The Beacon Wi-Fi Network at Your Marina
A Lot More Than Just The Best Wireless Internet Service
Beacon Wi-Fi has been providing their multi-faceted wireless Internet service at marinas for boaters since 2002. Our focus has always been on one industry – marine. We continue to expand our network which covers over 250 prominent marinas in the US and Canada so our customers can depend on a powerful, safe, fast and reliable Internet service virtually anywhere they cruise. Boat owners, crew, marina staff and visitors can reliably surf the net, connect securely via VPN to their corporate networks, watch TV, talk on the phone, watch movies, trade stocks, work and play. Give them more reasons to come to the marina!
The Beacon wireless technology is simply different. There are custom software scripts, configuration settings, wireless noise management and unique configurations that set Beacon apart from the rest. There are many companies that take pictures of our equipment and find something off-the-shelf that looks similar to our installations – only to find out the hard way that “what’s under the hood is what counts”. We use specific radios that are packaged in many off-the-shelf enclosures -then – we blow away the operating systems and BEACONIZE their performance!
Close relationships with our marina customers is a critical element to our success. We are the biggest, we feel we are the best – but we are not perfect. Our marina customers have grown to truly appreciate the fact that when something doesn’t go exactly as planned, Beacon Wi-Fi has other “gear” and will not stop until a permanent solution is found to get your customers connected. Beacon Wi-Fi is not the company that sells you a bunch of “cookie-cutter” equipment with our label slapped on the side and then sends a dealer to install. Beacon Wi-Fi becomes your Wi-Fi and IT partner.
The Amenity-Based program or Beacon Wi-Fi FREE allows Marinas of all sizes to offer Beacon Wi-Fi for FREE and gives you the peace of mind that the Internet connection at your location is safe, fast, reliable and 100% managed by the best. Beacon Wi-Fi always purchases and installs their equipment to ensure the highest quality of equipment, installation techniques and regular maintenance. The right equipment is a “science” and we simply have more experience – with over 1000 outdoor installations under our belt.
Our Marina Code Application and Vouchers Systems allow slip renters and transients to access at your marina, managed via spreadsheet or optional cards with printed instructions, access code and support number. This username and password can be used at all of our locations! Keeping the WRONG people off of your system is just as important as letting the RIGHT people on!
1) The Marina, Yacht Club or Port pays a small installation fee, usually a fraction of the equipment costs.
2) Beacon Wi-Fi maintains ownership of the equipment so we are 100% responsible for the upkeep,
upgrade and installation of the network – no finger pointing
3) The Marina, Yacht Club or Port provides Beacon Wi-Fi access to a broadband connection (cable/DSL)
4) The Marina, Yacht Club or Port pays a small monthly service fee which includes:
a). tech support for the boaters
b). our award winning Marina Code system or Voucher System
c). FREE roaming at all of our locations for the boaters
d). landing page that can be customized or simply your web page
5) The boaters at your location get Beacon Wi-Fi FREE
6) While cruising, your boaters get FREE access any of our 250+ marinas, yacht clubs and ports
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The Harborage Marina in St Petersburg, FL has joined Beacon with a NextGen Marina Wi-Fi Network!
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