Halls Fine Art Auction
About The Event
Roley Farm, Worcester, WR6 6LY
Halls is one of the UK’s leading regional firms of auctioneers and valuers of fine art, antiques, jewellery and collectors’ items. They operate the largest auction house in the West Midlands and carry out a full programme of fine art and antiques auctions alongside regular auctions of more conventional items.
The event was held on Rowley Farm in Worcester, a remote location that was unable to provide adequate internet connectivity. The connection was required in order to allow 460 lot items to be sold both in the room and globally via on online auction website provided by The Sales Room.
OptaNet delivered a reliable and efficient service for all of our internet needs during a five-day auction. Communication between us and their team was strong and friendly throughout, with us feeling as though were guided every step of the way through a process which otherwise would have been relatively unknown and no doubt problematic for us.. When a last-minute issue with our audio and visual needs arose, they also happily stepped in and offered us an easy solution despite it being so close to the deadline. I would be happy to recommend OptaNet to any of our colleagues in the industry in need of a similar set-up and hope to work with them again soon.
We were required to install temporary internet to the venue in advance of the event and then remove all equipment the day after the auction completed.
For this event, we utilised two of our temporary satellite structures that were bonded together in order to provide up to 44Mbps download and 12Mbps upload speeds. A Cisco Meraki wireless access point was placed in the venue allowing our engineers to monitor network activity from their desks in the office.
We provided an HD IP handset that could be used in conjunction with the satellite set up, that enabled the team at Halls to take bids over the phone. Two screens were installed to allow those in the room to see each lot item, whilst microphones and speakers were installed to enable the auctioneer to be heard across the room and by those watching online.
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