Aerohive partners with Radius Networks to provide Wi-Fi enabled proximity beacons

Partnership with Radius Networks will allow it to offer retailers, educators and healthcare providers a cloud-managed Wi-Fi infrastructure enabled with proximity beacons

Aerohive partners with Radius Networks to provide Wi-Fi enabled proximity beacons

Aerohive Networks is partnering with Radius Networks, which provides proximity services and proximity beacons with iBeacon and AltBeacon technology, to offer retailers, educators and healthcare providers a cloud-managed Wi-Fi infrastructure enabled with proximity beacons.

Together, Aerohive and Radius Networks provide complementary cloud platforms for helping these organisations meet the demands of today’s increasingly connected customers who are seeking more personalised student education, patient care and shopper experiences.

“Organisations are looking for new technologies to enable them to use real-time data to better engage with their end users and drive relevance so they can offer better services and customized experiences,” said Bill Hoppin, vice president of business development, Aerohive Networks.

“Proximity beacons with iBeacon and AltBeacon technology are a key part of Aerohive’s strategy to do just that. Our partnership with Radius Networks has allowed us to deliver the world’s first integrated enterprise Wi-Fi iBeacon-enabled solution tailored for retailers, but also providing unique capability for schools and healthcare providers.”
 
"Not only does Aerohive simplify networking of distributed enterprise deployments with cloud-enabled networking solutions, but it also provides industry-leading features,” said David Helms, chief product officer at Radius Networks.

“We are excited to partner with Aerohive to use RadBeacon proximity beacons (pictured) with iBeacon and AltBeacon technology to create new and improved applications that bring value to the retail, education and healthcare markets.”

The market for proximity solutions using iBeacon and AltBeacon technology that enable personalised experiences in retail, education and healthcare brick-and-mortar venues is exploding as the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a reality in business, Aerohive states. By 2020, it is predicted that there will be 26 billion connected devices.

Aerohive currently serves many of today’s largest retailers, schools, and healthcare facilities and has deployments across more than 16,000 customers. Radius Networks supplies proximity services and beacon technology supporting a community of over 100,000 proximity solution developers.

Radius Networks provides Aerohive’s Personal Engagement Platform with the unique ability to improve and personalise customer engagement across various retail, healthcare and education environments.

Aerohive’s Wi-Fi infrastructure, coupled with RadBeacon proximity beacons, provides a flexible and scalable foundation for integrating next-generation experience, enhancement, engagement and informative micro-location functionality.

The list price for Radius Networks RadBeacons starts at $29 for single units with volume discounts available. RadBeacons are compatible with all Aerohive APs. The combined solution is available now.

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