Wi-Fi For Healthcare

The Super WiFi Dr is in!

A South East Queensland Regional Hospital is a well-known institution in the area providing acute care for the region.

The Hospital has grown exponentially since starting operation, opening with 42 beds and more than tripling this number throughout their years in operation.  The building is situated across a 5 acre site which lends itself to future growth.

The hospital is committed to the community and its health needs. To this end they are continually improving and upgrading their facilities to ensure the highest level of care is available for its patients. As part of their continual improvement they had the foresight to invest in communications to support new medical technologies and process improvement.

Business Needs

With their emphasis on continuous improvement, it was clear that the legacy Wi-Fi system needed an upgrade.  The current system was outdated and was not coping with existing requirements nor could it support the expected growth of the Hospital with the expected medical technological advances.

The hospital ICT Department contacted local Communications expert RDH Integration Services who specialise in providing business communications and asked them to provide a solution to support their next phase of growth.

In the initial stages, RDH were brought in alongside a competitor; both went onsite for an initial consultation and site survey.  Both parties provided a quote and RDH Integration was able to supply heat maps comparing the predictive coverage of their proposed Wi-Fi solution in comparison to that of their competitor.

The predictive survey maps clearly showed that the RDH solution utilising Altai Super WiFi would not only outperform the competing brand in terms of coverage, but required around half the number of access points, resulting in a more economical solution for the Hospital.

Images: Predictive survey maps showing competitor coverage comparison

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Competitor Coverage Level 1, AP Count = 32
Competitor Coverage Map Level 1, AP Count = 32

 

 

 

Product/s Used

  • 32 x A3c Access Points (over 3 floors, compared with a competitor count of 65)

The Altai A3c Dual-band Access Point is designed to provide the highest speed 2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band dual-concurrent access coverage specifically for indoor areas.

The A3c has both a 2.4 GHz (3×3:3 802.11b/g/n) radio and a high capacity 5 GHz (3×3:3 802.11a/n/ac) radio which can be operated at the same time for 2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band dual-concurrent access coverage. The dual-band operation not only provides the highest capacity up to 1.75 Gbps but also performs better in the less interfered 5 GHz frequency band. The ceiling-mounted design of A3c can be installed exactly on the ceiling where the capacity is required.

  • AltaiCare cloud based, zero configuration for secure AP management

Designed for simplicity and ease of use, AltaiCare is a cloud-based network management solution to provide a simple, secure and cost-effective way for WISPs and enterprises to manage their WiFi networks.

By using the Altaicare cloud platform, the Wireless Access Points were able to distinguish which channels were available for channel separation.

  • Zero configuration allows a non-technical person to simply unpack and plug APs to WiFi network; the APs will automatically get configuration and firmware from AltaiCare
  • Owing to AltaiCare’s local breakout architecture and CAPWAP protocol, management data that goes to the cloud is securely encrypted in SSL, while data and control traffic stays local
  • Allows IT managers of enterprises to quickly set up secure access for their internal network, as well as provide hotspots to accommodate guest access
  • Pay-as-you-grow subscription model of AltaiCare results in lower OPEX
  • AltaiCare’s location-aware advertising services enables additional revenue from advertising

Install Process

Within a very short time after getting the go ahead to proceed, RDH had completed the install, taking less than a week to have it up and running, minimising any disruption to the running of the Hospital. The solution has the ability to grow as the hospital building and their requirements grow.

Although there was double the amount of Wireless Access Points originally, with double the amount of data outlets already installed, the coverage of the A3 Wireless Access Points meant that some additional cabling had to be installed in new locations. RDH was able to relocate and re-purpose multiple outlets and provide coverage in new locations that had never had coverage before.

Working with Powertec allowed RDH to provide the hospital with maximum wireless coverage, and a seamless change over. RDH was able to run both the existing and new installations simultaneously with no adverse affect to any patients or doctors.

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For more information on indoor or outdoor Wi-Fi solutions throughout the Queensland area, you can contact Rowyn from RDH Integration Services by email:  [email protected]

Powertec have access to a number of installers across Australia who specialise in planning and installation in hostile environments like hospitals and warehouses. For a referral to a local expert on mobile and Wi-Fi solutions in your area, please contact us at Powertec on 07 5577 0500 or [email protected]

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Guest Accommodation WiFi

Guest Accommodation WiFi

Business Profile

Nestled in the heart of historic NSW, 335km North of Sydney is the town of Wingham.

