Alvarion Technologies, a provider of wireless solutions including Wi-Fi, point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multi-point (PTMP), announced today (8 January 2015) that its WBSn 2400 base stations are now Wi-Fi Certified for Passpoint 1.0 by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint automates the entire process of finding and authenticating to a Wi-Fi network, enabling a cellular-like experience when connecting to Wi-Fi. The company said the Passpoint certification marks Alvarion Technologies’ ability to provide advanced, reliable and cost effective Wi-Fi solutions as it looks to solidify its place in the smart cities and high-density event markets.
Alvarion’s WBSn carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions enable network operators, governments, municipalities and enterprises to deliver high quality Wi-Fi solutions in metro and rural areas, with significantly fewer base stations, and at much lower costs.
Such solutions provide a high standard of reliability, quality of service, security and manageability. Alvarion Technologies provides the optimal solution with a full end-to-end Wi-Fi package, including outdoor AP, indoor AP and controller. With fewer sites required per covered area, consumers see a positive increase in RoI.
“We are pleased to announce Passpoint certification,” said Giora Levi, CEO of Alvarion Technologies. “Alvarion Technologies, with over a decade of experience of working with industrial wireless communications, is perfectly situated to offer our consumers a complete Wi-Fi package, and to take cities and high-density events into the next generation of an ultra-connected society.”
The Wi-Fi Alliance certification programme is designed to provide a single industry-wide solution for seamless access to Wi-Fi mobile broadband, and to create a common foundation allowing carriers and service providers to rapidly expand Wi-Fi roaming agreements. With multi-provider Wi-Fi roaming, subscribers benefit from connectivity in more hotspots than those provided by their own service.