SilverNet’s recently launched Cloud managed Mesh Wi-Fi solution overcomes this price barrier by providing a method of configuring, controlling and monitoring Wi-Fi access points without the need for expensive controller hardware. It achieves this by a Cloud based software management tool called SilverCloud which enables Wi-Fi radios to be collectively managed regardless of their physical location, via a browser on a PC, tablet or even a smartphone.
“For small to medium size applications, the cost of controller hardware can quite often double the price of a Wi-Fi project,” said Keith Newton, SilverNet’s Business Development Manager. “By introducing a Cloud based solution we are aiming to make it affordable for many thousands of businesses and organisations to have on-site Wi-Fi, including education, healthcare, industrial, retail, hospitality and temporary events type applications. The added bonus is that SilverCloud software features an ultra easy to use on-screen dashboard which eliminates the complexity normally associated with the management of Wi-Fi.”