Wingham is a rural NSW town steeped in rich agricultural history and gateway to the Manning Valley, overflowing with natural sights to be found in their mountain streams, rivers, lagoons and estuaries.  The typically English town square is also surrounded by a number of historical buildings such as the heritage listed Post Office, Victorian style Arts hall, Federation style police station and Georgian Revival style Court House.

The 17 room pet friendly Wingham Motel is within walking distance to many popular local venues at the heart of Wingham Town. The Motel has a great reputation in the area consistently receiving good reviews….. with the exception of their internet access.

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Business Needs

The Wingham Motel contacted local wireless networks expert Hawkins Electronics to assist them with their wireless upgrade.

Owner Brad Hawkins did a site visit prior to install. The Motel is shaped in a large L with the offices (and internet source) in the front, causing access problems for the units at the back of the site.  Brad determined that Altai products would provide the best outcome for the Motel.  Minimal quantities of access points required, and providing a large coverage area.

Product/s Used

  • 2x Altai C1n to provide WiFi Access
  • 2x Altai C1an to provide the Wireless Bridge

Altai C1n in Access Point Mode

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The C1n is a key component in wireless broadband access provisioning. It can be installed outdoors by the side of a window, mounted to a wall, at the rooftop of a building or placed at the desktop inside for fixed broadband access provisioning.  The C1n can also be used as a standalone WiFi access point for smaller networks supporting 802.11b/g/n clients.

Altai C1an in Wireless Bridge Mode

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The C1an is perfect for use as low cost point-to-point bridge, in deployment scenarios such as commercial wireless broadband users or high definition surveillance cameras.

Business Benefits

The install was done within 1 day, causing no impact to guests. Hawkins Electronics took meticulous care of the details to ensure that everything was done perfectly – UV stabilised cable for exposed areas, 40mm conduit masting to avoid a null from metal masting, new cabling from the initial switch to the office Access Point and the Bridge.

Owner Brad Hawkins said, “Another great result. 17 rooms. The worst signal was around -50dBm. Booming through. As I said, a great result.”

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For more information on mobile and Wi-Fi solutions throughout the mid NSW coastal area, please contact Brad Hawkins owner of Hawkins Electronics on 02 6552 2288 or by email on [email protected].

Powertec have access to a number of installers across Australia who specialise in planning and installation suitable for guest accommodation Wi-Fi. For a referral to a local expert on mobile and Wi-Fi solutions in your area, please contact us at Powertec on 07 5577 0500 or [email protected]


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Outdoor Wireless Network Solution for Tourist Spots

Overview

The Maldives sits in the Indian Ocean comprising of 26 round atolls made up of more than 1,000 coral islands.  Known for its beaches, it’s a popular place for holidays for those who want to relax and explore the lagoons.

The Problem

While tourists are keen to embrace nature and sit back and destress, they still want to stay connected.  To satisfy the needs of modern day voyagers, the largest telecommunication service provider in Maldives, Dhiraagu, was tasked with the initiative to provide Wi-Fi service across a variety of different tourist spots.

Given that Maldives is one of the world’s most dispersed countries, and most of the tourist attractions are widely open outdoor areas such as beaches, parks and piers, which have very limited sites to set up access points, this task couldn’t be handled by many brand name Wi-Fi suppliers in a cost-effective manner.

The Solution for Outdoor Wireless Networks

In response to Dhiraagu’s appeal, Altai offered Super Wi-Fi solution with Altai patented smart antenna which can support an outdoor Wi-Fi coverage as far as 1.7 km. This long-range coverage allows the project to equip significantly less APs than other competitors’ proposals, suitable for installation in outdoor open areas. The reduced amount of APs also led to a simpler but quicker deployment process and lowered the CAPEX as well as OPEX. Coverage for Altai products typically can provide up to 90% few installation sites for the same coverage area.

The telecom company was amazed by Altai’s unique Wi-Fi technologies and satisfied with the budget.  As a result of a successful installation, more and more locations in Maldives are now being installed with Altai’s APs.

The Product – Altai A8n: Super WiFi Base Station 802.11n Flexible Large Area Outdoor WiFi

The world’s leading 802.11n WiFi outdoor access point optimised for maximum coverage and highest throughput from a  minimum number of installation sites. The Altai A8n has been designed to provide industry best coverage and capacity without complicated networking protocols or the need for a high density of transmitters.

