Altai Introduce AltaiGate 500 Smart WLAN Controller

Altai to Introduce AltaiGate 500 Smart WLAN Controller

Reduces Overall Operational Expenses by Simplifying Network Deployment, Operations and Management

“With extensive experience in the wireless industry, the AltaiGate 500 is truly designed for businesses and network operators to enjoy enterprise-class wireless controller features but at an affordable cost. The Altai smart WLAN solution comes with a rich feature set that provides more control and gives greater visibility into the Wi-Fi network. It allows network operators to manage large-scale city-wide Wi-Fi easily.”  Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies.

Hong Kong, Oct 4, 2017 – Altai Technologies, a leading supplier of carrier-grade Wi-Fi products and technologies today announced the launch of its smart WLAN controller – the AltaiGate 500, an easy-to-deploy and highly-scalable controller solution at GITEX (Oct 8-12) in Dubai, U.A.E.

With a central processor that employs up to six cores, each with two threads, the AltaiGate 500 can manage up to 500 Altai Super WiFi access points and 10,000 client devices from a single location. Ease of use is the primary design goal of the AltaiGate 500, helping to offload day to day network operations and maintenance tasks from network operators; resulting in lower operating costs. An entire network can be set up quickly via AltaiGate 500’s web-based configuration interface, and it can be deployed within any Layer 2/3 network.

Designed for small-to-large enterprise deployments, the AltaiGate offers:

  • Customisable dashboard providing a comprehensive network snapshot for monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Smart access features such as hotspot, guest access and social media login for secured private network access or easy monetisation of hotspot services
  • Enterprise-grade 802.1x with any backend authentication databases such as RADIUS and Active Directory
  • Centralised and distributed forwarding architectures to maximize deployment flexibility

The AltaiGate 500 is perfect for major Wi-Fi deployments such as smart cities and smart manufacturing.

The AltaiGate 500 provides the highest performance, security, and scalability to support ever-changing network requirements with customisable user report functions that allow operators to have better bandwidth control and improve the overall network efficiency.

Altai will showcase AltaiGate 500 and AltaiCare, together with the full series of Altai Super WiFi products, including the newly launched AX500 series, at booth # C2-43, Hall 2 in GITEX (Oct 8-12), Dubai.

Wi-Fi speeds set to triple on the back of a WAVE?

Wi-Fi speeds set to triple?

The Wi-Fi Alliance® recently announced they were expanding their 802.11ac specification to include new features – the most exciting being the MU-MIMO. These upgrades promise an increase in Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3x.

The features enable wi-fi to ‘more efficiently handle high-bandwidth applications from an increasing number of smartphones, tablets, TV’s and other devices simultaneously connected to wi-fi networks.’  This is good news, with greater capacity and greater speeds for all users.

The most anticipated new feature is MU-MIMO – Multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output – which allows more devices to operate simultaneously on the same network without sacrificing speed or performance.  Just think of the benefit where currently Wi-Fi access points are only able to be utilised one at a time.

MU MIMO

The new features are:

  • MU-MIMO: Networks with MU-MIMO are capable of multitasking by sending data to multiple devices at once rather than one-at-a-time, improving overall network efficiency and throughput
  • 160 MHz channels: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac increases the maximum channel bandwidth from 80 MHz channels to 160 MHz channels, potentially doubling transmission speeds
  • Four spatial streams: Device speeds are proportional to the number of spatial streams. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac now includes support for four spatial streams, up from three spatial streams.
  • Extended 5 GHz channel support: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac encourages device support for a greater number of available channels in 5 GHz. Support for additional channels makes more efficient use of available spectrum and reduces interference and congestion by minimizing the number of networks operating on overlapping channels.

What is Altai doing to cater for the upgraded 802.11ac specification?

Altai are set to release a range of Wave2 indoor and outdoor products starting from the 3rd quarter of 2016 which will utilise the new and improved specification.

Product information will be provided at launch but Geoff Carroll at Powertec is available to assist with any queries in the meantime.

 

Smart City

Altai Technologies and ETN Singapore Turn Ho Chi Minh City into Ho Chi Minh Smart City

Ho Chi Minh Smart City

Hong Kong, Jun 15 2016 – Altai Technologies, a leading provider of carrier-grade Wi-Fi products and technologies, today announced that ETN Singapore, a leading telecom solution provider with the collaboration of HCM City People’s Committee, has selected the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide free public Smart City Wi-Fi for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Altai Technologies, since its inception in 2006, has been realizing the (smart) city Wi-Fi concept. Altai’s patented technologies including the smart antennae, are well positioned to provide the largest outdoor coverage in and around the world. This is highly important for a city Wi-Fi initiative to provide a robust and high quality Wi-Fi services to any mobile users. Altai’s city Wi-Fi solution has been deployed in over 50 regions and has been endorsed as a Wi-Fi enabler for many smart city applications that also include smart metering and surveillance.

