We are pleased to report that the AMUX project to enable WiFi Internet access throughout the museum has been largely successful !
Now, the broadband Internet line in the Museum Director's office, which was previously dedicated to a single computer, can now be shared with others through two, new WiFi connections. One is for use by museum staff working in the office. The other has been set up using a TP-Link Powerline adapter kit. This uses the electricity wires to carry the Internet signal from the office to a WiFi transmitter installed in the middle of the museum.
Signals from this transmitter can be received in most rooms in the museum, including the auditorium and the small meeting room in the new building. This means that lecturers and people attending meetings can have Internet access if they need it.
Both WiFi connections are password protected.
AMUX committee member, Chris Betterton-Jones, enlisted the help of Javea Computer Club committee member, Andreas Wernli, to undertake this project, and the equipment was a donation to the museum.
The team now plans add the floor plan of the museum to "Indoor Google Maps" so that visitors can plan their route from exhibit to exhibit, identifying points of interest along the way, including between floors. They are also researching and testing free audioguide software and smartphone apps so internet-based audioguides can be created. These will be downloaded by visitors to the museum on their smartphones or tablets, and help to enhance their appreciation and understanding of the exhibits.