With its origins dating back to the Norman Conquest, the Manor has many interesting features including carved panelled rooms and massive baronial stone fireplaces in a quiet and tranquil atmosphere. The Manor features tastefully decorated and furnished en-suite rooms and suites, offering space, elegance and sumptuous comfort. Each room is individually designed and furnished in a classical style yet has all the modern day facilities that you would expect from a first class family run country house hotel. With 39 rooms, individual apartments and catering for large functions, the guests at Eastwell Manor naturally expect all facilities available including fast WiFi.
The previous wireless service had been provided by over 30 access points and three different manufacturers across the site. The speeds were limited due to Eastwell’s rural location. With the advent of an upgrade in broadband speeds, it was soon realised that a new WiFi infrastructure was required that could be managed locally, or remotely, for both corporate and guest users.
The decision was made to install the Neutron Managed Wireless Solution from EnGenius. The initial requirement was for a controller, EWS5912FP, and 8 Access points, the dual band EWS310AP was selected from the Neutron range as it offers dual band functionality. The enterprise level features offered by the Neutron Solution allow Eastwell Manor to use the statistics gathered by the system to plan future upgrades to the network to ensure maximum throughput for areas of greatest use.
During the installation, it was commented that “the controller flagged up 2 firmware upgrades were available, using the one click upgrade this was completed successfully, and the next lot of access points were added with no hitch. Very impressive!”
The upgrade is being rolled out in the converted Victorian stable blocks first, followed by the main Hotel building and Spa area to complete the installation.
Gary Parrett of Eastwell Manor said “It’s great to have a system that makes managing easy and allows for a great user experience, Eastwell is all about providing our customers with the best available.”
This solution was installed by EnGenius Certified Installers, Cavendish Communications, Ltd who are based in Newhaven. Cavendish Communications is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of business communications solutions to SME, mid-market and enterprise level businesses, with more than 2500 private and public sector customers nationwide.
Cavendish Communications Ltd have been providing unrivalled customer care since 1990, delivering hassle-free reliable services by listening to business requirements and recommending the most appropriate solutions from their extensive range of industry leading products and services.