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Nisa customers repeatedly asked for WiFi - and we delivered

Introduction The installation of free guest WiFi at the Nisa store in central Cardiff has resulted in increased footfall and sales. Purple WiFi are the providers and our partner, ITSourced, configured, installed and managed the delivery of the solution at the stores. David Morris, Head of IT at Nisa Retail Ltd, said: “The system is…

Stables Market Camden turns Purple with free WiFi for visitors

Purple allows Stables Market in Camden to offer an easy to use WiFi service with the added bonus of WiFi marketing opportunities and footfall monitoring August 19, 2014: Purple, the intelligent spaces company, today announced the launch of a secure and legal Social WiFi solution for Stables Market Camden, London’s favourite market. The fully supported…

Purple WiFi turns attention to Asia Pacific market

Cloud-based social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, has embarked on the next stage of its global development with strategic expansion into Asia Pacific. This growth will be delivered by the company’s latest senior hire, Allen Pan, who takes on the new role of VP – Asia Pacific. Allen Pan joins Purple WiFi from global WiFi network…

Purple WiFi, look how you've grown!

As we approach our second birthday, it’s amazing to look back and see how far we’ve come in terms of our UK and global expansion plans, ongoing development of the product, the work we do with our channel partners and hiring the right people to make it all happen. So how have we managed to…

Purple WiFi in the City of York

What is the service provided? A super fast and free WiFi service has launched in key areas of the City of York, including the strategic transport hubs, enabling better connectivity for residents and visitors alike. The service is secure, legal and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The WiFi is content filtered…

Purple WiFi supports launch of Friendly WiFi scheme

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

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

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 Pinacl Solutions, 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…

Purple WiFi announces partnership with Zion WiFi

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…

Presence analytics explained

Presence Analytics 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 behaviour and opportunities to engage customers directly. We already serve demographic and engagement…

Purple WiFi expands further into Asia Pacific region

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.

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?

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

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…

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