In phase 1, the city Wi-Fi network will cover over 50km of HCM City to provide free Wi-Fi to both tourists and locals. The free Wi-Fi accessibility not only creates an impression on local tourism but also forms the foundation for establishing future public initiatives to build an effective backbone for digital or e-government.

“Altai is pleased to work together with ETN Singapore on this remarkable project and I am excited to see the footprint of our smart city Wi-Fi solution continue to expand,” said Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies. “Leveraging our global reach in smart city WiFi projects such as in China, the U.S., Nepal, South Africa & in other countries, we enable network operators to quickly provide wireless connectivity regardless of network scale. The combination of smart antennae technologies and an advanced signal processing algorithm allows the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide larger network coverage and higher user capacity than conventional wireless broadband solutions.”

ETN Singapore, in collaboration with Altai Technologies, will construct and operate the free outdoor Wi-Fi network, which connects to a wide range of smart city applications. Mr. Richard Tang, Group Chairman of ETN Singapore said, “With wireless infrastructure already in place, we can easily extend the Wi-Fi signal from rooftops to street level. Owing to the ease of installation of Altai Super WiFi products, the main streets in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 will be blanketed by a wireless network in weeks instead of months. Besides, applications like smart lighting, smart parking, wireless surveillance systems and digital kiosks will help improve city services, making Ho Chi Minh City a better place for living, leisure and business.”

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City foresees that the free Wi-Fi will boost tourism as well as the local economy. The first phase of the service is targeted to be rolled-out by the third quarter of 2016. Located in the southern part of the country, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of over 8 million.

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About Altai Technologies
Altai Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies with deployments in 100 countries. It is also the leading solution for the vertical industrial markets, covering over 180 terminal ports and airports globally. The Altai Super WiFi Solution includes a complete portfolio of indoor and outdoor products for carriers, WISPs, and enterprises to support a wide range of applications such as mobile data offload, public access, WLAN access, and backhaul.

For more information, please visit www.altaitechnologies.com

About ETN Singapore
Founded in 2000, ETN Singapore is a leading telecommunications company headquartered in Singapore. Funded by a group of venture capitals and private individuals, ETN Singapore focuses in providing advanced telecom services in South East Asia. The company has subsidiaries, joint ventures and offices in Vietnam and the U.S.

For more information, please visit www.etn.com.sg

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Hotspot

The Altai Solution for Hotspot and Smart City Connectivity

Altai Technologies Launches New Wireless Solution for Hotspot and Smart City Connectivity

Hong Kong, May 24 2016 – Altai Technologies, a leading provider of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies, today launched the Altai C2s dual-band access point/bridge, a new Super WiFi solution for hotspot and smart city connectivity.

The carrier-grade Altai C2s Dual-Band 2×2 802.11ac WiFi AP/Bridge is specially designed for service providers that need carrier grade performance such as outstanding coverage and high capacity while remaining highly economical solution. Combining several technology breakthroughs such as superior RF and filter design, smart band steering and load balancing technologies, the Altai C2s delivers highly reliable and consistent WiFi services to mobile users.

The Altai C2s is designed to meet the connectivity requirements of different customers, including:

Hotspot – In conjunction with AltaiCare, a zero configuration cloud-based network management solution, the Altai C2s will enable non-technical personnel to turn the café, convenience store, billboard etc. into a hotspot overnight.

Last Mile – Combining the Altai C2s with either an Altai A8-Ein (ac) or A3-Ei, the new solution delivers WiFi coverage up to 3km. It provides low deployment cost and fast provisioning of WiFi systems with the greatest coverage and bandwidth, which is ideal for smart city large area wireless connectivity.

Bridging – The Altai C2s offers the best value in price/performance solution for high capacity point-to-point and point-to-multipoint infrastructure backhaul for mobile network operators.

“The launch of the Altai C2s increases our product portfolio of hotspot and smart city solutions. Altai’s long experience in Super WiFi technologies and solutions has enabled us to focus not only on technologically superior products but also on products that are more user- friendly,” said Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies. “Together with AltaiCare, the compact size with built-in mounting bracket will enable services providers to quickly and easily install Altai C2s in different locations without complicated networking protocols and installation.”

Powertec along with our Australia-wide trained reseller base can provide you more information about this exciting new product.  For more information please contact Powertec Telecommunications on 07 5577 0500 or email us [email protected].  Full product specifications can be found HERE.

