IPTV & WiFi in three Spanish hospitals

Ethernet over Coax

Samsung and TRIAX solution keeps patients entertained and connected

Hospitals and patients benefit from IPTV and WiFi, with no new cables needed

Beyond outstanding healthcare, premium entertainment and WiFi connectivity are essential components of a private hospital’s offer to patients and guests.

To provide this, legacy technology often needs to be replaced, but without impacting the day-to-day operation of the hospital or its critical services.

Javier Alonso of Diconplaweb S.L. worked with Samsung Display Solutions and TRIAX Spain to carry out major refurbishments of the patient entertainment systems – without drills, hammers or any wards out of service.

  • Quick, disruption-free, low-cost installation
  • IPTV & WiFi over coax cables already in place
  • No disturbance to hospital staff or patients
  • Does not interfere with critical hospital networks
  • Outstanding patient satisfaction

“The TRIAX solution enables Samsung Smart Hospitality TVs to deliver interactivity and smart functions directly to patients, without the necessity of rewiring buildings and switching rooms off for refurbishment. That’s especially needed now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when all available beds are so valuable.”

—Piotr Lipiec
EU BDM Samsung HTV

Complete IPTV and WiFi system

Smart Hospitality Displays from Samsung Display Solutions provide rich interactive entertainment, also functioning as a private Access Point for patient and guest WiFi access.

They connect to a gigabit IP network provided by TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax).

“The use of existing coaxial cables for the implementation of the system is a great advantage. Execution times and costs are considerably reduced.”
Javier Alonso, Managing Director, Diconplaweb S.L. (Installer)

A TRIAX EoC Controller sends outstanding, reliable connectivity around the hospitals’ existing coax cable network.

A TRIAX EoC MediaConverter is discreetly installed on the back of each Samsung Hospitality TV. It takes the IP signals in via coax, and provides the necessary LAN connection to the TV.

All three hospitals have been delighted with the high speed and low costs of the unobtrusive installation, which has been achieved without having to close any rooms or wards.

The hospitals can then monetise value-added IPTV and WiFi services by offering access on demand.

Combined, the technology provides all a system integrator needs to offer outstanding entertainment and reliable connectivity to the health care sector.

  • Quick, disruption-free, low-cost installation
  • IPTV & WiFi over coax cables already in place
  • No disturbance to hospital staff or patients
  • Does not interfere with critical hospital networks
  • Outstanding patient satisfaction

Installation details

Hospital El Pilar - Grupo Quirónsalud

Barcelona, Spain

2 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

136 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

136 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

Hospital Viamed Los Manzanos

La Rioja, Spain

1 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

60 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

60 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

Clínica HLA Montpellier

Zaragoza, Spain

1 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

40 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

40 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

Installation partner

Javier Alonso, Diconplaweb S.L.
Avda Cesar Augusto, 3-5 D
50004 Zaragoza, Spain
Tel.: +34 687 90 75 47


Bandwidth management

Maximising customer experience with minimal configuration

Knud Madsen

Group Product Manager


Watch our video with Group Product Manager Knud Madsen

Internet speed is a limited resource, yet consumer demand for bandwidth shows no signs of slowing.

Content streaming continues its explosion in popularity and according to one survey, 75% of hotel guests now wish to access Netflix when travelling.[1]

Sufficient bandwidth is therefore necessary to serve the content users desire. To do this effectively, a network needs to manage its bandwidth distribution.

We look at the ways bandwidth can best be distributed around such facilities as hotels, care homes or schools, ensuring end users are satisfied and resources are used in the most efficient and effective way possible.

What is bandwidth management?

In general terms, bandwidth management is the manual or automatic process by which the available bandwidth (and thus the connection speed to the internet) is distributed amongst devices connected to a given network.

Why is bandwidth management important?

To any establishment, internet speed is always limited. Whether it’s the fastest fibre to an inner-city hotel, or shaky ADSL to a woodland campsite, there’s always a finite capacity.

That capacity has to be shared, with anybody connected to the network who needs it at any time.

But, especially in scenarios where the internet connection is slower, a few users can quickly consume all the bandwidth available.

