Nomadix® Inc., a technology leader in hospitality and multi-tenant industries, today announced it has released its proven managed connectivity solution for hospitality properties serving long-term rental and serviced apartment residents. When hotel guests turn into long-term residents, their connectivity requirements change, as well as their expectations for home-like experiences. As the trend for mixed-use properties continues to rapidly grow, especially across the Middle East and Europe, Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi for MTU transforms the way building owners and operators set up, manage and provide service for long-term residents and their guests.
Hotels planning to address this expanding market segment can invest in Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi for MTU as it provides simplified management for onboarding, offboarding, and security. According to a survey conducted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), people own on average 4.8 internet-connected devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and this number is expected to increase to 6.6 devices by 2025. Considering the various IoT devices in an average home, a family of four could easily have 30-50 devices connecting to the internet — not counting the smart devices already included on the property (i.e., smart thermostats). Long-term residents typically travel with more devices making this a major focus area for properties wanting to make it easy for residents to connect and stay connected in a secure, simple and reliable way.
Nomadix’s solution replaces the traditional logins and portals used for short-term stays. New residents will receive an email with a direct link to connect when they move in and are then in control of their network to connect their devices. They don’t need a portal or login page compared to the traditional method of accessing the internet, which is important for IoT devices that often don’t have a screen to enter information. And instead of needing to authenticate every week or every 72 hours, for example, the resident is set up with their own virtual network for secure, fast and convenient access throughout the duration of their contract.
“Long-term residents expect the same high-speed internet connectivity experience as they get at home. This includes seamless connectivity and the ability to easily connect all of their preferred devices for work, relaxation and play, including video streaming, gaming, and video calls for working remotely,” said Tammy Estes, chief product officer at Nomadix. “Hotels have trusted our bandwidth management and visitor-based networks for over 25 years, and our connectivity solution specifically developed for multi-tenant, long-term residents will provide increased NOI, better guest satisfaction, and overall better experiences for employees and residents throughout the rental duration.”