Spot On Networks, LLC (“SON”) Launches Amenity Area Wi-Fi Services at Quinn 35 at Lakeway Commons

Spot On Networks and Gables Residential came together to provide amenity area UserSafe® Wi-Fi Services to a new Massachusetts luxury apartment complex

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New Haven, CT – June 6, 2018 – Spot On Networks’ (“SON”) installation of managed UserSafe® Wi-Fi services has been completed and are now up and operational within the amenity areas at Quinn 35 at Lakeway Commons, a Gables Residential managed community in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. This luxury apartment home community now offers SON’s patented UserSafe® Wi-Fi technology to provide secure, carrier-grade data service for ten indoor amenity areas and one outdoor amenity space.

Spot On Networks’ UserSafe® Wi-Fi technology guards residents against the common hacking and identity theft found in most public Wi-Fi networks.  SON manages their Wi-Fi services, allowing the residents of Quinn 35 at Lakeway Commons to surf, work, shop, bank and play with confidence while using Wi-Fi available in the amenity areas of the complex.  The SON Wi-Fi services are also deployed with 24/7 support and network monitoring to provide additional support and peace of mind for both the property management team and the end user.

Managed by Gables Residential, the Quinn at Lakeway Commons contains 250 residential apartment homes; all of which have access to indulge in the luxury spaces and services throughout the property.  The spaces that offer SON’s UserSafe® Wi-Fi include the lobby and leasing office, refreshment area, two conference rooms, fitness center, reading area, screening room, living/lounge area, resource room as well as the outdoor pool courtyard.  The property is nestled within 375,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use development space that also includes a prime shopping location.

 

About Gables Residential

Gables Residential is an integrated, award-winning, privately held REIT real estate company with specialization in the following real estate sub-groups: development, construction, acquisition, ownership, financing and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities. Gables owns, develops and manages (as well as provides third party management services to) communities in many of the growing U.S. markets, including but not limited to; Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, South Florida, Southern California and metropolitan Washington, D.C.  Gables also provides third party management services in the New York, Baltimore, Frederick, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle, Charlotte, Central and North Florida markets. 

Gables manages over 31,000 apartment homes and approximately 425,000 square feet of retail space and has received national recognition for excellence in construction, development, management, marketing, sales, benefits and corporate accommodations. These achievements reflect the impact of their experienced and dedicated team members, superior knowledge of the markets served, and expertise in development and management. For more information on Gables Residential please visit: https://www.gables.com/

About Spot On Networks

Spot On Networks is the leading provider of managed wireless networks to the U.S. multifamily housing industry. SON’s turn-key wireless systems provide building owners with in-building voice solutions, seamless high-speed data and support for the Internet of Things. Patented Wi-Fi security, Tessellated Grid design and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance make Spot On Networks the most trusted managed Wi-Fi provider in the U.S. For more information please visit: http://www.spotonnetworks.com

 

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Spot On Networks Marketing Department

marketing (at) spotonnetworks.com

203-523-5210

Spot On Networks, LLC (“SON”) Announces the Launch of RadioBoost™-Emergency Responder and Property-Wide Wi-Fi Services in a New Jersey Residential Building

Spot On Networks and a developer came together to provide New Jersey residents an unparalleled luxury living experience by offering community-wide Wi-Fi Calling and Data services in addition to first responder radio coverage that meets federal requirements.

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New Haven, CT – May 30, 2018 – Spot On Networks’ services are up and operational at a property in Morris Plains, New Jersey. This residential building now offers SON’s patented UserSafe® Wi-Fi technology to provide property-wide carrier-grade voice coverage with seamless roaming, Quality of Service (“QOS”) and voice packet prioritization.  The wireless network also provides data services in four (4) indoor and four (4) outdoor luxury amenity areas and over 195 residential units.  Residents experience a seamless Wi-Fi data experience throughout the entire property.  Additionally, RadioBoost™-Emergency Responder provides the building with radio coverage as mandated by the local authorities having jurisdiction. Both networks are designed, engineered, installed and managed by Spot On Networks.   

Richard Sherwin, CEO of Spot On Networks revealed, “After listening to our clients over the years we have become intimately aware of the impact that excellent smartphone services can have on a building owner. Inbuilding voice solutions like Distributed Antenna Systems (“DAS”) are simply too expensive for the majority of building owners to entertain. We have long been believers that Wi-Fi calling would prove to be the best solution for the MDU/ MTU industry simply because there is little to no additional cost to add Wi-Fi Calling to our traditional community wide Wi-Fi networks which already serve multiple purposes including high speed data for residents, wireless services for staff and a wireless backbone for audio, video and fitness equipment.”

