BUDAPEST, HUNGARY--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2009) - Now all places where there is a need for Wi-Fi - whether it be hotels, campgrounds or cafes around the world - can benefit from a new hotspot firmware, whether they want to allow free internet access to their guests or charge money for the service.
With "HotspotWRT", a new firmware by HotspotSystem.com, people can have their own hotspot up and running within a few minutes. No need to buy expensive hardware, no additional computers required - the system can run on low-cost routers, like Linksys WRT54GL.
"Wi-Fi access is now a must have service that busy locations need to provide." said Oliver Faludi, Managing Director of HotspotSystem.com. "Even if they would like to provide the internet for free, they still need a Wi-Fi management software allowing them to control their users, especially in EU countries where the law requires a register of those customers using public internet."
Using the "HotspotWRT" Firmware and the services of HotspotSystem.com, operators can give unique vouchers to their customers which allows them to use the internet for a limited time. They can also request that users register before they are able to use the service. It is also possible to charge a fee for access, using the built-in revenue stream which comes with the service. Operators can create access packages and create their own pricing using their local currency.
"Since people might not have enough technical knowledge to setup a hotspot service, they need a system which is very easy to set up. They can buy the equipment for themselves, then register on our website. After that, installation only takes about 10 minutes." Oliver Faludi says. "Big companies such as Boingo stopped their "Hotspot In a Box" service for smaller operators, but there is still a big demand. We receive 10-20 registrations daily from all around the world."
Additionally, the company offers a White Label solution for local IT companies, allowing them to sell the system on using their own branding. Hotspot System then provide installation and support for their local partners and each company takes a split of the revenue.