Attend2IT was founded in 2008 with the focused goal of delivering high-end IT solutions that are designed around the demanding timelines of the events industry. The team of eight support international events with the technology ranging from production, press and guest WiFi, to video streaming, telephony, digital signage and fully compliant mobile payment technologies.
Clients often come to Attend2IT with incredibly short timeframes. Dominic Hampton, Director comments, “Clients are often misled [by others] and told that a Fibre connection will take three months to install. In all my years’ experience I have rarely seen Fibre installed in just three months, so inevitably – and often with just a week left until event deadline – our phone rings with a desperate request for fast, high-quality, temporary connectivity, and an immediate install.”
For Attend2IT this client challenge is constant, and while satellite is often the cheapest and quickest way to connect an event, it doesn’t always do what is needed. Particularly, VPN support from satellite connections is unpredictable, and this is often a network service used by both crew and attendees.
Attend2IT’s challenge is to provide clients with network connectivity that meets all three criteria of being high quality, temporary and immediately installed.
In these situations, Attend2IT turns to long-time technology partner, Luminet. Over five years, the two companies have collaborated on around 30 events and shows. Typically, Luminet provides 100Mbps uncontended point-to-point Luminet Wireless Pro connectivity (previously known as Fibre-Air) for Attend2IT’s clients when serious network quality is required. This is delivered via Luminet’s unique, London-wide Network in the Sky.
One repeat AttendIT customer hosts a 15-minute demonstration event in central London each year. For this, connectivity quality is paramount. The Luminet Wireless Pro network connection supports production networks used during the build stage of the event, and then by crew, press and guests on the day itself.
Importantly, because of the nature of the Luminet network technology, Attend2IT is able to prioritise network access for production staff and crew, as well as press – a crucial audience on the day. Luminet’s Network in the Sky also fully supports VPN access.
Hampton explains; “The Luminet team has never let us down. They are very quick to respond to our needs and professional to deal with – which is important to us for our own relationship with our clients”.
“We have worked together for over 10 customers over five years – many of these with recurring events. Luminet gives us the flexibility to support a 15-minute event as well as those that may go on to run for over a year.”
“We work with a range of connectivity providers and it is always very clear when we need to bring Luminet into the solution we are putting together for a client. I have no doubt we will continue to work together on many more events in the years to come.”
Summary of key benefits:
- Point-To-Point (P2P) Luminet Wireless Pro for events where quality is a priority
- Fast install for events that last as little as 15 minutes
- VPN support
Luminet is on a mission to help businesses Rise Above with London’s Network in the Sky by embracing the fast, busy, thriving side of London and the opportunities it presents by providing excellent connectivity.
Luminet is a managed services provider, offering businesses Connectivity and Cloud Computing services. Luminet has a peer-to-peer relationship with its customers and superb customer satisfaction ratings. Combining a true customer-centric organisation with strong values, culture and capability together with technical excellence and best-value makes Luminet a partner of choice for business, supported by industry-leading SLAs, and ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications.