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Moonee Valley At Wi-Fi Cutting Edge

Friday, 1st March 2013

In a major technological upgrade, Moonee Valley Racing Club has dramatically upgraded its Wi-Fi capability with network provider Vertel deploying and distributing a "200 megabit microwave service … to about 40 access points throughout the racing club's venue", reports cio.com.au. Constrained by a local area network and limited fibre access on major race days and at key events last year (30,000+ patrons), the MVRC's connectivity was incapable of cross racecourse coverage. The new Wi-Fi network has the capability to "scale up" at peak times with the benefits felt in two key areas – "internal operations", incorporating the "barcode ticket scanning system" and improved and more expansive coverage for race-goers across "40 access points". The new Wi-Fi system also allows the club the flexibility of controlling these access points on non-racedays while from a race-goer's perspective it will allow a much more reliable and faster ability to access social media and important MVRC and associated web information. Triforce's Chris Skorsis has managed the installation process and commented: "This is the first of its kind [to be deployed] in Australia and Moonee Valley Racing Club want to stay ahead of the game in terms of delivering the best possible services and experience for customers on race day."

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