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March 15, 2019  •  by Lisa Carson

Ensure Wi-fi Connectivity at Events with Portable Cellular Routers

Don’t lose wi-fi connection when you need it most.

Ticketbud has expanded its rentable device range for events to include new portable cellular routers. The Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini is easy to transport and use, creating a reliable wi-fi hotspot for your event. Ideal for large-scale events, or events in remote areas. It increases wi-fi range and capability for ticket scanning and onsite ticket sales. These devices reduce the risk of lost wi-fi connection, avoiding point-of-sale and check-in delays.

“The BR1 mini is an industrial-grade lightweight router for easy transportation. Put simply, this device helps the internet live where it otherwise would not live. Because of its inbuilt wireless radio and antennas, the router has a much higher signal strength, increasing  wi-fi range and capability. It’s easy to use, you just plug-in, connect to wi-fi and go.”  Rob Nussbaum, Technology & Telecom Consultant, JackBaum Group

The device runs sim cards for two cellular networks, automatically switching when needed. This provides a fail-safe should one network go down, minimizing the risk of losing connectivity for onsite sales and ticket scanning.
These devices can be used as the primary router for offsite locations or as a failover backup connection. If your primary connection fails, you can swap over to the MAX BR1 Mini’s 4G connection. The only time the wi-fi router wouldn’t be sufficient is if your event was in a very remote area where there was limited access to cellular towers, in which case you may need satellite access.   
Hyper Connected Failover Solution – Diagram

The Specs

The Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini is a 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile wi-fi router.

The BR1 Mini offers redundant SIM slots with automatic switching, DC or terminal block power capability, advanced GPS fleet tracking, and remote management, all packed into a durable metal enclosure. (Verizon certified).

Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini wi-fi router
Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini wi-fi router

Available For Rent

We recommend ordering hardware devices a minimum of 2 weeks before your event, allowing some buffer time should there be shipping delays. This will also give us time to talk with you about best practices for using the wi-fi router at your event.
Ticketbud has a range of hardware devices available for rent from the Ticketbud Store.
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