New Barns Caravan Park

Ethernet over Coax

Reliable WiFi & TV for all

The outstanding natural environment has long attracted visitors to New Barns, a caravan park near Arnside, Cumbria, nestled in abundant woodland overlooking an estuary.

Yet it was just this environment that caused the park owners many technical challenges in providing park members satisfactory TV reception and WiFi connectivity.

Some holiday homeowners had installed their own TV reception equipment, resulting in safety concerns around the site. TRIAX IRS equipment standardised TV reception site-wide, while removing the self-installed equipment resolved the safety issues and improved park aesthetics.

Today’s park members expect good WiFi no longer as a luxury but an essential amenity, and this was not provided by the existing installation.

The TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax) installation provided the reliable WiFi connectivity needed, resulting in:

  • Quick, cost-saving installation: no new cables needed
  • Maximum WiFi coverage: dedicated access point in each holiday home
  • Increased saleability of holiday homes due to improved infrastructure

“For the first time in our history we can firmly say we have a reliably fast service that works extremely well for all. The TRIAX equipment is second to none and certainly worth the investment.”

— Robert & Darren Barber
Owners, New Barns Caravan Park

“Good and stable… fast and reliable.”

“Without doubt far superior… we are delighted with the improvements afforded by the TRIAX solution.”

“The new high-speed internet is excellent. We currently have our TV and 4 iPads connected at any one time; the system does not lag or affect our usage.”

— A selection of quotes from satisfied holiday homeowners

New Barns Caravan Park, family run since the 1940s, is located just outside the village of Arnside, Cumbria, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
www.newbarnscaravanpark.co.uk

Contact

New Barns Caravan Park
New Barns, Arnside,
Cumbria LA5 0BN, UK
email: info@newbarnscaravanpark.co.uk
phone: +44 (0)1524 762213


IP over coax: 5 common concerns and how to overcome them

IP Over Coax

5 common concerns and how to overcome them

Knud Madsen

Group Product Manager


Dear IT Partner,

You’re confident building IP networks, but building them over coax? We understand – you might have some doubts.

In fact, it’s much easier than you’d think. While the cables may differ, the performance, reliability, setup and terminology is just the same as you’re used to.

So, we’ve listed a few of the common concerns with IP over Coax that IT professionals have, and offer our answers below.

1. A professional IP network should be made with CAT cables and switches

That’s how it traditionally was, until a reliable, high speed and future-ready solution was developed for IP over Coax. TRIAX’s G.hn technology meets all the demands of a modern IP network, and realising an IP network with TRIAX EoC is faster, more environmentally friendly and cost effective.

2. Only newer coax installations are capable of delivering a decent IP connection

TRIAX G.hn technology not only offers a reliable gigaspeed IP connection, but the technology is so robust, it’s easy to install even on 50-year-old coax installations.

3. It’s complicated and requires a lot of coax-skills to install a TRIAX EoC solution

Essentially, the TRIAX EoC solution works as a typical Layer 2 IP Switch, and installs in a similar way. The system is developed as an IT product. It has the look and feel of an IT product, and the technical terms are the same as you’re used to. It just uses a coax cable as the ‘connection media’.

4. But… on coax networks TV signals are also transmitted. What about these – and how to cope with this?

In a TRIAX EoC solution, both TV services and gigaspeed IP services co-exist without any problem. You don’t have to worry – the system secures a perfect split and co-existence. The coax network is actually very powerful: offering gigaspeed IP connection and several hundred TV channels is no problem.

5. Do I have to make a complicated site survey, and how do I make sure that no unforeseen expenses arise if I’m not a coax specialist?

A site survey prior to installation is always recommended. With the special TRIAX Network Analyser Tool, this part is made easy – even if you don’t have too much experience with coax networks. This will also help you reveal any issues in the coax network and thus avoid unexpected additions to your offer to the end customer.

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First-class TV and WiFi for clinic patients

Kliniken Schmieder

First-class TV reception and full WiFi coverage for patients of Kliniken Schmieder

To make patients’ stays as pleasant as possible, the management of Kliniken Schmieder decided to equip all their sites with a reliable and future-proof satellite TV and WiFi solution.

“Thanks to the good cooperation with TRIAX partner ‘the-company.de’ and the TRIAX team, the installation could be implemented quickly and smoothly. The feedback from our patients on the extended services is extremely positive.”

— Edgar Mattes
Head of IT, Kliniken Schmieder

Kliniken Schmieder clinics in Baden-Württemberg
Since 1950, Kliniken Schmieder has been a renowned quality leader of neurological rehabilitation in Germany. Every year, around 2,200 employees at six locations in Baden-Württemberg treat around 14,000 neurological patients of all severity.

Successful evaluation of the first demo installations

After a detailed examination of the underlying conditions at the Konstanz and Gailingen clinics on Lake Constance, an initial plan for a demo installation of a WiFi solution based on the coaxial infrastructure (Ethernet over Coax + WiFi) was designed together with TRIAX partner ‘the-company.de’ and implemented in March 2021.

Together with the IT department and facility management, the technical concept for comprehensive patient WiFi was established after the successful evaluation phase and extended with an In Touch TV Portal solution. With the In Touch solution, it is possible to offer private patients a more extensive TV offer including Sky channels, and to implement in-house channels.

State-of-the-art headend technology for the Konstanz and Gailingen clinics

For each location, a TDcH compact headend is used to convert the free-to-air satellite transmissions into DVB-C. In addition, there was a TDX headend for the subscribed Sky channels as well as Kliniken Schmieder’s in-house and information channels. For this purpose, DS Players were connected via two HDMI input modules.

The administration and control of the information channels is carried out via the In Touch management tool. The DVB-C output signals of both headends are fed into the networks of the respective locations.

Comfortable guest and patient network for different needs

For the patient and guest WiFi, EoC Coax WiFi End Points and an EoC MediaConverter were connected to the coaxial network in each room. This means that a comprehensive WiFi signal can now be provided, along with IPTV in private rooms. As a result, around 200 rooms at each of the locations in Konstanz and Gailingen can now be supplied with WiFi signals. The control and management of the End Points and MediaConverters, as well as the IP signal feed into the coaxial network, is carried out via EoC Controllers which were installed in server rooms at the two sites. The End Points and MediaConverters in private rooms were assigned to a separate configuration group in order to provide an extended channel list (including Sky).

With In Touch Local Access from TRIAX, the bandwidths for the various user groups can be managed in such a way that sufficient bandwidth is available to all users equally.

All systems can be managed centrally from headquarters in Allensbach, and monitored and managed remotely by TRIAX Support in Berlin.

Up-to-the-minute information over digital signage

Special activities and events inside and outside the clinic, important information for patients and guests or the current menu – all this can be displayed in the right place at the right time via centrally controlled digital signs. Patients can be directed to the right therapy location via digital info boards.

Kliniken Schmieder were so satisfied with the implementation and the associated improvements to TV reception and WiFi services, that the solutions will now be deployed at two further sites at Heidelberg and Allensbach.

Contact

the-company GmbH
Planckstr. 17
71665 Vaihingen
Germany

the-company.de
Contact: Julian Tauer

Kliniken Schmieder (Stiftung & Co) KG
Zum Tafelholz
78476 Allensbach
Germany

www.kliniken-schmieder.de/
Contact: Edgar Mattes

TRIAX GmbH
Karl-Benz-Str. 10
72124 Pliezhausen
Germany

triax.com/de-de
Contact: Markus Jurdeczka / Stephan Dahms


Excellent WiFi for an idyllic holiday retreat

Æblehaven Resort

Excellent WiFi for an idyllic holiday retreat

Æblehaven holiday park, situated a stone’s throw from the northern beaches of the Danish island of Bornholm, had everything a guest could wish for – except internet access.

To satisfy soaring demand for WiFi, and to provide the opportunity for guests to cast streaming services to in-room TVs, a fast, modern hospitality WiFi solution was needed.

Wishing to avoid a costly and disruptive installation, the resort owners were also on the lookout for a solution that would make use of the existing park communications infrastructure.

TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax + WiFi) was chosen to meet these criteria. It uses the TV cables already in place, resulting in:

  • Quick, cost-saving installation: no new cables needed
  • Reliable WiFi network for 70 holiday homes

“The EoC system is so easy to install. We’ve introduced a brand new WiFi network to reach 70 holiday homes, simply by using the existing TV cables.”

— Johann Karlsen
Owner, Service Centret Bornholm

Æblehaven Feriecenter, Bornholm
Family-oriented holiday homes idyllically situated in a former apple orchard in northern Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.