Altai C2s Hotspot Smart City Solution

Australians Embrace Guest Wi-Fi – Survey

Here at Powertec we’ve noticed a huge turnaround in the accommodation industry – where paid guest Wi-Fi was once the norm, free Wi-Fi has taken over and is now considered a cost of doing business.

Tourist Accommodation Australia (TAA) has recently undertaken an industry wide Wi-Fi survey of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and serviced apartments revealed that 96% properties surveyed offer some level of free Wi-Fi to guests.

Tourism Accommodation Australia represents the interests of hotels, motels and serviced apartment accommodation operators across Australia, including city, regional and remote areas.Guest Wi-Fi

Responses from the survey revealed that:

  • 99 per cent of hotels currently offer Wi-Fi as a service to guests.
  • The majority of hotels (65 per cent) do not charge for some level of free Wi-Fi access.
  • A further 31 per cent offer it free to customers on a conditional basis (such as loyalty program member, upon booking direct, special inclusion)
  • Less than 5 per cent of hotels require all guests to pay for Wi-Fi.

In the past two years, major Australian hotel groups such as Rydges and Meriton have introduced across-the-board free internet access, while other groups have extended free Wi-Fi access to loyalty club members.

Tourism Accommodation Australia CEO, Carol Giuseppi, said that there had been a “revolution” in Australian hotels over the past few years with the number of hotels offering some form of free internet access to guests more than doubling. “Today, guests at most hotels in Australia have access to some level of free Wi-Fi coverage, particularly if they are members of a loyalty scheme or have arranged free access via a corporate or conference account,” said Ms Giuseppi. “In the past few years, hotels have had to upgrade their internet provision dramatically as the demand for connectivity has increased with guests often operating multiple devices and demanding ever-increasing bandwidth.

“Hotels generally accept that a level of internet access should be provided free so that guests can answer emails or update their social media channels, but when guests want to download or stream items requiring massive bandwidth then it is only fair that they should pay for premium bandwidth usage.

“To offset the high cost of internet provision, hotel groups are more likely to provide access for guests who are members of their loyalty club, so we would recommend travellers join the wide range of hotel loyalty clubs that are available. “Providing high-quality, fast, efficient and secure internet service is an important requirement for guests. Australian hotels have answered demands by guests by extending internet access and our industry is now on par with most hotel sectors around the world.”

*TAA received responses from over 300 accommodation providers across Australia to their wi-fi survey, representing 3 to 5 star hotels and serviced apartment operators.

Launch of the 802.11ac series of products

Altai Super WiFi Launches New Series – Media Release

Hong Kong, Dec 16 2015 – Media Release

The new 802.11ac Super WiFi products are designed to address the challenges faced by carriers, WISPs and enterprises. From the A8 series Super WiFi Base Station, A3 series Access Point to the C2 series Access Point/CPE, from indoor to outdoor products, the complete portfolio of Altai Super WiFi is now upgraded to the 802.11ac standard, delivering data rates up to 1.3Gbps. The increased capacity, together with Altai’s smart WiFi technologies, ensures that the clients always associate with the best radio for maximum network performance.

“The demand for a faster broadband connections continues to be driven by the explosion of bandwidth demanding applications, especially video over wireless networks,” said Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies. “With the new series of products, Altai is enabling service providers to keep up with the explosive growth in data traffic without huge capital investments.”

The Altai Super WiFi Solutions deliver best of class performance and highly reliable and consistent Wi-Fi experience, with coverage over 1km for the outdoor model and 500m for the indoor ones. Altai’s smart WiFi technologies, which include superior RF and filter design, as well as a software-based interference mitigation and RF optimization suite, allow the new 802.11ac Super WiFi products to have up to 20 – 30% more capacity than their competitions. At a fraction of the cost of existing solutions from other vendors, the Altai Super WiFi Solutions offer the best performance/price value in the market. Together with AltaiCare – a cloud-based network management solution, the total CAPEX and OPEX of a WiFi network can be significantly reduced.

What’s more, the built-in all-in-one content management engine of AltaiCare can deliver location-aware advertising services for mobile users at shopping malls, hotels, tourist attractions etc., helping the service providers/venue owners to generate additional revenue from advertising.

The Altai Super WiFi Solution has been proven in many different applications, helping service providers with an increasing number of mobile user and interference to solve the capacity and coverage challenges in a cost-effective way.

About Altai Technologies

Altai Technologies is a leading supplier of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies with deployments in 100 countries.  It is also the leading solution for the vertical industrial markets, covering over 180 terminal ports and airports globally.  The Altai Super WiFi Solution includes a complete portfolio of indoor and outdoor products for carriers, WISPs, and enterprises to support a wide range of applications such as mobile data offload, public access, WLAN access, and backhaul.

For more information, please visit www.altaitechnologies.com

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Annie Loi

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 3758 6000