Cisco and Wexford Opera House sing the same tune

21 Oct 2010

Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house is using a unified communications system and wireless network infrastructure from Cisco to manage its day-to-day operations.

The Wexford Opera House, which hosts more than 200 events each year and attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually, now use Cisco technology to run their operation.

The opera house experiences a swell in numbers during festival periods and demand can peak during these times, meaning the wireless data network must be scalable – a necessity for both staff and visitors.

Scaling the operation

Aisling White, operations manager, Wexford Opera House says, “We are a small but busy team working within a very tight budget. Technology makes us seem like a much bigger operation than we are. We couldn’t run a venue like the Opera House without having the very best systems in place. Cisco is a key part of that.”

The project was delivered by Datapac – a Cisco certified partner. The company provided wireless connectivity, 55 IP telephones, intelligent voice and data systems integration and Cisco routers to ensure high bandwidth and 24×7 network availability.

“At Cisco, we help small businesses select the right technologies to meet their core business needs. The Wexford Opera house wanted a communications network that was able to deliver an unsurpassed visitor experience. It was critical to provide it with the network reliability and functionality required for the prestigious national and international events it hosts every year,” says Kim Majerus, managing director, Cisco Ireland.