The A8n is a multi-radio base station utilising 8×8 MIMO smart antenna technologies and a patented signal processing algorithm  to provide the industry’s best coverage per base station, especially in non-line-of sight (NLOS) environments. The multiple  antennas of the A8n can be configured to provide coverage that is optimised for area, pattern and elevation. The multi-beam  antennas of the A8n is designed to provide up to 3 times the range and 10 times the per site coverage as standard access point. Accordingly, up to 90% fewer installation sites for the same coverage area.

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For more information on mobile and wi-fi solutions throughout Australia please contact Powertec.  We have access to a number of installers across Australia who specialise in planning and installation outdoor wireless Networks. For a referral to a local expert on mobile and Wi-Fi solutions in your area, please contact us on 07 5577 0500 or [email protected]


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Upgrading Wi-Fi in World Class Resort

Upgrading Wi-Fi in a Worldclass Resort

Overview

Often called ‘heaven’ the 5 star Philea Resort & Spa in Melaka, Malaysia lies within an idyllic forest setting amongst waterfalls and nature providing peace and tranquility for guests.  Unfortunately the thick forest put its own limitations on the outdated Wi-Fi set-up throughout the resort to the point that the business owners needed to review upgrading Wi-Fi.

Challenge

The existing network in this log resort in Malaysia needed an upgrade to provide full coverage both indoors and outdoors.  Outdoor villas spread throughout the rolling hills and lush green forest – all needing to be connected.

Altai was chosen specifically because it was one of the few solutions with the capability to penetrate thick forest, and provide less installation sites due to its superior coverage.

Result

The resort is now fully covered by the Wi-Fi network for both indoors and outdoor areas.

Smart Campus – University Wi-Fi Installation

University Wi-Fi Installation

The Result

Campuses are challenging environments for wireless networks because of the campus size, and high user capacity. Altai’s patented Super WiFi solution provides the coverage, user density, security and bandwidth that was required for this University Wi-Fi Installation – not just for today, but scalable to accommodate future growth. The next stage of the network expansion plan will be kicked-off in the first half of 2018 to cope with the increasing number of users expected.

Overview

Established in 1990, the Ibn Zohr University (Université Ibnou Zohr “UIZ”) is a public higher education institution located in Agadir , Morocco.

The initiative to deploy a Wi-Fi network throughout the campus of the Faculty of Science was to enable various mobile applications within the campus, and encourage interactive learning amongst students and professors.

The university approached an Altai Super Wifi partner in Morocco to conduct a site survey and recommend a wireless solution that would provide both students and staff with fast and reliable connectivity across its campuses.

After several trials against competing products, Altai’s Super WiFi Solution was quickly identified as the best-fit solution – it was proven effective in many schools and universities across different regions around the world. The award-winning Altai Super WiFi Solution has significantly improved the Wi-Fi signal coverage by 10 times per access point and 5 times the capacity to provide 100% indoor and outdoor coverage.

The Challenge

  • Very dynamic environment with specific requirements due to the huge campus size, high user capacity and high network security
  • The wireless network covers both indoor and outdoor areas with both needing reliable coverage
  • Deployment had to be fast and unobtrusive plus scalable to grow with requirements and the University size

The SolutionUniversity Wi-Fi INstallation

With various antenna downtilt on different sectors, the Altai A8ns’ were installed on light poles to provide large area outdoor Wi-Fi coverage while C1ns’ are used as CPE’s (Customer Premise Equipment) to extend the Wi-Fi signal from outdoor to indoor areas.  Altai A2s’ were installed to provide micro coverage in some corner areas.

In order to manage the network effectively, all the access points were connected with the Altai Wireless Management System (“AWMS”) for network management and monitoring.

The Result

The Altai super long range Wi-Fi technologies provide extensive network coverage for the whole university. The new wireless network has enabled many new mobile applications and encourages communications among students and professors.

Hotel Wi-Fi Parking Management System

It is always the commitment of a hotel to provide its guests with high quality services. The Four Points by Sheraton in Puchong, Malaysia always strives to enhance total customer satisfaction and one of its projects was to improve the parking ticket verification system.

