Raising the Wi-Fi Curtain for Assasin’s Creed III

The LA Theatre was one of the most interesting venues that I have worked in.This historic theatre happens to be the last and most extravagant of the ornate movie palaces, built on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, between 1911 and 1931. Designed by S. Charles Lee with a French Baroque-inspired décor, its majestic six-story main lobby and 2,000 seat auditorium of carved plaster ornamentation, mirrors, and cove-lit murals recall the glamorous days of 1930s Hollywood.

This said it does not make it an easy venue for a keynote where the client needs a wireless Internet connection for up to 2,000 delegates and they are broadcasting the keynote live on the web.

We had to have a 300.0Mbps line installed into the venue and the only way of doing this was with a line of sight, this was installed at the back of the theatre which meant I had to run lines all over the building.

We installed 12 x Xirrus wireless Arrays to manage the Wi-Fi and had up to 1200 unique devices attached at any one time.

I am pleased to say that the event was a huge success and the client, Ubisoft was very happy, they were showing off their latest titles including Assassin Creed 3 and the new Rayman game for the soon to be released Wii U hand held games console. Check out the keynote here

“huge thanks for all the help getting this show up and running, Ian and team were fantastic. The client was thrilled and we found out today they were voted “Best Press Conference of E3” on Gametrailers, one of the big industry gamer news sites. That was in addition to a ton of other rave reviews, blog posts etc…” -Project Director.

Next Stop – San Francisco!

Ian Rutland

Senior Director

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3D Printing at Drupa 2012

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The Event: Drupa 2012, The largest print show in Europe. The Venue: The Messe, Düsseldorf, encompassing 17 halls of Exhibition space! The Client: WRG for Ricoh. The Experience: 2000m² of floor space showcasing the latest Ricoh hardware and software technology. … Continue reading

Top 10 Favorite Apps

When you are on the move, be it for business or pleasure there are a few things which can ease the pain of waiting in a boring departure lounge, a hotel lobby or even a cold and windy station platform. We asked everyone here to send us their favourite apps, after many emails and deliberating we have managed to put together a list of our favorite 10. We hope you find something you like..

1) Pandora  – A free personalised radio that only plays the music that you like, after selecting your favourite artist, song, composer etc. Pandora automatically searches similar music and creates a custom station.

2) Penny Talk – a calling card which gives you a convenient way to save on all your long distance calls, available on any phone in the US or Canada for 1¢ per minute.

3) Espn – Score centre, gives you one-tap access to your personalized set of scores.  Never miss another goal, pitch, basket, try, touchdown or wicket.  ScoreCenter brings you the fastest and most reliable game details like plays, key stats, leaderboards, boxscores and scoring summaries.

4) Netflix – ability to enjoy unlimited movies and television episodes, on line. Perfect when you are travelling. Available on PS3, Wii, Xbox, PC, Mac, iPad, Apple TV.

5) Yelp – Fantastic app especially if you are travelling, with ease you can look up local shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife and more – all with a review from past users.

6) Flashlight – Flashlight uses the LED light on iPhone 4 and fills your screen with bright white light to illuminate your world when you find yourself in the dark.

7) Networktool kit – Network Toolkit LITE is a collection of tools for any network administrator. It provides the basic tools needed in a daily job: PING, TRACEROUTE, WHOIS and SUBNET CALCULATOR

8) Eventful – This app allows you to find local events wherever you are, listing: venues and tour dates for over 130,000 performers.

9) CNN – View the latest headlines, race results and major events live on the CNN App for iPad. Perfect for keeping up-to-date with everything happening back home when you are away.

10) Angry Birds Space – Super fun and does not take up a ton of time to play.

Facebook Hack is on!

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Facebook Hack London                                                                                              8AM Sunday morning and I’m on my way to the East End of London, to the very trendy Brick Lane for the first leg of the Facebook Hack Road show. So what is the Facebook Hack Road … Continue reading

Off we go – IT Consultancy on the move

Busy week just kicking off, we have tried to reach as many places and possible and have so far this week managed a presence in Seattle, Amsterdam, England and India! Pictures and more coming soon….Plus news from a new client and a sparkly new contract….