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Arena WiFi: 5 Considerations When Designing a Wireless Network for Sports Venues

Arena WiFi: 5 Considerations When Designing a Wireless Network for Sports Venues

Bright lights, fried food- an accompaniment to the cacophony of feet pounding on metal bleachers, the base of a wild symphony; whoops, awwws and cheers the melody, a rhythmic clapping keeping time. Whether you’re in the middle of the action or cheering from the living room, there is nothing quite as electric, as unifying, as emotional, as live sports. Football, soccer, tennis, baseball, little league or pro team, when you’re team is up, you’re a part of the experience.

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Going Social: Offering Social Media Sign-on for Your Guest WiFi Network

Going Social: Offering Social Media Sign-on for Your Guest WiFi Network

Today’s consumers don’t leave home without their smartphones, and they expect robust WiFi wherever they go—stores, coffee shops, restaurants, heck, even the waiting room at the vet’s office. And when they snap a pic of their huevos rancheros or a selfie with their labradoodle and sign into your guest WiFi network to share on social media, there is an opportunity for your business to harness that social media moment.

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WiFi Performance in the Classroom: K-12 Wireless Deployment 101

WiFi Performance in the Classroom: K-12 Wireless Deployment 101

The connected classroom is no longer a trend or a futuristic experiment; it has quickly become the norm. School districts are working hard to find creative ways—whether through school bond referendums or public-private partnerships—to bridge geographical and socioeconomic disparities and give all kids access to current technology at school. These gaps haven’t all been bridged yet, but as more and more districts continue to increase the demand on their school WiFi networks, performance issues are bound to pop up.

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WiFi Services- Usage Analytics for Retail from SecurEdge

WiFi Services- Usage Analytics for Retail from SecurEdge

It’s getting harder to bring shoppers into brick-and-mortar stores. Malls and storefronts are closing left and right as e-commerce eats their lunch. Discussions and business analysis of the state of retail include words like “apocalypse,” “decline,” and “meltdown.”

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5 Ways Guest WiFi Service Benefits the Hospitality Industry

5 Ways Guest WiFi Service Benefits the Hospitality Industry

Providing fast, reliable and secure WiFi is critical in the hospitality business. Whether you're managing the wireless network for a chain of trendy coffee shops or overseeing the infrastructure of an all-inclusive resort, having the right tools and services can not only make your job a lot easier, but improve customer satisfaction and overall success of your business. 

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Wireless Network Design for Event Venues and the Meeting's Industry

Wireless Network Design for Event Venues and the Meeting's Industry

The Meeting’s Industry, like most industries, has changed dramatically over the last decade, as new technology has reshaped the way we communicate and share our ideas and experiences. Events like Ted Talk, Atmosphere and Comic Con, rely on fast, reliable and secure WiFi to not only meet the demands of attendees who are busy hash-tagging and live tweeting the event, but to support the presenters, event coordinators, vendors, venue hosts, and IT team who all work tirelessly to bring the event together.

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WiFi Performance Monitoring for the Hospitality Industry: Checking Up on Your Network as Guests Check In

WiFi Performance Monitoring for the Hospitality Industry: Checking Up on Your Network as Guests Check In

Today’s travelers are tech savvy and tech reliant, and they just won’t stand for slow, unreliable WiFi at a hotel or resort. If they can’t quickly and painlessly send work emails, attend Skype meetings from their room, or stream movies on their laptops, they’ll hop on Yelp (even if they have to wait until they get home for a better WiFi connection!) and write a bad review. And worse, they’ll probably check into a different hotel on their next trip.

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WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi Service has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi Service has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

  Hover boards, drones, smart watches, holograms... as we approach the 2020's life around us is looking more and more like the set of an 80s future-based sci-fi flick starring Michael J Fox. The infiltration of IoT devices has been swift and cunning thanks to a desensitization to technological advancements. We're not surprised anymore, we're expectant. The demand to stay ahead of the tech boom has been felt in nearly every industry, none arguably more so than in the healthcare field, where the need for reliable and secure wifi performance is paramount. It is estimated that 80% of health care centers have now adopted wireless internet to support the growing demand for WiFi devices, cloud-based storage apps and software and WiFi enabled communications. 

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Captive Portal for Retail: Your Store’s WiFi Bouncer

Captive Portal for Retail: Your Store’s WiFi Bouncer

When you offer Guest WiFi at your retail location, you are creating a bridge between your brand and your customers. This bridge allows for give-and-take, a mutually beneficial exchange: You provide free WiFi access for your customers, and in return, your customers provide some information about themselves (for example, their email address) to help you better understand and serve them.

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SecurEdge WiFi: Making Enterprise-Grade WiFi Accessible

SecurEdge WiFi: Making Enterprise-Grade WiFi Accessible

We don't have to tell you the importance of WiFi in today's world. If you haven't already noticed, it’s everywhere. Walk down the street, stop at a café, ride the train; signs of wireless internet permeate our society. What used to be the color TV of the 21st century is now the sliced bread. WiFi has become a utility.  

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Poor WiFi Performance: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Poor WiFi Performance: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Deploying an enterprise wireless network to support your business or school takes technical expertise, due diligence, the right products, and a bit of finesse. One mistake or overlooked link in the chain can cause massive problems and terrible WiFi performance.

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6 Ways Hotel WiFi Is About More than Providing In-Room Guest Access

6 Ways Hotel WiFi Is About More than Providing In-Room Guest Access

Today’s hospitality approach is more customer-centric than ever, because most hotel and resort operators understand the negative impact that one bad Yelp or TripAdvisor review can have on customer retention and new business. On the flip side, positive online reviews drive hospitality business. In a recent article from BigHospitality, "Over 25 percent of TripAdvisor users either stayed at hotels longer, spent more, or undertook more activities as a result of using the website."

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Upgrading Your Campus WiFi Network: A Crash Course on How to Get Started

Upgrading Your Campus WiFi Network: A Crash Course on How to Get Started

Retention and recruitment are more than just alliterative buzzwords for college and university leaders. Combined, they are the lifeblood of a school’s long-term success and survival. And many higher-ed leaders are realizing that technology (WiFi included) is not only becoming a mission-critical service but also the special sauce that makes their campus experience stand out from other schools, delighting students and bolstering retention and recruitment efforts.

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