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- eBidders can connect to the Internet via their cell service data plans.
We do not recommend, however, that you rely exclusively on cell service.
Also, you should confirm that all carriers in your area provide good
coverage at your venue.
- If eBidding will be taking place during a short period (i.e. 2-5
hours), we also recommend that your venue’s WiFi network supports at least
half your bidders simultaneously, or you should plan to bring in some
additional wireless access points to hook up to the venue’s network to
support additional connections.
- We recommend that you also set up shared bidding stations to
accommodate bidders without smart mobile devices of their own and/or who
forgot to charge their phones.
- For auctions with up to 500 bidders, your venue’s wired internet
connection should support 50 Mbps download (recommended minimum) and 10
Mbps upload (recommended minimum).
- Discuss with the venue if other parties/people will be using their
network during your event. 50 Mbps download and 10Mbps upload is
sufficient to support your bidding activity. But your connection can
become congested and slow if people are using it during your event for
high traffic activities like playing YouTube videos, uploading videos
and images, etc.
- We do not provide equipment or personnel for your event: your
venue should provide a WiFi network (see above) and your bidders will
use their own mobile devices — e.g. smartphones and tablets — for
viewing the eCatalog, placing bids, purchasing fixed-price items and