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As the Baby Boomer generation ages, senior living facilities must improve their technology systems to accommodate changing resident needs. The most technologically savvy group of seniors, Baby Boomers are likely to adopt technology that advances their lifestyle and improves their level of care. Accessibility, connectivity, and communication are all modern-day conveniences seniors expect today.

Comfortable Accessibility
One of the greatest innovations is the IoT, the connected home. With customizable technology solutions such as smart lighting, window treatments, and lock/access controls, seniors can relax and change their environment with ease. Empower seniors with remote door locks, eliminating any unnecessary movement but giving them privacy and comfortability in their own space. World Cinema’s ImpruviX NetworX brings peace of mind to seniors and their families through simple solutions that keep their loved ones’ (and their data) safe and secure. Residents can also connect to their space through Amazon Alexa using their voice to request changes to their room. Systems like voice-controlled searching enhance senior technology experiences.

Community Involvement
Recent studies indicate the importance of community involvement on senior living happiness and mental health. With WorldVue, you can alert guests when an event is approaching, and let them know the details through their screen. Digitize resident information through your own in-house channel and inform residents when they have appointments or upcoming visits. Keep residents in the loop by displaying your location amenities through text, photos, and looping videos played on each in-room television screen. WorldVue also provides a live stream option to keep your residents connected from inside their rooms. This feature enables mobility-impaired guests to interact and engage with their environment, boosting levels of happiness and comfortability. Communication is increasingly important and staying connected with your residents ensures they are comfortable, safe, and empowered to age gracefully in your facility.

Enhanced Communication
Finally, the World Cinema Wi-Fi platform ensures senior living residents are constantly connected with friends and family. Reduce feelings of isolation by simplifying their internet and cellular service, empowering residents to use their devices for video conferencing, social media networking, and long-distance phone calls. With OpticalHome, seniors can move in and plug in, without hassling with local internet providers. Additionally, erase the stigma associated with Wi-Fi connectivity by creating a seamless InstaOn™ experience. This system allows residents to move in, plug in, and start streaming their favorite shows, connecting devices with ease.

Wi-Fi Alliance® adds Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E support to help service providers manage complex networks

Austin, Texas – October 7, 2021 – Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™, the standardized approach to facilitating important key performance indicators for Wi-Fi® network health, now supports advanced Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E networks. The latest generation of Wi-Fi is quickly gaining traction in residential networks, bringing a variety of features, capabilities, and advanced use cases that make network management more complex. Service providers deploying Wi-Fi Data Elements™ can more efficiently gather metrics to manage the complexity of multi-generation networks and provide the best user experience to their customers. Wi-Fi Data Elements effectively scales to support more devices operating on Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E networks, delivering detailed operating parameters and real-world performance indicators – such as PHY rates, airtime, and retry rates –  that inform management decisions in dense and dynamic networks.

In addition to providing greater understanding into Wi-Fi networks – such as how many devices are on the network, use of bandwidth, signal strength measurements, and free airtime – Wi-Fi Data Elements also aligns diagnostic elements with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED EasyMesh™, supporting traffic prioritization and channel scanning in multi-access point (AP) networks. Support for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E enables Wi-Fi Data Elements to provide key performance indicators associated with advanced use cases, maximizing service providers’ ability to deliver Quality of Service (QoS) for 4K video streaming, cloud gaming, AR/VR, and more over a larger service area. Support call frequency, support call duration, network interference, and congestion are also minimized because network administrators can proactively and more effectively resolve network issues even in very dense network environments.

“There are more than 250 key performance indicators offered by Wi-Fi Data Elements that service providers can use to recognize and resolve Wi-Fi network issues,” said Kevin Robinson, SVP of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance®. “Wi-Fi Data Elements delivers those important performance markers in a standardized way, allowing service providers to respond better to the dynamic nature of advanced Wi-Fi networks and deliver the best experience to their customers.”

Deploying Wi-Fi Data Elements benefits the full managed network ecosystem. Network operators gain timely visibility into Wi-Fi performance within a customer’s network and diagnostic or analytics tool vendors benefit through use of standardized key performance indicators—specific to Wi-Fi networks—to create more effective tools.

