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Purple WiFi supports launch of Friendly WiFi scheme
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The Friendly WiFi scheme was officially launched today in the UK and Ireland and Purple WiFi is proud to be part of it. Should the scheme be successful, it is hoped that Friendly WiFi will be launched globally. This time last year, David Cameron announced that the UK’s main WiFi providers had committed to an…

RSJ UK delivers Purple WiFi in Faringdon Town Centre, Oxfordshire
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Free public WiFi is now available to anyone visiting Faringdon town centre as a result of a partnership between The Vale of White Horse District Council, STL Communications and RSJ UK. The scheme is being delivered by STL Communications, with Ruckus Wireless equipment supplied by RSJ UK and its social WiFi partner, Purple WiFi, and…

CityConnectWiFi a success during Tour De France
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Visitors and residents in York can now enjoy free unlimited WiFi whilst out and about in the city centre. Phase One of the solution, which was provided by North, was perfectly timed for the arrival of the Tour De France. The Tour De France passed through York on Sunday 6th July, when spectators came out…

Purple WiFi announces partnership with Zion WiFi
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Zion WiFi has signed a partner agreement with innovative social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, which will see the addition of cloud-based guest WiFi and location analytics solutions to its portfolio of products. Zion WiFi helps businesses drive more sales by utilizing their WiFi. A seamless social media login, e-shots and advertising opportunities help businesses to…

WiFi presence analytics
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Presence Analytics seen using WiFi Analytics reporting bridges the gap between Google Analytics and the real world, offering real-time data and reporting using WiFi technology. It’s similar to how cookies track user browsing online. This information gives our venues an unprecedented level of insight into consumer behavior and opportunities to engage customers directly. We already…

Purple WiFi expands further into Asia Pacific region
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Purple WiFi has furthered its geographic reach by signing a distribution agreement with established WiFi technology reseller, Luxu Technologies. The agreement will see Luxu Technologies selling Purple WiFi as a software overlay to existing WiFi hardware in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and China. This move marks the second distribution agreement within the Asia Pacific…

Secure or not secure public WiFi. That is the question.
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How do you tell if the public WiFi on offer is secure or not secure? Open WiFi Access – what is it and why is it bad? Currently there are many businesses out there (over 90% according to our survey) which have open WiFi access. This is not secure. WiFi encryption secures your wireless internet….

Are we getting dangerously attached to our mobile devices?
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Although the story of Ella Birchenough is quite an amusing one, it’s a slightly worrying indication of what we might risk to save our smartphones from any harm. Ella Birchenough was so desperate not to be without her mobile phone that after dropping it down a drain she jumped straight in to try to save…

Purple WiFi’s summary of the ‘Future Stores’ Retail Repo
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The recent large scale study ‘The Future Stores 2014 State of Brick and Mortar Report’ has looked into the in-store retail experience and technology standards currently in place at over 110 of America’s top companies. The survey’s aim was to investigate the trends and current use of technology to enhance customer experience. The respondents came…

Comstor strikes new reseller agreement with Purple WiFi
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Cloud-Based Hotspot and Analytics Offering Now Available to Cisco-Dedicated Resellers Across EMEA Cirencester, UK, June 18, 2014 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced that the company’s Comstor business practice has signed an agreement with cloud-based…

Purple WiFi announces partnership with Deliberant
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Social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, is further expanding its geographic reach through a new partnership with wireless technology manufacturer, Deliberant. Deliberant, which is headquartered in the USA, is a fast growth manufacturer which currently exports hardware to more than 100 countries. Integration with Purple WiFi software will allow Deliberant to deliver a cloud-based social WiFi…

Our latest survey: how do people use WiFi in public places?
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Do you actively try to find free WiFi when you are out and about? Do you even access it if it’s available? We surveyed a whopping 2540 people and our results were very interesting. Demographics of our respondents The respondents were nearly of equally mixed gender with just over half answering who were male. The…

Purple WiFi advances to Cisco Preferred Solution Partner
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We are proud to announce that Purple WiFi is now a Preferred Solution Partner in the Cisco Solution Partner Program. The relevancy of network connections is being enhanced by the Internet of Everything (IoE), which brings people, data and processes together. Being a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program means that Purple WiFi can…

Lucky WiFi
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Caesars Entertainment UK is one of the most established and innovative operators in the casino industry, leading the way for over 40 years. It offers a diverse portfolio of entertainment, gaming, restaurants and bars at locations throughout the world, including the UK, South Africa, the Middle East and the US. Caesars have partnered with Purple…

Purple WiFi and Wavelink join forces to offer Social WiFi
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April 30, 2014 – Purple WiFi has signed a distribution agreement with enterprise mobility and UC Solutions distributor, Wavelink. The agreement will see the addition of Purple  WiFi’s cloud-based, Social WiFi solution, which includes presence analytics and location based services, to Wavelink’s portfolio of products. By entering into a distribution relationship with Wavelink, Purple WiFi…

Purple WiFi to deliver WiFi offering for City of York as part of Pinacl Solutions partnership
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April 23, 2014: Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company will be working with North, one of the UK’s leading Managed Services Providers, and Ruckus Wireless, the global WiFi technology pioneer, to deliver a secure and legal Social WiFi solution for City of York Council. The fully supported service will be free for users…

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