This will result in a poor customer experience for those who don’t receive their fair share of the connection.

So, to ensure an optimal experience for all users, a form of bandwidth management is necessary.

How can bandwidth be managed?

Bandwidth can be managed using one of two methods: the dynamic or the static/classic approach.

Static bandwidth management is a limiting approach. A bandwidth limit is set for each endpoint or group of endpoints.

Dynamic bandwidth management is an automatic allocation approach. Bandwidth is allocated dynamically to each endpoint, depending upon usage requirements at any given moment. By guaranteeing a minimum bandwidth across the network, it also ensures no single endpoint can take up all the capacity.

Here’s an overview comparing the different approaches:

  Dynamic Static / Classic
Distribution method Allocation
Real-time dynamic adjustment per endpoint, based on demand across network.
Limitation
Maximum speed is defined at each endpoint.
Benefits – Internet connection shared most fairly amongst all users.
– Improved overall user experience: all users receive bandwidth most proportionate to their needs.
– Entire bandwidth capacity used.
– Reduced likelihood of internet-related complaints.
– Complete manual control over all endpoints.
– Upselling possible by introducing a paid tier of additional bandwidth.
Drawbacks – Most useful when only offering one tier of internet access to users. – Much available bandwidth could be unused.

What does TRIAX EoC offer?

TRIAX Ethernet over Coax (EoC) creates an enterprise-grade gigaspeed IP network over the existing coax cables in a building or group of buildings. By re-using TV cables already in place, installation costs are significantly reduced, and it’s good for the planet too.

For ultimate flexibility, TRIAX EoC offers both Dynamic and Static/Classic methods of bandwidth management.

This gives an administrator complete control – the dynamic method to automatically make the best use of the available bandwidth, or the static/classic approach, which is useful in especially hospitality situations where up-selling is important.

Read on for some scenarios where Dynamic Bandwidth Management is an advantageous approach.

Case examples of how TRIAX EoC Dynamic Bandwidth Management (DBM) will optimise user experience

Conference hotel

At a classic conference hotel the demand for internet connection comes from different areas of the hotel, all depending on the time of day. During the evenings the main demand for a good and fast internet connection will be in the individual hotel rooms where guests are watching IPTV, streaming movies, working on e-mails and so on. During the day, it will most likely be in the conference area where people are gathered.

If your bandwidth management is a classic limitation approach, you will have a lot of unused and unavailable capacity allocated to the endpoints in the hotel rooms in a situation where there is high demand in the conference area. With the Dynamic Bandwidth Management of the EoC system, the capacity not used in the rooms is made available in the conference area giving the guests a much better internet experience. And of course vice-versa during the evenings.

School / university

A similar situation could be described at a school or a university. There the major demand for throughput will be in the classrooms or lecture halls during lectures and in the common areas during intervals and lunch. In this situation EoC DBM will also ensure the bandwidth is dynamically allocated to the areas of most need without compromising the minimum availability at other endpoints.

Difference in hotel guest profiles

At a hotel you will quite often have a variety of guest profiles. Some are more digital than others. With the TRIAX EoC DBM you don’t have to limit the guests who have a high demand for throughput, because you limit all your endpoints to the same capacity. With EoC you ensure that every endpoint has equal capacity, but any capacity not used at one endpoint can be dynamically distributed to others and hence improve their user experience.

 

[1] Hospitality Wi-Fi Survey of Guests & Hoteliers, Hotel Internet Services, 2019


Quality of Service (QoS)

Ensuring the most stable connection for priority web traffic

Knud Madsen

Group Product Manager


An unreliable internet connection can sometimes be an unfortunate fact of life.

But when a poor connection starts to affect services like video calling or telephony, it’s more than just an annoyance.

It’s a hindrance to performing activity crucial to smooth business operations, like remote working or keeping in touch with friends and family.

And if you’re managing a network, or offering internet access as a service, it’s vital to ensure end-user experience is top-notch.

One means of achieving this is through Quality of Service (QoS).

What is QoS?

In a city during rush hour, some traffic is usually prioritised over others.

As in the real world, where traffic lanes can be reserved for buses, emergency vehicles or VIPs, so too can network components such as switches and routers prioritise data traffic.