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About Wi-Fi Alliance®  |  www.wi-fi.org
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 65,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E support allows service providers to ensure state-of-the-art Wi-Fi network coverage

Austin, TX – October 7, 2021 – Wi-Fi CERTIFIED EasyMesh now incorporates the latest technologies from Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, improving Wi-Fi® connectivity, performance, and efficiency in multiple access point (AP) networks. New capabilities enable service providers deploying Wi-Fi EasyMesh to deliver higher data rates, increase network capacity, and reduce spectral congestion in home networks. Support for Wi-Fi 6E allows Wi-Fi EasyMesh networks to utilize less congested spectrum in the 6 GHz band to deliver the best experience with high bandwidth, low-latency services and applications. Added support for these advanced technologies allows Wi-Fi EasyMesh networks to self-monitor and intelligently manage an extended footprint while providing reliable, uniform whole-home coverage.

The expectations for the connected home have changed, and home networks must now support extended coverage areas – such as garages and basements that now serve as work and education areas – higher bandwidth applications, and up to 20 active devices at once1. Home networks now present new challenges for service providers as they address a greater number of speed, latency, and connectivity concerns. Wi-Fi EasyMesh allows service providers to better support their customers’ growing networks and deliver more reliable and consistent quality of service, even with demanding applications

“Wi-Fi Alliance® is continually improving the quality of experience and consistency of performance in Wi-Fi networks,” said Kevin Robinson, SVP of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi EasyMesh is part of a compelling collection of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs that provide foundational tools that enable service providers to intelligently manage the connected home experience.”

Benefits for service providers and product vendors

Wi-Fi EasyMesh incorporates the latest technologies that enhance performance between access points and client devices on the network. The combination of these capabilities improves spectral efficiency of the network and supports higher bandwidth and lower latency requirements. Service providers deploying Wi-Fi EasyMesh can provide more extensive coverage and can more efficiently manage network resources, providing their customers a more consistent experience. Additionally, new techniques to communicate Wi-Fi 6 capabilities in Wi-Fi EasyMesh networks can also be utilized by Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements to provide analytics to operators for greater insight into multiple AP network health. Product vendors also benefit from improved certification efficiency and cost savings when bringing interoperable Wi-Fi EasyMesh devices to market.

Advanced Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E features now supported in Wi-Fi EasyMesh networks include:

  • BSS Coloring: reduces spectral congestion and ensures consistent service to multiple access points in dense environments.
  • Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO): allows more downlink data to be transferred at one time, increasing network capacity by enabling access points to concurrently handle more devices.
  • OFDMA: enables access points to simultaneously communicate with multiple devices, implements scheduling techniques to help mitigate network interference, and effectively shares channels to increase network efficiency and provide lower latency.
  • Superwide, 160 MHz channels: support for up to seven, superwide channels enables higher data rates, while also further meeting lower latency requirements.
  • 1024-QAM: increases data rates and incorporates more data into each transmission to improve spectral efficiency.

“CableLabs is excited about the new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED EasyMesh capabilities, with support for Wi-Fi 6 features such as Spatial Reuse Groups, BSS coloring, OFDMA and others,” said John Bahr, Principal Architect at CableLabs. “These features will allow Wi-Fi EasyMesh networks to more efficiently reuse RF spectrum making it a great option for cable operators to deliver the next generation of home Wi-Fi, with lower latency and better speeds.”

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1 Consumer Expectations for Wi-Fi in 2021, AirTies

About Wi-Fi Alliance®  |  www.wi-fi.org
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 65,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

Microsoft Windows 11 native support for Wi-Fi Dual Station, coupled with Qualcomm FastConnect 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous and broad industry support, enables Gaming and PC OEMs to effortlessly deliver ethernet-like reliability and latency.

Ecosystem support from Acer, AMD, Lenovo, Microsoft, Snapdragon Compute Platforms and Valve

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., together with ecosystem leaders spanning key platforms and OEMs, is set to redefine wireless expectations for latency-sensitive gaming, productivity and learning applications on Window’s 11 PCs with Qualcomm® FastConnect™ systems. Wi-Fi Dual Station designed using Qualcomm® 4-Stream Dual Band Simultaneous, harnesses multiple Wi-Fi bands and antennas concurrently, to outperform traditional single band connections.  By simultaneously utilizing the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band (or 6 GHz where available), latency issues in one band can be easily resolved at a system-level both quickly and transparently to the end user.

