Hotspot (Wi-Fi)

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Automatic Emails for marketing. Speed boost for off-peak hours. Easy, Powerful, and Reliable Our software was built with your needs and concerns in mind. Customers are redirected to your self-branded login page to sign-in or pay before getting the Internet access, or automatically login with remaining quota and time. In-use by major hotel chains for more than a decade, our Hotspot WiFi solution is the only high-performace Windows based solution available. Overview User Reviews Specs.

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All the themes can be easily customized with your logo, background, branding, buttons and special elements like surveys, social login, signup forms. WiFi is a top hotel amenity that significantly influences hotel ranking. A fast and reliable WiFi network increases customer satisfaction, repeated booking and overall revenue.

Hotspot Hotel WiFi is a robust and cost effective solution suitable for any hospitality deployment. It controls user Internet access, sets limits, processes payments, engages users, provides powerful analytics and helps you run different marketing strategies to maximize revenue from your hotel WiFi. HotSpot is implemented in many top companies worldwide. As the pioneers in WiFi industry, we have been improving and perfecting Hotspot software from to match your needs in this fast changing industry.

Our software was built with your needs and concerns in mind. It easily scale from a little shop to a major hotel chain with the same simple interface. In-use by major hotel chains for more than a decade, our Hotspot WiFi solution is the only high-performace Windows based solution available. Download HotSpot Software now! Hotspot Software antamedia T Creating Your Hotspot is Easy. Control smartphones, tablets, laptops. Manage bandwidth, download and upload. No network changes, use your own WiFi hardware.

Customize login pages for WiFi locations. Collect customer satisfaction surveys. Provide coupons for completed surveys. Improve rank on TripAdvisor, Yelp etc. Integrate with third-party software. More than 50 customizable HotSpot themes. Automatic Emails for marketing. Speed boost for off-peak hours. Internet Sharing NAT for all devices. Auto-login users to increase ease of use. The public can use a laptop or other suitable portable device to access the wireless connection usually Wi-Fi provided.

Of the estimated million laptops, 14 million PDAs , and other emerging Wi-Fi devices sold per year for the last few years, [ when? The iPass interactive map, that shows data provided by the analysts Maravedis Rethink, shows that in December there are 46,, hotspots worldwide and more than 22,, roamable hotspots.

The region with the largest number of public hotspots is Europe, followed by North America and Asia. Libraries throughout the United States are implementing hotspot lending programs to extend access to online library services to users at home who cannot afford in-home Internet access or do not have access to Internet infrastructure.

The New York Public Library was the largest program, lending out 10, devices to library patrons. Security is a serious concern in connection with public and private hotspots. There are three possible attack scenarios. First, there is the wireless connection between the client and the access point, which needs to be encrypted, so that the connection cannot be eavesdropped or attacked by a man-in-the-middle attack.

Second, there is the hotspot itself. Depending upon the set up of a public hotspot, the provider of the hotspot has access to the metadata and content accessed by users of the hotspot. The safest method when accessing the Internet over a hotspot, with unknown security measures, is end-to-end encryption. Some hotspots authenticate users; however, this does not prevent users from viewing network traffic using packet sniffers.

Some vendors provide a download option that deploys WPA support. This conflicts with enterprise configurations that have solutions specific to their internal WLAN.

In order to provide robust security to hotspot users, the Wi-Fi Alliance is developing a new hotspot program that aims to encrypt hotspot traffic with WPA2 security. The program was scheduled to launch in the first half of Public hotspots are often found at airports , bookstores , coffee shops , department stores , fuel stations , hotels , hospitals , libraries , public pay phones , restaurants , RV parks and campgrounds, supermarkets , train stations , and other public places.

Additionally, many schools and universities have wireless networks on their campuses. Many services provide payment services to hotspot providers, for a monthly fee or commission from the end-user income. For example, Amazingports can be used to set up hotspots that intend to offer both fee-based and free internet access, and ZoneCD is a Linux distribution that provides payment services for hotspot providers who wish to deploy their own service.

Major airports and business hotels are more likely to charge for service, though most hotels provide free service to guests; and increasingly, small airports and airline lounges offer free service. Roaming services are expanding among major hotspot service providers. With roaming service the users of a commercial provider can have access to other providers' hotspots, either free of charge or for extra fees, which users will usually be charged on an access-per-minute basis.

Many Wi-Fi adapters built into or easily added to consumer computers and mobile devices include the functionality to operate as private or mobile hotspots, sometimes referred to as "mi-fi". Manufacturers and firmware creators can enable this functionality in Wi-Fi devices on many Wi-Fi devices, depending upon the capabilities of the hardware, and most modern consumer operating systems, including Android , Apple OS X Additionally wireless chipset manufacturers such as Atheros , Broadcom , Intel and others, may add the capability for certain Wi-Fi NICs , usually used in a client role, to also be used for hotspot purposes.

Third-party software vendors offer applications to allow users to operate their own hotspot, whether to access the Internet when on the go, share an existing connection, or extend the range of another hotspot. The idea is for mobile devices to automatically join a Wi-Fi subscriber service whenever the user enters a Hotspot 2. If the device supports The "user-fairness model" is a dynamic billing model, which allows volume-based billing, charged only by the amount of payload data, video, audio.

Moreover, the tariff is classified by net traffic and user needs. If the net traffic increases, then the user has to pay the next higher tariff class.

The user can be prompted to confirm that they want to continue the session in the higher traffic class. See Service-oriented provisioning for viable implementations. Depending upon the set up of a public hotspot, the provider of the hotspot has access to the metadata and content accessed by users of the hotspot, and may have legal obligations related to privacy requirements and liability for use of the hotspot for unlawful purposes.

The Data Retention Directive which required hotspot owners to retain key user statistics for 12 months was annulled by the Court of Justice of the European Union in The Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications was replaced in by the General Data Protection Regulation , which imposes restrictions on data collection by hotspot operators. The firm was one of the first to sign such public access locations as Starbucks, [24] American Airlines, [25] and Hilton Hotels.

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