PowerCloud Systems Introduces Revolutionary TenantWiFi Solution for MDU, Hospitality and Retail Markets

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Public Wi-Fi Now Delivers Private Networks

Conference And Tradeshow Booth #1847

PALO ALTO, Calif. – June 18, 2013 – PowerCloud™ Systems, a pioneer in cloud-powered networking for businesses supporting connected mobile guests, today announced TenantWiFiÔ, the industry’s most effective way to deliver a private network to individuals or businesses in shared spaces. Delivered via the PowerCloud Systems CloudCommand™ platform, this industry-first solution is ideal for apartment complexes, hospitality properties and multi-tenant retail sites such as malls. It is intended for deployments where multiple individual parties demand their own private networks but where a shared public access infrastructure makes sense for cost and roaming service reasons.

“Until today, multi-tenant Wi-Fi solutions were only capable of shared Wi-Fi access without firewalls between tenants and without guaranteed bandwidth,” said Jeff Abramowitz, founder and CEO of PowerCloud Systems. “As a result, tenants in an apartment building wind up with the equivalent of hotel Wi-Fi rather than a private network. The PowerCloud TenantWiFi solution delivers a personalized, secure wireless network to tenants with guaranteed bandwidth. Furthermore, this service can be delivered at less than half the cost of current solutions.”

The TenantWiFi solution augments the company’s existing WLAN-as-a-Service offerings. PowerCloud Systems specializes in providing enterprise-class Wi-Fi using the cloud to deliver intelligence, security and control to a network of access points without the need for an expensive, on-site controller. Not only does this approach reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for an enterprise-class Wi-Fi network through affordable devices and efficient remote management, but it also vastly speeds deployment, since PowerCloud’s access points use zero-touch configuration.

TenantWiFi is a particularly compelling proposition for MDUs, as well as for hospitality and multi-tenant retail environments. With PowerCloud Systems’ TenantWiFi technology, each “tenant” gets a personalized, independent and secure virtual network, making internal file sharing, printing, and access to common resources possible, just as if each had a full-scale infrastructure installed on their premise, but without the cost and complexity or even the need to manage it.  Each virtual network is completely firewalled and segregated from all other tenants and has its own custom Internet bandwidth guaranteed, regardless of the bandwidth used by their neighbor.

For the IT service vendor or managed service provider, TenantWiFi means delivering a private, high-value wireless solution for many individual entities using an affordable, easy to manage infrastructure. The PowerCloud CloudCommand platform includes MSPviewÔ, a multi-network dashboard specifically designed for channel partners. This model delivers significant benefits for multiple customer scenarios. Some of these include:

  • Retail: For retailers and property owners housing multiple retail tenants, private wireless networks can combine with public access to enable retailers to deploy and manage their own network devices such as printers and wireless cameras. It also serves as a platform for value-added customer-facing Wi-Fi services such as coupons and enhanced customer loyalty programs.
  • Hospitality: For hotels and other organizations in the hospitality industry, TenantWiFi enables a new service level for guests and for individual businesses such as restaurants and retailers within the hotel grounds.
  • MDUs and Extended Stay Properties: TenantWiFi enables property owners to deliver private, high-performance Internet access through individual networks for each tenant with their very own password and privacy settings. It also serves as a platform for value-added customer-facing Wi-Fi services such as the PowerCloud Skydog home networking service.

“The PowerCloud TenantWiFi solution is truly revolutionary,” said Chuck Gibson, president, TeamLogicIT of San Antonio. “Each PowerCloud access point enables multiple tenants to get the private network they want for a fraction of the cost of the shared solutions available today. And the Skydog home networking capability is a brilliant premium value added service.”

All of these capabilities are delivered via a cloud-based service designed from the ground up to be easy-to-manage and with the industry’s lowest TCO. Interested parties can find out more about TenantWiFi at PowerCloud Systems booth #1847 at the HITEC conference and tradeshow taking place in Minneapolis, MN, June 24-27.

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About PowerCloud Systems

PowerCloud® Systems is a leader and industry pioneer for cloud-powered wireless networking. The company’s patented and award-winning CloudCommand™ technology was invented at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and makes deploying and monitoring Wi-Fi networks and services easy for businesses with connected mobile guests. The CloudCommand platform is deployed worldwide in hotels, schools, retail chains, managed care facilities and other businesses seeking truly affordable, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi. Investors include PARC, Qualcomm Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners and Walden Venture Capital.  More information can be found at www.powercloudsystems.com.

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