Nomadix, a provider of public access gateways to enable cost-effective and secure wireless connectivity, recently launched an all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and feature-rich Internet access gateway.
The new Nomadix Wireless Connect Gateway (News - Alert) (NWCG) provides secure Internet access to wireless users. The solution is designed for smaller establishments like retail chains, restaurants, waiting rooms and conference rooms that want to offer a local area network to visitors. It provides an alternative to public Wi-Fi while offering a secure connection.
The gateway features plug-and-play technology so users don't need to change their existing IP and other network configurations to connect to the Internet. This is an added advantage of NWCG over Wi-Fi. Customers can also get a name and password page for their establishment.
Other features of the wireless connectivity gateway include easy visitor registration, marketing Web pages such as walled gardens, and a portal page.
"The unique quality of the Wireless Connect Gateway is that it's more than simply a Wi-Fi hotspot – It's also a gateway in a box, which can be used as a standalone four LAN port authentication gateway to monitor and control Internet access for guests and visitors," said Nomadix Chief Commercial and Operating Officer, Fred Reeder in a statement. "By combining a gateway with a Wi-Fi access point, the Wireless Connect Gateway packs a powerful one-two punch."
The growing number of smartphones and tablets will further increase the demand for Wi-Fi hotspots. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert), there are about 750,000 Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide with more than 700 million users and about 800 million new Wi-Fi devices every year. The new NWCG addresses the skyrocketing demand for public Wi-Fi and comes complete with a VP 20 printer accessory, allowing patrons to use the NWCG in one of three ways: as a customer service courtesy (free), as a premium when a purchase is made from the venue, or as paid access.
Edited by Jamie Epstein