4ipnet brings the most cost-effective, easy-to-deploy Internet access control solution for hotels and resorts with its WHG Secure WLAN Controller series . The handiest feature is to add Internet access charges to the room bill through billing integration with hotel PMS (Property Management System) such as Micros Fidelio/Opera. Not only can the 4ipnet WHG Controllers manage and bill both wireless and in-room wired Internet services for properties that have adopted modern IP network infrastructure, but they work for those who only utilize traditional phone lines coupled with DSLAM and DSL modem equipments to deliver Internet to each room.
With a single account, a hotel guest can log on the Internet in room through a wired Ethernet port or enjoy wireless access throughout the hotel property. 4ipnet’s solution also enables the guest to choose the billing option that best fits his/her need. That said, the guest can surf the Internet at every corner of the hotel! At the time of check-out, the guest will receive a single bill with all charges incorporated including Internet services.
To the WISP/ISP operator who provisions hotspot services in hotels for revenue-sharing with the hotel, the operator normally uses external RADIUS server to authenticate hotspot users in hotels. The WHG Controller installed in each hotel by the operator can also work with the backend existing RADIUS server for central authenticating and billing. The user using the same account ID and password to access internet when visiting different hotel which is also called “account-roaming” service.