The Challenge

– Lack of Ethernet ports in the hotel lobby and event floor
– Very short deployment time
– Limited sites for installation (without complicated wiring and renovation work)

Overview – Hotel Wi-Fi Parking Solution

The hotel guests normally need to verify their parking tickets at the reception counter to enjoy free parking before they drive away from the car park. However, the queue time is very long at the counter during peak hours (such as check-in/out time) or whenever there is an event held in the hotel.

Therefore, the hotel appointed a local Altai solutions provider to design and build a total solution to shorten the parking ticket verification time. Since the hotel lobby is lacking Ethernet ports, in order to minimise the wiring and renovation work it was decided to deploy a total wireless solution.

Connecting the main ticket machine at the hotel together with the reception counter and event floor, the Wi-Fi network allows guests to verify their parking tickets anywhere in the lobby or event floor via a handheld verification terminal. The new solution has significantly improved the parking ticket verification procedure.

The Solutionhotel wi-fi parking

There are four Altai C1n’s used to interconnect the hotel wi-fi parking ticket verification system. One C1n in AP mode is installed on the top of main ticketing machine at the hotel to connect with another two C1n’s installed at the reception counter and the event floor. Owing to the size of the hotel lobby, an additional C1n is installed in the reception counter as a CPE to extend the WiFi signal to provide full network coverage. As the solution did not require complicated wiring nor renovation work, the installation was completed in only two days.

The Result

The main ticketing machine, hotel lobby, reception counter and event floor are now connected with a Altai Super WiFi network. This new wireless solution provides higher flexibility to both hotel guests and staff. Instead of queuing up at the reception counter, hotel guests can verify their parking tickets through any hotel staff via handheld verification terminals and then go direct to the car park. It has significantly enhanced the overall efficiency and improved the service quality of the hotel.

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Wi-Fi Deployment in Underserviced Area

Wi-Fi Deployment in an Underserviced Wi-Fi Area

Cost Effective Solution for Wi-Fi Hotspots

This case study has particular relevance to many parts of Australia currently also experiencing underserviced Wi-Fi areas.

Application:  Free WiFi hotspots for local residents in under-serviced wi-fi areas

Products used: Altai A8-Ein, A2-Ei, A2, A2e, C1n and AltaiCare

Result: The Altai Super WiFi hotspots covers a total of 225 areas such as government buildings, schools, taxi ranks, clinics, police stations, internet cafes etc. At peak hours, there are over a thousand of simultaneous users with an average speed of 15Mbps per user.

Deployment Location: Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, South Africa

In South Africa, the lack of affordable, reliable, high speed broadband access has negatively impacted the country’s development. The high cost of communication has constrained investment in South Africa as a regional business hub.

To improve the broadband penetration of the country, South Africa Connect, a national broadband policy, has been implemented.

Telecommunication Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“Galela”) offers internet connection services in underserviced wi-fi areas of South Africa including townships and rural areas. Galela has successfully deployed a WiFi hotspot network in one of the large District Municipalities in South Africa, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality (“Dr.KKDM”).

An Altai Super WiFi solution was chosen for the network deployment as it requires fewer base stations and access points persquare kilometre. Altai Super Wifi Solution uses a patented long range technology. This technology significantly lowers the total project cost and shortens the deployment time.

The WiFi service in Dr.KKDM was launched in February of 2016; it provides free internet connectivity to local residents. The rollout is part of the South Africa Connect program to provide fast, reliable and secure internet to all citizens.

Phase two of this program will cover all the provinces in the north-western part of South Africa; it is targeted to be completed by the second quarter of 2016.

The Challenge

  • Large area coverage with many WiFi hotspots scattered around the district
  • A large number of simultaneous users
  • Lack of Ethernet backbone

The Solution

Owing to the huge coverage area and high user capacity, Altai A8-Ein and A2-Ei are deployed on the rooftops of various buildings to provide WiFi access while C1n’s are used as CPE’s to extend the WiFi coverage. In some areas such as internet café s, schools and clinics, A2 and C1n are used to provide small area wireless networks.AltaiCare Logo_High Resolution

The operator used AltaiCare; a cloud-based network management solution that manages the WiFi network and configuration, due to many base stations and access points installed in different locations. This helps the service operator to manage the network more efficiently.

