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Cutting Costs and Boosting Efficiency:
The Ultimate Solution for Trade Show Internet
We were at the NAB Las Vegas conference with thousands of vendors, and over Sixtyfive thousands registered guests. Tim and I had quite the experience when we first got there, just trying to get internet to the booth. The question was, do we pay NAB for connectivity or do we use the SFC-HD4-MBX-5G?
First: How much would it cost to install a 25Mbps circuit at this event?
We asked the event staff this question. If we paid in advance... It was around $24,000. Paying at the event they charged $31,000 for a 25Mbps circuit!
Second: How much does our SFC-HD4-MBX-5G cost and what's the throughput?
We chose to use our SFC, and I was glad we did. We had reliable and consistent streaming all day long off the SFC-HD4-MBX-5G. We also got throughputs five and ten times 25Mbps.
At one point we were getting 800Mbps down before congestion from the event goers and maintained about 250Mbps with thousands of people walking around. We saw people videoing on their phone, having phone calls and livestreaming the event. We maintained our streaming the entire time, supplying our own connectivity.
With the SFC-HD4-MBX-5G we had our four cellular connections combined and active. We also had 2 Wi-Fi antennas active and suppling connection. We had a power switch available if needed for a PTZ camera or anything along those lines. In addition we had our four mobility 40G antennas inside the case. This creates a pack-and-go network in a box that allows for easy deployment and connectivity.
The SFC-HD4-MBX-5G kit ready to ship will be right at $14,000. That saved us $10,000!
You have instant returns and you're walking into any event with a portion of your booth paid for by supplying connectivity on your own.
What if you don't need that much throughput?
For some, $12,000 or $14,000 is too expensive or just too much power. We have a great option in our SFC BR2 Pro 5G case with battery and 2 40G antennas. This has two SIM cards integrated, two high gain antennas and a single battery to land 95-watt hours. The briefcase allows for easy traveling and general mobility. You can get this kit built out for $4,500.
The highest throughput we saw from this was around 550Mbps download, and 180Mbps upload. But once congestion came in and everyone was here, we were still getting around 80Mbps down and around 45Mbps up. More than sufficient to run the operation.
For Instant internet for your tradeshow booths, stream content and save yourself a lot of money with the SpeedFusion cases and Peplink SpeedFusion bonding technology.