A total of 70 holiday homes for 4-6 people are on offer at Æblehaven.

www.teambornholm.dk/her-kan-du-bo/æblehaven/

Technical details

In collaboration with installation partner Service Centret Bornholm, TRIAX provided:

  • 1x TRIAX EoC Controller 64/4 – creating an IP network with 1.0 Gbps throughput over the pre-existing coax cables
  • 49x TRIAX EoC Coax WiFi End Points – transmitting WiFi and TV signals, with no need to retune the TVs
  • More End Points planned to be added throughout 2021 as more holiday home owners express interest in the service

Contact

Æblehaven Feriecenter
Æblevej 71
3770 Allinge, Bornholm, Denmark
email: info@teambornholm.dk
phone: +45 56 95 85 66

Installation Partner

Service Centret Bornholm – Johann Karlsen
Zahrtmannsvej 2A,
3700 Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark
email: scbornholm@gmail.com
phone: +45 56 48 08 22


IPTV & WiFi in three Spanish hospitals

Ethernet over Coax

Samsung and TRIAX solution keeps patients entertained and connected

Hospitals and patients benefit from IPTV and WiFi, with no new cables needed

Beyond outstanding healthcare, premium entertainment and WiFi connectivity are essential components of a private hospital’s offer to patients and guests.

To provide this, legacy technology often needs to be replaced, but without impacting the day-to-day operation of the hospital or its critical services.

Javier Alonso of Diconplaweb S.L. worked with Samsung Display Solutions and TRIAX Spain to carry out major refurbishments of the patient entertainment systems – without drills, hammers or any wards out of service.

  • Quick, disruption-free, low-cost installation
  • IPTV & WiFi over coax cables already in place
  • No disturbance to hospital staff or patients
  • Does not interfere with critical hospital networks
  • Outstanding patient satisfaction

“The TRIAX solution enables Samsung Smart Hospitality TVs to deliver interactivity and smart functions directly to patients, without the necessity of rewiring buildings and switching rooms off for refurbishment. That’s especially needed now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when all available beds are so valuable.”

—Piotr Lipiec
EU BDM Samsung HTV

Complete IPTV and WiFi system

Smart Hospitality Displays from Samsung Display Solutions provide rich interactive entertainment, also functioning as a private Access Point for patient and guest WiFi access.

They connect to a gigabit IP network provided by TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax).

“The use of existing coaxial cables for the implementation of the system is a great advantage. Execution times and costs are considerably reduced.”
Javier Alonso, Managing Director, Diconplaweb S.L. (Installer)

A TRIAX EoC Controller sends outstanding, reliable connectivity around the hospitals’ existing coax cable network.

A TRIAX EoC MediaConverter is discreetly installed on the back of each Samsung Hospitality TV. It takes the IP signals in via coax, and provides the necessary LAN connection to the TV.

All three hospitals have been delighted with the high speed and low costs of the unobtrusive installation, which has been achieved without having to close any rooms or wards.

The hospitals can then monetise value-added IPTV and WiFi services by offering access on demand.

Combined, the technology provides all a system integrator needs to offer outstanding entertainment and reliable connectivity to the health care sector.

  • Quick, disruption-free, low-cost installation
  • IPTV & WiFi over coax cables already in place
  • No disturbance to hospital staff or patients
  • Does not interfere with critical hospital networks
  • Outstanding patient satisfaction

Installation details

1844067-Alfons XII 3

Barcelona, Spain

2 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

136 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

136 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

fachada_hospital

La Rioja, Spain

1 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

60 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

60 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

Hospital-Montpelier_2

Zaragoza, Spain

1 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

40 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

40 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

Installation partner

Javier Alonso, Diconplaweb S.L.
Avda Cesar Augusto, 3-5 D
50004 Zaragoza, Spain
Tel.: +34 687 90 75 47


Bandwidth management

Maximising customer experience with minimal configuration

Knud Madsen

Group Product Manager


Watch our video with Group Product Manager Knud Madsen

Internet speed is a limited resource, yet consumer demand for bandwidth shows no signs of slowing.

Content streaming continues its explosion in popularity and according to one survey, 75% of hotel guests now wish to access Netflix when travelling.[1]

Sufficient bandwidth is therefore necessary to serve the content users desire. To do this effectively, a network needs to manage its bandwidth distribution.

We look at the ways bandwidth can best be distributed around such facilities as hotels, care homes or schools, ensuring end users are satisfied and resources are used in the most efficient and effective way possible.

What is bandwidth management?

In general terms, bandwidth management is the manual or automatic process by which the available bandwidth (and thus the connection speed to the internet) is distributed amongst devices connected to a given network.