The Result

There are 225 WiFi hotspots in the city of Tlokwe located in the Dr. KKDM. The WiFi hotspots are deployed mostly in underserved areas such as townships and settlements. At peak hours, there are over a thousand simultaneous users with an average speed of over 15Mbps per user. The local residents can now enjoy 24×7 seamless WiFi services for free.

Ring is Lord of the Wi-Fi – Extending NBN Case Study

Case Study – Extending NBN

The install could not have been easier, in fact there was full strength at each end first time and the speed test from the home was running at 55meg, the same speed as the office. Now the family enjoys Netflix, internet, two way CCTV and security, even “in house” IP office telephony.

Client: Award winning Architect Terry Ring from Ring & Associates built his own home in the suburb of Pialligo, ACT in 2015, in Ring Extending NBNthe middle of a winery estate and had gone with minimal mobile and wireless services since moving in as the site was labelled “off the grid” by all the carriers and the NBN – even though he only lived 5km from Parliament House.   Quotes for the cost of laying lines to access internet, ranged from the tens of thousands of dollars to “Can’t be done”.

Upon contacting NBN data cabling and installation experts Transfibre P/L, Principal Greg Baker suggested that a point to point bridge be provided from his office to take advantage of the recently connected NBN.

Business NeedsExtending NBN

The offices for Ring and Associates Architects are located in Kingston, ACT – approx. 3km away from Terry’s new house.

The customer needed to work from home and utilising his office NBN and high speed data would solve his home connectivity problems plus allow him to exploit wireless for additional services like a remote IP phone service and connective security including CCTV.

Product/s Used

  • 2 x 20dBi panel antenna
  • 2 x Altai C1xan

The C1xan is a key component in wireless broadband access provisioning and perfect for use as a low cost point-to-point bridge. It can be installed outdoors by the side of a window, mounted to a wall, at the rooftop of a building or placed at the desktop inside for fixed broadband access or high definition surveillance cameras.

The installation took less than 2 days.

The Solution

coveragemaps Extending NBNA site survey was undertaken and the path profile between the two sites was determined – the antenna height at the office was
determined to be 15 metres, with a 6 metre high antenna used at the residence. These heights provided a near clear line of site between the two ensuring a successful point-to-point deployment.

The first C1xan plus a panel antenna was set up on the roof of the Kingston office building and used as a wireless link. The second C1xan and panel antenna was set up on the roof of his house 3km away.  A 5 gig wireless link was utilised

Being near the Canberra airport, care had to be taken to ensure that the radio frequency didn’t interfere with the airport radar systems.

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This installation was undertaken by Powertec Wi-Fi Partner Greg Baker from Transfibre P/L based in Townsville St, Fyshwick, ACT 2609. To ask Greg for more information you can contact him by email on [email protected] or direct by phone on 0418 483 000.

Powertec have access to a number of installers across Australia who specialise in Wi-Fi installations including extending the NBN signal. For a referral to a local expert on mobile and Wi-Fi solutions in your area, please contact us at Powertec. 07 5577 0500 or [email protected]


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Accommodation Park Wifi Case Study

The mining company currently using the site for its FIFO workers noticed that the moral of the workers had increased greatly after the Park WiFi installation due to staff ability to maintain communications with family and friends back home.

Business Profile

The town of Wandoan is situated midway between Brisbane (389kms south east) and Rockhampton (376km North East).  Not a big town, at the 2011 census, Wandoan had a population of 665.  One notable Australian who grew up in the town is Australian, Queensland and Brisbane rugby league captain Darren Lockyer.

The town’s economy is traditionally (since 1853) based on agriculture, including wheat and cattle with mining for coal and gas, growing industries.

The Wandoan Accommodation Park, is just off the Leichhardt Highway on a very popular inland route north heading towards tropical Queensland.  The 3.5 acre landscaped Park caters for caravans and camping but also provides 3 to 4 star cabins, suites and apartments for those who prefer to maintain their standards whilst getting back to nature.

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With the rise of mining in the area, the Wandoan Accommodation Park has of late been used to house mining staff while they work on site on a fly in, fly out basis.

It is usual for a fly in, fly out job to involve longer shifts with little recreation facilities available to staff. However to attract and retain staff, accommodation facilities now need to ensure there are improved after hours facilities available.  By and large, Wandoan Accommodation Park provided an excellent base for staff with a pool, restaurant, BBQ’s and more available to while away the hours while working and away from their homes and families.  The one area the Park did not excel in was provision of Park WiFi services.

