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De Vere Hotels commission MLR Networks to install Powerline Sockets in their premium rooms.

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24th February 2014
: De Vere Hotels commissioned MLR Networks to install a high speed data network in their new style of premium room upgrade in selected hotels.

The ‘Chambre Unique’ premium rooms, offers guests new multimedia technology such as Sky TV, Wireless Bose sound and Smart Theatre TV; letting them connect their smartphones and tablets to surf the web or play downloaded content on the new Smart TV box.

De Vere Chambre Unique rooms

The requirement was to upgrade the networking as part of a ‘soft refurb’ only; so cut into walls and ceilings for new cabling was not an option.Additionally the work could not be disruptive and downtime had to be kept to a minimum as the rooms had to be back on sale quickly as possible.

MLR Networks, with partner Power Ethernet, came up with a quick and simple solution which provides Internet connectivity in the required rooms using Power Ethernet’s innovative Powerline Sockets. This patented device incorporates a four port, high speed Ethernet switch as well as a filtered 13 amp socket and simply replaces the existing electrical socket in each room.

The network was deployed in a matter of days and MLR manage to fit into the hotel’s normal routine maintenance to minimise disruption.

The result is a business grade data network capable of streaming HD video, accommodate the demand for new device connections or creating sub-networks to support relocation of WiFi access points, deployments of IP-Voice phones, CCTV cameras, building management systems, or any other future network base system.

Read the De Vere Hotels Group Case Study

About Power Ethernet:

Founded in 2011, Power Ethernet is a UK technology start-up with an innovative, new approach to PowerLine-based networking for both home and commercial applications. Powerline is a proven, well-established and recognised standard that uses power cables to create an instant Ethernet network. Power Ethernet’s patent pending integration of Powerline networking technology into electrical sockets provides an effective solution for businesses and home users who seek a simple but elegant solution for creating a high-speed, highly reliable network.