Deep Blue Wireless, Inc.
today announced the launch of a national WiFi service. The service is being offered to coffee houses, hotels, convention centers, marinas and any other organizations that want to set up their own for-pay wireless network through Deep blue Wireless.
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Deep Blue Wireless, Inc. sells turnkey packages that enable companies to set up their own wireless network using WiFi technology, proprietary authentication and a credit card billing system. Deep Blue Wireless ships all equipment pre-configured, provides marketing materials and user instructions, and sets up a dedicated Web page and private labeling. The company also works with national and regional companies for cross-marketing efforts.
WiFi is another name for IEEE 802.11b, the same wireless networking protocol supported by Apple in its AirPort products. AirPort-equipped PowerBooks and iBook are WiFi-compatible.
“We provide all authentication, billing, marketing and customer support, allowing location owners to concentrate on growing their businesses with a new value-added service.” explained the company’s CEO, Alan Gale. The company also provides roaming access between more than 600 locations nationwide.
Deep Blue Wireless already includes The Embassy Suites, Pan Pacific and Sutton Place Hotels and various other hotels and local coffee houses among its growing list of customers. The company said that location owners can get set up for as little as US$100 per month, with monthly access to the network for as little as $19.95.
Deep Blue Wireless said it’s also established a strategic partnership with national WiFi provider hereUare Communications, which counts Wayport and GoAmerica among its partners.