Due to the construction of the accommodation the buildings (dongas), signal penetration with traditional access points was intermittent at best which lead to poor user experience.

Business Solution Park WiFi

After site visit and review by telecommunications expert Daniel Davis from Darktime Computer Services, coverage plans were produced and once agreed upon, install was undertaken.

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Product/s Used

2 x A2Ei – 2.4GHz used for client access and 5GHz used for back haul. The Altai A2-Ei WiFi Dual-band Access Point is designed to be used in Altai Super WiFi systems to provide 2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band dual-concurrent access coverage for both outdoor and indoor areas, and to increase system capacity, extend coverage, fill-in areas of low or blocked signals caused by obstructions. It is capable of providing the highest possible data throughput and capacity that the 802.11n standards can offer.

14 x C1n – In back to back mode complementing Altai’s super Wi-Fi base station coverage solution are the C1n high-performance CPEs, which employ a patented smart-signal processing algorithm and an antenna designed to increase Wi-Fi signal strength (transmission and reception) as well as the client’s throughput.

AltaiCare – AltaiCare is a cloud-based network management and service control software system. It is designed for fast and cost saving service provisioning, as well as location-aware content management and big data analytics to help defining sales and marketing strategies based on customer behaviour.

Darktime Computer Services use the system for managing and monitoring the health of the network. Due to the site being a couple of hours away from their offices AltaiCare assists by providing real time vision and reporting. AltaiCare is used by the site owner to manage and control client access, bandwidth and data allowances. Prepaid, subscription and WPA-PSK access provides multiple levels of access to users and site management.

Darktime Computer Services received calls from the park owner commenting on how painless the 2 day installation had been.

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The Wandoan Accommodation Park Wi-Fi was installed by Darktime Computer Services.  Darktime are Wi-Fi, Computer and mobile coverage experts.  They service the Western and Darling Downs Region of Queensland including Chinchilla, Dalby and Condamine.  For more information on this install you can contact Principal Daniel directly on [email protected] or call 07 466 89 991.

Powertec have access to a number of installers across Australia who specialise in Park WiFi among many types of installations including extending the NBN signal. For a referral to a local expert on mobile and wi-fi solutions in your area, please contact us at Powertec. 07 5577 0500 or [email protected]


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Is Guest Wi-Fi connectivity as Important as Hot Water?

Guest Wi-Fi – Like it or not, this is the age of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD).

Article written by Mandy Clarke Industry Reporter for Accommodation Management Guide Industry News.

This article appeared in the Accommodation Management Guide and we here at Powertec completely agree.  Society is obsessed with gadgets and when people travel their gadgets come with them. Making connection easy for your guests should be on the top of every list for every hotel, motel or airbnb – large or small operation.

Today’s guests arrive with their own online subscriptions and content, most have a clear idea of what they want and what they are accustomed to. They want to be able to view their regular news or social media updates and access content on one of their favourite apps and catch up channels such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Stan, YouTube, and more.

New content is always going online and more guests will want to access it on their own devices, not to mention business travellers with individual needs. Accommodation providers that enable their guests to connect to the web’s unlimited resources will offer a more varied and personal service.

Spiking demand for connectivity is placing an enormous burden on many hotel wifi networks and pressuring accommodation providers to invest in modern infrastructure. Connected Guest Wi-Fi

Guest reviews on TripAdvisor and the emergence of dedicated wifi-ranking websites have been tracking interest in hotel wifi.

Guest room technology specialist Brendon Granger, the general manager of Technology4Hotels, agreed that we are living in the age of BYOD: “Guest’s arrive at a hotel with a myriad of communication and entertainment devices. We are now living in a society obsessed and reliant on its gadgets. These gadgets keep us both connected and entertained.

“Hotel guests bring devices with them and are watching their own movies and programs in the comfort of their room. Why do they want to use their own devices? Because they have spent time and money loading their ‘life’ onto their devices and they know how they work.”

He told us: “I believe that increasingly, in-room technology is less about what hotels provide (IPTV and pay-per-view movies) and more about accommodating what guests are bringing with them. The key for hotels is to provide them with the power, infrastructure and the bandwidth to achieve this.”

According to Mr Granger, the factors that accommodation providers should consider when catering for BYOD include power, internet connectivity, bandwidth and infrastructure/hardware.

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