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California introduces new data security laws.
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With great data, comes great responsibility… Since Purple’s beginning in 2012, data security has been at the forefront of our business and we’ve always gone a step further by providing guests the moment they log in with an easy to read and digestible terms of business and privacy policy which enables guests to manage their…

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We work with a number of enterprise-sized businesses across the world, many of which have thousands of access points across multiple locations. Manually configuring that many access points is a daunting task for any engineer. So, to help our customers tackle this issue, we have introduced automatic provisioning for Meraki hardware.  Importing your access point…

What’s the difference between a local area network and a wide area network?
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A LAN, abbreviated from Local Area Network, is a network that covers a small geographical area such as homes, offices, and groups of buildings. Whereas a WAN, abbreviated from Wide Area Network, is a network that covers larger geographical areas that can span the globe. An example of a widely used WAN is the Internet,…

Improving customer communications with hyper-personalization
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Gone are the days where you could pepper your customers with emails, SMS and other forms of communication.  Spray and pray marketing techniques will now alienate your customer base, see your email domains blacklisted and could very well land you in deep trouble with regulators, not to mention the potential of a hefty fine.   Personalization…

Changes to Purple training content blog
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Here at Purple we understand that users consume information differently. So with this in mind, over the last few months, we have made some significant changes to our training content and how it can be accessed.  Before we jump into the changes, I just want to clarify that we still offer: 1-2-1 or group training…

Social login access journey
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Social login capabilities on captive portals are a great way of increasing login rates. By using pre-existing social network logins such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, you allow users to seamlessly connect to your guest WiFi network. Simply speaking, social login takes all the effort out of signing into guest WiFi. It also takes…

Tracking customer footfall
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Do you offer free WiFi access in your public building? Whether it’s a cafe, a supermarket, a bowling alley or a cinema, you’re missing out on valuable user data if you’re not using WiFi analytics to assess the preferences and behaviors of your customers. Allowing a customer to log-in to your in-store WiFi network gives…

Purple live chat function
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Quick question? When was the last time you sent an email to a friend or family member? How about the last time a friend or family member sent an email to you? Can you even remember?! My guess is if you can, it is a very rare occurrence. So, why is that? Is it because…

Purple WiFi location heatmap
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Location data provides more intelligence than just x and y. Yes, it can tell you how many people visit your venue, but did you know it can also be used to track visitor movement throughout your venue? Opening the doors for proximity marketing, way-finding, personalized customer engagement and more. The data can also feed into…

WiFi analytics features
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Firstly, what is WiFi analytics? WiFi analytics put simply means, to gather customer data through the use of guest WiFi. Guest WiFi is the free WiFi you get in hotels, cafes and numerous other store types. WiFi analytics collects customer data in two different ways. Authorized data The first method of collecting data is through…

Enterprise data management for physical spaces
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Why do businesses collect data? Put simply, to improve. Take your website and Google Analytics as an example. Google Analytics captures data about your website and its users. You then analyze this data and use it to improve your website. But what happens when you have heaps of data coming from lots of different sources…

El Gato Negro serve up WiFi analytics to improve the dining experience
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El Gato Negro, the award winning Spanish restaurant, have partnered with Advantex and Purple to install an advanced guest WiFi network at their three story restaurant located in the heart of Manchester. The new network will offer diners a free, high-speed and secure WiFi connection, whilst also enabling the restaurant to capture customer data via…

What does 5G mean for WiFi?
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5G is here and it’s here to stay, it has already reached 228m global connections, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down, despite the global coronavirus pandemic.  To understand how 5g works it’s important to compare it to its predecessor, 4g, to grasp the real differences and benefits of 5g.  What’s the difference between…

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Collecting customer data is great in terms of growing your CRM and directly engaging your total addressable market. However, more importantly, is aggregating this customer data and overlaying it on top of other data sets to give you insights. Google Analytics and other online analytics tools provide you with an easy way to gain insights…

How to increase customer footfall
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Online ecommerce sales have been on the rise for a number of years. A report by Statistia reveals that in 2020, ecommerce retail sales are expected to reach 4.1 billion US dollars, up considerably from previous years. And so, many retailers, and other ecommerce businesses with physical venues, are looking for new ways to increase…

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