Maxwell Technology delivers affordable satellite internet to Richards Bay

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Maxwell Technology, a satellite-based internet and data solutions provider, has partnered with Cable Wise to deliver communications infrastructure and internet services to areas where broadband is unavailable, unreliable or simply too expensive. This now includes Richards Bay and surrounding areas.

Until now, satellite was not considered a viable or cost-effective option for internet. However, advances in satellite technology have made it a very affordable solution for individuals and more importantly, for companies that want to ensure business continuity under all circumstances.

Expand communications

Cable Wise manager, Quentin Wadmore says unlike most terrestrial alternatives, satellite networks can be rolled-out quickly and relatively inexpensively, connecting farms and lodges that are in remote locations to the information highway. “Satellite networks are easily scalable, allowing users to expand their communications networks and their available bandwidth easily.”Maxwell has also introduced a unique satellite-based connectivity solution, specifically aimed at consumers in the SME market. This solution is also ideally suited for the agricultural and hospitality industries, both of which often operate from areas without broadband.Maxwell technical director, Kallie Carlsen says satellites provide a flexible, universal, reliable and quickly deployable means to address a wide range of communications needs. “Satellite eliminates the constraints imposed by the largely wired world and its benefits go far beyond simple redundancy.

“Leveraging satellite-enabled broadband also makes good business sense for companies that want to extend their reach, improve efficiency and protect their business assets. Moreover, within urban areas, satellite Internet can be used to provide primary connectivity to homes and small businesses where broadband is currently inaccessible.”

Providing reliable internet

Satellite networks can be easily integrated to complement, augment or extend any communications network. They help overcome geographical barriers, terrestrial network limitations and other constraining infrastructure issues.

“With this new offering, we believe Cable Wise has taken the next big step in providing affordable, reliable broadband internet connectivity to all underserviced and non-serviced areas in Northern KwaZulu-Natal,” concludes Wadmore.

Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/544/102735.html

Affordable internet through satellite hotspots

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Maxwell Technology, a satellite-based communications and data solutions provider, has launched a satellite Hotspot solution. The Maxwell HotSpot solution is an offering for public facilities that require voucher or token-based WiFi Internet access for guests.This solution is easy and quick to deploy, anywhere in South Africa, and does not rely on any terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure. It is aimed at lodges, guesthouses, B&B’s, conference centres, internet cafés or any other public facilities that require internet access for their customers. With a very small investment, it also offers entrepreneurs or small business start-ups an opportunity to open an internet café.Maxwell’s technical director, Kallie Carlsen says in the hospitality industry, reliable internet affects the rating or star grading and it also has a direct impact on occupancy. “Maxwell HotSpot provides Internet access to users via a WiFi router that is installed at a single point within the facility. A highly reliable Internet connection is provided via a VSAT terminal, it provides users with up to 512Kbps upload and up to 4096Kbps download speed.”Maxwell also offers customers new revenue generating opportunities that will add to their current revenue streams. There are no monthly subscription fees or fixed monthly operational charges, customers merely generate vouchers to resell to their customers.

Vouchers can be issued in half or full hour access denominations with two different kinds of vouchers. Fixed Time vouchers provide users with uncapped access to the Internet from the time of issue while Multiple Login vouchers provide uncapped access across multiple logins until the total time is used.

Carlsen says an integral part of the solution is the self-help service portal where administrators of the system can generate vouchers as single units, generate vouchers in batches and view the current status of issued vouchers. “No additional computer hardware or billing systems are required, customers use their existing computer infrastructure.”

The equipment required for the Maxwell HotSpot solution includes a complete VSAT system that can either be purchased outright or Maxwell can provide the solution at zero cost in terms of hardware and installation.

Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/544/102162.html

Satellite HotSpots provide affordable internet

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Maxwell Technology, one of Africa’s leading satellite-based communications and data solution providers, has launched its satellite HotSpot solution, aimed at lodges, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, conference centres, internet cafés or any other public facilities that require internet access for their customers.

The offering for public facilities requires voucher or token-based WiFi internet access for guests and, with a very small investment, it also offers entrepreneurs or small business start-ups an opportunity to open an internet café.

Secure internet connection

Maxwell technical director Kallie Carlsen says in the hospitality industry, reliable internet affects the rating or star grading and it also has a direct impact on occupancy. “This provides internet access to users via a WiFi router that is installed at a single point within the facility. A highly reliable internet connection is provided via a VSAT terminal, which provides users with up to 512 Kbps upload and up to 4096 Kbps download speed.”The service also offers customers new revenue generating opportunities that will add to their current revenue streams. There are no monthly subscription fees or fixed monthly operational charges, customers merely generate vouchers to resell to their customers.Vouchers can be issued in half or full hour access denominations with two different kinds of vouchers. Fixed time vouchers provide users with uncapped access to the internet from the time of issue while multiple login vouchers provide uncapped access across multiple logins until the total time is used.

Generating vouchers

Carlsen says an integral part of the solution is the self-help service portal where administrators of the system can generate vouchers as single units, generate vouchers in batches and view the current status of issued vouchers. “No additional computer hardware or billing systems are required, customers use their existing computer infrastructure.”

The equipment required for the solution includes a complete VSAT system that can either be purchased outright or the company can provide the solution at zero cost in terms of hardware and installation.

Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/102101.html