RedBox Wi-Fi provides temporary managed IT services to their clients, who are event organizers and who run some of the largest and most prestigious events in the UK. Specifically, RedBox specialize in providing Internet connectivity to “green field” sites or venues, with green field meaning places where no such connectivity exists, other than perhaps via mobile phone. Even if it did exist, MNO-based Internet would never suffice for large scale events, or any event really, event producers need a true onsite network.
However, constructing such networks in these venues can be quite a challenge, as frequently no infrastructure to support it exists – everything needs to be “trucked in,” set up and powered up. RedBox oversees the whole process, from initial site visit and evaluation to turning over to the working network to the customer. RedBox offer a range of state-of-the-art solutions for almost every conceivable situation – and one of the options is terrestrial wireless, specifically, microwave or millimeter wave (mmWave) systems.
Recently, the organizers of Cereals 2021 turned to RedBox to set up a network on a farm in Lincolnshire that would support the necessary Wi-Fi connectivity for scores of exhibitors, onsite video streaming used for information kiosks and on-stage presentations and other events and additional services, such as CCTV- based traffic monitoring and security. The two-day Cereals events are the leading trade fairs of their kind in the UK, showcasing innovation in arable farming, and attract thousands of exhibitors and attendees.