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M S Benbow, Aruba Networks Complete Liberty University Stadium Wi-Fi Expansion

January 2, 2019

METAIRIE, La.—Jan. 2, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) and Aruba Networks have completed a Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion project at Liberty University, the largest university in Virginia. The Wi-Fi expansion provides increased Wi-Fi capacity and more reliable, robust coverage at Williams Stadium, which hosts the newest NCAA Division 1 (D-1) football team, the Liberty Flame.

The recently renovated stadium saw more than 10,000 unique devices connecting to the network and consuming nearly 1 terabyte of data during Liberty Flame’s first home game of the season.

Liberty University Stadium
Students tailgate around campus before the Old Dominion game on September 1, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Manguiob)

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, was chosen to implement the stadium infrastructure upgrade, with MSB managing construction and engineering of the project. The expansion used Aruba wireless, security and network management solutions and was completed in less than a year.

The new state-of-the-art network will integrate with the university’s infrastructure expansion plans, which will include all 11 of its large public venues across campus, including baseball and softball fields, an indoor track facility and natatorium.

Read more about Liberty University’s Williams Stadium Wireless Upgrade.

MSB Large Public Venues Telecommunications

MSB Telecommunications and Technology division oversees design engineering, design build and system management of large-scale cellular, in-building distributed antenna system (DAS), public safety radio DAS networks, Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon deployments and Wi-Fi networks for large public venues including airports, professional sports venues, arenas, convention centers, municipalities, universities, and college sports complexes. The division provides specialized engineering and project management services for infrastructure upgrades and new projects incorporating technologies that include cellular, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, location-based services, microwave, satellite, two-way radio, Public Safety radio, fiber optic, and copper technologies.

About M S Benbow & Associates

A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB provides a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services.