This list is not complete - but we have tried to get most features in!
Amazingports supports several different business models and offers compliance with the 2006/24/EC directive on anti-terrorism.
Traditional WiFi, WiMax or 3G "hotspot" model where users pay for access when they require it.
You can configure AmazingPorts to provide your guests with Internet access while making sure your WiFi network is safe and sound. With AmazingPorts enterprise network integration it is quick and simple to handle both local and foreign users in the same network.
The only difference between the internet cafe model and the Hotspot model is that the venue provide the computers used to browse the internet or read emails.
Any hotspot venue that wish to offer its customers free internet access, can use AmazingPorts APIs to integrate their tills or POS system (point of sale) so that each receipt contains a voucher for customers.
The vouchers can easily be limited in time "surrounding" the purchase, and can be made to "reflect" the value of the purchase.
Example: A cafe sells coffee, each time a client pays, the POS system prints a voucher code on the receipt that give "Standard Internet access" for the number of minutes that match the amount paid for.
With AmazingPorts Access Controller a venue can leverage different Quality of Service levels and offer simple access to users with lesser quality requirements, while simultaneously selling a "Professional offering" with priority bandwidth and managed service levels for end-users with more specific requirements. Read about maximising revenue here.
Anyone with a fast broadband connection can use AmazingPorts to secure his network and provide access to selected "neighbors" or by passers by issuing vouchers with the services of his choice! With AmazingPorts traffic management, you can make sure that bandwidth is always used and shared the way you want.
The daily pass feature was specifically designed for conferences where many users are given access as part of a package, but 'other" users should pay. As daily passes has lower security requirements, the passes are generated using a small dictionary of simple words combined with a short number. When the feature is enables you can determine:
Once the pass is generated, "hand123", it can easily be printed and displayed where required.
If you and your friends have multiple Access Controllers, AmazingPorts offers the possibility of seamless roaming between these locations.
AmazingPorts was specially built to handle large deployments of several thousand hotspots. The system handled seamless roaming and handover times between hotspots can be as little as 250ms.
Rule Example: Bing rule: Allow www.bing.com port 80, 443 on mon, tue and wed between 06:00 and 21:00
Product Example: Bing product: Provide the Bing Rule for 24 hours
Voucher Example: Provide the Bing products a maximum of 6 times between 14 July 2010 and 20 July 2010
Vouchers and products in combination is the "normal" way to grant users access to internet and other services, but "objects" in the network infrastructure can receive rules "directly". These rules have the same characteristics as described above and are managed by Administrators of a network.
The following "things" can have direct rules
Rules are mixed and matched together in real time please consult the FAQ for a detailed understanding of inheritance, priority and ordering of rules.
The Administration portal contains an FAQ where users can ask questions and get answers.
The FAQ is layered in such a way that end-users questions are forwarded to administrators of the network where the user "is", questions from Administrators are forwarded to the AmazingPorts support team!
AmazingPorts attempt to respond to all queries within 24h.
The central AmazingPorts system events can be followed through RSS or Twitter all events are also published here.
Each network administrator can configure which notifications to receive over twitter:
The end user experience is fully customisable either through the built in portal or by using a third party landing page and the AmazingPorts APIs
Read more about customisation of the landing portal.
AmazingPorts offer APIs for all important functions like managing redirections into a third party landing portal or for generation of vouchers. The APIs are based on http requests and XML responses.
You can download our software and get started here.
If you want to read more about how to set-up a public network or a hotspot - read our get started guide.
You can read more about pricing strategies here.
If you have any questions Contact us!