WHAT IS BENK + BO?
A creative eco-system bringing people together from different disciplines to work, make, learn, share ideas and collaborate. An affordable workspace which brings people together from different creative disciplines that includes desk space, event space, yoga studio, meeting room, photographic darkroom and a piano surrounded by books. There is also an onsite bakery and cafe to keep everyone happy.
HOW WE HELPED
A secure, robust and flexible network was required that would work for a 100+ members, guests and events. In addition to this the network needed to support the access control systems, POS, lighting and security systems.
To achieve this we installed structured cabling to all the floors in the building and supplied a 100MB Leased Line with backup FTTC connections for fast and reliable internet access. The wireless network would be used to support the majority of network connections, potentially 200+ across a number of different devices. Security, remote management and performance were key requirements. To achieve this we used Cisco Meraki infrastructure including network switches, firewall and wireless access points throughout. The whole system is managed by Roadmap and we can report and manage all connections remotely. New members, or guest accounts can be added or removed quickly and easily both by the team at Benk + Bo or by Roadmap IT.
We are now also discussing options to provide IT support services to Benk + Bo's members as an added service, along with IT solutions for a new space in Hoxton.