Gaylord Palms' convention planners recognized that the widespread adoption of mobile devices by convention center attendees was accelerating. As a world-class resort recognized for hosting several of the top technology conventions in the country, facility administrators soon realized that they needed to upgrade their wireless network.
"From Microsoft Exchange Connect to Enterprise Connect and the Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit, our attendees are technology experts toting smartphones, tablets, and laptops and demand constant wireless connectivity. With 5000+ concurrently connected devices, our previous wireless infrastructure wasn't giving us the capacity or throughput we needed," commented Elena Ciobotaru, network specialist for Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. "Xirrus, quite frankly, allowed us to have confidence in our wireless, and actually keep pace with the technological advances we were promoting at our events. We decided to provide the ultimate wireless experience because it was consistent with our image and adds immeasurable value for our guests."