[Durham] riverside network for regatta

Barry Titterton titterton.barry at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 18:54:10 UTC 2016

On 20/01/16 14:43, mark wrote:
> I'm up for helping with this one and have blanked out my diary for the
> weekend of 10-12 June 2016. We need more volunteers before and during
> the event. We didn't make any new decisions last night so I'll just copy
> Richard's notes as a starting point:
> Key Features
> • 3 primary sites: Rowing Club, Regatta Start Area, Baths Bridge/Finish
> Area.
> • Wired/wireless networks at each site.
> • Sites connected via long range, directional wireless access points.
> • The areas away from the Rowing Club rely on temporary power supplies.
> Description
> The Regatta team rely on a number of computer applications to run the
> annual regatta in Durham. In order to facilitate this a network is
> operated across the site with a link to the wider internet via the
> broadband connection at Durham ARC clubhouse.
> The basic setup has been proven and the majority of the equipment has
> already been purchased and a basic configuration performed. The
> equipment based at Durham ARC is permanently installed and wired into
> the club house infrastructure.
> Both Start and Baths Bridge areas are not suitable for permanent
> installation and are setup at the regatta weekend. The Start Area uses a
> diesel generator/UPS to provide power. It is anticipated that the Baths
> Bridge area will use 12V car battery/invertors to provide a suitable
> power supply.
> Tasks
> • Test equipment/configuration in the weeks leading up to the regatta.
> • Perform final setup/testing on the Friday afternoon/evening before the
> regatta.
> • Install/configure equipment before racing begins each morning (it is
> not safe to leave equipment in the open overnight due to vandals) prior
> to racing. Start area network required roughly 1 hour before racing
> begins. Finish area network required roughly 20 minutes prior to racing.
> • Be on hand during the racing day in case a problem arises.
> • Remove equipment after racing completes each evening.
> Priority
> This task is essential for the regatta to proceed and having an
> independent group who can take on
> the responsibility to configure/setup leaves the core regatta team to
> concentrate on preparing the
> racing itself.

I am also up for helping with this project. As before I am available in
the afternoons of race weekend. I can also help with any trials of the
network prior to race weekend.

Barry T

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