Wireless Case Study: Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) Foundation

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Helping Attendees Find Their Way

ONS, an oil and gas industry event, uses Cisco solutions to guide conventioneers.


Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) is one of the biggest events for the oil and gas industry. The ONS Foundation wanted to save the time and money it would take to print maps, guides, and updates to help attendees navigate the booths and other event features. Instead, ONS used a digital app to guide people throughout the conference.


Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences ecosystem partner, MazeMap, delivered searchable and linkable maps using Connected Mobile Experiences data for indoor positioning. Cisco switches and wireless access points delivered a highly reliable and scalable network.


  • Accurate navigation: Improved experiences by guiding attendees from their current location to any desired booth
  • High adoption: Connected more than 23,000 unique users through navigation services
  • Fast scaling: Identified congestion and quickly scaled the network when attendance exceeded expectations
Advanced location-based services provide the quality experience expected from a top industry event.
- Jon Are Rørtveit
Director, ONS Foundation