Enables Partners to Deliver Affordable, High-Capacity Wi-Fi-as-a-Service for Hospitality Customers
HITEC Booth #1847
HITEC – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 25, 2013 – PowerCloud® Systems, a pioneer in cloud-powered networking for businesses supporting mobile guests, today unveiled a high-density Wi-Fi solution leveraging its CloudCommandÔ Enterprise Virtual Management Center (VMC). Particularly well suited for the hospitality industry where serving large numbers of mobile users is required, the cloud-based platform combined with its high-capacity Access Points (APs) deliver high-density deployments with the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
“A capacity-oriented approach to Wi-Fi is quickly replacing the traditional coverage-oriented model, particularly for businesses with connected mobile guests,” said Jeff Abramowitz, CEO of PowerCloud Systems. “The PowerCloud solution is ideally positioned for this transition with high-capacity access points, scalable and efficient management and the lowest TCO for high density environments.”
High-density wireless networks are characterized by many users in a limited space accessing the same Wi-Fi network simultaneously. This means there is a proliferation of personal mobile devices demanding high data transfer rates across a large number of concurrent connections. The industry’s current coverage-oriented model of providing wireless services in these environments leads to expensive access points with complex installations and high TCO. The PowerCloud solution offers a new approach to these implementations with dual-band APs that are more cost effective, scalable, and manageable.
Through a combination of the PowerCloud CloudCommand Enterprise VMC and portfolio of APs, hospitality organizations can implement cost-effective cloud-based solutions that can be deployed quickly. PowerCloud specializes in delivering enterprise-class Wi-Fi using the cloud to deliver intelligence, security and control to a network of APs without the need for an expensive, on-site controller. The company’s portfolio of high-performance APs provides solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications.
The PowerCloud product offering and business model are ideal for channel partners that are looking to provide Wi-Fi-as-a-service in the hospitality space. The solution meets the high-capacity connectivity needs of today’s mobile guests, while serving as a platform for partners to add cloud-based CRM and business intelligence services. In addition, PowerCloud’s management system includes MSPview™, a multi-network dashboard specifically designed for channel partners that enables them to manage multiple customer networks from a single portal. The PowerCloud business model also enables the delivery of tiered service options with varying degrees of functionality.
“The PowerCloud Wi-Fi solution has met all the capacity requirements of our customers,” said Jeffrey Lawton, president of Smart Hospitality. “Beyond just high-density connectivity, the extensibility of the CloudCommand platform enables us to offer additional cloud services such as location-based applications across multiple tiers.”
PowerCloud recently announced the rollout of the high capacity Wi-Fi solution at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando. The hotel has deployed hundreds of PowerCloud APs to serve its highly dense environment where wireless connectivity is served to thousands of Wi-Fi enabled set-top-boxes and mobile guest devices.
Interested parties can find out more about PowerCloud Systems’ offerings at the HITEC conference and tradeshow, booth #1847.
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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 mobile customers. 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.
Andrew Karl, TriplePoint PR