Telindus and Killeen Castle Mix 21st Century Technology with 12th Century Charm

Telindus, a network integration specialist, has implemented a centralised LAN, VoIP, WiFi and IPTV network for the Killeen Castle Hotel and Golf Resort, a unique development of quality five star residences located in the grounds of a 12th century Norman castle. The new network will offer Killeen's elite residents access to a wealth of communications, entertainment and security services, including the ability to book golf tee times, order caterers, tailor their TV channels to their personal tastes and view visitors before granting access to the complex.

Following the castle's restoration, the 600 acre Killeen Castle Estate, which is home to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and the only Dave Pelz scoring game school outside of the US, is currently undergoing development to incorporate a luxury hotel and spa. The resort will include 162 terraced and detached luxury houses, offering residents privacy and security as well as a catered 24 hour concierge service. To ensure that residents consistently receive the highest-quality service across the entire estate, Killeen Castle required a reliable, intelligent network that could seamlessly integrate the existing CCTV and access control systems with cutting edge technologies such as VoIP and IPTV. Having been awarded the 2011 Solheim Cup, the project also has to meet strict deadlines.

Following a tender process, Killeen Castle chose Telindus due to its technical expertise, capability and vision. The company designed and implemented a LAN infrastructure, based on Cisco technology, to support IPTV, VoIP and WiFi in the golf club house and each of the hotel's rooms. WiFi hotspots in designated areas across the estate will also provide hotel guests with Internet access and staff with secure access to the business data network.

Connected to the core network via Gigabit Ethernet links, each house on the estate will have business-grade broadband and an IP Telephony (IPT) system, which can also be used to control heating, lighting and sound throughout the house as well as acting as an access control point by streaming camera feeds from the gate. The flexibility of the IPTV service also enables a package to be completely tailored to the tastes of each resident.

Phase one of the roll-out, which includes services for the golf club house and seven show homes, has been completed and development is set to continue.

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