The Glen, also known as Glen House, is an estate and country house in the parish of Traquair, southern Scotland.
WiFi For Glen House
Premitel were asked to propose a solution for providing WiFi coverage throughout Glen House for both staff and guests.
This was not straightforward due to the size of Glen House, the thickness of the walls and the need to take account of its stately and imposing decor and architecture.
Fortunately, Premitel had previous experience with this type of WiFi project at Dalkeith Palace for the University of Wisconsin in Scotland.
Multiple Access Points
Following a survey of Glen House, we established that approximately 20 x wireless access points would be required and that these would need to have a controller to enable easy management of multiple networks, to support load balancing and to enforce security policies.
The Premitel solution also ensured the best possible performance by proposing equipment that supported the latest 5 Ghz AC WiFi standard.
The owners at Glen House accepted our proposal and asked Premitel to design, supply, install and configure the proposed WiFi solution.
The first phase of the project has been completed with 15 x wireless access points providing service to the main area of the house.
VoIP Phone System
Following successful implementation of the WiFi project, Premitel were asked to provide proposals for upgrading the phone system at Glen House to a VoIP system.
The problem here is that the existing phone system is about 20 years old uses twisted pair telephone cabling.
It was impractical and costly to replace the twisted pair cabling with a Cat 5 or Cat 6 structured cabling solution.
Analogue Terminal Adaptors
Premitel therefore upgraded the existing phone system at Glen House to a to VoIP phone system that included analogue terminal adaptors. This enabled the existing wiring to be used.
In some of the office areas we installed Cat5e cabling to enable connection of VoIP phones. These offered additional features that were deemed to be useful for some end-users.
Premitel continue to work closely with Glen House supporting the WiFi network and the VoIP phone system. We have also worked with Glen House on the Glen-Net Community Broadband project.
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Premitel are an established telecommunications & internet solutions provider serving primarily Edinburgh, the Lothians & Scottish Borders, although we have a few clients throughout the UK and overseas.
Our customers are typically businesses, although that includes the increasing number of home workers.
We specialise in:
- high quality VoIP solutions and services;
- boosting & extending WiFi;
- better & faster internet;
- cordless phone systems; and
- expense reduction.
Our advice is free for relatively straightforward requirements. For more complex projects, we offer a free initial no-obligation consultation.
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