Port of Bremerton, Washington Installs New Wi-Fi System at Bremerton and Port Orchard Marinas



Jan 25, 2016

Robust, high-speed system ensures boaters can seamlessly and easily work and entertain themselves while enjoying the marinas other top-notch amenities

The Port of Bremerton today announced the deployment of new Wi-Fi technology for Bremerton and Port Orchard marinas, which will provide its customers with some of the most robust Internet services available in a Puget Sound marina. Tenants and visiting boaters will now be able to enjoy complimentary access with improved coverage and capacity, courtesy of the new network connection that provides a 125Mb/per second access link that is shared by both facilities and can be easily scaled up to 1 Gigabit as demand increases. The new network allows up to 1,000 devices to be connected at one time.

“Studies have shown, and our customers have repeatedly told us that the number one utility they value bar none is connectivity,” said Jim Rothlin, Port of Bremerton CEO. “It’s also the number one frustration they have with marinas as it can so often be weak, slow and unreliable. Our goal with this investment was to ensure that our customers’ experience is unparalleled across the board. Besides the marinas’ physical amenities of wide docks, wide berths, huge fairways and pristine bathrooms, we now offer the ability to email, browse the web and stream easily, quickly and seamlessly.”

The marine environment is very tough: salt water, fog and rain take an impact. For this reason the equipment installed was designed for a harsh environment. A fiber optic backbone was installed throughout both properties connecting multiple access points to ensure that coverage was uniform no matter where in the marinas a boat is moored. In addition, commercial quality equipment that is used in multiple hospitality locations across the U.S. was deployed, so the system is very robust compared to typical residential systems.

Each of the access points is equipped with multiple wireless radios and a high-performance antenna so that every device on the network has a high speed channel and minimizes interference with other devices. The access points provide superior radio frequency (RF) control and can be managed to ensure that user performance is maximized. The wireless radios support not only 2.4 GHz devices but also the latest 5 GHz devices ensuring compatibility as well as support for the latest standards.  




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