Free Local Ads for Hotspots
May 01, 2007
Sputnik offers venue owners the option to provide regionally relevant commercials to their Wi-Fi customers.
SputnikNet Express Wi-Fi service has been upgraded to offer locally-targeted advertising to hotspot venue owners.
Sputnik president and CEO David LaDuke said in an announcement today that non-technical business owners can add their own logo and identity info easily, and that localized content is now an option. It's part of a "great opportunity for business owners to build customer loyalty," he said.
SputnikNet Express also handles security to separate customers from the business network, adds support for devices without a browser to log in, tosses off bandwidth hogs, and offers usage reports. It runs on Sputnik access points that plug into any third-party broadband connection to the Internet. DD-WRT+Sputnik Agent firmware will convert existing APs into SputnikNet APs as well.
Pricing is based on the number of APs on the venue owner's network -- those with only one AP and SputnikNet pay a $50 setup fee to start; SputnikNet Express is free, with no setup fee. [Updated 5/3/07.]