The new launched solutiondelivershigh speed Internet service to guests while providing high control and revenue opportunities to hotels, convention centers, and libraries.
Riding on robust growthconsecutively for the second year, ZyXEL India has introduced theadvanced solutions,including Unified Access Gateway,designed specifically for hospitality environments including hotels, convention centers and public libraries. These advanced commercial networking solutions that have already been adopted in more than 6,00,000 hotels worldwide is expected to leverage high consumer loyalty, increase revenue opportunities, increase occupancy and improve return on investment (ROI) apart from creating robust security and regulatory compliance in Indian hospitality market.
The new product range was launched by ZyXEL’s Global HeadGordon Yangwho was in New Delhi for the purpose. Head of Asia PacificGary Chen and Sales Head- India & SAARC,Madhukar Swayambhu were also present at the launch.
The plethora of the solutions includes Advance Access Gateway (UAG5100 and UAG4100), Next Generation Smart Managed Switches, Layer 2 Managed Switches, WLAN, Wireless Controller and cutting-edge UTM products. The New Access Gateways deliverfeatures with dual-WAN interfaces providing high performance, resilient Internet access for up to 800 concurrent logins while offering the host data retention collection, per-account bandwidth management, and the potentialfor a new revenue stream.
“ZyXEL has launched these products in India based on rising expectations of guests to hotels, clubs, convention centres, cafes and other venues regarding immediate and strong online access,” said Gordan Yang, Global President for Sales. He added that the products and solutions will greatly benefit small venues beginning with cafes, clubs, food courts, banquet halls to large modern hotels, exhibition halls, transportation stations gaming centres and shopping malls.
Wayne Hwang, AVP of ZyXEL Gateway Business Unit informed, “Since customers of hospitality avenues come and go rapidly with several smart devices (such as a smartphone, tablet, and laptop) and in masses,access management and bandwidth management can createa significant challengefor the host. The UAG5100, one of the products launched in India,offers broad, scalable management capabilities includingan integratedGateway and WLAN controllerto optimize the management of deployed APs. It is able to facilitate access management in hospitality venues,while offering a revenue stream, and maximizing both uptime and access quality to ensure the utmost customer satisfaction.”
“This devisesare perfectly designed for the Indian market. The ZyXEL UAG5100 is designed with advanced billing, user authentication, and access control features that help hospitality locations manage guest accounts, block unauthorized access, and limit access abuse through per-account bandwidth management. It facilitates monetization of networking investments by offering Internet access as a paid service, or as a free service with limitations (if desired) and a premium when a purchase is made,” said Gordan Yang.
Vice President for Sales in India, Madhukar Swayambhu apprised,“the need for hospitality is different compared to an office environment or an education campus. Time based access is of prime importance. Integration with billing software is desired and matching with the aesthetics of the property is the mandate. The hospitality solution by ZyXEL are based on the philosophy of the hospitality vertical and it meets the above three criterion.”
He emphasized on customer profiling and history of browsing for making clients mobile number as the primary key. Front end of hospitality needs to be different from other wireless networks.
Gordon informed that the hospitality solution will not just establish a comprehensive scope of core competence in Switching, Wireless LAN and Firewall/UTM but also provide customers with a true ‘One Network’ experience across multiple product ranges with global services and support from experienced partners with local touch
ZyXEL is a global leader in broadband networking technology, providing a wide portfolio of wired and wireless network solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers to small- and medium-size businesses and home users. It maintains a strong presence in 120 countries.