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When is a MAC address not a MAC address? When it’s been randomised! But before we begin it’s important to have a good understanding of what a MAC address is and why it is used. What is a MAC address? A media access control address or “MAC” address is a unique identifier for the network/wifi…

The importance of place and proximity for people when traveling indoors. In the era of constant connection, we’re used to getting information at the push of a button. Instant updates from friends and family, online ordering, same-day deliveries, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft…the list goes on.  Essentially, technology has made life easier, especially when…

See our interview with Andrew Shinn, Senior Architect Planner at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, one of Harvard’s largest teaching hospitals below. Andrew discussed how the Brigham prepared for CV19 and the operational changes they made to tackle these challenges. How did Brigham & Women’s Hospital prepare for COVID-19 once it started to become apparent how…

Pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels will need to make some huge changes The 4th July might traditionally hold a greater place in the hearts of those on the other side of the Atlantic than in the UK but 2020 might be the year that also sees celebrations in the UK. As the fourth of July…

Purple is excited to further its partnership with Aruba, with support for Aruba Instant On.  Designed with small businesses in mind, Aruba Instant On is assisting companies facing the challenges of digital transformation. Aruba provides an easy-to-use and instantly deployable solution regardless of geography, type of business, or client devices on the network. Aruba Instant…

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced on Monday 25th May that non-essential retailers will be allowed to reopen their doors on 15th June and urged shoppers to go out and spend to help revive the British economy. It’s great news for all of us as a sense of normality starts to return and on…

Social distancing is likely here to stay, and although it presents a lot of challenges, it is something businesses will have to adapt to in order to continue operating. Ultimately, successful social distancing within a venue or other public space comes down to volume control.  We’ve seen many venues – supermarkets and small highstreet retailers…

Purple has been named a Top Performer in the Enterprise WiFi Solution category for the Summer 2020 Customer Success Report published by FeaturedCustomers.  FeaturedCustomers is the leading customer success content marketing platform for B2B business software & services helping potential B2B buyers make informed purchasing decisions through vendor validated customer success content such as customer…

Purple has been working very closely with Greater London Authority during the United Kingdom’s lockdown phase and will continue to do so as restrictions across the UK begin to ease over the coming month.   Greater London Authority are a strategic regional authority, with powers over transport, policing, economic development, and fire and emergency planning.  Measuring…

There is no doubt that everyone has heard the phrase ‘the new normal’ used over the past few weeks. From Purple’s latest report on footfall trends, the world is slowly (and in some parts of the world, not so slowly) returning to normal. For some, the way they work will be forever changed and the…

Retail footfall surges as lockdown restrictions are eased: an analysis based on more than 50,000 venues across 120 countries. As different regions and countries across the world begin to ease lockdown restrictions, Purple’s Global Footfall Trends tool is allowing us to see what impact these measures are having on the footfall across industries.  Early results…

Millions of people around the world have found themselves working remotely recently during the COVID-19 pandemic and like most of us, you’re trying to be as productive as possible under the current circumstances. Remote working does have its benefits, you can structure your day with more creatively than usual and here are some tips to…

Purple has a dataset uniquely placed to measure the impact of self-isolation and social distancing across a range of demographics.  Using WiFi Analytics, it is possible to capture the age and genders of visitors and measure how the behavior of these demographics differs from the average amidst the social restrictions and government advice during the…

Check out our live data here Purple have WiFi live in over 50,000 venues ranging from a cafe through department stores, airports, stadiums and entire cities across 128 countries. We have 160M authenticated users of more than 600M unique users that are anonymous. The data we analyze spans nearly 20 Billion visits. Due to the…

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