Happy Campers in California State Parks
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that California State Parks (CSP) has deployed a CACHEBOX130 to enhance the performance of its innovative educational app within its parks.
TimeLooper, an interpretive experience design firm, has developed an immersive virtual reality app for CSP that offers park visitors a personalised and educational experience. However, with a limited 2Mbps connection available in the parks, CSP feared that when users try to download the app over the Park’s public Wi-Fi, its entire network could become congested with duplicate traffic and grind to a halt.
To address this challenge, CSP has deployed CACHEBOX130 at a test site and now plans to expand to all state parks in California.
CACHEBOX stores a local copy of the 250MB app and an 800MB content package, allowing multiple visitors to download the content simultaneously and at higher speeds.
“The educational app can change visitors’ experience dramatically. CSP knew that they needed a solution to multiply their effective bandwidth capacity, without having to go through a massive state-wide infrastructure project,” explains CACHEBOX Consultant Alex Harteveld. “Caching has become a crucial factor, allowing hundreds of daily visitors to download the latest version of the app without buffering.”
Established in 1864, California State Parks is a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for California’s state parks. The 280 state parks and beaches include 1.3 million acres of land, protect nearly a third of the coastline and maintains over 14,000 campsites and 4,500 miles of trails, catering to millions of visitors.
Continually adding new parks to the organisation’s app means visitors can explore the state’s parks online on an interactive journey through time, history and the natural world.