Qualcomm 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous

“Microsoft is pleased to bring ‘Wi-Fi Dual Station’ to the Windows 11 ecosystem, enabling our Windows OEMs and ecosystem leaders to deliver low-latency performance on the latest Wi-Fi hardware. Games and other latency-sensitive applications can now leverage two concurrent Wi-Fi connections providing best-in-class user experiences,” said Ian LeGrow, vice president, program management for windows platforms and services, Microsoft.

“More so now than ever before, high-performance, robust and low-latency wireless connectivity is the critical factor in delivering compelling, engaging and immersive experiences,” said Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager, mobile and compute connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  “This unique collaboration with Microsoft was essential in realizing the promise of Windows 11 with Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Wi-Fi 6E 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous devices.   Through focused collaboration, we address today’s unprecedented wireless challenges and dramatically extend these premium capabilities to the entire ecosystem.”

Valve has added initial support for Wi-Fi Dual Station to the Steamworks SDK to deliver low latency and jitter-free online play for the millions playing games that utilize the Steamworks SDK for networking. This includes Valve’s popular online titles Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), which will now benefit from the improved and sustained responsiveness when played on a Windows 11 gaming device with supporting FastConnect connectivity systems.

Even occasional high latency (jitter) events significantly deteriorate online game play which has historically caused PC gamers to stay tethered to Ethernet. Wi-Fi Dual Station with Qualcomm 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous addresses the need for sustained low latency over extended periods of time, unleashing gaming experiences with wire-class responsiveness.

“We’re seeing considerable reductions in jitter and packet loss with Wi-Fi Dual Station enabled, especially when the AP is heavily loaded,” said Fletcher Dunn at Valve. “This is important for any online title, and especially beneficial for competitive online titles such as CS:GO and Dota 2. Games using the Steamworks SDK for networking will experience these same benefits with no added development time.”

In testing conducted by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. with off-the-shelf retail Wi-Fi 6 Access Points, Wi-Fi Dual Station with Qualcomm 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous consistently delivered sustained jitter free wireless gameplay similar to Ethernet latency under the same conditions. Further, in head-to-head wireless comparisons with Single Station Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Dual Station yielded 4x lower latency and sustained jitter-free gameplay, underscoring the immediate value to online gamers.

Qualcomm 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous 2-in-1 performance

“Acer’s new gaming notebooks that feature FastConnect 6900 connectivity will provide ethernet-grade Wi-Fi,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “With responsiveness offered by the Qualcomm 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous, gamers will be able to enjoy a low-latency gaming experience without the wires.”

Beyond gaming, these technology advancements and capabilities provide material improvements for the ever-increasing demands of the enterprise PC industry. The combination of superior Wi-Fi 6 feature implementation (such as Wi-Fi Dual Station) and the extension of those capabilities to new 6 GHz spectrum (Wi-Fi 6E), are at the heart of addressing the exponentially growing demand for intense two-way data traffic (video calls, collaboration tools, remote management) and ensuring sustained productivity whether in a centralized office or decentralized remote work environment.

“We are excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies to deliver best-in-class connectivity solutions on AMD enterprise platforms,” said Jason Banta, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Client OEM, AMD. “Leadership connectivity performance is critical, and together, FastConnect, Microsoft Windows and AMD raise the bar for speed, capacity and latency performance to bring exceptional hybrid-work experiences to a demanding workforce.”

“Working, learning, collaborating have all become distributed beyond what we could have imagined even two years ago, and connectivity must rise to the occasion to deliver the speed, capacity and reliable low latency needed to handle modern computing applications and environments. Wi-Fi Dual Station with Qualcomm 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous, together with 6 GHz operation (Wi-Fi 6E) have enormous potential, and we applaud all involved in bringing these advanced wireless technologies to fruition.  Lenovo is committed to delivering game-changing technology solutions and we look forward to harnessing these next gen features for a better customer experience in the future.” Luis Hernandez, vice president, PC and Smart Solutions Development, Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group.

Qualcomm FastConnect

For more information about FastConnect please visit https://www.qualcomm.com/products/wi-fi/fastconnect.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G.  When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born.  Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

Given the growing popularity of smartphones and other Wi-Fi enabled devices, small and medium-sized businesses often face the challenge of managing their wireless networks effectively. With the ever-increasing penetration of the Internet for agile and digitally responsive companies, even smaller enterprises have started switching to cloud-based wireless access networks to ensure seamless internet connectivity for undisrupted business operations.

