The new enhancement provides instant authentication of Wi-Fi-enabled devices and a seamless, secure online experience for guests connecting to Nomadix gateway-supported networks.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. June 18, 2019 – Nomadix Inc., Nomadix, a provider of guest-facing cloud-managed network edge devices, has announced the addition of Passpoint technology from GlobalReach Technology to its Wi-Fi network gateway solutions.
Mirroring today’s cellular connectivity experience, the integration of Passpoint with Nomadix gateway technology offers a next-generation Wi-Fi experience to secure and streamline guest Wi-Fi authentication. The integration will be showcased for the first time at HITEC 2019 in Minneapolis at booth #1646. Hotel guests will now be able to securely and frictionlessly connect to a property’s internet service using the GlobalReach Passpoint profile stored on their devices.
Offering a unique above-property authentication service, the Nomadix and Passpoint integration ensures a faster online experience with lower latency by enabling central control of guest connectivity but more localised authentication. This allows guests to connect to property Wi-Fi with minimal effort, and with assurance of its security, due to Passpoint’s use of the highest level in WPA2 security encryption.
The partnership between Nomadix and GlobalReach further extends the capabilities of Passpoint. If the hotel prefers, guests can be redirected to a portal to accept Wi-Fi terms and conditions or to provide the opportunity for another guest touch. Also, properties that are interested in the revenue opportunities provided by carrier mobile data offload can be comfortable knowing that this traffic can be safely segmented to not impact guest Internet usage.
The process works by using a one-time provisioning file that is transmitted to each guest device, automatically configuring the Wi-Fi settings and all necessary encryption protocols with no need for human intervention unless desired by the property. Once registered and provided with a Passpoint credential, guests are automatically and securely connected to Passpoint coverage areas whenever they are within range.
This can include guest rooms, lobby, common areas, meeting rooms, and essentially anywhere that Passpoint is enabled.
“Nomadix remains dedicated to providing the hospitality industry with the latest tools to manage a guest’s Wi-Fi experience, convenience, and security. Adding Passpoint by GlobalReach is yet another example of that, allowing hoteliers to meet guest demands for secure, high performance, and seamless internet connectivity,” says Ted Helvey, CEO at Nomadix. These issues are among hospitality’s largest challenges in maintaining guest satisfaction.
The GlobalReach Passpoint Wi-Fi software platform is the product of industry experts that have amassed extensive experience in developing, deploying, and managing award-winning internet services for high-density use environments. The platform is specifically engineered to meet the most demanding of today’s market needs, including brand personalisation, location-based services, and integration with social media or reward programs.
GlobalReach leadership is recognised as being at the forefront of developing and deploying Passpoint technology through its significant contributions to the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) as guest experience co-chair), Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) as a Board Member, and as co-chair of key Passpoint workgroups, and by adding Passpoint Release 3 capabilities to its solution, as recently released by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
“As industry leaders in providing carrier-grade Passpoint authentication for some of the world’s largest cities and enterprise networks, we’re excited to extend our solution to one of the leading innovators of network gateway technology for high-density environments,” says Chris Spencer, GlobalReach Technology. “It provides hotels with a more secure Wi-Fi service and a better guest experience, plus the capability to roam across Wi-Fi networks. Passpoint is setting a new standard for hospitality Wi-Fi, and with network gateways by Nomadix now being fully compatible, more users than ever will be able to experience the significant advantages it offers.”
For more information, please visit Booth #1646 at HITEC 2019 in Minneapolis or learn more at nomadix.com.
Nomadix provides guest-facing cloud-managed network edge devices. The Nomadix Cloud offers a fully integrated suite of tools that simplifies the management and support of a property’s network and can be scaled from one to many thousands of properties. Nomadix gateways enable seamless wired and wireless connectivity solutions across public access networks and enterprises. Nomadix gateways have earned a global reputation for unparalleled reliability and ease of management. As one customer put it, “They just work.” Powered by patented technology, Nomadix throughput enhancement technologies make available bandwidth stretch further, slowing the pace of investment in bandwidth upgrades and enabling revenue generation and customisation in a number of business models.
With Nomadix, public access network providers are able to deploy cost-effective, secure and easy-to-use network services. For more information, visit nomadix.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
About GlobalReach Technology
GlobalReach is recognised as a Passpoint Wi-Fi industry leader. The GlobalReach Passpoint OSU has delivered secure authentication for some of the largest international Passpoint services since 2014, including 1,800 LinkNYC kiosks deployed across Manhattan enabling up to 20 million sessions per week authenticated in 2018.
GlobalReach CTO, Dr. Chris Spencer, is co-chair of the HTNG working tasked with helping hospitality companies deliver an optimised Wi-Fi experience for guests. Dr. Spencer has written numerous articles on Passpoint and is co-author to the Passpoint Next-Generation Hotspots (NGH) Provisioning Standardisation and Specification White Paper released October 2018 by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and endorsed by the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA).
GlobalReach’s Passpoint service was used to authenticate delegates’ Wi-Fi access at HTNG Europe conference, Lisbon 2018, and at hotel properties for a leading global hospitality brand during Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 2019.