The Royal Harwich Yacht Club
Sailing Through Connectivity Challenges: The Royal Harwich Yacht Club's Journey
Integra's SD-WAN service transformed RHYC's operations, providing robust connectivity in a challenging location.
Anchored in Connectivity Challenges
The Royal Harwich Yacht Club (RHYC), nestled on the banks of the River Orwell in Suffolk, is more than just a sailing club. It's a hub for social activities, a venue for private functions, and a welcoming space for members and visitors alike. However, this idyllic location came with its unique set of challenges.
The club's operations, which heavily relied on internet-based applications and Voice over IP, were hampered by the lack of reliable internet connectivity. Traditional service providers could only offer a few Mbps per second due to the absence of Fibre infrastructure. The club needed a solution, as critical services were dropping out at all the wrong times.
Navigating the Sea of Slow Internet
The club's operations were like a ship trying to sail against the current. The existing broadband service was nearly unusable, affecting everything from office functions to voice over IP. The club also needed to integrate the new service with their onsite WiFi network and ensure IP configuration for their third-party Voice over IP provider.
The challenge was not just to find a solution, but to find one that could be implemented quickly and seamlessly.
Catching the Wind with Integra's SD-WAN
Integra Networks came to the rescue with their Integra SD-WAN service. After a successful connectivity survey, Integra utilized local mobile network operator transmitters to provide a bonded 4G connectivity solution over SD-WAN. The result? A whopping 80Mbps, a far cry from the few Mbps the club was used to.
Integra's team conducted a full site survey, ensuring the antennas could be installed discreetly without affecting the clubhouse's aesthetics. The installation was seamless, and the new system integrated perfectly with the existing infrastructure and third-party services.