Why is bandwidth management important?

To any establishment, internet speed is always limited. Whether it’s the fastest fibre to an inner-city hotel, or shaky ADSL to a woodland campsite, there’s always a finite capacity.

That capacity has to be shared, with anybody connected to the network who needs it at any time.

But, especially in scenarios where the internet connection is slower, a few users can quickly consume all the bandwidth available.

This will result in a poor customer experience for those who don’t receive their fair share of the connection.

So, to ensure an optimal experience for all users, a form of bandwidth management is necessary.

How can bandwidth be managed?

Bandwidth can be managed using one of two methods: the dynamic or the static/classic approach.

Static bandwidth management is a limiting approach. A bandwidth limit is set for each endpoint or group of endpoints.

Dynamic bandwidth management is an automatic allocation approach. Bandwidth is allocated dynamically to each endpoint, depending upon usage requirements at any given moment. By guaranteeing a minimum bandwidth across the network, it also ensures no single endpoint can take up all the capacity.

Here’s an overview comparing the different approaches:

  Dynamic Static / Classic
Distribution method Allocation
Real-time dynamic adjustment per endpoint, based on demand across network.
Limitation
Maximum speed is defined at each endpoint.
Benefits – Internet connection shared most fairly amongst all users.
– Improved overall user experience: all users receive bandwidth most proportionate to their needs.
– Entire bandwidth capacity used.
– Reduced likelihood of internet-related complaints.
– Complete manual control over all endpoints.
– Upselling possible by introducing a paid tier of additional bandwidth.
Drawbacks – Most useful when only offering one tier of internet access to users. – Much available bandwidth could be unused.

What does TRIAX EoC offer?

TRIAX Ethernet over Coax (EoC) creates an enterprise-grade gigaspeed IP network over the existing coax cables in a building or group of buildings. By re-using TV cables already in place, installation costs are significantly reduced, and it’s good for the planet too.

For ultimate flexibility, TRIAX EoC offers both Dynamic and Static/Classic methods of bandwidth management.

This gives an administrator complete control – the dynamic method to automatically make the best use of the available bandwidth, or the static/classic approach, which is useful in especially hospitality situations where up-selling is important.

Read on for some scenarios where Dynamic Bandwidth Management is an advantageous approach.

Case examples of how TRIAX EoC Dynamic Bandwidth Management (DBM) will optimise user experience

Conference hotel

At a classic conference hotel the demand for internet connection comes from different areas of the hotel, all depending on the time of day. During the evenings the main demand for a good and fast internet connection will be in the individual hotel rooms where guests are watching IPTV, streaming movies, working on e-mails and so on. During the day, it will most likely be in the conference area where people are gathered.

If your bandwidth management is a classic limitation approach, you will have a lot of unused and unavailable capacity allocated to the endpoints in the hotel rooms in a situation where there is high demand in the conference area. With the Dynamic Bandwidth Management of the EoC system, the capacity not used in the rooms is made available in the conference area giving the guests a much better internet experience. And of course vice-versa during the evenings.

School / university

A similar situation could be described at a school or a university. There the major demand for throughput will be in the classrooms or lecture halls during lectures and in the common areas during intervals and lunch. In this situation EoC DBM will also ensure the bandwidth is dynamically allocated to the areas of most need without compromising the minimum availability at other endpoints.

Difference in hotel guest profiles

At a hotel you will quite often have a variety of guest profiles. Some are more digital than others. With the TRIAX EoC DBM you don’t have to limit the guests who have a high demand for throughput, because you limit all your endpoints to the same capacity. With EoC you ensure that every endpoint has equal capacity, but any capacity not used at one endpoint can be dynamically distributed to others and hence improve their user experience.

 

[1] Hospitality Wi-Fi Survey of Guests & Hoteliers, Hotel Internet Services, 2019


Quality of Service (QoS)

Ensuring the most stable connection for priority web traffic

Knud Madsen

Group Product Manager


An unreliable internet connection can sometimes be an unfortunate fact of life.

But when a poor connection starts to affect services like video calling or telephony, it’s more than just an annoyance.

It’s a hindrance to performing activity crucial to smooth business operations, like remote working or keeping in touch with friends and family.

And if you’re managing a network, or offering internet access as a service, it’s vital to ensure end-user experience is top-notch.

One means of achieving this is through Quality of Service (QoS).

What is QoS?

In a city during rush hour, some traffic is usually prioritised over others.

