Wifi is an abbreviation for wireless fidelity. Wifi communication networks are defined as any wireless local area network or WLAN. Due to the popularity of Wifi, often the term is used in place of WLAN or vice versa.
A Wifi enabled device, be it an iPhone, iPad, music player, a television or a personal video recorder, connects to the network via a wireless network access point, commonly known as a hotspot.
The advantage of a Wifi network is that if you have compatible devices, you can have true wireless communication with no cables required to link devices. This means that in the context of an office environment, you do not need to run cables and add network ports onto walls. You will need a reliable WIFI provider, such as UNIFI and you can check their services and sign up here – Unifi register. Furthermore, if you require network connectivity in an outdoor area or a listed building where you can’t add ports or run cables, then Wifi truly is the solution you are looking for.
Should you be able to relate to any of the above situations, an expertly installed wifi system will provide the connectivity you require. The general public, quite understandably, assume that wifi hotspots give access to the worldwide web, however, if you only require your hotspot to provide access to a local intranet that is no problem.
This solution works best when you have users who you want to access your intranet wirelessly via mobile devices when it is unfeasible to have users plugging cables in. For workers going about their tasks remotely on site, this is literally a godsend and can circumvent a huge amount of paperwork and toing and froing for your employees.
Security is always a concern for companies who install hotspots, but have no fear as all hotspot hardware is fully secured using the very latest encryption techniques ensuring that the possibility of a security breach is extremely unlikely via a blunt force hacking technique.
Should your company wish to monitor usage on a per user basis, that is not a problem either and is fully customisable via the operating system installed with the hotspot. Furthermore, billing can be configured for individual users for safe and secure payments – excellent for hoteliers wishing to install a chargeable wifi system into their premises.