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Airport digitization - has the passenger experience improved enough?

Passengers have been embracing technology for years, relying on their smartphones, tablets and other devices to stay informed and up-to-date when traveling. Many airports have bought in too, investing heavily over the past few years in self-service technology that keeps passengers informed, creates more efficient passenger journeys and improves the overall airport experience. Recently, it…

Purple and Smarter WiFi stir up business for Wok&Go

Purple, the intelligent spaces company, Smarter WiFi and TP-Link have today announced their collaboration with Wok&Go, serving its thousands of diners across the UK with a seamless WiFi connection. Wok&Go, the popular noodle bar franchise, sought the services of Purple and Smarter WiFi having realised that free connectivity was something that paying diners now expect….

Acuative becomes a Purple Certified Partner to attract new opportunities in retail

Purple, the intelligent spaces company, today announced its certified partnership with Acuative, a global provider of IT and networking support services, based in New Jersey. Acuative helps both public and private sector organisations manage and service their information technology, data, cloud and voice networks. With offices located in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East,…

FREE Public WiFi coming to Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe

Pinacl, an integrated ICT systems provider based in North Wales, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a new contract with Taunton Deane Borough Council for the provision of a public WiFi solution. Visitors and residents will soon be able to enjoy FREE unlimited WiFi whilst out and about in Taunton Town Centre…

Visitors and residents can now enjoy FREE unlimited WiFi in Newport city centre

Newport’s City Centre public wireless network has been officially launched, thanks to a partnership between Pinacl, Ruckus and Purple, the intelligent spaces company. NewportCityConnect will provide users with unlimited 24/7 free WiFi access across key city centre locations including Upper Dock St, Corn St, Skinner St, Riverfront Theatre, train station, information station, Cambrian Road, Newport…

Llechwedd Slate Caverns: WiFi Delivers Instant Social Media Boost

  Summary Llechwedd Slate Caverns is an attraction in Snowdonia, which has 175,000 visitors per year. Situated near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, it combines a Victorian mine tour; slate workshop; and slate mining exhibition with a gift shop; café; and play area. There are also mountain bike tracks and three adventure…

Purple WiFi partners with Trend Vision in India

Purple WiFi today announced that it is partnering with Trend Vision LLP in India, adding its cloud-based, social WiFi solution, which includes presence analytics and location-based services, to Trend Vision’s portfolio of products. Trend Vision is Purple WiFi’s first Indian reseller, enabling its expansion into a broad market of key verticals in the India region,…

Fanalytics: Why the stadium beats the sofa

  Technology advancements have meant that we can watch games, concerts and sports events easily from our own homes. This was a concern aired in 2012 in an article by Mike Freeman entitled ‘…..a losing battle in keeping fans filling its stadiums’.  The fear was that technology was enabling fans to watch from home and…

Oakham Bus Station provides free WiFi for residents and tourists

Oakham, the county town of Rutland, has recently built a new bus station and decided on further rewarding its travellers with provision of free WiFi. The solution is provided by Nick Viney of Millennium Ltd, with funding from Rutland County Council. It was decided that the installation would utilise TP-LINK routers and Purple WiFi as a…

Hinckley town centre gets connected

Hinckley town centre has recently joined the growing number of towns who wish to give their residents access to free WiFi. The solution in Hinckley was provided by Rod Rayner of Intalect. The installation is a mixture of Mikrotik and Ubiquiti hardware using Purple WiFi as the guest WiFi with social login. There’s something for…

Parents give up children in exchange for free WiFi

It sounds pretty ideal. You get free WiFi whilst someone else watches your children for a few hours, brilliant! Is this in a play centre perhaps or a theme park maybe? Unfortunately not. A rather interesting study was carried out in London recently. F-Secure offered people use of free WiFi, except it wasn’t quite free. The Ts…

How can WiFi transform the healthcare sector?

Access to the internet has huge potential to improve the healthcare experience for patients, from appointment reminders to increasing connection to the outside world during hospital stays. WiFi in healthcare settings enhances communication with friends and family, provides entertainment, permits access to the workplace and generally reduces a feeling of isolation. Non-attendance is a big…

The best WiFi statistics of 2014

The Huffington Post recently gave us 50 technology statistics including some stats from our own Purple WiFi survey! Amazingly 90% of all smartphones are equipped with WiFi capabilities and we have picked some of the other interesting WiFi stats: 1) WiFi makes shoppers happy We know from the Future Stores Report that showrooming happens, and…

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…

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