While traditional wireless access points worked like routers to create a local wireless network within a predefined radius, the next generation cloud-based wireless access points are significantly better and, in addition to ensuring seamless connectivity, offer a host of other benefits.

Given below are the top four benefits of switching to a Cloud Managed Wireless Network

Minimize the Cost; Maximize your Business

Cloud-managed wireless solutions can relieve your current IT resources by eliminating the need for any onsite wireless support, as it allows you to proactively discover and eliminate technical issues before it affects your workflow.

Minimal IT Support = Reduced IT Efforts

By offering a single point of management for installation, configuration, and diagnostics, cloud-managed wireless solutions come with a central interface that dramatically simplifies the challenge of handling dynamic networking needs with minimal help and support.

Improved Security

Network sensors, applications, and software work in tandem to identify rogue APIs and other complications and send auto alerts to isolate the issue when any problem is detected. It also automatically performs software updates to protect your critical business data.

Peerless Support

A cloud-based wireless network also minimizes the need for software upgrades and equipment maintenance as these are efficiently taken care of by the vendor.

Switching to a cloud-based wireless network can boost productivity, enhance network security and reduce IT expenses. With less downtime, superior IT support, and access to key analytics, you can achieve your business goals efficiently.

In conclusion

The benefits of using cloud-based access points are endless. If used optimally, it can even trump the benefits offered by conventional wireless access points for companies. It does not just keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of growing businesses but is also massively scalable. Are you wondering how to hook your business up with a network of class-leading cloud-managed Access Points? Fret not! Augment on the go with HFCL IO Networks’ Cloud Managed Access Points.

With its longstanding and continued commitment to open industry standards, Calix gives broadband service providers maximum flexibility to leverage Calix Cloud—delivering compatibility with the broadest array of hardware—so service providers can move quickly to reduce unnecessary truck rolls, support-call volumes, and subscriber churn

SAN JOSE, CA – September 16, 2021 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced it has surpassed the milestone of full compatibility for 80 non-Calix gateways and CPE devices with Calix Support Cloud. Achieving this milestone is possible because of Calix’s commitment to industry standards, such as the Broadband Forum (BBF) TR-069 specification. Similarly, all Calix GigaSpire® BLAST systems can be managed by TR-069 compliant Automatic Configuration Servers (ACS) to automate remote provisioning and link a subscriber’s device to a broadband service provider’s (BSP) network and support teams. The industry leading GigaSpire BLAST systems enable BSPs to harness subscriber data to provide a seamless customer support experience, deliver Wi-Fi performance that excites subscribers (in part by virtually eliminating the need for mesh extenders), and offer revenue-generating cloud-based services subscribers love (such as parental controls and network security). Because Calix is committed to supporting BSPs at any point of their transformation journey, BSPs can still use legacy solutions while dramatically reducing unnecessary truck rolls and trouble-call escalations with Calix Support Cloud. They also maintain the flexibility to adopt standards-based gateways in the future.

Calix is further extending its commitment to industry standards by adding technical specifications such as Broadband Forum’s TR-369 and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ to its software stack. These specifications are particularly important components of a standardized broadband ecosystem because they enable BSPs of all sizes to tap out-of-the-box device management, monitoring, upgrade, and control capabilities. Such features further enhance the connected home experience—including premium managed Wi-Fi services delivered by GigaSpire BLAST systems and the Revenue EDGE solution. Leveraging TR-369 and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™, Calix will deliver high-speed telemetry and further expand its Experience Innovation Platform for GigaSpire® BLAST systems with value-added, managed services and new cloud-based applications.

These specifications will enable BSPs to deliver a more complete solution for subscribers while providing deeper subscriber insights for BSPs. BSPs will be able to leverage rich, streaming, analytics that provide real-time insight into the subscriber experience. These new standards will also extend compatibility to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are proliferating in subscribers’ homes and businesses. Armed with technology that embraces these new standards, BSPs will be able to truly take control of the subscriber experience and ensure delivery of an exceptional experience.

