However, they knew that a standard copper data cabling infrastructure would be problematic in this scenario, given the geography of the resort. Cat6 copper cabling would not be able to cope with the distances required, with quality of service diminishing sharply over distances of more than 100m. The alternative was fibre optic cabling, but to install this across the whole site would be prohibitively expensive.
Cameron House Lodges, turned to their existing cabling supplier, MLR Networks and having worked with them for a number of years, they knew they could make it work.
"The De Vere Group has been working with MLR Networks for a long time, more than 25 years, as they install cabling at all our hotels. Over the years, MLR Net‐ works has built up a great wealth of knowledge about our business; they know our properties and how best to work in them, ensuring quality, timely installation whilst being considerate of our customers' needs. After working together for such a long time, I know we can trust them to do a great job." Jo Stanford ‐ Group IT Director, De Vere Group.
As an expert in data cabling installation, MLR Networks designed the most efficient mix of fibre optic and Cat6 cabling which would deliver a high speed seamless internet service to all the lodges in the most cost effective way.
Using existing underground ductwork, MLR Networks in‐ stalled fibre optic cabling in two centrally‐located lodges. From there, further fibre optic cabling was installed to 13 lodges which would act as ‘hubs’ for the remaining lodges. From each ‘hub’ two external grade Cat 6 cables were in‐ stalled to each of the lodges within that cluster. This ensures that within each lodge, each guest can enjoy the same high‐speed internet service.
MLR Networks designed, managed, commissioned and tested all of the entire cabling network, working in collaboration with Cameron House and De Vere Resorts maintenance teams, and the IPTV supplier.
"MLR Networks is always quick to respond, and understand my requirements exactly...they are efficient and professional, they do more than they expect to and always with good grace." Caroline Johnston, Exec Asst to RGM and Chairman, DeVere Cameron House
The De Vere Hotels Group
Cameron House Lodges is part of the De Vere Luxury Lodges Group and is made up of a mix of 86 owned and rented luxury lodges spread across the vast 108 acres of wooded parkland, dispersed around Loch Lomond. The setting is the five star Cameron House resort with lei‐ sure club, pool, bar/ restaurant, grill and world class Carrick golf course.