Subject: Internet - Wi-Fi service/WILAN (Wireless Line Access Network)
Dear Exhibitor,
Viparis and Comexposium are aware that you have sometimes been disappointed with the internet services
provided at our trade shows. Therefore we have paid extra attention to the services we offer in order to better
meet your needs, purposefully reducing the number of options, providing clearer service descriptions and
offering improved technical support.
Viparis has invested in new equipment in 2013 in order to provide you with more high-performance services.
However, it is important to remember that Wi-Fi internet connections can never fully replace cable connections
as they remain the only method of fully guaranteeing connection bandwidth and security.
There are several standards for Wi-Fi that work either on the 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n) or 5GHz (802.11a/n)
frequency bands.
However, only the 5GHz frequency band is suitable for professional use. Therefore, it is important to check
that your Wi-Fi equipment is compatible with both (2.4GHz and 5GHz).
* To check if your equipment is compatible:
Previously, some Wi-Fi network interference has been caused by exhibitors installing routers (Sharing of WiFi /
bluetooth connection, or equipment using the WiFi technology or using frequencies of the bandwidth used by
the WiFi technology). This equipment was not declared to Viparis, used the same frequency band as the site's
systems and/or emitted a radio signal that was too strong and hence interfered with the Wi-Fi signals of its
neighbours. Therefore, we will be highly vigilant about identifying pirate signals.
1. "SECURE" WI-FI: 5 Ghz-802.11 a/n* Wi-Fi account + RJ45 cable connection
o 2 Mbps + 4 simultaneous connections + wired access
o 4 Mbps + 8 simultaneous connections + wired access
o 10 Mbps +20 simultaneous connections + wired access
o > 10 Mbps + > 20 simultaneous connections + wired access
Your need: less than
20 simultaneous
The Wi-Fi is routed through the hall terminals and your Wi-Fi accounts will work everywhere in the trade
show. Ideal solution for demos.
If your wi-fi equipment works only on the 2.4Ghz frequency, you will not be able to connect it. Check
the compatibility*.
2. PRIVATE WI-FI (named in the online shop as “Wifi on quotation”) cable internet access (bandwidth
depending on needs) + 2.4GHz and 5GHz (professional use: 5GHz) "Private" Wi-Fi (hotspot at the
Your need: over 20
Your Wi-Fi network is only accessible on your stand.
You can personalise the name of your network.
3. WIFI PRO: Wi-Fi accounts (username/password) with the following specifications
Only operates over the 5 GHz frequency band (802.11a/n)*. You must check that your equipment
supports dual-band Wi-Fi connections*. If your equipment only operates over the 2.4 GHz frequency
band, you will not be able to use the service. It should be noted that most recent tablets, Macs and PCs
are dual-band compatible (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz). Check compatibility*.
Maximum speed of 2Mbps
Users are disconnected every 30 minutes if they are not using the service
For your information a FREE WIFI is available for visitors with the following specifications
Maximum connection time of 4 hours per day on the event floor. Unlimited connection time in the Viparis public areas
Only operates over the 2.4 GHz frequency band (802.11b/g/n)
Maximum speed of 1 Mbps
Radio frequency which is subject to significant interference during the show
Users are disconnected every 15 minutes if they are not using the service
Can be used to manage your emails and view websites that do not require very high data transfer rates
It cannot be used for a professional use (stand demonstrations, video or image downloads, etc.)
Guaranteed bandwidth, equipment used: Ethernet (RJ45 plug)
Above all, it is essential to evaluate your bandwidth needs with respect to the devices you want to connect.
1. Cable option for 2 Mbps to 100Mbps:
Symmetric 2Mbps bandwidth internet
Symmetric 4Mbps bandwidth internet
Symmetric 10Mbps bandwidth internet
Symmetric 20Mbps bandwidth internet
Symmetric 50Mbps bandwidth internet
Symmetric 100Mbps bandwidth internet
2. Option of adding switches to the cable option, which allows you to connect several devices.
RJ45 8-port switch 10/100Mbps (required for 2-7 devices connected to the internet)
RJ45 16-port switch 10/100Mbps (required for 2-15 devices connected to the internet)
Viparis technical services askS you to follow 3 rules:
only use channel 1 for the 2.4 GHz frequency and channel 44 for the 5GHz frequency
the wifi/WLAN access point must be configured with a 5db radio signal
your network name must be : aisle number + stand number + company name. Example : H23_xxxx
If any of these 3 rules are not respected, the access point will be neutralized by Viparis.
If you have any questions about internet or Wi-Fi at our shows, please contact one of commercial advisers by
calling our hotline on +33 (0)1 40 68 23 00 and once on the event +33 (0)1 72 72 11 11
Muriel Kafantaris – Exhibition Director
Exhibitor Service