Calix has long supported open industry standards while providing BSPs the flexibility to innovate at their own pace. Calix supports industry standards in many ways including:

  • Creating and co-authoring. Calix actively participates in the creation and benchmarking of multiple broadband industry standards—collaborating with both silicon vendors and software developers.
  • Testing and integrating. Calix works closely with its customers to streamline and optimize the integration of non-Calix gateways and CPEs with in-house testing and certification.
  • Expanding and supporting. Calix continues to evolve its dynamic stack environment with the incorporation of TR-069, TR-369, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ and additional industry standards.

“Members like Calix are propelling the broadband industry by adopting industry standards that foster widespread innovation and drive global scale,” said John Blackford, Chairman, Broadband Forum. “The future of broadband depends on a collective, collaborative approach that goes beyond delivering high-quality point solutions. By combining the flexibility and speed of open source with the efficiencies of interoperability and open standards, the market possibilities become endless—opening up a world of collaborative opportunity for BSPs and their subscribers.”

“At Calix, we don’t believe in gated, limited ecosystems, nor do we believe that something must be proprietary to be innovative,” said Shane Eleniak, senior vice president, Revenue EDGE products for Calix. “This is why we proudly support industry standards like TR-369, Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi Data Elements™, and Wi-Fi EasyMesh for our GigaSpire® BLAST systems, as well as the NETCONF protocol and YANG data models for our Network Innovation Platform (AXOS®). In addition, as a key contributor to—and an early adopter of—the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ model, Calix Support Cloud incorporates hundreds of different performance indicators to help diagnose and troubleshoot network performance. With our active support for industry standards, Calix continues to foster industry collaboration and encourage innovation so BSPs can simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.”

To learn more, read about how Calix is simplifying support for multiple vendor gateways.

*Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

Thousands of people in Silicon Valley’s downtown corridor now have super-fast free Wi-Fi access enabled by 60 GHz cnWave fixed wireless distributed network infrastructure technology

SAN JOSÉ, CA & ROLLING MEADOWS, IL., October 05, 2021 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced that the City of San José, California has deployed public Wi-Fi in strategic corridors within the downtown area of the 10th largest city in the United States. San José’s Smart City Vision project leverages the latest 60 GHz millimeter wave wireless technology from Cambium Networks as the network infrastructure installed on streetlights, traffic lights, and buildings throughout the downtown corridor to support a network of outdoor Wi-Fi access points.

60 GHz cnWave Fixed Wireless Distribution Node

The distributed network infrastructure utilizes Cambium Networks’ 60 GHz cnWave™ fixed wireless broadband equipment with Terragraph, a technology developed by Facebook Connectivity.

“San José’s pandemic recovery efforts include Wi-Fi for our small businesses downtown, as well as digital equity access for our families,” said Dolan Beckel, Interim Deputy City Manager and Director of the Office of Civic Innovation and Digital Strategy. “The pandemic has shown how important core connectivity is to education, health, and work. These assets are essential to ensuring a stronger, connected community.”

The Cambium Networks-based distributed network infrastructure covers approximately 60 city blocks to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity for residents, visitors, workers, and businesses throughout strategic downtown corridors. The downtown Wi-Fi project is the latest step in improving the city’s digital infrastructure to support San José’s Smart City vision and Digital Inclusion and Broadband Strategy. The 60 GHz cnWave network devices and Wi-Fi access points are deployed on nearly 100 city-owned assets, enabling gigabit capacity at a fraction of the cost of deploying fiber to these locations.

City of San José Coverage Map

This deployment is the first phase of enhanced public Wi-Fi connectivity for the city’s 1 million residents and 80,000 leading businesses in the heart of Silicon Valley. The efforts deliver enhanced services to communities in need of improved connectivity options, helping to address digital equity. Additional connectivity is planned for San José’s economically disadvantaged neighborhoods to provide students and residents with greater access to critical broadband services, such as remote learning and jobs, as well as tele-health that became a clear need in the global pandemic.

“Many cities are discovering that wireless is an efficient way to extend the fiber core in a matter of days to reach the exact location where connectivity is needed,” said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Cambium Networks. “We are proud to collaborate with the City of San José and system integrators to rapidly deliver connectivity to local communities.”

