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HITEC 2017 NEWS: Nomadix Launches AG 2500 gateway, Alloc8 X series

Limited service hotels face a different set of challenges compared to their full service counterparts. Budgets are tighter and there is typically no on-site IT resource. Yet even with these challenges, value brand hotels are still expected to provide quality internet access to their guests. Nomadix recognizes the unique challenges faced by limited service hotels when managing guest internet access. To that end, the company has introduced a new approach to managing internet access that allows this class of hotel to significantly cut their total cost of ownership, without sacrificing the reliability and features that their full service counterparts receive.
Designed for hotels with fewer than 100 rooms, the recently-launched AG 2500 gateway is the cornerstone of Nomadix’s value initiative. With its modular configuration, the AG 2500 gives limited service hotels the ability to purchase only the features they need. The base configuration of the AG 2500 includes 400 concurrent devices with a throughput of 400 Mbps. The hotel operator has the option to upgrade to 500 concurrent devices and to add any of the following software modules via a remote key (no service visit required):
  • Hospitality PMS Software Module
  • High Availability Failover Software Module
  • Load Balancing Software Module
  • Advanced Bandwidth Management Software Module

The AG 2500 is built upon an Intel processor that offers high performance, low power consumption, reliability, longevity, and built-in flash memory. It comes with powerful NSE (Nomadix Service Engine) software, which supports multiple authentication models, has flexible billing options and is equipped with optional bandwidth management features such as Weighted Fair Queuing and Class-Based Queuing. The AG 2500 is backed by a responsive technical support team, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a response time of one hour or less for critical issues. In addition, the premium hardware replacement program offers a replacement unit shipped the next business day.
Meanwhile, some hotel brands require their properties to monitor and report on the status of their internet traffic. In addition to these brand standards, there are other requirements driving the need for monitoring, such as the government mandate of lawful intercept. To help ensure that hotels are meeting these requirements, the Alloc8 – X Series from Nomadix provides affordable, robust monitoring and reporting capabilities.
Until recently, Alloc8 was only available as a full platform – with real-time monitoring, interactive analytics, purpose-built reports, an intelligent recommendation engine, management and control capabilities rolled into one. Now, for hotel properties that only need monitoring and reporting features, the base platform of Alloc8 can be deployed to monitor the network. With the base platform, Alloc8 can monitor throughput up to 1Gbps at a cost of just 100MB throughput, which provides tremendous value for hotels with limited resources.
Featuring Deep Packet Inspection technology, Alloc8 is a family of layer 7 platforms that provide visibility into network traffic, application and performance – enabling hotels to pinpoint sources of congestion. Alloc8 offers many benefits to hotel property owners, such as:

  • Optimization of WAN usage before considering a bandwidth upgrade
  • Understanding the traffic generated by guests
  • Controlling guest bandwidth and application utilization without impacting their quality of experience
  • Monitoring traffic flow through the network on a real-time basis
  • Receiving applications utilization reports in various formats
  • Professional technical support via one common call center
  • Monetization of specific applications
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