As in the real world, where traffic lanes can be reserved for buses, emergency vehicles or VIPs, so too can network components such as switches and routers prioritise data traffic.

This standard of prioritisation is known as Quality of Service (QoS).

Data packets are identified and prioritised by their Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) classification.

Online activities that are more dependent on a good, stable internet connection and high throughput identify themselves with a DSCP classification in order to ensure an optimal user experience.

Services such as Voice over IP (VoIP) are amongst the highest priority, as telephony data needs to be transmitted in real-time with no delays.

Other real-time services, such as video conferencing or multimedia streaming, are also DSCP classified and can be prioritised accordingly.

QoS handles such prioritisation either automatically, or manually by a network administrator according to the needs of the organisation.

Why is QoS important?

Implementing QoS ensures the best possible experience for end users. This results in fewer user complaints, and an efficient operation of business-critical services.

QoS is particularly useful in locations where bandwidth is limited or situations where the network load is high, since it aids in avoiding or managing congestion on the network.

By making the most efficient use of available bandwidth, QoS guarantees prioritised services the best available connection around the network and out to the internet.

Everyday tasks such as web browsing or file downloads are in turn maintained at ‘best-effort’ – that is, with no prioritisation.

Some examples of services covered by QoS are as follows:

DSCP priority

Service

Notes

Highest

VoIP – usually critical to a business; the slightest fluctuations in service can affect call quality.

Packet loss and latency need to be at an absolute minimum.

Higher

 

Conferencing – more than ever in 2020, services like Microsoft Teams or Zoom need to run with high stability and low latency.

High

 

Streaming and/or gaming – especially in hospitality situations where guests expect home-from-home internet and experience is all-important, streaming or gaming can also be prioritised.

It is nevertheless less sensitive to packet loss and higher latency, so has a lower priority DSCP classification.

Lowest /
no DSCP

 

Web browsing, file transfer, email etc. – as everyday online tasks are not reliant on a real-time stream of information, the effects of network congestion are not so critical.

Some services mark data packets with DSCP Class 0 (no priority); unmarked packets are handled at the same lowest priority.

TRIAX EoC and QoS

All the values of gigabit IP networking, none of the costs of new cables: TRIAX Ethernet over Coax (EoC) is an enterprise-grade 1Gbps IP network over your existing coax cable infrastructure. By re-using TV cables already in place, installation costs are significantly reduced, and it’s good for the planet too.

Adding to a host of professional networking features, EoC Software 2.6.1.r145 introduces QoS traffic priority based on DSCP for all EoC devices.

By default, the EoC Controller automatically maps standard DSCP classifications to a priority queue of 4 levels.

QoS is one of many compelling professional networking features of TRIAX EoC.

To find out more about TRIAX EoC and how it ensures the best possible experience for end users, visit our online pages or contact your local TRIAX office.


EoC update – QoS and Bandwidth Management

New features for TRIAX EoC

Quality of Service and bandwidth management added via software update

Today we’re introducing TRIAX EoC software 2.6.1.r145, available for all TRIAX EoC controllers.

With QoS and extended bandwidth management functionality, the update adds even more professional networking features to our Ethernet over Coax solution, benefitting administrators and end users alike.

Partners and customers can download the new software by logging in My TRIAX on your local TRIAX website, then navigating to an EoC controller in the Products area.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Certain online activities are more dependent on a good, stable internet connection and high throughput in order to ensure a good user experience.

An example is Voice over IP (VoIP), where data needs to be transmitted in real-time with no delays.

By implementing QoS, VoIP – or associated applications like Zoom or Microsoft Teams – is treated as priority data, ensuring the best possible experience for end users given the overall bandwidth available.

Software 2.6.1.r145 introduces QoS traffic priority based on DSCP for all EoC devices.

Bandwidth management

TRIAX EoC already offers Dynamic Bandwidth Management (DBM), which automatically allocates the best available bandwidth to any given user depending on their usage requirements.

It allows the full capacity of your internet connection to be distributed most fairly, without compromising a minimum throughput at each end point and with no further administration required on your part.

Software 2.6.1.r145 now adds the possibility to manage bandwidth in the ‘classic’ sense – i.e. by specifying a maximum bandwidth capacity at each end point or end point group.

In some installations like hotels, this might be used as an opportunity for upselling extra throughput if the guest requires it.

How to update & further questions

We have made a general step-by-step guide on how to upgrade the EoC Software:

How do I upgrade the software?

For any questions regarding the software release or the EoC product family in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to your usual TRIAX sales representative.

