H.J. Martin plays role in new Lambeau Field wireless system
H.J. Martin and Son is pleased to have played a small role in the 2015 upgrade to Wi-Fi service at Lambeau Field for Green Bay Packers home games and other stadium events. The changes are expected to provide an enhanced gameday experience for fans utilizing mobile phones.
The NFL team partnered with Extreme Networks, an advanced networking technology solutions company, to install high-density wireless infrastructure able to accommodate the high number of users on a gameday. Fully active as of August 2015, the system consists of roughly 1,000 wireless access points, with approximately 300 miles of copper cabling and 50 miles of fiber-optic cabling.
H.J. Martin’s role came early in the installation process. A two-person crew from the company’s Walls & Ceilings division spent three weeks on site in the spring of this year.
H.J. Martin personnel cut openings in the exterior wall throughout the entire stadium. Access doors then were put into place, allowing electrician access for the ensuing install of the new wireless infrastructure. In all, 110 access points were put into place.
Mobile Sports Report discussed the challenges of the project with Packers director of information technology Wayne Wichlacz HERE.
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