Blue Wave Projects and Services
We are Blue Wave Projects and Services, THE technical specialists in wireless data services.
WiFi Hotspots are our speciality and the BlueWave Hotspot ® is a reality and ready to purchase and install.WiFi Hotspots have up to now been a bit of a hit and miss affair and the experience we have had trying to stay online whilst sailing made us determined to find a proper solution that businesses and venues can offer, simply, cheaply and easily, without security worries or ongoing costs.
For users, limited access, poor signal and high charges often make it a frustrating experience.
For businesses or venues trying to offer a service to their customers it is no longer enough to just put up a WiFi antenna even with an access code that you give to customers, yet have no control over who they pass it on to. You must protect your business from the consequences of misuse. In the UK, the controlling body, OFCOM, is less than clear where a business stands. If the worst happens you are left with proving it was not you but someone using your WiFi, so how on Earth do you do that?
Do you keep a record of all the people who use your WiFi (including those who do so without your knowledge)?
Of course not (you will say), how can I? I have a business to run and what about the people who get the code from friends, even if they are customers too? Then there are the people who park outside. Impossible!
For a while we thought about it and researched the problem. Sure, there are "pay as you go" systems and systems controlled and hosted by third parties and others that frankly just do not do the job. Most are expensive with high ongoing costs. None of them "Just DO IT".
Until now, that is.
As a result of our failed hunt for a product to recommend we ended up designing and building our own.
So now, the BlueWave Hotspot ® is a reality and ready to purchase and install.
- in fact anywhere.
- Attract more customers with free WiFi - fully automated login, no access code needed.
- Works with all smart phones, tablets, laptops and even desktop devices.
- Promote your business to every customer.
- Send every customer a welcome message complete with advertising of your choice.
- Protect your business from Internet Misuse and comply with government/legal guidance for public WiFi.
- Records every device that connects.
- Automated Blocking of invalid logins.
- Manual Device Blacklisting.
- Low initial cost with minimal or zero ongoing charges, simply add to an existing broadband connection.
After successfully completing months of intensive, high volume testing, the BlueWave WiFi Hotspot is available built into a professional carrier grade router, selected specifically to match the size and layout of your venue.
This is an industry first, providing free WiFi access in return for Login and acceptance of Terms of Service, in a fully self-contained, low-cost unit, yet records every device connecting to the WiFi.
Once they have accepted the Terms of Service they are redirected to an easily configured web page and are granted free access to the Internet.
They will immediately receive a customised welcome email message containing your choice of news and advertising.
Users entering an invalid email address will be automatically blocked from future use of that address. Persistent offenders or unwanted users can be manually Blacklisted, banning them from entirely from using their device on the system.
Easy to install and simple to configure these units are ideal for small, large, indoor or outdoor venues - all using stand alone, low-cost, professional carrier-grade equipment.
All aspects are simply configured using the built-in mini web server. Access logs can be sent automatically to a list of administrators and are archived to a nominated email account.
All that is required is a power source (mains or low voltage DC) and an Internet feed ( ADSL, Cable, 3g, 4g etc. ).
For small venues, connecting to a private office Internet router is an excellent solution as the Hotspot has a built-in security firewall.
Existing and additional WiFi access points can be added with ease to extend coverage at your venue.
What Does It Cost?
Four standard versions are available with many custom options.
1. BlueWave Hotspot - Indoor Small Venue Gateway.
With built in WiFi, this model is designed for single room venues or as a starter system that can be easily extended, indoors or outdoors with an extra Access Point.
Price from £280*
2. BlueWave Hotspot - Multiport Gateway.
With built-in WiFi and four ethernet switch ports, this model is designed for easy expansion to multiple indoor or outdoor Access Points.
Price from £315*
3. BlueWave Hotspot - High Power Gateway.
Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, this model has a high power output and a high gain directional antenna to give extended coverage.
Price from £375*
4. BlueWave Hotspot - Large Venue Gateway.
Using a fast AMD processor, large internal RAM and multi GigaByte flash storage, this model is designed for large venues and is capable of supporting many external access points simultaneously. The perfect choice for Hotels with multiple floors and many corridors. Also used as the base for many of our custom Hotspot systems.
Price from £575*
* Prices may vary - see our online shop for today's prices and contact us for a free chat about how one of our Hotspots can work for you.
Coming from an academic background in physical sciences, through years of hardware, firmware and software design, as well as a long period in Information Technology (first, second and third line support), not to mention a long period in the marine leisure industry, we are uniquely positioned to offer the very best solutions to our customers.
We are able to take on consultancy, design and implementation projects and you can trust us to find the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to your requirements.
On top of all this we are avid sailors - as such we have always been seeking ways of earning a living whilst feeding our passion! (We also sell boats through our Brokerage Service)