“WLAN-Partner offers the professional and flexible wireless LAN access solution that we need for modern sports hall operation. Operating and maintaining the system does not require any additional effort and we are on the safe side as a hotspot provider – our requirements are met to the full.”
Robert Locher, Sportamt Zürich (Zurich Sports Office)
REQUIREMENTS: Due to the requirements of sports associations in relation to organising national and international championships and tournaments, the Zurich Sports Office was looking for a professional WLAN solution for the Saalsporthalle sports hall. The WLAN solution is intended to ensure fast, highly available internet access for staff, tournament managers, etc., to facilitate live reporting and administrative work during a tournament. Furthermore, public WLAN is to be made easily available to athletes and the public, and organisers are to be guaranteed secure access to their own network infrastructure during major events.
WLAN-PARTNER SOLUTION: The Zurich Sports Office uses a WLAN access solution operated in the cloud for the Saalsporthalle. The service platform, consisting of MPP and a Radius server, is operated on a server installed in the WLAN-Partner data centre. This means the Sports Office does not have to worry about maintenance or installing updates; support is also provided by WLAN-Partner via remote access (VPN). MPP is a captive portal/router/firewall/content filter that is responsible for the web authentication of users and compliance with legal requirements. Using the Radius server, the sports hall administration staff can create guest accesses for prioritised user groups.