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Topic: Guest Wifi

5 Ways IoT is Transforming Hospitality: Is Your Network Ready for the Future?

5 Ways IoT is Transforming Hospitality: Is Your Network Ready for the Future?

Restaurants have operated in the United States for over 200 years, after spinning off from establishments that provided both lodging and dining -- what we now know today as the hospitality industry. While restaurants aren’t exactly a bleeding edge business model, in recent years restaurant owners and operators have been increasingly turning to technology to improve the dining experience, efficiency, and profitability -- and gain a leg up on the competition.

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Why Should Your Business Offer a Captive Portal to Your Guests?

Why Should Your Business Offer a Captive Portal to Your Guests?

Over the past decade, the hospitality industry has become technology-driven. Deloitte’s 2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook reveals “just how much technology has shaped the travel and hospitality industry in such a relatively short time. In 2009, the first hotel and airline apps were just hitting the market. Instagram and iPads didn’t exist.”

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Do I Need Guest WiFi for My Warehouse? 4 Reasons to Consider

Do I Need Guest WiFi for My Warehouse? 4 Reasons to Consider

Does your company have one or more warehouses with pretty intensive IT needs? Do you feel like you may be outgrowing your current wireless networking infrastructure? Perhaps your WiFi is just not fast enough, reliable enough, or secure enough anymore to meet your company’s growth plans. In this post, we’ll look at whether guest WiFi may be the answer.

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5 Wireless Network Design

5 Wireless Network Design "Best Practices" for Retail

It’s no big secret that traditional retailers are facing tough times. Every few weeks, there’s another news story appearing like this one in Business Insider declaring “More than 3,800 stores will close (this year) — here's the full list.” But what those sensational headlines don’t reveal: Last year, the U.S. retailing industry added 4,080 stores (14,248 new stores opened, while 10,168 closed).

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Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design
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Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design

Airport WiFi: the bane of the business traveler or jet-setting social media star. If you’re tasked with managing an airport WiFi network, or are responsible for the implementation and design, then you know how daunting it can be to manage and monitor a network on this scale. Reliable, secure airport WiFi is crucial for your users, so before you upgrade your wireless network or start a new design, consider these 4 common airport WiFi problems:

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5 Ways Guest WiFi Service Can Make or Break Your Retail Chain

5 Ways Guest WiFi Service Can Make or Break Your Retail Chain

As anyone in retail will tell you, its getting harder to get customers in the door. Online shopping provides a level of convenience that is hard to match, but don't lose heart. The discerning consumer is more interested now than ever in experiences, and providing a solid, safe, reliable guest WiFi service is one major way to create the experience your customers are looking for.   Here are 5 ways WiFi can transform your space:

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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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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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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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