Club tested its new service during the recent BMW Sydney Carnival. According to a statement, attendees reported they were able to download latest form and betting odds with speed and without congestion. Social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, were among the most used apps.