Cambium Networks’ 60 GHz cnWave fixed wireless technology layers a unique industrial design with automatic beam-steering on top of the latest 802.11ay standard, providing reliable multi-gigabit capacity along with low latency and resilience. The robust network design enables large numbers of network users to enjoy bandwidth-intensive services such as streaming video, video conferencing, social media, audio streaming, voice calling and more.

Cambium Networks’ full wireless fabric portfolio of solutions are available through its global network of partners. The company has shipped more than 10 million radios and is celebrating its Decade of Excellence in its first 10 years in business.

About Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks delivers wireless communications that work for businesses, communities, and cities worldwide. Millions of our radios are deployed to connect people, places and things with a unified wireless fabric that spans multiple standards and frequencies of fixed wireless and Wi-Fi, all managed centrally via the cloud. Our multi-gigabit wireless fabric offers a compelling value proposition over traditional fiber and alternative wireless solutions. We work with our Cambium certified ConnectedPartners to deliver purpose-built networks for service provider, enterprise, industrial, and government connectivity solutions in urban, suburban, and rural environments, with wireless that just works.

Media Contact:
Dave Reddy
Big Valley Marketing for Cambium

Providing guest WiFi gives businesses a way to create a captive audience for marketing. By properly leveraging the full capabilities of a quality guest WiFi system, your business can funnel customers towards making purchases at an integrated POS system.

Ultimately, you’ll obtain customers, delight them with offers, finish an order, and follow up with clients in an effective, fluid way.

What is Guest Wi-Fi?
A guest WiFi system is a secondary access point on your network system to which guests can connect. In the context of business, guest WiFi is the wireless internet that your customers connect to rather than your company’s personal network.

This separate gateway can direct customers to specific pages, provide your business with valuable data, and allow you to schedule marketing campaigns. In short, properly utilized guest WiFi can be the difference between just another passerby and a customer.

What is Wi-Fi Marketing?
Guest WiFi systems are multi-faceted, providing a direct path for advertising to users while simultaneously gaining actionable information from them.

Signing into a guest WiFi system requires the user to provide data, such as:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth

WiFi marketing uses that information to send clients general and customized offers while also creating a profile for that user.

So, what is WiFi marketing? It’s a system that both gives and takes information from a business to draw in customers, impress them and win them over, and then direct them to a company’s POS system to finish the sale and guarantee repeated transactions.

What are the Benefits of WiFi Marketing?
By viewing WiFi marketing as a system that draws in, delights, wins over, and encourages customers, it’s easy to see where the benefits of this type of marketing emerge.

From the moment customers sign into your guest WiFi, they will be subject to your advertising whims. For starters, WiFi marketing gives businesses a platform for advertising by turning the WiFi homepage into a digital billboard that advertises directly to them.

As your system continues to gain the personal data of the users, your business can generate profiles to aid in specific WiFi marketing campaigns. You’ll have the opportunity to integrate aspects from your POS system into this marketing campaign, too.

Your guest WiFi system could identify your customer’s habits and set a trigger for an offer to appear at the POS system. For example, if a repeat customer comes into the store and makes a purchase, your system could trigger an offer that provides them 20% off on their sale if they meet a certain condition.

Your business could use that to increase outright sales by requiring a higher purchase amount or it could make customers sign up for your email service to get that coupon, giving you more information to use in the future. Both of those measures, and the multitude of others available, give your business options to get more out of your interactions with customers.

Integrating marketing and guest WiFi systems can drive sales, provide customer insights, and facilitate better promotions for your entire business. GoZone WiFi’s powerful Marketing4WiFi provides companies like yours with a highly customizable, effective marketing portal.

Trying to get create an effective digital captive portal that results in better sales might seem daunting, but GoZone WiFi can help you establish the systems you need to get the results you want.

Walpole, Mass. (September, 28 2021) – BlueportiQ, a wireless cloud-software manufacturer, today announced the deployment of VAULTTM (securedbyvault.com) across DISH Fiber multifamily locations. VAULT enables property owners to offer secure, seamless, and unlimited onboarding. The solution includes a new Wi-Fi Management Portal where residents easily manage devices, passwords, guests and more.

BlueportiQ VAULT is an innovative, cloud-based software solution that enables a better way of authenticating for consumers on IP-based networks. Key advantages include seamless automatic authentication and connection, higher security, scalability, no use of certificates and customized user experience. VAULT enables seamless roaming across networks while facilitating cost savings for the operator.

