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Category: WiFi Technology

Indoor GPS Navigation

Wayfinding is defined as information that assists with guiding people in a physical environment or enhancing their experience within it, you know the signs they have in hospitals that ensure you don’t end up on an operating table instead of the x-ray department? Technology is putting a new spin on the traditional signs, enabling us…

California introduces new data security laws.

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…

Guest WiFi Risks

It’s been a very busy month for Purple. We have released a number of new features and reports within the platform and have introduced some great updates to enhance our current reporting suite. Here’s what we have been working on. New features & reports Custom field selection Custom field selection allows users to create a…

Purple and Coverage Points, a Purple approved partner, are pleased to announce a new partnership with Foodics. Foodics offer a cloud-based, all-in-one restaurant management system for Apple iPads that boasts a number of features including POS, timesheets, inventory management and smart analytics.  Since inception in 2014, Foodics has revolutionized the foodtech industry in Saudi Arabia…

Reflections Holiday Parks has committed almost $1 million to create a new WiFi infrastructure across four of its holiday parks along the NSW North Coast, partnering with Vertel and Purple. Reflections Holiday Parks CEO, Steve Edmonds, said the new WiFi infrastructure was successfully up and running at Forster Beach, Seal Rocks, Scotts Head and Hawks…

The world is changing, and with it comes big changes to the world of business. If you’re not using the best digital tools for your organization, you’re already falling behind. Focusing on incorporating digital strategy into your business routine could increase your revenue by nearly 25%, but it will also make your life easier.  Before…

Purple, Cisco and AT&T have partnered with property development company, Related, to bring next generation visitor analytics to their Hudson Yards project in New York City.  At 28 acres and 18 million square feet, Hudson Yards is the largest private development in the history of North America. The ‘city within a city’ is home to…

As the digital world evolves, citizens and visitors of towns and cities expect and demand to be served and communicated to in a way that reflects the world around them. Access to digital services is no longer a-nice-to-have, but a necessity.  When out in public, people expect the same level of connectivity as they would…

Domino's partner with smarter WiFi and Purple

Domino’s have signed a rolling contract with hospitality guest WiFi and analytics specialists, Smarter WiFi, to install a Purple-powered WiFi solution at 10 of their sites across the UK. Rollout to further stores is expected over the coming months to expand the overall estate and help Domino’s re-engage more effectively with customers.  The cloud software…

What’s the difference between a local area network and a wide area network?

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

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…

Social login access journey

Social login is 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 the pain out of…

We’ve analyzed 110 million unique individuals, across 10 billion visits to 45,000 venues. Here’s what we found.

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 WiFi location heatmap

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…

How long do you spend reading T&Cs

Global business analytics provider, Purple WiFi, has released findings from a study into user attitudes towards their data. With access to the behavior of over 110 million users globally, Purple are well-placed to present accurate and comprehensive results. Purple were able to show that, despite amending their own privacy documents to make them easier to…

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