Updates to AltaiCare – Cloud Based Wi-Fi Management System

Updates to AltaiCare – Cloud Based Wi-Fi Management System

AltaiCare is a cloud-based network management and service control software system. It is designed for WiFi service providers with integrated network management and service control functionalities 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 behavior. Service providers or enterprises can simply subscribe the AltaiCare cloud-based wi-fi management solution for the number of AP’s and years they need.

AltaiCare highlights:

  • Cost saving – no AP controller, access controller or service controller is required
  • Ease of deployment – cloud-based and zero configuration supports fast provisioning at ease
  • Powerful multiple-site remote management
  • Powerful controller functions – including local breakout and captive portalCloud based wi-fi management system
  • High security, scalability and reliability
  • Flexible 3-tier user and security login
  • Advertising content management supporting AP location-aware or Altai beacon content feeding
  • Use behavior and web-surfing history big data analytics

Range of Enhancements

AltaiCare is about to launch a range of enhancements to the application. On top of the already impressive list of features including network management, zero AP configuration, reporting and authentication, AltaiCare have now introduced the use of social media integration for user authentication and an on-premises server based version for in house or closed network solution.

User authentication via Facebook

The feature allows users to authenticate onto a WiFi network via their Facebook account. The user is redirected to the WiFi owners Facebook page and prompted to “like” it in return for access. This enables the owner to build their social media database for future marketing and social media announcements. Information on user demographic is also then available in the form of reports.

AltaiCare On-Premises

In instances where internet access may not be available or needed therefore rendering standard cloud based system useless for closed network environments,  Altai are releasing server based versions. The complete list of features are available in the On-Premises server version. The On-Premises version is a one off set of software purchases depending on number of AP’s as well as optional ongoing annual support.

AltaiCare On-Premises is available now, with User Authentication via Facebook due to roll out by the end of the year 2016.

For any queries don’t hesitate to contact Geoff Carroll or the team at Powertec.

 

 

Wi-Fi Cloud

The 5GHz Unlicensed Spectrum is not a Free-For-All

Wi-Fi and how the ACMA laws on the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum affect you!

Unlicensed Spectrum
Table: Illustrating Allowed Band/Channel/ Frequency/Usage

Class licences authorise users of designated segments of spectrum to operate on a shared basis. A class licence sets out the conditions under which any person is permitted to operate when utilising the license. It is not issued to an individual user, and does not involve licence fees, and there is minimal licence administration by the ACMA.

The Class Licenses set the user conditions and cover for frequency bands of operation and radiated power limits.  It is important that you are aware of what Bands you can operate in and the power that you are setting your equipment when you undertake a Wi-Fi installation.

So while the 5GHz spectrum is unlicensed, it is still regulated.

There are 4 bands in the unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi can operate in.  Altai products can be configured to work across all the bands but there are set bands that you should be configuring depending on how you are utilising the hardware – whether indoor or outdoor. All wi-fi products can be utilised for all channels but you as the installer should follow the regulations when undertaking an install.

The Bands U-NII-1, UNII-2e and their corresponding channels (34-48 and 100 – 140) are reserved purely for indoor use. Band U-NII-3 is reserved for outdoor use and U-NII-2 is not to be used at all as it is reserved for radar.

Maximum EIRP limits

Along with the channels and frequencies you can and cannot use, you also need to be aware of the EIRP or Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power.  In a nutshell it’s the allowable amount of power you can program to radiate from your hardware (access points, antennas etc).  There are maximum EIRP limits that you can set for your install – an excerpt of the relevant summary can be found HERE.

You can find the full document detailing the Legislation around the Class Licenses HERE.

 

Wi-Fi Training Darwin & Albury for Powertec Partners in May 2016

Powertec Dealer Wi-Fi Training Darwin and Albury in May 2016.

Ongoing Partner training will continue in May 2016 with Wi-Fi training Darwin, NT and Albury, NSW being at the top of our list.

Per normal we will be covering the important areas of Wi-Fi solutions for Accommodation, Education, Farming, Marine, Medical, Public Spaces, and Warehouses (to name a few).

Darwin wi-fi training
Recent Install Wi-Fi Point to Point Set up

At the end of the day you will have a good grounding in the following topics and be able to access Powertec experts for support when required.

