Feeds

Opera festival tunes into Wi-Fi

802.11b-flat

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

UK-based WISP The Cloud is to equip the Glyndebourne opera festival with "flexible and discreet" wireless Internet access.

The posh person's answer to Glastonbury, Reading or the Monsters of Rock festivals opens on Thursday with a rendition of Mozart's Die Zauberflote.

It's hard to imagine anyone sneaking off mid-performance for a crafty email check or to catch up with El Reg, but it could prove a hit during the champaign-fuelled interval.

Glyndebourne runs through to 29 August and will feature performances of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Handel's Rodelinda, Bizet's Carmen, Janácek's Jenûfa, and The Miserly Knight and Gianni Schicchi by Rachmaninov and Puccini, respectively.

In addition to a Wi-Fi enabled notebook or PDA, attendees will need to bring along "evening dress (black tie/long or short dress)" to meet to festival's strict dress code.

Prices range from £10 for a space to stand in, up to £150 for one of the plusher seats.

The Cloud has installed access points in the opera house, one near to the Press Office - the service is in part pitched at music hacks attending the event; 'a lap what?' dear boy - and the Jani Room, for more elevated attendees. ®

Related stories

New flaw takes Wi-Fi off the air
Business slow to embrace wireless
T-Mobile wins Heathrow hotspot siting
Broadcom simplifies Wi-Fi security set-up
Central London Wi-Fi zone gets green light

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
We don't need no steenkin' TCP/IP retransmission and the congestion it causes
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016
GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.