Standard-based high-performance wireless connectivity
In todayâ€™s business environments demanding
always-on Internet connectivity, people travel more and need to stay
connected with family, friends and offices via many wireless mobile
devices such as laptops, netbooks, smart phones and even game consoles.
This change has driven the need for more bandwidth and higher density in
Internet wireless solutions offered by hospitality businesses and Wi-Fi
service providers for public use. The ZyXEL N4100 Hotspot Gateway has
been optimized to deliver flexible connectivity for Wi-Fi devices
through the standard-based 11n RF wireless technology.
The new 11n Wi-Fi standard offers a peak
data throughput of up to 300 Mbps, providing approximately five times
the bandwidth compared to standard 11b/g Wi-Fi devices. The N4100 also
offers the â€œ2 Transmit, 3 Receiveâ€ MIMO antenna technology and advanced
11n features to provide more flexibility and better coverage within the
business location. With these advantages, the ZyXEL N4100 Hotspot
Gateway offers many benefits to users in need to deploy and use Internet
Simple operation for delivering Internet access
To enable easy configuration and operation,
the ZyXEL Hotspot/Service Gateway Series can be used with the optional
SP300E Service Gateway Printer. With this combination, business owners
can easily enable their staff to operate the gateway solution to give
end users the information they need to access the Internet. This is
achieved by simply pushing a button on the SP300E, and then it
automatically prints the Internet access information. This removes the
need in smaller deployments for a dedicated PC to manage the
authentication and billing within the business. In larger business
environments, the ZyXEL Hotspot/Service Gateway Series can support up to
ten SP300E printers installed in different locations around the
premises. This provides an ideal solution that can scale as the business
expands and where greater Internet coverage is required.
Users who want to access a business Hotspot
are usually faced with various technical issues to establish
connectivity and need information such as IP configurations, static IP,
DHCP clients, etc. The ZyXEL Hotspot/Service Gateway Series is equipped
with IP Plug and Play technology so that users do not need to change
their existing IP and other network configurations to connect to the
Internet. The access is fast, easy and trouble free thus increasing
usage and encouraging more users to use the service. This offers the
hospitality businesses more opportunity to attract and retain customers
while delivering new revenue streams. In addition, the ZyXEL
Hotspot/Service Gateway Series can be configured to interact within an
existing network and can be installed in different modes such as a
gateway, DNS, proxy as well as dynamic and static IP address
assignments. This eliminates the need and associated costs of hiring
dedicated IT staff.
Strict security and regulatory compliance*
The â€œEU Data Retention Directiveâ€, which is
Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15
March 2006, stipulates the retention of data generated or processed in
connection with the provision of publicly available electronic
communications services or of public communications networks and amends
Directive 2002/58/EC. It requires business owners of places where
Internet services are provided to keep several elements of the user data
for a certain period of time. ZyXEL is aware of the difficulties of
business owners to deploy a service and meet the requirements. The ZyXEL
Hotspot/Service Gateway Series is a core part of the solution when
installed along with a ZyXEL network attached storage device and ZyWALL
Unified Security Gateway to enable businesses to meet the expectations
of the directive. This is achieved by ensuring that session traces are
logged and user activities are kept for government audit if required.
ZyXELâ€™s Hotspot/Service Gateway Series is the right choice for business
owners who intend to provide regulation-compliant public Internet
* The implementation of the directive
varies dependant on the local definition by the EU member country.
Secure Internet gateway with scalable simultaneous wireless
The ZyXEL Hotspot/Service Gateway Series can
be installed either as a standalone device connected directly to a
broadband router to be an all-in-one Internet wireless Hotspot solution,
or just as part of a larger network. This flexibility provides
businesses with a device of full authentication, authorization and
administration capability to control the wireless users. This
functionality enables businesses to define the policy about how users
can be offered secure Internet access either for free or for a fee
through a simple charging mechanism. The Series starts with the G-4100
v2 offering 802.11 b/g wireless and up to 100 simultaneous connections.
The introduction of the N4100 extends the wireless technology to 802.11
b/g/n for better coverage while supporting 100 simultaneous users as
standard and 200 users through an optional license.
What are the Benefits for Hospitality Businesses?
Create customer loyalty
Experiencing secure, always-on and
easy-to-use connectivity is a good way to make customers feel way to
increase customer satisfaction.
Increase revenue opportunities
A well-designed broadband internet access
solution offers an extensive range of marketing and revenue enhancing
opportunities such as:
Â Â -Â In-room revenue Meeting room revenue
Â Â -Â Online advertising income E-commerce
Â Â -Â Special services such as VoIP, printing
Â Â -Â Video on Demand (VoD), etc.
A complete, easy-to-use broadband internet
infrastructure attracts more customers, increases occupancy rates and
enhances perception of the hotel brand.
Offer robust security and regulatory compliance
The solution allows authorized users onto
the network and keeps data private as it travels through the airwaves.
It keeps security threats at bay and enables business to comply with EU
Through feature-rich products, operational
simplicity, and flexible architecture, ZyXEL hospitality solutions can
help to improve profits and protect investments.