This standard of prioritisation is known as Quality of Service (QoS).

Data packets are identified and prioritised by their Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) classification.

Online activities that are more dependent on a good, stable internet connection and high throughput identify themselves with a DSCP classification in order to ensure an optimal user experience.

Services such as Voice over IP (VoIP) are amongst the highest priority, as telephony data needs to be transmitted in real-time with no delays.

Other real-time services, such as video conferencing or multimedia streaming, are also DSCP classified and can be prioritised accordingly.

QoS handles such prioritisation either automatically, or manually by a network administrator according to the needs of the organisation.

Why is QoS important?

Implementing QoS ensures the best possible experience for end users. This results in fewer user complaints, and an efficient operation of business-critical services.

QoS is particularly useful in locations where bandwidth is limited or situations where the network load is high, since it aids in avoiding or managing congestion on the network.

By making the most efficient use of available bandwidth, QoS guarantees prioritised services the best available connection around the network and out to the internet.

Everyday tasks such as web browsing or file downloads are in turn maintained at ‘best-effort’ – that is, with no prioritisation.

Some examples of services covered by QoS are as follows:

DSCP priority

Service

Notes

Highest

VoIP – usually critical to a business; the slightest fluctuations in service can affect call quality.

Packet loss and latency need to be at an absolute minimum.

Higher

 

Conferencing – more than ever in 2020, services like Microsoft Teams or Zoom need to run with high stability and low latency.

High

 

Streaming and/or gaming – especially in hospitality situations where guests expect home-from-home internet and experience is all-important, streaming or gaming can also be prioritised.

It is nevertheless less sensitive to packet loss and higher latency, so has a lower priority DSCP classification.

Lowest /
no DSCP

 

Web browsing, file transfer, email etc. – as everyday online tasks are not reliant on a real-time stream of information, the effects of network congestion are not so critical.

Some services mark data packets with DSCP Class 0 (no priority); unmarked packets are handled at the same lowest priority.

TRIAX EoC and QoS

All the values of gigabit IP networking, none of the costs of new cables: TRIAX Ethernet over Coax (EoC) is an enterprise-grade 1Gbps IP network over your existing coax cable infrastructure. By re-using TV cables already in place, installation costs are significantly reduced, and it’s good for the planet too.

Adding to a host of professional networking features, EoC Software 2.6.1.r145 introduces QoS traffic priority based on DSCP for all EoC devices.

By default, the EoC Controller automatically maps standard DSCP classifications to a priority queue of 4 levels.

QoS is one of many compelling professional networking features of TRIAX EoC.

To find out more about TRIAX EoC and how it ensures the best possible experience for end users, visit our online pages or contact your local TRIAX office.


EoC update – QoS and Bandwidth Management

New features for TRIAX EoC

Quality of Service and bandwidth management added via software update

Today we’re introducing TRIAX EoC software 2.6.1.r145, available for all TRIAX EoC controllers.

With QoS and extended bandwidth management functionality, the update adds even more professional networking features to our Ethernet over Coax solution, benefitting administrators and end users alike.

Partners and customers can download the new software by logging in My TRIAX on your local TRIAX website, then navigating to an EoC controller in the Products area.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Certain online activities are more dependent on a good, stable internet connection and high throughput in order to ensure a good user experience.

An example is Voice over IP (VoIP), where data needs to be transmitted in real-time with no delays.

By implementing QoS, VoIP – or associated applications like Zoom or Microsoft Teams – is treated as priority data, ensuring the best possible experience for end users given the overall bandwidth available.

Software 2.6.1.r145 introduces QoS traffic priority based on DSCP for all EoC devices.

Bandwidth management

TRIAX EoC already offers Dynamic Bandwidth Management (DBM), which automatically allocates the best available bandwidth to any given user depending on their usage requirements.

It allows the full capacity of your internet connection to be distributed most fairly, without compromising a minimum throughput at each end point and with no further administration required on your part.

Software 2.6.1.r145 now adds the possibility to manage bandwidth in the ‘classic’ sense – i.e. by specifying a maximum bandwidth capacity at each end point or end point group.

In some installations like hotels, this might be used as an opportunity for upselling extra throughput if the guest requires it.