With regard to the deployment of RadioBoost™-ER services at the property, Jessica DaSilva, Vice President of Spot On Networks, stated “In a post-9/11 world, it is absolutely essential that first responders have adequate radio coverage to communicate with each other. Our turn-key system handles everything from researching compliancy to deploying and monitoring the system, allowing building owners and first responders to have peace of mind.”

 

About Spot On Networks

Spot On Networks is the leading provider of managed wireless networks to the U.S. multifamily housing industry. SON’s turn-key wireless systems provide building owners with in-building voice solutions, seamless high-speed data and support for the Internet of Things. Patented Wi-Fi security, Tessellated Grid design and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance make Spot On Networks the most trusted managed Wi-Fi provider in the U.S. For more information please visit: http://www.spotonnetworks.com

For more information regarding this release, please contact:

Spot On Networks Marketing Department

marketing (at) spotonnetworks.com

203-523-5210

Spot On Networks, LLC (“SON”) Announces Completion of Commercial RadioBoost™-Emergency Responder Installation in California

Spot On Networks completes commercial RadioBoost™-ER installation with custom frequencies including UHF, VHF and 700MHz.

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New Haven, CT – May 29, 2018 – Spot On Networks, LLC installed and deployed its RadioBoost™-ER in two adjacent commercial buildings that offer Class A office space as well as in the garage spaces for the buildings. The properties are located in central coastal California and total more than 300,000 square feet.  The buildings required identical systems, both of which contain custom bi-directional amplifiers. Specific frequency requests were made by the developer to include UHF, VHF, and 700MHz within the design to give complete peace of mind to the businesses that will operate in the office spaces. A total of three amplifiers are in each building radio network system to accommodate these requests and uphold government requirements.

RadioBoost™-Emergency Responder is a member of Spot On Networks CellBoost® family of services. Most new buildings are constructed with energy-saving technologies, low-emissions glass, concrete and steel which are notorious for blocking radio and cellular signals alike from penetrating the building. These radio dead zones can result in gaps in communication between first responders and building occupants.  RadioBoost™-ER fulfills the national, state and local radio coverage requirements that have been mandated in the post-9/11 world.

“We are very excited about our RadioBoost product for Emergency Responder radio coverage,” stated Jessica DaSilva, Vice President of Spot On Networks, “In a post-911 world it is absolutely essential that first responders have adequate radio coverage to communicate with each other.  Our turn-key system handles everything from researching compliancy to deploying and monitoring the system, allowing building owners and first responders to have peace of mind.”

A rooftop donor antenna and antenna distribution system are used for RadioBoost™-ER, to bring outdoor radio frequency inside of a building. It provides coverage in the 150 MHz (VHF), 450 MHz (UHF) and 700/800 (LMR) bands with the ability to provide coverage in future bands as mandated.  The system provides radio coverage in the areas where it is needed most, including hallways, corridors, garages and subterranean levels.

 

About Spot On Networks

Spot On Networks is the leading provider of managed wireless networks to the U.S. multifamily housing industry.  SON's turn-key wireless systems provide building owners with in-building voice solutions, seamless high-speed data and support for the Internet of Things.  Patented Wi-Fi security, Tessellated Grid design and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance make Spot On Networks the most trusted managed Wi-Fi provider in the U.S.  For more information about Spot On Networks please visit: http://www.spotonnetworks.com

For more information regarding this release, please contact:

Spot On Networks Marketing Department

marketing (at) spotonnetworks.com

203-523-5210

Spot On Networks, LLC (“SON”) Names Jessica DaSilva Vice President of Marketing & Sales

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New Haven, CT – January 17, 2018 - Spot On Networks, LLC, (“SON”) the  only  provider of managed UserSafe® WiFi to the U.S. multi-family housing market, today announced the appointment of Jessica DaSilva as SON’s Vice President of Marketing & Sales effective immediately.  In her expanded role, Ms. DaSilva will be responsible for developing and executing sales and revenue strategies to sustain SON’s continued growth, while also managing all aspects of the company’s nationwide marketing and communications program.

Ms. DaSilva began her career at SON in 2008 as a marketing consultant, most recently acting as Senior Director of Marketing. 

“Under Jessica’s tenure the SON brand has grown to be the most recognized in managed WiFi in the multi-family industry” stated Dick Sherwin, “Her strategic input has been essential to our growth in recent years.  We congratulate Jessica and look forward to working with her in this new role.”

Spot On Networks provides in-building wireless solutions to multifamily residential, multi-tenant commercial, student housing and Continuing Care Retirement Communities, including wireless high speed broadband data, CellBoost®, WiFi Calling and support for the Internet of Things.

