How to Hit a Home Run with iBeacon

Baseball Player hitting a ball: How to hit a home run with iBeacon

iBeacon has been getting a lot of attention lately mainly because of claims of how it can transform the retail industry. After having talked to many retail customers, iBeacon technology providers, and others closely associated to this eco system, it occurred to me that iBeacon and baseball have a lot in common.

Just like in baseball, where a player has to advance through all the bases to score a run, there are some essential solution components to be built up before a retailer can extract value out of iBeacon. Continue reading to find out how to make your iBeacon deployment be a home run.   Read more

How Does Restaurant Wi-Fi Pay for Itself?

Learn how On The Border maximizes Restaurant Wi-FI

Maximize Your Restaurant Wi-Fi: A Lucrative Tool for Revenue & Engagement is a how-to webinar that helps operators understand the potential of restaurant Wi-Fi, and focuses on a variety of strategies that lead to bottom-line impact.

AirTight joins forces with its partners On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and Industry Retail Group (IRG) to share how restaurant Wi-Fi networks pay for themselves.   Read more

The Impact of IoT on Enterprise Wi-Fi

The Impact of IoT on Enterprise Wi-Fi

Choose your wireless network carefully. Cloud and APs are not all created equal.

Clearly we’re not in Kansas anymore … According to IDC, the growing global Internet of Things (IoT) market is on course to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020. With the rapid rise of connected devices in the IoT landscape there is growing concern about elevated security risks associated with the sheer volume of new devices coming online. AirTight can help you plan for IoT capacity and network traffic, as well as optimal secure coverage across your site.   Read more

EarthLink and AirTight: Retail WiFi Partnership Made in the Cloud

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Read the interview with Greg Griffiths, vice president of retail solutions at EarthLink Business, on the trends in retail WiFi. Also download RIS report “Is CMO on Your Side?”, courtesy of EarthLink. What are retailers looking for in WiFi today? We need to look at retail and restaurants separately. Restaurants have deployed WiFi for a… Read More

Lots of Wireless Mojo at MES East 2014

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This week we are at Midsize Enterprise East Summit (MES East) in Orlando. The conference  brings together 220+ CIOs and senior level IT decision makers.  They come together to meet with top technology vendors to focus on the latest and greatest IT opportunities for their business. What is AirTight focusing on during the conference? Businesses are always looking… Read More

EarthLink Launches Secure WiFi™ Powered by AirTight

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EarthLink launched its Secure WiFi™ service in the US, with the official announcement out yesterday: EarthLink Launches New Secure WiFi Service, Featuring Integrated Security, Customer Analytics and Social Media Check out the news coverage following the announcement: FierceTelecom: EarthLink serves up Wi-Fi for multi-site businesses Channel Partners Online: EarthLink Teams with AirTight Networks to Offer… Read More

Why Facebook Wi-Fi is for Local Biz, but Not for Retail Enterprises

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Netgear recently announced integration with Facebook on their APs using Facebook Wi-Fi API. Meraki and Cisco have also announced the same capability on their APs. Facebook Wi-Fi franchise is growing. It is easy to configure and get working (except when used on Cisco APs, which requires running separate CMX VM and per-AP license). That is… Read More