How to update & further questions

We have made a general step-by-step guide on how to upgrade the EoC Software:

How do I upgrade the software?

For any questions regarding the software release or the EoC product family in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to your usual TRIAX sales representative.

Discover more

EoC update – QoS and Bandwidth Management

Introducing TRIAX EoC software 2.6.1.r145, available for all TRIAX EoC controllers, with QoS and extended bandwidth management functionality.


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Abba hotels

abba Suites Bilbao

Ethernet over Coax

WiFi & TV over the same cables

When Abba Hotels Group were planning to install both TV and Ethernet cables around their new 4-star apartment complex in Bilbao, TRIAX stepped in with EoC (Ethernet over Coax), enabling both TV and WiFi networks to run over the same cables.

Four months after the opening of the apartments, Abba Group reports that customers have shown great satisfaction with the WiFi and no complaints have been recorded.

Abba hotels

“The result of the installation is very good, the WiFi signal is remarkable and the casting system is working well.”

— Damian Melero
Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group

Abba Hotels

The challenge

Abba Hotels Group was expanding into Bilbao with 35 newly built 4-star holiday apartments. These had to be equipped with telecommunications services.

Their plans had been to make two separate installations: one with coax cable for TV, and another with copper cable (CAT 6) or optical fibre for the Internet.

The solution

TRIAX Spain presented the EoC solution to Abba’s IT Director Damian Melero, demonstrating the versatility of the product and the innovative G.hn Wave 2 technology that steers the network.

The possibility of combining the Internet service and the TV network, as well as being a totally passive system, attracted the interest of Mr Melero, who requested a live demonstration of the system.

“The installation of the End Points with WiFi has been very easy, each one takes only 15 minutes.”
Damian Melero, Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group

The results

After the demonstration, the IT team of Abba Group were able to verify the system’s excellent characteristics, namely its high bandwidth, low latency, and reliable performance.

The demo concluded with Mr Melero saying, “it seems you have the solution for my request – let’s do it with real guests…”

Only one coax cable network was needed to be installed around abba Suites Bilbao, instantly reducing costs and environmental impact.

A TRIAX headend was installed to handle the TV distribution, and a single EoC Controller steered a network of 35 End Points.

These provided reliable WiFi to each apartment, which could then be equipped with casting devices, a service that is proving highly popular with guests.

abba Suites Bilbao City Centre

The new abba Suites Bilbao City Center has 35 studios and apartments, fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy the perfect stay in Bilbao and to feel completely at home.
www.abbahoteles.com

Contact

C/ Huertas de la Villa, 15
48007 Bilbao, Spain
Email: bilbaocitycenter@abbahoteles.com
Tel.: +34 946 46 50 55

C/ Casas de Miravete 24-B, 2º 1
28031 Madrid, Spain
Email: tdm@triax.com
Tel. +34 91 748 28 36


Sudersand Resort

Ethernet over Coax

Better WiFi for holiday cottages

While outdoor WiFi access points across Sudersand Resort delivered a reliable service, the solid construction of the resort’s cottages prevented signals from reaching guests inside their accommodation.

To satisfy increasing demand for quality WiFi indoors, Sudersand needed a solution that could be installed with as little disruption as possible in time for the new holiday season.

TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax + WiFi) uses the TV cables already in place, resulting in:

  • Quick, cost-saving installation: no new cables needed
  • Maximum WiFi coverage: dedicated access point in each holiday cottage

“TRIAX EoC’s convenience and high performance make it an outstanding solution for campsites and holiday resorts.”
Anders Silfverlood, Installation Partner, Hoist Group

Sudersand Resort

Sudersand Resort, Fårö
Accommodation, food and activities to suit every taste, situated on an island paradise in the Baltic Sea.
www.sudersand.se

“This is an excellent installation that quickly solved all the WiFi issues in our cottages for a great price. Now we want to roll it out to the rest of our resort.”

