New enhancement provides instant authentication of Wi-Fi-enabled devices and 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™ Hotspot 2.0 technology from Global Reach Technology to its Wi-Fi network gateway solutions. Mirroring today’s cellular connectivity experience, the integration of Hotspot 2.0 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 Global Reach Hotspot 2.0 profile stored on their devices.
Offering a unique ‘above property’ authentication service, the Nomadix and Hotspot 2.0 integration ensures a faster online experience with lower latency by enabling central control of guest connectivity but more localized
authentication. This allows guests to connect to property Wi-Fi with minimal effort, and with assurance of its security, due to Hotspot 2.0’s use of the highest level in WPA2 security encryption.
The partnership between Nomadix and Global Reach further extends the capabilities of Hotspot 2.0. 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™ Hotspot 2.0 credential, guests are automatically and securely connect to Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 coverage areas whenever they are within range.
This can include guest rooms, lobby, common areas, meeting rooms and essentially anywhere that Hotspot 2.0 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 Hotspot 2.0 by Global Reach 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 Global Reach Hotspot 2.0 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
usage environments. The platform is specifically engineered to meet the most demanding of today’s market needs, including brand personalization, location-based services and integration with social media or reward programs.
Global Reach leadership is recognized as being at the forefront of developing and deploying Hotspot 2.0/Passpoint technology through its significant contributions to the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) as guest
experience co-chair), Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) asBoard Member, and as co-chair of key Hotspot 2.0 work groups, and by adding Hotspot 2.0 Release 3 capabilities to its solution, as recently released by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
“As industry leaders in providing carrier-grade Hotspot 2.0 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 Bruce, Managing Director of Global Reach 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. Hotspot 2.0 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 customization 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
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About GlobalReach Technology
Global Reach is recognized as a Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi industry leader. The Global Reach Hotspot 2.0 OSU has delivered secure authentication for some of the largest international Hotspot 2.0 services since 2014,
including 1,700 LinkNYC kiosks deployed across Manhattan enabling up to 20 million Hotspot 2.0 sessions per week authenticated in 2018.
Chris Bruce, Managing Director Global Reach has over 15 years experience of Service Provider Wi-Fi, previously leading BT’s Openzone Wi-Fi business and as Chair / Co-Chair of the Board of the
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). The WBA announced 17th June 2019 that Chris Bruce has been elected by its General Members to re-join the Board, now representing Global Reach Technology.
Global Reach CTO, Dr. Chris Spencer, is co-chair of the HTNG working tasked with helping hospitality companies deliver an optimized Wi-Fi experience for guests. Dr. Spencer has written numerous
articles on Hotspot 2.0 and is co-author to the Hotspot 2.0 Next-Generation Hotspots (NGH) Provisioning Standardization and Specification White Paper released October 2018 by the
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and endorsed by the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA).
GlobalReach’s Hotspot 2.0 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.