  • Initial Wi-Fi Consultation
  • Wi-Fi Site Survey
  • Wi-Fi Installation Options
  • Product Configuration
  • Wireless Microwave
  • Best solutions for licensed and unlicensed frequency bands
  • Point to Point Wireless
  • Point to Multi Point Wireless
  • Mesh
  • Wireless bridges
  • Wi-Fi Access Points

We recommend you come to the session armed with examples within your area, whether warehouse, marine, education, farming, mining, or hospitality Wi-Fi.  We will run through a number of case studies and solutions that you can take back to your clients.

Wi-Fi training Darwin
Recent Install – Farming Wi-Fi Set-up

We will also update you on the latest ideas and products available in Wi-Fi and mobile coverage.

We very much look forward to meeting our Partners in April.  For more information on the event and to book, please go to our booking engine using the links at the top of the page.

If you have any questions about a particular session, you can contact Muir Groves for Wi-Fi training Darwin – [email protected]; or Grant Best for Wi-Fi training Albury – [email protected] Please ensure you register early as we have sold out the last couple of sessions. Catering is provided along with networking opportunities with other business’ in your area.

Pacific Beach Hotel Wi-Fi install

QLD Wi-Fi Training for Powertec Partners in April 2016

Powertec Dealer Wi-fi Training Gold Coast and Toowoomba, Queensland.

Powertec will be continuing Partner training across Australia in 2016 with the Gold Coast and Toowoomba in Queensland taking place in April 2016:

  • Gold Coast Wi-Fi Training 5th April 2016
  • Toowoomba Wi-Fi Training 19th April 2016

Pacific Beach Hotel Wi-Fi installPer normal we will be covering the important areas of:

  • Wireless Site Survey
  • Wireless Installation
  • Product Configuration
  • Wireless Consultancy
  • Wireless Microwave
  • Best solutions for licensed and unlicensed frequency bands
  • Point to Point Wireless
  • Point to Multi Point Wireless
  • Mesh
  • Wireless bridges
  • Wi-Fi Access Points

Hawaii Wi-Fi Beach install

 

The Wi-Fi training will be flexible enough to allow you to interact with our trainer RF Engineer Geoff Carroll and discuss the situations that affect you in your area, whether warehouse, marine, education, farming, mining, or hospitality Wi-Fi.  We will run through a number of case studies and solutions that you can take back to your clients.

We will also update you on the latest ideas and products available in wi-fi and mobile coverage.

We very much look forward to meeting our Queensland Partners in April.  For more information on the event and to book, please go to our booking engine HERE.  Alternatively you can contact Sales Manager Muir Groves on 07 5577 0500 to discuss your options in more detail.

Images from a recent deployment of Altai SuperWiFi in Hawaii

Altai Super WiFi Training Installation Hong Kong 4

Wi-Fi Training for WA Powertec Partners March 2016

WA Wi-Fi Training – 1 day on March 1st or 2nd 2016

Powertec will be continuing Partner training across Australia in 2016 and will be visiting Perth on the 1st and 2nd March 2016 to update and educate about Wi-Fi across the following important areas:

  • Best solutions for licensed and unlicensed frequency bands Altai Super WiFi Training Installation Hong Kong 1
  • Point to Point Wireless
  • Point to Multi Point Wireless
  • Mesh
  • Wireless bridges
  • Wi-Fi Access Points
  • Wireless Site Survey
  • Wireless Installation
  • Wireless Consultancy
  • Wireless Microwave

The Wi-Fi training will be flexible enough to allow you to interact with our trainer RF Engineer Geoff Carroll and discuss the situations that affect you in your area, whether marine, education, farming, mining, or hospitality Wi-Fi.  We will run through a number of case studies and solutions that you can take back to your clients.

AltaiCare – Access and Service Control, Content Management, Big Data Analytics

AltaiCare was newly introduced in 2015 and will be on the training agenda. It is a cloud-based network management and service control software system. It is designed for WiFi service providers with integrated network management and service control functionalities 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 behavior.

As an integral part of our Super WiFi network, key benefits of using AltaiCare include:

  • Cost saving – no AP controller, access controller or service controller is required
  • Ease of deployment – cloud-based and zero configuration supports fast provisioning at ease
  • Powerful multiple-site remote management
  • Powerful controller functions – including local breakout and captive portal
  • High security, scalability and reliability
  • Flexible 3-tier user and security login
  • Green-friendly – the radio can be automatically turned down during non-service hours
  • Advertising content management supporting AP location-aware or Altai beacon content feeding
  • User behavior and web-surfing history big data analytics

We very much look forward to meeting our WA Partners during March.  For more information on the event details please go to our booking engine HERE.

Images from a recent deployment of Altai Super WiFi in Hong Kong


Altai Super WiFi Training Installation Hong Kong 2

 

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