La Sucrerie is the brand new cultural center of Wavre. Among other things, you will find an event hall with the largest indoor stage in Europe, a cinema, the library, restaurant and bar. La Sucrerie thus acts as a dynamic meeting place and quickly became the new artistic center of the city. Stéphane Huguier, IT manager at City of Wavre realizes the importance of connectivity to achieve this result: "We felt it was very important to use the latest technologies for this project."
After all, the ultramodern cultural center is not only technologically very advanced, it also wants to offer its visitors the ultimate experience. Part of that experience includes streaming and uploading live concerts. "We wanted to make sure that more than a thousand users could use the Wi-Fi at the same time," says Stéphane Huguier. The installation of this high-density network is a true work of art. It not only guarantees smooth daily use but equally supports the art and cultural experience of visitors in all its forms.
With "Wavre 2030" in perspective, the city was looking for a collaboration partner that possesses a far-reaching technological know-how and can already see tomorrow's challenges today. The fast and flexible approach was indispensable during this project: "We were not only looking for a collaboration partner that could provide the equipment and connectivity but above all a partner that offers good support," agrees Stéphane Huguier.
Thanks to Citymesh, management and control of the entire network is also fast and efficient. The tool visualizes all equipment connected to the network and can solve problems automatically. The time saved can thus be fully invested in employees and visitors. Network data from visitors is delivered via Citymesh's in-house developed WiFiLab platform. That data can be used to refine marketing campaigns. The data is easily accessible in the online platform that also makes IoT applications clear.