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Solution for Hotels - Internet Billing software

Hotspot Express delivers the only complete and comprehensive wired and wireless billing solution that caters to the complete needs of the hospitality industry. The flagship hotEx Manager is a Subscriber Management and Billing Software. It has been designed keeping in mind that IT is an enabler for hospitality industry.

Hotspot Express solution meets the needs whether it is a single hotel or an expansive resort or hotels in multiple locations/cities.  The freedom to manage your hotspot based on your business needs is a key consideration behind the design goal.  A guest can be given a roaming facility with the same userid and password, across all the properties of hotel chain.  The design takes care of Hotel Chains including Franchisee models.  

It has been designed to meet all needs of wired and wireless internet solution right from Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA) to Billing. This software, in operation since 2005, has an exceptional track record on reliability.

We can integrate with the hotel’s PMS (Property Management System) to deliver post-paid solutions. You can have any number of Pre-paid or Post-paid Tariff Plans. The tariff plans could be based on Time or Volume or Speed or a combination of any one these three.

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For single hotspot location (a single hotel):

The software will be installed in a PC/Sever with two NICs. One NIC is connected to Internet router and another NIC is connected to either Wired Network or WiFi network. All the Internet traffic will flow only through the hotspot server. When the user tries to access Internet the hotspot server will catch the traffic and insert the login page. The login page will prompt the user to enter username and password. You can specify at the foot note of the login page as 'Please contact reception for getting WiFi Tickets'.

Each ticket is printed with randomly generated username and password. You can design any number of prepaid plans for example; 1 hour ticket is valid for 100 MB and the users can go only up to 512Kbps. Likewise, You can create any number prepaid plans with the below limit

- Time Limit (eg. 1 hour, 1 day, etc)
- Data Limit (eg. 100MB, 1GB, etc)
- Bandwidth Limit (eg. 512Kbps, 1Mbps, etc)

You can print any number of tickets, for example, in a single A4 sheet, you can print 10 ticket and cut these tickets and distribute through receptionists.

If the hotel feels it is inconvenient to print and distribute the tickets, the hotspot server can be integrated with the Hotel Management Software (such as IDS, WinHMS, etc) and the user will be authenticated with the 'Room Number and First Name (or Last Name or etc).

If the hotel wants to offer Free Access for Conference Hall Members or Fun Parties, but still wants to authenticate with their Mobile Access, the hotspot server can be integrated with Hosted SMS Servers (or with Serial/USB SMS Modems) and the users will be authenticated with SMS. OTP (One Time Password) authentication modes also can be implemented.
 

For Multiple hotspot locations (a chain of restaurants):

The software will be installed in a centrally located PC/Server with Public Static IP number. In each hotspot location, there will be a location router. This location router is with One WiFi port and Four Wired Ports. The location router will insert the login page to the users, and will authenticate the users by consulting with the central hotspot server. This central server can be installed either in your premises or in a cloud server as per your requirements.

 

 
Key Benefits
  Any number of Pre-paid or Post-Paid Tariff Plans to satisfy customers
  Tariff plans based on Time or Volume or Speed
  True Plug & Play - No client configuration whatsoever on the client laptops
  Log of Users/Usage - Superb control over users and usage
  LINUX based platform strengthens reliability
  Secures WiFi not at the expense of freedom to manage the WiFi business
  Platform for futuristic IP applications like IPTV, Multimedia applications
  Simple self installable software literally with 4/5 clicks the installation gets over
Features
• Centralized RADIUS Server 
 
• PrePaid and PostPaid Packs Creation with PIN numbers. 
• Time/Volume/Bandwidth based Rate Plans
 
• Unlimited Service configuration.
(Enables different price plans, Service bundling, in addition to discount and bonus options). 
• Reseller Account support and reports.  • Web Based Administration, Viewing Reports and user support. 
• Customer Self-Signup Plans, Registration. • Web based Customer login 
• MAC address automatic authentication, if necessary.  • Redirection to provider's "Terms and Conditions" Page before access. 
• Configurable Portal Page for user access showing the providers logos and links.  • Web Self Care module to enable users self account administration. 
• Logout keyword (user can type exit/logout/etc in the browser)  • Configurable idle timeout (customers will be logged-out automatically if no response) 
• Free Access to Specified domains and websites.  • MB Limitation based on user account or Mac address. 
• Bandwidth Limitation based on user account or Mac address.  • Automatic session timed out, after the prepaid account is completed.
• Balance minutes updated at real time on clients  • Compatible with most Subscriber Gateways, access controllers, RADIUS enabled Access Points
• Live reports, statistics and analysis  • Reports on Bandwidth, Data Transfer, etc and export in CSV format. 
• The software can be on public IP and the clients can be behind NAT.  • In-built DNS, DHCP server and firewall support. 
• WPA (Wireless Protected Access) support  • Multiple Service Support (wired and wireless) 
• Grouping and billing based on Wireless Access Points.  • Credit Card authorization and charging (optional) 
• PMS Integration (optional)  • PayPal Integration (optional)
 
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