 

For more information regarding this release, please contact:

Molly McAdow

Marketing Coordinator

Spot On Networks 203-523-5228

mmcadow@spotonnetworks.com

Spot On Networks, LLC (“SON”) Names Ethan Gnepp Director of Sales Engineering

Sr. Manager of Network Operations promoted to lead Spot On Networks Sales Engineering Effort

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New Haven, CT – November 21, 2017 - Spot On Networks, LLC, the largest provider of managed UserSafe® Wi-Fi to the U.S. multifamily housing market, today announced the promotion of Ethan Gnepp to SON’s Director of Sales Engineering.  According to Dick Sherwin, Chief Executive Officer of SON and Wireless Hall of Fame Member, Mr. Gnepp will be responsible for building SON’s multifamily and commercial portfolio customer base, maintaining existing relationships and ensuring that network design is in accordance with SON’s UserSafe® and Tessellated Grid Network Architecture patents.

For the last several years, Mr. Gnepp has held the title of Sr. Manager of Network Operations and Information Services at Spot On and was responsible for oversight of technology teams and SON’s in-house network operations center.  He was able to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction for both end users and portfolio clients.  He holds several certifications including a CCNA, HDI-TSP and ACSP.  Mr. Gnepp has been a key player in SON’s ability to provide carrier-grade wireless services that are both in line with SON’s patents and able to meet the high demands of today’s network user and wireless device.

“We are very pleased to have Ethan as our new Director of Sales engineering,” stated Dick Sherwin, “his technical and networking expertise combined with his dedication to providing customers with carrier-grade wireless solutions, makes him the ideal person to lead our Sales Engineering effort”.  Sherwin continued, “With wireless broadband now being viewed as the fourth utility, it is essential that our Sales folks have the technical and engineering experience to design and build the most complex and reliable Wi-Fi networks on the market.”

Spot On Networks, in business since 2005, is the leading provider of managed UserSafe® WiFi in the U.S.  SON provides in-building wireless solutions to multifamily, commercial, student housing and CCRCs, including wireless broadband data, CellBoost®, WiFi Calling and support for IoT.

 

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For more information regarding this release, please contact:

Jessica DaSilva

Sr. Director Marketing

Spot On Networks 203-523-5210

jdasilva (at) spotonnetworks.com

New Multifamily WiFi Model Provides WiFi Calling and Subscription Services To Residents

Spot On Networks new WiFi offering allows building owners to offer residents property-wide WiFi calling and subscription data services while continuing to honor marketing exclusivity agreements with cable and telco companies.


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New Haven, CT February 27, 2017
Spot On Networks (“SON”) announced today the development of a new service offering that provides property-wide WiFi calling service and subscription-based tiered data services to residents in multifamily buildings. This new service offering uses SON’s UserSafe® WiFi technology to provide property-wide seamless, high-quality voice coverage with Quality of Service (“QOS”) and voice packet prioritization. This same wireless service also allows residents to subscribe to low-cost high speed WiFi internet services as an alternative to the high-cost plans offered by cable and telco ISPs. The new solution allows building owners to offer WiFi for voice-only services at no-cost while preventing residents from receiving data services unless they subscribe, thus allowing building owners to honor their existing marketing agreements which often do not allow a property to offer bulk data services. The property-wide wireless backbone also provides amenity area data services to residents at no cost and support for the Internet of Things (IoT). The pricing for this new model is significantly less than other voice solutions like a Distributed Antenna System (“DAS”).


The multifamily industry has long been plagued with poor in-building cellular coverage due to energy saving construction materials such as concrete and low-emission glass. Poor cellular coverage has hurt the multifamily industry resulting in dissatisfied residents and lease issues. Solutions to the in-building cellular coverage problem prior to the cellular carrier’s adoption of WiFi calling had been predominately cellular booster systems or DAS which is often a non-starter due to high cost and long deployment time. A property-wide wireless backbone with WiFi calling and subscription data services will typically cost a building owner $0.40 per square foot which is about one-fifth of a DAS solution.


