Over the past few years, darmstadtium has led the way in the event planning industry when it comes to the connectivity revolution, offering event organisers and guests first-class internet access. 4G connections can be accessed in all areas of the building, including the underground car park. The individual assistance and first-class support provided by our IT specialists puts the darmstadtium in prime position to host ambitious user conferences. No hardware rental, time-consuming set-up, cabling or dismantling work. You simply arrive and can immediately log into a functional, fast and secure network. “Germany’s fastest congress centre” has a redundant 20-gigabit internet connection.
- State-of-the-art network technology at the level of a major provider
- Fastest internet speeds with consistent system duplication to ensure minimum downtime
- Wireless network available across the building with 100 central control access points
- 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi standard extended further
- VLAN technology to allow the cost-efficient creation of customer networks
- High-level ongoing technical development
- “Germany’s fastest congress centre” with a redundant 20-gigabit internet connection
SWS COMPUTER SYSTEMS WITH CISCO DNA AT THE DARMSTADTIUM
Since the network modernisation the darmstadtium has had an extremely robust platform consisting of 42 high-performance switch components with 1,800 ports providing broadband network service to up to 1,500 devices across all the congress centre’s 18,000 square metres.
The darmstadtium’s first-class digital infrastructure and ongoing improvements were honoured with the first INCON Digital Infrastructure Award in 2014 and again topped the international competition in 2019. The congress centre is responding to the rapidly changing environment with continual investments. Customer preferences are always the highest priority, and the focus of the activities is determined by the current and future needs of organisers.
The darmstadtium was the exclusive location and livestream partner of the fifth Digital and Innovation Day, the annual event for digital transformation in the events sector. At its event entitled “Hybrid Events – the Best of Both Worlds”, the German Convention Bureau invited participants to a virtual dialogue about implementing digital and hybrid event formats on November 26th, 2020. It was streamed from the conference room ferrum. In virtual discussion rounds, two of our staff members explained the technical requirements for hybrid events.
Our most important findings on technology solutions for digital and hybrid event formats can be found in the white paper Hybrid Events of #DigiDay20.
Best Case DRUPAL 2018
An event like “DrupalEurope 2018” places extreme demands on the venue’s information and telecommunications technology. More than a thousand users intensively used the high-performance IT infrastructure of the darmstadtium on each day of the conference. More than 1 TB of data was used on the WiFi network, while cable-bound devices transferred 1.7 TB of data and the sessions were broadcast live on the video stream.
The WiFi is the heart of all user conferences, as it enables participants to work together on a shared project in the first place.
As a graduate of TU Darmstadt [across the street] I’ve always dreamed of visiting Darmstadtium as a conference speaker. Thanks to Drupal Europe this dream came true! This was an amazing conference at an amazing venue. Thank you for having me!
They even took care of little details like setting the led lighting on the infodesk to the conference's brand color for the week.
We are really digging the venue of Drupal Europe. Large open spaces and some really stunning architecture. [...] Our team can't seem to get over the sheer beauty of the Drupal Europe venue. It's truly stunning [...] Really thankful to Drupal Europe for the great choice!
The Darmstadtium has a dedicated page to boast about their network capabilities and their award won for it. But, you know, we've seen many things before and DrupalCon has brought down the wifi system of some venues in the past where the IT people were so confident. Not here! Apart of a few isolated issues with client devices, the network worked flawlessly even on the contribution day when most people were concentrated in one specific corner of the building.
We had more than a thousand clients every session day on wifi. Somewhat less than half of those devices were Apple devices according to network stats. Roughly 10% of all devices used the 802.11ac protocol while 25% used 802.11n on 2.4Ghz and 75% used 802.11n on 5Ghz. 1TB of data was transmitted over wifi on the session days, while our wired devices doing session streaming also transferred another 1.7TB of data.
Very few conference centres deliver on WiFi availability for number of clients nor speed. Not once in the week, even during keynotes, did I experience problems. Fantastic service, that’s not just the WiFi either. Highly recommend your conference centre as a venue.
Conference centres never believe us when we say we will eat all your data. And use all your connections. @ds_darmstadtium thank you for providing us with the perfect environment. I hope we’ll be back again some day.
Possibly the best internet of any large Drupal event @DrupalEurope. Super productive event and we haven't really started yet. Hopefully we will see you here. #DrupalEurope" [Speedtest.net results showing 3ms ping, 140.83Mbps download and 113.76Mbps up]
Director ICT (information and communication technology)Tel.: +49 (6151) 7806-121
ICT (information and communication technology)Tel.: +49 (6151) 7806-127