Company Unveils Simple Wi-Fi Option
Whotspot, a Canadian company that provides managed Wi-Fi equipment and services, announced a new, "idiot-proof, wireless mesh networking equipment Wi-Fi hotspot with setup in about five minutes," according to a press release. "After years of real-life testing and feedback from clients, all complexity has been removed. If you can plug in a lamp, you can install Wi-Fi anywhere."
The company is marketing the devices for campgrounds, RV parks and marinas.
Expectations of campers are high, according to the company. "These computer junkies need their fix of daily email, even while on vacation or camping. Whotspot now offers an amazingly simple solution for finicky customers. Starting with only a $99 WiFi Gateway connected to your exiting broadband (cable, DSL, fiber or satellite) modem, you can instantly offer branded, free or paid, controlled Wi-Fi to your campers. Need greater coverage, just add more $99 access points as you like," according to the press release.
When campers are unable to access the Wi-Fi from their sites, campground operators can add a repeater to the main network as fast as they can plug it in. Each device can act as a gateway, router, access point, bridge, repeater creating a self-healing, self-aware true mesh network — in a few minutes, according to the press release. Best of all, the commpany argues, Whotspot manages it all in the cloud.
"This is the lowest-cost, smartest campground solution available", said Terry Fagen, president of Whotspot. At only $99, each device connects to the cloud where Whotspot manages the network. A network can have geographically diverse gateways — all managed from one location — perfect for multiple locations or applying a national brand.
Fagen continued, "What can be simpler? Plug it in and it works. We have experienced a 100% success rate."
The company's site is www.Whotspot.com.