Delivering Seamless Connectivity at the BlackPink Tour


Event Overview

  • Event: BlackPink Tour
  • Location: Dodgers Stadium
  • Service Provided: WiFi for Production Compound Trailers, Tour Staff, Catering, Tour Catering, Artist Trailers, and Artist compound.


The Challenge

The BlackPink Tour, a highly anticipated music event, required robust and reliable internet connectivity to support various aspects of the production, tour staff, catering, and artist facilities. With an expected crowd of over 250 staff, the event organizers needed a seamless internet solution to ensure the tour’s smooth operation.

The Solution

eTech Rentals, a leading provider of networking solutions, was contracted to address the connectivity challenge. Their task was to extend the internet source from the Stadium to the adjacent parking lot and establish a WiFi network that covered the Production Compound Trailers, Tour Staff, Catering, Tour Catering, Artist Trailers, and the Artist compound.

Implementation

The implementation of the solution involved the following key steps:

  • Internet Source Upgrade: eTech leveraged a 1Gbps internet source from the Dodgers Stadium IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame). This high-speed source provided the foundation for the extended network.
  • Parking Lot Coverage: eTech’s team extended the network to cover the parking lot area adjacent to the stadium. This was a crucial step as it ensured that all essential areas, including the Production Compound Trailers, Tour Staff, Catering, Tour Catering, Artist Trailers, and Artist compound, had access to a strong and reliable WiFi signal.
  • Network Setup: The entire setup process took approximately four days, ensuring that the network was operational well in advance of the event. This allowed for testing and fine-tuning to guarantee a flawless experience during the BlackPink Tour.
  • Coverage for Various Areas: The eTech team strategically placed access points to provide adequate coverage for all designated areas. This included the Production compound consisting of ten trailers and two different catering locations, as well as the Artist compound, which encompassed three trailers, two dressing rooms, and an after-party location called hospitality.
  • Capacity Handling: eTech’s solution was designed to support over 250 concurrent users on the WiFi network, ensuring that all event participants, staff, and artists could seamlessly connect and communicate.
  • Onsite Support: On the day of the event, eTech had two technicians onsite for network monitoring and immediate support, ensuring that any issues were promptly addressed to minimize downtime.
  • Strike and Pickup: The post-event process, which involved dismantling the network infrastructure, was carried out the following day, ensuring a swift transition back to the standard stadium setup.

Result

Thanks to eTech Rentals expertise and efficient solution, the BlackPink Tour enjoyed uninterrupted internet connectivity throughout the event. Hotspots, initially provided as backup, were not needed, as the network was highly reliable, and the production team was able to get up and running quickly.

eTech Rentals successful implementation ensured that all stakeholders, including production crews, tour staff, caterers, and artists, had the connectivity they needed to execute a flawless performance and event. The BlackPink Tour was a resounding success, partly thanks to eTech’s seamless internet connectivity solution, which helped the show run smoothly.

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About eTech Rentals:

eTech Rentals maintains the latest network equipment, offering greater capabilities over consumer network gear. Our mission is to keep your team, tour, or event connected and working at all times. Plug-and-play ease of use, proper packaging, and remote access to our support team make our system the choice for remote and nearby events. 

eTech rentals are a trusted source for high-speed and secure satellite internet solutions for every location shoot, live event or outdoor festival. No matter the event’s scale or size, we can fully configure, install and integrate the most efficient satellite internet solutions. 

And to support your event or activity, eTech also rents iPad, Surface Pro and other tablets, monitors and displays, laptops and PCs, office equipment, and AV and VR technologies, providing a one-stop solution for your tech rental needs. 

To make your upcoming events successful and free of technical worries, contact our rental experts, or submit the quick eQuote today — and experience what easy, effective service from eTech Rentals is all about.

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