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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:
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
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.
Developments Manager, Rainforest Retreat
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.
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