Angie Hospitality Introduces New PassPoint Hotspot 2.0 Technology to Streamline and Simplify Guest WiFi Connectivity
Angie Hospitality, developer of the industry's first 24-hour interactive guest room assistant purpose-built for the hotel environment, has announced the addition of PassPoint™ Hotspot 2.0 technology to its award-winning virtual assistant solution. This next generation Wi-Fi platform mirrors today's cellular connectivity experience, streamlining the authentication process and allowing guests to securely connect to hotel Wi-Fi with a simple click. With Angie's ability to provide guests with a private, in-room network in addition to an array of voice control and touch screen capabilities, the new Hotspot 2.0 integration further ensures that each guest can effortlessly and securely connect multiple personal devices, including Wi-Fi only tablets and laptops.
Angie's ability to provide Hotspot 2.0 functionality requires minimal effort to connect, yet delivers the highest WPA2 security encryption. This is achieved using a one-time provisioning file that is transmitted to each guest device, automatically configuring the Wi-Fi settings and all necessary encryption protocols without the need for human intervention. Once registered and provided with a Passpoint™ Hotspot 2.0 credential, guests are then able to automatically and securely connect to WLAN Hotspot 2.0 coverage areas anytime they are within range, including in guest rooms, lobby, common areas, meeting rooms, etc. where Hotspot is enabled.
In addition to offering secure Wi-Fi network capabilities, Angie is a comprehensive in-room solution that responds to guest requests using intuitive voice or touch screen interaction. The flexible, modular platform allows Angie to serve as a complete stand-alone system or, through seamless integration with leading hotel technology system providers, the solution offers a variety of configurations to replace the guest room telephone, and include room automation features, energy management and more. Angie also allows guests to play their own music through built-in Bluetooth speakers, make hands-free calls, access hotel amenities and information and charge devices.
Based on an enterprise-class, cloud-managed platform with secure, scalable and highly-available architecture that is continuously monitored in the Cloud, Angie has the ability to self-configure for each property and room as soon as the device is plugged in.