Guizhou Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot is famous for its typical karst landform. Tianhe Tan once attracted tourists with its natural scenery featuring in mountains, water, caves, ponds, waterfalls, natural bridges, and canyons. On the National Day in 2016, Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot was re-opened. Apart from the new cultural landscape, including flower sea, story street, and water show, the satisfactory Wi-Fi network everywhere in the scenic spot ensures that tourists enjoy a variety of fun.

Karst Caves of Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot

Karst Caves of Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot

Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot has been running for more than 20 years since it was opened. The complex building project of Tianhe Tan tourism started in October 2015 to meet the tourist preferences of modern tourists and enhance the attraction of scenic spots. The project intends to extend and improve the original setting, combine the ethnic elements of Guizhou with the modern features, and use advanced sound and photo-electric technologies to boost the beauty and entertainment experience for tourists. A tourism complex featuring water entertainment, specialty catering, tourism commodities, and five-star hotels was built around the scenic spot.

Waterfall of Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot

Waterfall of Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot

Difficult — Full Wireless Coverage of Scenic Spot

How to achieve full wireless coverage of the scenic spot was most difficult in the process of infrastructure construction. The scenic spot party expected that the Wi-Fi network is available in any visited place. Based on this, the payments via smart bands, tourist positioning, scenic spot introduction, and other plans can be implemented in the future. The geographical and landform resources of this scenic spot are very rich, including waterfalls, karst caves, water karst caves and various roads, which brings great difficulties for wireless network deployment.

After comparing and evaluating different solutions, Ruijie was chosen. Ruijie wireless products and solutions are diversified and mature, and can meet various scenarios and needs. Particularly, Ruijie outdoor wireless RG-AP630 series used the industrial-grade design and can adapt to various harsh environments, which perfectly match the  waterfalls, arid karst caves, and water karst cave landscapes in the scenic spot. Meanwhile, Ruijie's professional technologies and services were fully recognized by Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot, making Ruijie the preferred choice.

Fatastic — Full Network Connection for Caves and Waterfalls

After a field survey in the scenic spot, Ruijie engineers planed the top-layer design and bottom-layer hardware devices (including wired and wireless devices, egress devices, and security devices) for the network, as well as the application software layer, including the authentication and marketing system and tourist flow analysis system.

Field survey on the Scenic Spot Conducted by Ruijie Engineers

Field survey on the Scenic Spot Conducted by Ruijie Engineers

Wireless network deployment is the core task of Phase I. Engineers visited the scenic spot and worked out a complete set of wireless deployment solutions in two days, including the location of each AP. Meanwhile, Ruijie engineers simulated and presented the effect after the wireless network deployment. More than 500 indoor and outdoor APs were deployed in line with the features of the scenic spot.

Wireless Deployment Effect

Wireless Deployment Effect

Waterfalls and karst caves are very humid all year round, and therefore, the wireless APs must be corrosion-resistant. The environment in the caves is not suitable for installing the APs with external antennas. Therefore, Ruijie used the IP68-compliant outdoor RG-AP630, which is capable of resisting high temperature, high humidity, and corrosion, and uses embedded antennas. Only the support needs to be adjusted to adjust the coverage scope.

Surveillance Center of the Scenic Spot with Full Wireless Connection

Surveillance Center of the Scenic Spot with Full Wireless Connection

Fast — Wi-Fi Network Connection via WeChat

In the scenic spot, authentication is implemented conveniently by connecting the Wi-Fi network via WeChat, not only providing tourists with a high-speed networking experience but also promoting the official account of the scenic spot.

Tourists can connect to the Wi-Fi network via WeChat to follow the official account of the scenic spot and enjoy a smooth network connection.

Cool — "Internet+" Smart Scenic Spot

Based on the full wireless coverage, an IoT application is planned to build an online "scenic sport+Internet" financial system for the convenience of tourists. Ruijie's marketing cloud platform RG-MCP serves as the middleware for the entire smart tourism platform and provides eight data interfaces. Wi-Fi authentication, ads, and other data are centrally managed and displayed, making all information clear and visible. 

Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot is the first of the ten large-scale scenic spots built by the big data city, Guizhou, and is the benchmark of scenic spots. A manager at Tianhe Tan Scenic Spot said: "I have worked with many vendors in my career for more than ten years. Ruijie has powerful R&D strength and a dedicated service spirit. It provides very good solutions for smart buildings. We will continue to cooperate with Ruijie in the future."