— Rolf Lindvall
Owner, Sudersand Resort

Sudersand Aerial
Technical details

In collaboration with installation partner Hoist Group, TRIAX Sweden provided:

  • 1x TRIAX EoC Controller 32/2B – creating an IP network with 1.0 Gbps throughput over the pre-existing coax cables
  • 16x TRIAX EoC Coax WiFi End Points – transmitting WiFi and TV signals, with no need to retune the TVs

Contact

Sudersand Resort
Sudersand 5650
624 67 Fårö, Sweden
email: info@sudersand.se
phone: +46 498-22 35 36

Installation Partner

Hoist Group – Anders Silfverlood
Box 6074
171 06 Solna, Sweden
email: info.se@hoistgroup.com
phone: +46 8 555 685 00


Chalet des Neiges apartments

Ethernet over Coax

Freedom to ski, freedom to surf

Les Arcs is a large ski resort in the French Alps divided into several areas. The highest, Les Arcs 2000, is home to La Cime des Arcs apartment hotel, one of Chalet des Neiges’ many tourist residences. With outstanding pistes and ski lifts climbing up to 3226m, Les Arcs is an ideal resort for enjoying winter sports as a couple, with friends, or as a family.

Faced with ongoing technological issues with the Wi-Fi around the tourist residence, and beginning to lose guests as a result, Chalet des Neiges turned to TRIAX and their innovative Ethernet over Coax + WiFi hospitality solution:

  • Fast and reliable Wi-Fi coverage with 80 End Points
  • 1 Gbps network on existing coax cables
  • Quick installation, no disruption and minimal cost
  • Full coverage: no more Wi-Fi blackspots
  • More satisfied guests and an increase in reservations

Chalet des Neiges tourist residences
Chalet des Neiges consists of five 4-star and two 5-star residences established in different ski resorts: Val Thorens (3 Vallées ski area), Oz en Oisans (Alpes d’Huez) and Arc 2000 (Paradiski). The residences are carefully maintained and an annual work programme is established to offer high quality apartments for some out of season stays and holidays every year.
www.chaletdesneiges.com

“We now have TRIAX’s EoC solution installed in ‘La Cime des Arcs’ but also in 4 other residences situated in Arcs 2000 and Val Thorens, and our guests are happy. TRIAX and the installers work as a team and provide excellent customer service — it’s their main strength.”

—Kevin Schoenauer, Operations Manager, Chalet des Neiges

Responding to customer needs

As a result of regular customer complaints about the service, the Chalet des Neiges tourist residence had to quickly resolve its Wi-Fi issues.

“TRIAX’s solution is a real competitive advantage for hotels. We only needed a day and half to equip 80 rooms with 3 technicians and install the EoC network solution providing a 1 Gbps IP bandwidth”
Olivier Favre Chairman, Courchevel Telecom

The TRIAX solution: speed quality, reliability

TRIAX’s Ethernet over Coax + WiFi solution was installed using the existing coax network, instantly upgrading the speed and stability of the WiFi, and eliminating negative feedback from guests. The 80 rooms were equipped by three technicians in just one day, without any disruption for the guests or to the residence.

  • Network signal received by the TRIAX EoC Controller (2x EoC 64 + Wi-Fi controller)
  • The Controller transmits the IP network through the existing coax cables
  • The 80 TRIAX End Points, installed in every apartment, transmit the Wi-Fi and the TV signal.

Installation partners

Courchevel Telecom
Olivier FAVRE
334 Rue Nicolas Parent 73000 Chambéry
Tél. : +33 4 44 88 00 21
Web : www.courchevel-telecom.fr


Rainforest Retreat

Ethernet over Coax

Luxurious WiFi for a luxury retreat

Set in an abundance of natural splendour, guests at Rainforest Retreat are offered an idyllic combination of relaxation and adventure. They still needed good Wi-Fi however, and were demanding better.

The solution – TRIAX’s Ethernet over Coax (EoC), using G.hn Wave 2 technology – a New Zealand first. Already trusted as Rainforest’s reliable TV distribution partner, TRIAX used the same MATV infrastructure around the site for a revolutionary Wi-Fi upgrade, resulting in:

  • Fast, full interior & exterior Wi-Fi coverage
  • Reduced costs by using existing coax cables
  • Quick, disruption-free installation
  • Future-proofed for upcoming ISP fibre upgrade

Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat is situated at the feet of the Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, offering premium Tree House, Tree Lodge, Tree Huts and Park Motel accommodation, and a friendly and fun backpackers and holiday camp. www.rainforest.nz

Customer needs

Rainforest Retreat is nestled amongst 6 acres of native bush at the feet of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, offering a combination of luxury, motel and backpacker accommodation.

