(PRWEB) August 5, 2005
Most Wi-Fi companies charge the hotel upfront for the equipment and installation costs. In addition, they then bill monthly for the maintenance and support of the hotel Wi-Fi system.
PayKiosks Internet Terminals is a company with a far different approach. The clear advantage of PayKiosks is their ability to provide a complete hotel Wi-Fi solution at absolutely no charge to the location. Although PayKiosks offers every property the choice of several different ways in which to structure the relationship, the most popular solution is a revenue share model.
Revenue generated by the hotel Wi-Fi system is shared with the location. According to Scott McInnes, President of PayKiosks Internet Terminals, ÂIn a revenue share scenario we're able to install the equipment at absolutely no charge to the hotel. Many small to mid-sized hotels don't have the budget to spend thousands upgrading to Wi-Fi. For these operations it is an incredible opportunity to offer a new amenity at no cost.Â
Many smaller hotels have installed consumer grade Wi-Fi routers in their lobbies in order to be able to offer at least some level of wireless Internet to guests. This is an incomplete and possibly dangerous solution. As soon as a hotel offers their guests Wi-Fi they are acting as a wireless Internet service provider (WISP) and as such have certain responsibilities to provide their guests with a safe, secure network.
The PayKiosks hotel Wi-Fi system provides the guest with the added security measures that an open access point cannot. According to Scott McInnes, President of PayKiosks Internet Terminals, ÂOur hotel Wi-Fi system meets or exceeds the security requirements of all major hotel brands. Hackers are everywhere and hotels that use consumer grade equipment are unnecessarily exposing themselves to liability. These days WEP keys just don't cut it.Â
Once a property is up and running with their Wi-Fi service PayKiosks helps drive new business to the hotel by listing the hotel on a variety of databases that are frequented by Wi-Fi users. JiWire, one of the most popular of these online directories, recently reported that for as many as 71 percent of its users the availability of Wi-Fi influences their choice of accommodation. According to Kevin McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer of JiWire,
ÂBoth business and leisure travelers have become very sophisticated and expect to have wireless Internet access when they are on the road,Â he said.
PayKiosks Internet Terminals provide a complete solution for hotels that are looking to provide their guests with wireless Internet connectivity. For more information on PayKiosks please visit http://www.paykiosks.net