WiFi

No longer an amenity, but a necessity.

Boiled down, WiFi is the wireless version of an ethernet cable in that it connects your devices to the internet as well as other locally networked devices. It’s important to understand WiFi is not the internet, it simply facilities the connection. If your internet provider suffers an outage even the best WiFi will be interrupted.  

 

Importance of WiFi

WiFi delivers a convenient way to provide internet access to your staff, visitors, and guests and significantly reduce the need for cabling and additional infrastructure. Being able to connect to internet from anywhere in the office also makes for a much more mobile friendly workspace and facilitates team collaboration.

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WiFi by Industry

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) are getting crunched. With little (if any) IT staff available to put in a robust wireless LAN and with budgets squeezed to the hit, how can SMBs deploy a centrally managed wireless LAN without going broke or crazy?

Better Coverage: Fewer wireless access points blanket a bigger area, reducing capital and operational costs. 

Ultra- Affordable: Robust wireless LAN at a fraction of the cost of conventional alternatives. 

Fast Install: Configuration and deployment in half the time. 

Just What You Need: No more paying for features and functions you don't want or need. 

Keep guests happy and coming back. If you run a hotel WiFi is no longer just another amenity, it is the ultimate amenity, it is the ultimate amenity, and essentially a prerequisite for most guests. Offering WiFi can help increase Revenues Per Available Room (RevPAR) offering:

Hotel staff can use mobile Wi-Fi devices to securely access reservation and administration tools from anywhere on the property, ensuring high levels of service. 

Wireless point of sale (PoS) systems can allow staff to take orders for food and other amenities at poolside and around the property. 

Handheld devices can be used to check-in guests at valet. 

Offer Wi-Fi in guest's rooms & common areas for free, or bundled in a package. 

Guests can use WiFi for to connect their smart devices and laptops. 

Stop dwelling on poor WiFi MDUs can pose many challenges when it comes WiFi connection due to high density, large indoor/outdoor coverage areas, and typical multi-story nature. Today, people have an expectation of constantly being connected to WiFi wherever they go regardless of situation... 

Property owners have seen the need to provide reliable broadband and wireless services to residents to make their property desirable. Residents expect a connected home experience where mobile phones and other devices seamlessly and securely connect to the network no matter where they are on the property. A quality WifI experience translates into residents with increased productivity, customer satisfaction, and minimizes turnover. 

Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities face exploding demand for Wi-Fi, whether to meet the need of the 90+ percent of physicians with smartphones, or to connect the multitude of medical devices that rely on highspeed connection to provide real time monitoring, precise locating, and support patient-centered workflows. 

Wi-Fi enables fast access to electronic patient records, improves staff communication, and speeds up the delivery of medical images. In addition, guest Wi-Fi can be extended to visitors in lobbies and waiting rooms. 

The education sector has redefined the way students learn with digital tools. REliable WiFi networks are a must when delivering online curriculum, learning assessments, and educational content among students and teachers. Schools of all types face unique challenges ensuring wireless connectivity for a wide range of device and user types. Faced with limited IT staff and new students each term, schools need a way to enable self-service onboarding that can recognize and assign distinct policies for students, devices, and for IT-owner vs BYOD devices. 

Colleges and universities are challenged by the proliferation of mobile devices on campus and the increasing demand for online educational content. Students, faculty, and staff expect wireless connectivity to be available just as readily and reliably as the lights coming on in a room. 


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The Four Winds Approach

At Four Winds we understand that every business is inherently different which is why we take the time to customize every one of our solutions, so they better cater to the specific needs of your business. Our approach is simple yet effective:


Plan

We begin with an upfront meeting to better understand your overall business, budget, and plans for the future. This phase is crucial when it comes designing a solution that both accommodates your immediate needs and can easily scale with your business.

Design

There is no such thing as one size fit all when it comes to technology. We work with you to better understand how your employees’ function on a daily basis and identify any business critical applications and tools to create a solution that accommodates your specific needs and budget.

Implement

Our team of experienced engineers deploy your solution ensuring any new hardware or software is optimized for your environment. When it comes to maintaining your solution we provide a range of comprehensive support services including but not limited to 24/7 monitoring, remote support, and onsite troubleshooting.

 

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