Xirrus has installed a 5Ghz Wi-Fi network at the iconic Van Nelle Fabriek complex in Rotterdam. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Van Nelle Fabriek site originally served as a factory built in the 1930s. Today, it houses more than 80 entrepreneurs and businesses including a variety of new media and design companies.
Van Nelle Fabriek is considered by many to be the Netherlands’ main industrial monument and triumph of art deco and modernist design. It spans more than 68,000 square metres and offers a mix of event, business, and communal spaces – all set in about 11 hectares of outdoor space.
“All companies housed in our complex require fast and reliable Wi-Fi for business continuity. Because many creative industries have businesses here, they need to be able to stream high resolution video and HD photography and also back-up their large media files to the cloud for safe keeping or file sharing,” says Roger Meertens, general manager of the Van Nelle Fabriek.
“Xirrus ensures companies can always rely on their connection, even at times of extreme usage. It also has the capability to adapt for our future needs, with software programmable radios that can easily cope with new Wi-Fi standards in the future, without us having to resort to costly replacement programmes.”