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Okanagan Telephone/Connect IT awarded wireless contract for Prestige Hotels

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Prestige Hotels & Resorts , headquartered in Kelowna, BC, have selected Okanagan Telephone/Connect IT to update the guest wireless systems across their chain of properties. Ruckus wireless access points and controllers have been selected for the hardware implementation. In addition to the Ruckus equipment core networking will be provided by HP Procurve Gigabit switching and Aggregate Internet feeds will be load balanced by equipment from Mushroom Networks.

Prestige Hotels & Resorts operate throughout BC and are known for their attention to detail and ensuring a memorable guest experience. Wireless Internet access was identified as a key area that needed attention. In standard Prestige style, management not only looked at the issue, but they fully appreciated the importance and are now deploying an industry leading solution.

The Ruckus controlled solution will allow for rock-solid connectivity, full roaming and seamless hand-off throughout the entire property. No more reconnecting when you want to head to the pool or restaurant. In addition to this Ruckus AP's feature "Beam forming" technology that will actually adjust and optimize the internal antennas to provide for more throughput for a particular device (assuming the bandwidth is available). For all those travellers with kids wanting to watch high definition Netflix on their iPads, a Prestige Hotel should be your destination!

Okanagan Telephone/Connect IT have completed the first of two test sites to allow the Prestige the opportunity to fully trial the solution in a live, demanding environment. Once testing is complete the remainder of the properties will be scheduled and upgraded. Okanagan Telephone/Connect IT have every confidence in this solution as they have recently provided similar solutions for both the Kelowna 4 Points by Sheraton and the Penticton Ramada.