The Downtown Berkeley Association represents downtown property owners and venues, merchants and organizations. The DBA contacted SF Wifi for the installation of a public wireless network at the Shattuck Avenue outdoor plaza. The outdoor plaza is located at the Shattuck BART station and is home to shops, restaurants, business and outdoor markets.
The DBA wanted to upgrade the user experience at the plaza so that anyone with a wifi enabled laptop or mobile device can log into the free public wireless network.
Extended outdoor wireless coverage, managing per user bandwidth, system stats reporting guest usage, secure, high user capacity and interference avoidance from neighboring wireless networks.
Solution:SF WiFi designed and installed a wireless network offering high speed internet access and simple system monitoring. This system also offered a hot spot portal to redirect users to a “what’s new” web page for event announcements.