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You might have some doubts about building IP networks over coax, but it’s much easier than you’d think. While the cables may differ, the performance, reliability, setup and terminology is just the same as you’re used to. We answer a few of the common concerns that IT professionals have with IP over Coax.

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abba Suites Bilbao

Ethernet over Coax

WiFi & TV over the same cables

When Abba Hotels Group were planning to install both TV and Ethernet cables around their new 4-star apartment complex in Bilbao, TRIAX stepped in with EoC (Ethernet over Coax), enabling both TV and WiFi networks to run over the same cables.

Four months after the opening of the apartments, Abba Group reports that customers have shown great satisfaction with the WiFi and no complaints have been recorded.

“The result of the installation is very good, the WiFi signal is remarkable and the casting system is working well.”

— Damian Melero
Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group

The challenge

Abba Hotels Group was expanding into Bilbao with 35 newly built 4-star holiday apartments. These had to be equipped with telecommunications services.

Their plans had been to make two separate installations: one with coax cable for TV, and another with copper cable (CAT 6) or optical fibre for the Internet.

The solution

TRIAX Spain presented the EoC solution to Abba’s IT Director Damian Melero, demonstrating the versatility of the product and the innovative G.hn Wave 2 technology that steers the network.

The possibility of combining the Internet service and the TV network, as well as being a totally passive system, attracted the interest of Mr Melero, who requested a live demonstration of the system.

“The installation of the End Points with WiFi has been very easy, each one takes only 15 minutes.”
Damian Melero, Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group

The results

After the demonstration, the IT team of Abba Group were able to verify the system’s excellent characteristics, namely its high bandwidth, low latency, and reliable performance.

The demo concluded with Mr Melero saying, “it seems you have the solution for my request – let’s do it with real guests…”

Only one coax cable network was needed to be installed around abba Suites Bilbao, instantly reducing costs and environmental impact.

A TRIAX headend was installed to handle the TV distribution, and a single EoC Controller steered a network of 35 End Points.

These provided reliable WiFi to each apartment, which could then be equipped with casting devices, a service that is proving highly popular with guests.

abba Suites Bilbao City Centre

The new abba Suites Bilbao City Center has 35 studios and apartments, fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy the perfect stay in Bilbao and to feel completely at home.
www.abbahoteles.com

Contact

C/ Huertas de la Villa, 15
48007 Bilbao, Spain
Email: bilbaocitycenter@abbahoteles.com
Tel.: +34 946 46 50 55

C/ Casas de Miravete 24-B, 2º 1
28031 Madrid, Spain
Email: tdm@triax.com
Tel. +34 91 748 28 36


Sudersand Resort

Ethernet over Coax

Better WiFi for holiday cottages

While outdoor WiFi access points across Sudersand Resort delivered a reliable service, the solid construction of the resort’s cottages prevented signals from reaching guests inside their accommodation.

To satisfy increasing demand for quality WiFi indoors, Sudersand needed a solution that could be installed with as little disruption as possible in time for the new holiday season.

TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax + WiFi) uses the TV cables already in place, resulting in:

  • Quick, cost-saving installation: no new cables needed
  • Maximum WiFi coverage: dedicated access point in each holiday cottage

“TRIAX EoC’s convenience and high performance make it an outstanding solution for campsites and holiday resorts.”
Anders Silfverlood, Installation Partner, Hoist Group

Sudersand Resort

Sudersand Resort, Fårö
Accommodation, food and activities to suit every taste, situated on an island paradise in the Baltic Sea.
www.sudersand.se

“This is an excellent installation that quickly solved all the WiFi issues in our cottages for a great price. Now we want to roll it out to the rest of our resort.”

— Rolf Lindvall
Owner, Sudersand Resort

Sudersand Aerial
Technical details

In collaboration with installation partner Hoist Group, TRIAX Sweden provided:

  • 1x TRIAX EoC Controller 32/2B – creating an IP network with 1.0 Gbps throughput over the pre-existing coax cables
  • 16x TRIAX EoC Coax WiFi End Points – transmitting WiFi and TV signals, with no need to retune the TVs

Contact

Sudersand Resort
Sudersand 5650
624 67 Fårö, Sweden
email: info@sudersand.se
phone: +46 498-22 35 36

Installation Partner

Hoist Group – Anders Silfverlood
Box 6074
171 06 Solna, Sweden
email: info.se@hoistgroup.com
phone: +46 8 555 685 00