amigopod updates guest access solution

Enhanced authentication and branding and new advertising services plug-in deliver ease of management, consistency and next generation hotspot capabilities

Melbourne, Australia, October 11, 2010 – Wavelink Communications has announced the launch of version 3.0 of  amigopod’s Unified Visitor Management operating system that includes a series of new features and functionality providing companies with greater flexibility and interactive management of corporate and public guest access.

The amigopod RADIUS server now supports multiple external authentication servers including local user database, Active Directory, LDAP, and Proxy RADIUS. As most networks tend to store user credentials in more than one location, this development simplifies access management by allowing user accounts from different places to be authenticated using a common industry-standard interface.

In addition, amigopod can now generate syslog messages for RADIUS authentication, authorisation and accounting messages that include details to enable companies to be compliant with the European Parliament Directive on data retention on public networks.

The amigopod user interface in version 3.0 has been developed to provide an enhanced user experience on small screen devices, including the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, with improved support for forms and the elimination of horizontal scrolling. No configuration is required as most common mobile browsers will be automatically detected and supported by amigopod.

Operators can also access mobile device support with site map navigation provided to optimise the use of the limited screen space. The built-in amigopod skin also includes new support for small screen devices as does the Custom skin to enable a consistent corporate design across all mobile devices.

amigopod has also launched the Advertising Services plug-in to add significant functionality to its Visitor Management Appliance. Providing a unique opportunity to deliver dynamic content to visitors through a digital billboard, the plug-in enables network owners to deliver a next generation hotspot experience to their visitors.

The Advertising Services plug-in in available in two editions – the Lite form defines text, image, video, HTML, Flash and SMS marketing materials and allows owners to create promotions to deliver the materials. The Full edition includes additional features such as visitor intelligence features, targeted advertising delivery, multiple campaigns and custom advertising spaces.

“amigopod’s unique visitor management proposition sets the industry standard for managing guests in traditional corporate environments. These latest significant developments help to address the increasingly sophisticated requirements for managing guest users on corporate networks ,” said Carlos Gomez Gallego, Director of Product Management, amigopod. “amigopod is also pioneering the next generation of public access hotspots. The availability of our interactive marketing platforms will enable network providers to offer value added and premium services directly to their customers and help build end user loyalty.”

amigopod has also launched several other plug-ins as part of the 3.0 release. These include the Cisco IP Phone Services allowing an administrator to provision guest accounts for visitors using a Cisco IP phone, the Infoblox Services plug-in providing support for Authenticated DHCP and the Palo Alto Networks Services plug-in enabling greater guest user visibility and auditing.

Wavelink Communications distribute amigopod’s solutions in Australia.

About amigopod

a migopod is a global leader in Unified Visitor Management solutions for both enterprise and public access deployments.   amigopod builds flexible guest access and identity management solutions helping companies to implement a common and efficient process for providing external users access to their network.

amigopod’s unique universal visitor management and intelligence proposition sets the industry standard for managing corporate access for guests, and is pioneering the next generation of public access hotspots.  The company’s range of Visitor Manager Appliances have been installed in hundreds of customers in over 15 countries around the world including both start-up and established blue chip companies. For further information, go to www.amigopod.com

About Wavelink

Wavelink Communications ( www.wavelink.com.au ) specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge IP, wireless and communication solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Meru Networks, Polycom, Digium , Cisco, AirTight and amigopod.

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