The existing Wi-Fi setup was not fit for purpose: with only outdoor access points, coverage did not reach much of the guest accommodation’s interior areas.

A reliable, cost-effective solution was needed that did not affect the availability of guest accommodation.

“TRIAX has transformed the Wi-Fi offering here at Rainforest. Guests are happier, and we’ve been delighted with the minimal fuss and speed of installation.”

—Mark Nicholson
Developments Manager, Rainforest Retreat

The TRIAX solution: speed, quality, reliability

Having previously installed a TDX headend to handle Rainforest’s TV distribution, TRIAX knew the existing coax infrastructure could surpass requirements, without the costs or environmental disruption involved in installing new network cabling.

2 EoC Controllers were installed – one in reception and one at a junction point serving the tree huts – servicing a total of 46 EoC End Points.

The sleek End Points are installed out of sight in all buildings, redistributing TV signals where needed. One End Point in the amenities block also supplies Ethernet for the pre-existing exterior access points.

With gigabit networking both up- and downstream, the G.hn technology employed by TRIAX is much faster than comparative DOCSIS solutions, with 20x lower latency and no TV retuning required.

Network speeds are a shared 2 Gbps across all 46 End Points and 2 controllers, far exceeding the existing internet connection speed to the property and perfectly primed for the future.

Results

  • Site-wide interior & exterior Wi-Fi coverage
  • EoC network is 20x faster than current internet connection – therefore, ready for future fibre rollout in the region
  • End Points installed between check-out and check-in at each property – no guest disruption or lost revenue
  • Installation complete in 4 days
  • End-to-end TRIAX hardware

Installation partners

Digital Imports
43 Canada Cres, Hornby South
Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Email: paul@digitalimports.co.nz
Tel: +64 3 344 5417

Tony Stanton Electrical Services
PO Box 394
Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Web: www.tonystantonelectrical.co.nz
Tel: +64 27 434 1675


Hotel Inntel Rotterdam

Inntel Hotel Rotterdam

Ethernet over Coax

Reliable Wi-Fi in record time

Inntel Hotels urgently needed a faster, more reliable Wi-Fi service to overcome regular customer complaints and provide for an upcoming conference.

As a busy city centre hotel, they needed disruption to be kept to a minimum. No drilling, no new cabling, and no rooms out of service were all essential requirements.

TRIAX Ethernet over Coax + WiFi was installed using the existing coax network, instantly improving Wi-Fi speed and stability, and eliminating customer complaints. The entire project was complete in just four days, with no disruption to hotel or guests.

  • Fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage with 117 End Points
  • 1 Gbps network on existing coax cables
  • Quick, disruption-free, low-cost installation
  • Future-proofed for upcoming IPTV in-room rollout

Hotel Inntel Rotterdam

Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre
Inntel Hotels is a modern, friendly and successful hotel group with hotels in five Dutch cities. The hotels are known for their warm and professional charisma with a focus on quality, experience and atmosphere.
www.inntelhotelsrotterdamcentre.nl 

“We used to get ten complaints a day about our Wi-Fi. Since the TRIAX solution was installed, we’ve had none.”

—Mark Naber
General Manager, Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

Customer needs

Inntel Hotels knew it had to resolve its Wi-Fi problems, fast. Regular complaints were coming in from guests about the service, and a conference with 300 guests was looming.

The catch – a busy city centre hotel can’t afford noisy and disruptive installations, so tearing out the existing coax cables for new Ethernet cables was simply not an option.

The TRIAX solution: Speed, Quality, Reliability

“For networking over coax solutions, TRIAX EoC with G.hn Wave 2 was the convincing choice. It’s easier to configure, faster, and more reliable than similar DOCSIS-based solutions”
Robin Affolter, General Manager, IRS Hospitality

TRIAX Ethernet over Coax steers network traffic over the existing coax cables, to access points that distribute both professional Wi-Fi and the TV signals to guest rooms.

