The Beacon Wi-Fi Network currently has over 600 access controllers and access points installed in over 15 states/provinces/islands, supporting over 250marinas and 500 peripheral locations. Upwards of 5,000 wireless customers use the network daily with a wide variety of wireless LAN cards from unusual angles, vantage points, locations beneath the water line, inside/outside of buildings – all with the same expectations: It should work better than their home networks. Success in responding to these types of difficult expectations starts and ends with a professional and proven wireless network which anticipates the issues that users will face and – addresses them upfront during the design and installation. Over the years Beacon engineers have learned to optimize power, gain, throughput and cost to deploy best in class marina networks on the market today, period.
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!
Beacon has been designing, installing, supporting and managing complex outdoor and indoor wireless networks since 2002. Inherent in our core business, providing wireless networks and media to the marine market is a “last mile” problem. The complexities of this market have forced us, over time, to develop a certain expertise and problem solving skills that combine engineering and art, nuance and revolution, compounded expertise and good-old-fashioned trial and error. Network administration and management companies that once littered the marine market with traditional networking solutions have long since been relied upon to solve the most complicated and ever changing technical and wireless challenges of the marine market.
Proof of this dilemma is evidenced by the fact that 50% of our new business (new marinas added to the network) is a direct result of failed installations by our competition, driving marina management to abandon existing networks and entering into agreements with Beacon Wi-Fi, the proud and proven leader in our field.
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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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