Networking and Comms

First beginnings

Our first major network project dates back to 1991 when Steve Clark was employed to manage a Cable & Wireless showcase stand at TELECOM 91. Using 2Mb leased lines to Bermuda, Osaka, Hong Kong, Europe and the Carribean he was able to provide real time full screen internet videoconferencing to allow visitors to interact with staff in those locations.

Since then we have deployed countless IP networks for conferences, media centres, product launches, live events and exhibitions.


Brought in in 2000 to provide the cabling for the TechEd event, we quickly realised that the events market lacked a credible on-site network provider and set about developing a range of tools that allowed us to manage and deploy entire networks of  a size not seen even in normal commercial deployments. Our own on-wire virus monitoring and alerting tool was developed in response to the huge ( >6000user) public wifi and exhibition networks that were created.

G8 Summit

When it was London’s turn to host the G8 Summit in 2005 Production Science were asked to provided the entire networking and comms solution for the event. Designed by Steve Clark, the network had to be resilient and troube free, whilst proviing seamless connectivity to media and ministers alike. The project required meshed networks at Gleneagles, Hampton Court and Sandown Park for the main event, as well as a series of subnets at government offices.  BT were the connection provider and we worked in close coperation with them to secure and back up the redundant connectivity.


We were asked by Action Impact LLC to deliver the launch of du, the new national telco for Dubai and delivered a number of business critical solutions for their inauguration. The subscriber project required two mission critical subscriber service centres that were built to process over half a million new subscribers in a month.  We built two high-availability networks with duplicate equipment and seamless failover procedures that ensured the whole process didn’t drop a single packet. As well as the centres themselves, the commercial program required a launch exhibition stand at GITEX  with all of the companies products and handsets on display and working. This required a microwave link from du’s network hosting centre to the Dubai World Trade Centre and the installation of several 3G node B base stations as well as IPTV and DVBH deployments.


When Emirates decided to sponsor the soccer world cup in 2006 they required their production company, Pulse, to deliver interactive experiences in destination airports worldwide. Working for Pulse, we developed both the interactives and the comms links for the 2006 tournament  more  with media uploaded and downloaded across the globe to 14 airport locations worldwide from a london hub.  In 2010 Emirates raised the bar further, requiring more locations and full remote control of unattended locations in more cities.  more

80+1 Live Bits

The 80+1 project for Ars Electronica required 20 art commisions around the world to provide real time live interaction with visitors to the 80+1 building in Linz.