With the demand for wireless LAN services increasing, Commhub faced a unique situation with a historic building in South Norwalk, Conn. The Lock Art and Tech Center was originally constructed in 1856 as a lock factory.
Complete with original timber mill construction and 14 additions built through 1941, the Lock Building was scheduled for demolition to make room for a parking lot. But a grassroots effort saved the building, and today it features 100,000 square feet of renovated studio, gallery, office, retail and restaurant space.
Commhub faced consecutive hurdles when it came time to select a wireless LAN system for the structure. The challenges included how to address concerns over network security, management, shared services and guest users, says Dominick Arcuri, CTO for Spot On Networks/Commhub.
“Our key concerns were security and ease of deployment, says Arcuri. “Our primary service offering is a managed service where we have different groups of tenants. We must be able to set up user groups quickly and be able to remotely control and monitor the wireless LAN equipment.”