The TRIAX advantage was its use of G.hn Wave 2 technology, chosen over DOCSIS-based alternatives due to its faster 1 Gbps throughput, improved reliability, and increased speed & ease of installation.

Within four days, IRS Hospitality Group, an established OTRUM partner, executed the site survey, set up 3 EoC Controllers and installed End Points in each of the 117 hotel rooms. Just ten minutes were needed in each room and TVs did not need retuning.

Since the successful installation, it is planned to roll out TRIAX EoC in Inntel’s two neighbouring Rotterdam hotels.

For more information on TRIAX Ethernet over Coax + WiFi, visit www.triax.com/wifi

Installation partners

Otrum AS
Trelastgata 3
0191 Oslo, Norway
Web: www.otrum.com
Tel: +47 23 89 72 00

IRS Hospitality Group
Noordervaart 174
1841 JD Stompetoren, The Netherlands
Web: www.irs-hospitality.com
Tel: +31 072 503 95 55


Feldberger Hof

Familotel Feldberger Hof

Ethernet over Coax

Powerful, reliable guest WiFi

On the lookout for a WiFi solution, Feldberger Hof once again turned to TRIAX, after their successful TV headend installation.

TRIAX Ethernet over Coax was installed over a short period using the existing coaxial infrastructure, connecting 40 apartments.

Time- and cost-saving installation

Connection to the existing ticket system, which manages bandwidth and premium access

Interference-free internet and TV signals via one cable

Full WiFi coverage wherever needed

Maximum up- and download rate of 1 Gbps – sufficient bandwidth for internet, streaming and gaming

G.hn technology ensures that TVs do not need to be retuned

High-performance WiFi for the winter season

Familotel Feldberger Hof is situated at 1,300m, opening directly onto Feldberg’s ski slopes.

It offers relaxing, family-oriented holidays in summer and winter. Due to its proximity to France and Switzerland, the hotel is also very popular with guests from neighbouring countries.

In 2015, Feldberger Hof invested in TV signal distribution, deciding on a TRIAX solution with two TDX headends and equipping each room with state-of-the-art Panasonic TVs.

This enabled the hotel to offer a much more extensive TV package for children and adults from Germany and abroad.

Feldberger Hof

Situated at 1,300m altitude on the slopes of the Black Forest’s tallest mountain, Feldberger Hof is an all-inclusive resort destination for all the family.
www.feldberger-hof.de

“The reliability of the TRIAX headends already installed in 2015 made the decision easier – we’re again relying on a TRIAX solution, this time so our WiFi meets the most modern requirements.”

Thomas Banhardt, Owner, Feldberger Hof

— Thomas Banhardt
Owner, Feldberger Hof

Demands are growing, and every hotel today has to offer high-performance WiFi as standard. In 2018, Feldberger Hof faced the challenge of improving the internet service in their adjoining apartment building.

The apartments can be booked on a weekly basis, but can also be rented out for longer periods or are owned by the guests. Long-term residents also had to be included in the new solution.

Together with TRIAX and its long-standing partner for electrical installations, the Ethernet over Coax solution was installed and fully operational from the beginning of December – in time for the winter season.

The installation took place during the hotel’s 2-week renovation phase. A total of 40 endpoints were installed in the apartment building, and the main unit is the EoC controller for up to 64 endpoints.

Feldberger Hof’s solution is consequently very flexible, permitting a quick and easy retrofit of additional apartments.

The competent advice and cooperation during the planning and implementation phase from the previous project was not the only reason Feldberger Hof decided on a TRIAX solution.

A quick, cost-effective implementation as well as a perfect alignment with the hotel’s needs were the decisive criteria for the follow-up project with TRIAX.

For more information on TRIAX Ethernet over Coax + WiFi, visit www.triax.com/wifi

Contact

Dr.-Pilet-Spur 1
79868 Feldberg, Germany
Email: info@feldberger-hof.de
Tel.: +49 7676 180

Karl-Benz-Str. 10
72124 Pliezhausen, Germany
Project Responsible: Patrick Kohl
E-Mail: pako@triax.com