At the Hotel-Restaurant Schwanen in Metzingen we were able to implement a very special project together with ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH. The hotel of the Wetzel family, which features 71 guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a conference area, is currently renewing its network infrastructure with the aim of increasing its own hygiene standards. For this purpose, together with Assa Abloy, the manufacturer and supplier of locking solutions and security systems, we implemented a door locking system that allows guests contactless access to the guest rooms via app.

m3connect of course provided the necessary network infrastructure and the integration of the door locking system. Hardware from the renowned manufacturer Ruckus was used and the entire building was equipped with Ruckus R550 access points. The access points not only feature the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology (802.11 ax), but also an integrated IoT module, which allowed the door locking system to be directly and easily integrated into the network.

The Hotel-Restaurant Schwanen has been relying on m3connect’s services in the field of network infrastructure, WiFi and digital signage for many years. That means they benefit from great cost efficiency, operational stability and, above all, flexibility. We would like to thank the Wetzel family for their trust and look forward to further projects in the future.

After a year off in 2021, we were back at CES in Las Vegas this year to catch up on the latest tech innovations. This year, CES was dedicated to the two technological megatrends of the future: intelligent automation and developments in interactive online and on-demand consumer goods and services in the wake of the pandemic – the new Metaverse.

In addition, breathtaking screens with razor-sharp images using QLED and routers with moving antennas were presented, among other things. By realigning the antennas as soon as the receiving device is moved, the signal is constantly improved.

We had an exciting time with many new impressions and are already looking forward to the next CES.