B-4000 comprises Wireless Access Point, Subscriber Gateway and Printer
Aldermaston, Berkshire, 3rd October 2003 - Electronic Frontier Ltd (EFL) announces the launch of the ZyAIR B-4000 Wireless LAN Service Gateway - a Wi-Fi solution for establishing retail Hot Spot networks. With integrated billing and receipt printing capabilities, the ZyAIR B-4000 is suitable for businesses and public areas such as coffee shops, hotel lobbies, bookstores, libraries and airport terminals that cater for up to 100 customers simultaneously seeking Wi-Fi Internet access. With a Suggested Retail Price of £430 (excluding VAT), The B-4000 is available immediately from local, mail-order and web-based resellers.
The ZyAIR B-4000 combines a wireless LAN access point, 4-port switch, NAT router and Service Gateway in a single box. No PC or back-end is needed for basic operation, although the ZyAIR B-4000 may be easily integrated with other authentication and billing systems. No operator training is required - just push the button on the thermal printer to issue a timed voucher with name, password, etc. The compact printer is ideal for location beside a POS terminal; it is simple to re-load with paper.
True Plug and Play Operation for ease-of-use
The ZyAIR B-4000 automatically configures the correct IP address for Internet access, regardless of a user's computer settings. The built-in technology recognizes new users on the network and accommodates all IP configurations, such as DHCP, Private IP or Static IP, without altering the settings. Customers and users are not faced with the inconvenience of IP reconfiguration normally associated with accessing a new or different network. Additionally, The ZyAIR B-4000 features an easy to use Web-based management interface.
Comprehensive Security Features
The ZyAIR B-4000 features Layer 2 isolation capabilities, which prevents users from seeing each other's traffic. Built-in SSL login provides robust authentication. A built-in authentication server allows administrators to manage subscriber access with login names and passwords
Additional Revenue Opportunities
The ZyAIR B-4000, which offers homepage redirection, walled garden, and multiple URL link redirections, allows operators to promote advertising content to users as part of the wireless service. When users launch a Web-browser, the built-in captive portal feature automatically directs the customer to the secure login page. Once a user name and password are entered, the user is authenticated and can securely surf the Internet.
Commenting on the release of the B-4000, EFL's Managing Director, John Way, said: "The B-4000 presents some very exciting opportunities. With many retail organisations looking at ways of maximising revenues, the B-4000 is an easy, low-cost option for them to promote new services to their customers. We are very pleased to be promoting ZyXEL's entire range of Wireless LAN equipment in the UK where, we believe, demand will grow exponentially during 2003/2004."
EFL was founded in 1993 and is part of the Arcum Group. Based in Aldermaston, Berkshire, EFL specializes in the distribution of data communications, networking and ICT products and is the sole UK distributor for ZyXEL Communications.
ZyXEL Communications Co., located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's leading Broadband access solution provider. Products developed by ZyXEL are favoured worldwide by Telcos, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves Deutsche Telekom, EarthLink, France Telecom, Sprint, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon and many others. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, please visit http://www.zyxel.com.
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