Wifi-soft retail solution provides operators an option to use custom-branded captive portals for their WiFi hotspots. Operators have complete control of the design and look-and-feel of the portal page. Wifi-soft provides various templates for creating captive portals without any HTML programming. Predefined templates are available for simple click through, username/password, prepaid/voucher codes, credit card billing, Facebook login, survey option, ad-for-access portals.

Cloud Admin Console

Retail companies wanting to provide Wi-Fi access at their outlets are looking for centrally managed solution. Wifisoft provides smart APs that can be configured and managed centrally from the cloud dashboard. Single console makes the job of installing and managing remote WiFi hotspots really easy. Cloud APs support plug-n-play deployments and hence significantly reduces the cost of network deployment.

Bring your own AP

Wifi-soft Smart AP solution can be deployed on third-party access points like Ubiquiti, TP Link, D-Link and many more. Operators can convert any compatible third-party AP into powerful, cloud-managed AP by installing our free firmware. The installation process is very simple and takes few minutes. Once converted to Smart AP, operators can manage these APs centrally using cloud dashboard.

Wifi-soft also sells its own APs for customers looking for a affordable and reliable alternatives to high-end cloud based solutions.

Branded Captive Portals

Wifi-soft retail solution provides operators an option to use custom-branded captive portals for their WiFi hotspots. Operators have complete control on the design and look-and-feel of the portal page. Wifi-soft provides various templates for creating captive portals without any HTML programming. Pre-defined templates are available for simple clickthrough, username/password, prepaid/voucher codes, credit card billing, Facebook login, survey option, ad-for-access portals.

Private SSID

Operators can also define private SSID to operate a private, secure network in addition to the public SSID for guest Wi-Fi. The dual-SSID ensures that the private and internal communication remains independent of the public access. Operators can define latest security techniques on these private SSIDs to keep hackers at bay.

Social Media Integration

Wifi-soft powered hotspots provide captive portal integration with social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google and more. Retail owners can improve their social media presence and promote their products and services over their WiFi hotspots. For example, food chains like pizza shops can encourage customers to like their Facebook page and then "connect" with their customers over Facebook.
Finally, Wifi-soft provides various reports and analytics so retail operators can get valuable demographic and customer information for promotions and digital marketing.

Advertisement

Cloud APs can be integrated with hotspotclicks (www.hotspotclicks.com) to provide advanced advertisement solution for the retail owners. Hotspotclicks uses patent-pending technology to show advertisements and content while the users are browsing the Internet. Retail owners can run advertisement campaigns to promote their products and services.

User Profiling and Analytics

Understanding users and their buying habits and profiles are very important for retail operators. Wifi-soft provides wide range of reports and analytics to understand the users using their social media profiles, browsing habits and demographic information.

Bandwidth Management & QoS

As public WiFi hotspots become increasingly popular, the demand for bandwidth has risen exponentially. It is imperative for the hotspot operators to manage and allocate the bandwidth prudently to the users. They also need to ensure that users don't run bandwidth intensive applications thus hogging the Internet bandwidth and preventing other users to effectively using the network. WiFiLAN Cloud provides all the necessary tools to allocate bandwidth, enforce fair usage and implement bandwidth based billing on the network.