What You Need To Know
Have you ever attended a conference and failed to even get a basic Wi-Fi connection?
Well that’s down to congestion, where too many users are sapping the venue’s bandwidth and the system can’t cope with the demand. Anyone attending a major business or trade conference will expect to be instantly connected to the internet.
Most business venues will have a Wi-Fi connection but will it be strong enough for your needs? …Read more
We know that not everyone cares how we do what we do, so long as we do it, but just in case you’d like the technology low down, here it is:
At Get Me Connected we have a van which is fitted with a satellite dish and a sixteen foot mast. We’re also self-powered, so we’re fully mobile. As long as your event is accessible to a vehicle, we can provide you with wireless internet access within a 300m radius of our van. If we need to cover a bigger area, we can plug in repeater boxes and expand our coverage …Read more
Indoor Events and Conferences
Anyone who has done business in a hotel or conference centre will have experienced bandwidth problems. Traditionally laptops would get online through an Ethernet cable whilst tablets and smartphones would sign up to the local Wi-Fi hotspot. That’s where the connection problems start as most hotels and conference centres won’t have enough bandwidth for people using multiple smartphone devices – especially not at the same time.
A slow and intermittent connection won’t impress anyone attending your event. Everyone knows in the modern world that a poor Wi-Fi connection is bad for business. …Read more
If you’re hosting an outdoor event like say a VIP riverbank party or a team building exercise in a royal park. Your guests and employees are going to bring along their smartphones and will want to upload pictures onto Facebook and Instagram.
Sharing images is an integral part of any social experience. However, if you don’t have free Wi-Fi available then your event is likely to disappoint guests. Everyone needs access to the internet and 3G signals are often intermittent and unsatisfactory. …Read more
Whether you’re hosting guests in a hospitality suite at the football, motor racing, tennis or any other kind of event, you want to make sure that they can get on the internet. They may want to share details of the event with their friends or colleagues (mentioning you as their hosts), or they may need to check their work emails whilst they’re out of the office. Whatever the situation, a seamless connection is vital. …Read more
If you’re organising an event, and you’re going to have a big press contingent there, you want to make sure that they’re able to report back on anything that goes on.
With the world and his wife now being in possession of a smart phone that can take photos and upload them to the web, it’s getting more and more difficult for photo journalists to make sure that they’re the ones whose photo gets out first. …Read more
Broadcasting and Webcasting
Outside broadcasting has long been the domain of the major television channels, but things are changing. The advent of the internet has seen live web-casting become more and more popular. The difficulty with it, of course, is that it’s dependent upon a decent internet connection.
That’s fine if you’re sitting in an office, using your normal work computer and internet connection, but what if you want to do something a bit more creative? …Read more
Music Festivals are so popular, but apart from the rain, the lack of washing and having to sleep in a tent, one of the most moaned about issues is the lack of internet connection. If someone’s gone to a music festival, they want everyone to know. They want all of their friends to know how cool they are, so it’s important to let people know what a great time they’re having …Read more
If you’re running a “local” event, the chances are that you’ll want to make the most of every promotional opportunity available to get extra visitors into the event on the day.
Get Me Connected doesn’t just provide you with a seamless internet solution for the visitors who are already at your event, it gives you a unique opportunity to get those visitors to promote your event for you. …Read more
Film, TV & Advertising
On-location communication is crucial for today’s film, television and advertising production. Technical and production crew need fast access to online resources as well as the ability to upload footage against tight deadlines. …Read more