4ipnet, Inc., a leading networking device provider for manageable, reliable, and secure wireless access, today announced the HSG300 with 3x3 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n, the world’s first Dual-Band wireless hotspot gateway with Gigabit Ethernet ports. Featuring 802.11n wireless performance with data rates of up to 300Mbps, 802.3af standard PoE support, IP50 dust-proof metal housing, and proprietary technologies Wireless Layer 2 Firewall and 4ipWES Press-n-Connect, the HSG300 offers deployment flexibility and versatile compatibility for hybrid applications, and is a powerful addition to any network.
Increasing ubiquity of wireless access at hotels, cafes, conferences, and other venues creates a demand for sophisticated equipment that meets both business network requirements and customer experience expectations. Data-heavy activities such as video conferencing and multimedia streaming are common applications for the average user, and hotspot providers are compelled to satisfy the demand for progressively better network performance. The HSG300 Hotspot Gateway is built-in with 3x3 MIMO Dual-Band 802.11a/b/g/n access point and 1 WAN / 4 LAN Gigabit ports, providing the bandwidth and the performance standard that satisfies today’s bandwidth-hungry applications.
In addition to the advantages of the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard, the HSG300 also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and dual-band operation, offering deployment flexibility for hotspot providers. Network expansion is straightforward with the HSG300; hotspot owners who wish to extend wireless coverage can do so with the simple touch of a button—with 4ipnet’s patent-pending technology, 4ipWES Press-n-Connect for WDS Easy Setup, the HSG300 automatically establishes an AES encrypted connection with 4ipnet access points, effortlessly and securely expanding the network.
Designed to serve public access, the HSG300 is outfitted with enterprise-grade security features including WEP, WPA/WPA2, Layer 2 client isolation, SPI firewalls, and 4ipnet’s proprietary Wireless Layer 2 Firewall, a network security feature usually only available on high-end Layer 2 switches. The Layer 2 Firewall is designed to block security breaches at the edge of the network, serving as a firewall between the outside world and the intranet. With the Layer 2 Firewall, wireless clients are protected from popular security breaches such as ARP spoofing, password sniffing, DHCP spoofing, and other malicious attacks commonly found in public wireless environments.
With different usage pricing models—usage time, data volume, hotel cut-off time, and valid duration—the HSG300’s versatile billing plans allow hotspots of all sizes and purposes to handle accounting with ease. Handy features to aid in smooth hotspot operation include built-in and external RADIUS authentication, easy logo and ad loading, customizable captive portal, online credit card payment support via PayPal, and real-time monitoring of online users with traffic logs.
To streamline on-demand account creation and billing, the HSG300 combined with 4ipnet’s Hotspot Ticket Generator Combo Set (SDS100 + POS Printer) creates an intuitive hotspot operation kit with push-button account generation and point-of-sale ticket printing. The SDS100 Smart Device Server generates on-demand accounts by triggering the customizable billing plans in the HSG300 and instructs the POS Printer to print corresponding account tickets. Frontline hotspot operation is immediately simplified; receptionists and cashiers can provide customers or visiting guests with access receipts by pressing a few buttons on SDS100, bypassing manual configuration of the Gateway. All 4ipnet WHG/HSG devices are compatible with the Hotspot Ticket Generator Combo Set, and multiple Combo Sets can be deployed and supported via the network, creating a scalable and easy-to-operate hotspot solution.
Designed as a robust and long-term solution, the dual-band 802.11n HSG300 is 4ipnet’s most powerful hotspot gateway yet, taking hotspot operation to a new level with superior network performance, convenience of access for clients, and versatility of deployment and administration for hotspot service providers.
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