Exertis expand its wireless portfolio with latest innovation from Airangel
Airangel has signed an agreement with Exertis, leading distributor of technology products for the B2B, mobile, and retail markets. The agreement will see the addition of Captivnet, Airangel’s latest cloud-based, guest WiFi solution, which includes location based services, advanced customer engagement tools, and smart building capabilities.
In addition, the Captivnet solution provides businesses with enterprise guest WiFi that sits on top any wireless network. Guests log into the secure system using a variety of options including one-click login, social media, email, or via integrations with PMS, CRM, or loyalty databases. The suite of reports available provide the venue operator with valuable demographic and engagement information about visitors via the management dashboard. This allows the business to understand who is visiting and using their network, how long they are online, as well as their age, gender and any other relevant information collected during the login process. Captivnet provides engagement tools to promote relevant offers, rewarding guests, or to simply keep them updated to what is going on in and around the venue.
Captivnet sets itself aside from its competitors in the hotel space with its home-from-home WiFi solution that can dynamically set up individual personal networks in and hotel room, zone, or meeting space and enables guests to have their own unique SSID and WPA2 key to connect just like at home. After first connection the guest’s devices will instantly connect as soon as they check in on any repeat visit.
Exertis’ expertise in wireless networking, knowledge of the UK channel and ability to help recruit, train and nurture its resellers will enable a significant new strand of business for those partners who want to add value to their customers with a need for next generation venue and value based WiFi. Exertis’ focus on key industry verticals, including hospitality, healthcare and education mirror those or Airangel, further demonstrating the benefit of the two organisations working together.
Gareth Bray, Exertis Head of Commercial for Enterprise said, “Demand for guest WiFi solutions, which go beyond simple guest internet access, is on the rise and businesses are looking for new and innovative ways to use WiFi to gain a competitive advantage and generate revenues. Captivnet represents a great opportunity for resellers to implement wireless networks that can provide a tangible return on their customers’ investment by creating revenue streams through monetising the wireless access and gathering vital data from visitors that can be used in future marketing campaigns.”
Dean Wilkinson, Airangel CEO added “Exertis is ideally placed to extend Captivnet’s market penetration with their broad spread of retail and reseller customers. In addition, they have a dedicated team of wireless experts within their enterprise division that are used to helping their customers deploy Wi-Fi networks in a range of vertical markets. Furthermore, Captivnet has been designed specifically for reseller partners and offers a range of ROI opportunities in a single solution which the reseller can take to their customer to drive wireless sales.”