“Together with DISH, we have created the most secure and convenient managed Wi-Fi network for multifamily,” said BlueportiQ CTO Ed Neipris. “Residents benefit with move-in ready Wi-Fi using a unique password that they create. The network follows the resident across the property and beyond for a fully secure connection.”

Simplified Wi-Fi Roaming

VAULT takes the user experience outside of the home to any public Wi-Fi network. Every time a user arrives to a familiar network, their device is automatically connected, secured and identified. VAULT learns the location of where the device is connected, manages the network policies for that user, and accounts for all traffic until the device leaves the network. This unique connection occurs automatically without user intervention.

“DISH Fiber’s goal is to break down the walls of the roaming experience, which is why we partnered with BlueportiQ,” said Josh Rowe, Director of Product Management for DISH Business. “VAULT enables us to go beyond the boundaries of a property, delivering a seamless connection that is important to multifamily residents.”

VAULT makes use of existing technology and does not require unique device onboarding or specialized Wi-Fi infrastructure compliance. To find out more, visit securedbyvault.com.

DISH Fiber is an industry-leading managed Wi-Fi solution for multifamily communities that provides all residents with immediate access to premium gig-enabled Wi-Fi and live streaming TV upon move-in. To learn more about DISH Fiber, please visit dish.com/fiber.

About BlueportiQ
BlueportiQ is a cloud-software manufacturer based in Massachusetts, USA. They develop unique patent-pending technology for device connectivity into Wi-Fi networks at any location in the globe. BlueportiQ provides top-tier technology across multiple markets, including multifamily, hospitality, carriers, commercial, healthcare, and more. Visit securedbyvault.com to learn more.

Edgecore Networks, the leading provider of open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, Ecrio, the leading supplier of Mobile Carrier Communications and Messaging client software, and today announced that Ecrio delivers Carrier Voice (4G VoLTE, 5G VoNR and VoWiFi) and Rich Communication Services (RCS) capability integrated on the Edgecore family of OpenWiFi-ready Access Points.

The Ecrio’s FlexIMS™ Software is compliant with the 3GPP and GSMA standards. It offers secured communication and messaging to the mobile Operators across varied radio and core network configurations. It serves a variety of endpoints such as Gateways (FWA and IoT) and Devices (Smartphones, Wearables, AR/VR glasses, and Drones).

Edgecore’s Access Points, with the pre-loaded TIP OpenWiFi Image, offer a highly customizable, open platform featuring Wi-Fi 6 ultra-fast, low-latency technology suited for live audio/video streaming, conferencing, and collaboration. The EAP101 and EAP102 access points include built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ZigBee, enabling value-added IoT applications for Industrial and Home Automation.

“We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Edgecore, a major player for disaggregated network solutions,” said Michel Gannage, Founder and CEO of Ecrio. “We look forward to delivering our pre-certified, carrier communication and messaging solutions on Edgecore’s OpenWiFi-ready Access Points”.

“We are excited about this collaboration with Ecrio to deliver pre-integrated standards-compliant communication applications on our open access-point platform”, said Tengtai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks. “Working with Ecrio and the OpenWiFi ecosystem, we look forward to enabling innovative FWA and IoT Services serving the Wireless Operators and Internet Service Providers”.

 

About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading networking ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, optical packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer a choice of commercial and open-source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit wifi.edge-core.com or contact [email protected]

About Ecrio

Ecrio is the leading supplier of 4G and 5G Communications and Messaging client software serving a variety of endpoints such as Gateways (FWA and IoT) and Devices (Smartphones, Wearables, AR/VR glasses, and Drones). Ecrio offers a comprehensive suite of standards-compliant solutions including Messaging (RCS), Voice (VoLTE, VoNR, VoWiFi), and Video calling (ViLTE) Solutions. Built on the patented FlexIMSTM Architecture, and shipped in over 100 million devices, Ecrio’s client software can be pre-integrated on devices, distributed as part of an OTT application, or deployed in the Cloud. With headquarters in Cupertino, California, and presence in Japan, Korea, and India, Ecrio’s global support team works closely with customers across the globe. For more information, please visit www.ecrio.com. FlexIMSTM is a trademark of Ecrio Inc.