While WiFi calling has been available in various forms for years, it has only become a viable in-building voice solution in the past eighteen months due to native dialing support from the four major cellular carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint as well as a host of MVNOs with various WiFi calling solutions and device offerings such as Republic Wireless and Google Project Fi. Spot On Networks has been developing and testing managed wireless services that support seamless, high-quality WiFi calling with QOS and voice packet prioritization for years.
“We have long been involved in developing in-building voice solutions for our building owner clients… we have always seen the future as Voice Over Wi-Fi.” – Dick Sherwin, CEO Spot On Networks


“We have long been involved in developing in-building voice solutions for our building owner clients,” stated Spot On Networks CEO, Dick Sherwin. He continued, “Our CellBoost® product gave building owners a quick-to-deploy and cost-effective alternative to the DAS solution – but we have always seen the future as Voice Over WiFi. Because many building owners have existing marketing exclusivity agreements with cable and teleco companies, they were prevented from providing property-wide WiFi to residents. Our new wireless model allows building owners to use the less-expensive and more sophisticated UserSafe® WiFi solution for voice while honoring their marketing agreements AND providing residents with faster, lower-cost data services.”

Spot On Networks new hybrid voice and data solution is currently being deployed in many properties across the U.S. and is being highly sought after by affordable housing authorities, real estate investment trusts and multifamily building owners.

Queensbridge Connected Wi-Fi Network Receives Digital Inclusion Leadership Award At Broadband Summit

The Queensbridge Connected Community-Wide Wi-Fi network, designed and implemented by Spot On Networks, receives the Digital Inclusion Leadership Award From Next Century Cities in partnership with Google Fiber at Broadband Communities Summit 2017.


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New Haven, CT May 3, 2017
The Queensbridge Connected, Community-Wide Wi-Fi network model, implemented at Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, NY, received the Digital Inclusion Award this Tuesday at the Broadband Communities Summit. In attendance at the Broadband Summit were Joshua Breitbart, Senior Advisor for Broadband at Office of the Mayor New York City, Alfonso Jenkins, Deputy Commissioner for Telecommunications Planning at New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and Dick Sherwin, President and CEO of Spot On Networks. Breitbart and Jenkins accepted the award which was awarded by Next Century Cities in partnership with Google Fiber.


The Queensbridge Connected model is the first collaboration between the City of New York’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) and the City’s public housing authority (NYCHA). Queensbridge Connected is a part of the OneNYC Broadband Initiative’s promise to invest “in networks providing high-speed residential access either free or at low-cost for low-income communities”.


Spot On Networks was awarded the Queensbridge Houses contract by the City of New York to design, build, implement and support the Queensbridge Connected community-wide Wi-Fi network in 2016. The Network provides free high speed Wi-Fi internet and Wi-Fi calling access with speeds up to 25 Mbps and seamless connectivity throughout the community. Furthering the mission to “Bridge the Digital Divide”, Spot On has hired and trained residents within Queensbridge Houses to assist in building, supporting and promoting the Queensbridge Connected network. The model of employing residents to make Queensbridge Connected a reality has proven essential to the success of the project. From Left: Dick Sherwin, President & CEO Spot On Networks, Alfonso Jenkins, Deputy Commissioner for Telecommunications Planning at New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Joshua Breitbart, Senior Advisor for Broadband at Office of the Mayor New York City at 2017 Broadband Communities Summit

“We are proud to have been chosen as the Wi-Fi service provider for Queensbridge Houses”, stated Dick Sherwin, President & CEO of Spot On Networks, “and we stand firmly with New York City on the importance of ‘Broadband for All’ and ‘Bridging the Digital Divide’. The City of New York is clearly the leader on community-wide Digital Inclusion. We at Spot On Networks believe that the Queensbridge Connected Wi-Fi network is the ideal model for future community-wide broadband networks in the affordable housing sector.”

About the Digital Inclusion Leadership Award
The Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards program is given by Next Century Cities in partnership with Google Fiber. According to a press release on the Next Century Cities website, “These awards celebrate city and county governments that are leading programs or empowering community-based organizations to tackle barriers to Internet adoption. The awards are an opportunity to celebrate the cities that are leading community changing programs and encourage public leaders to get involved in digital inclusion by sharing best practices”.

Spot On Networks Announces RadioBoost™ – Emergency Responder (ER), An Emergency Responder Radio Booster Product For Multifamily and Commercial Buildings

Spot On Networks announces RadioBoost™ – Emergency Responder (ER) a product that provides in-building radio signal coverage for Emergency Responders.

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Spot On Networks announces RadioBoost™- Emergency Responder (ER), a public safety radio frequency booster system that brings outdoor radio coverage inside of a building. This system provides first responders with emergency communications radio coverage in the areas where they need it most including hallways, corridors, garages and subterranean levels.
In post-9/11 United States, regulations have been made at the national, state and local levels mandating emergency responder communication coverage for building occupancy.

RadioBoost™-ER fulfills the requirements for national, state or local ordinance that mandates coverage. RadioBoost™-ER provides coverage in the 150 MHz (VHF), 450 MHZ (UHF) and 700/800 (LMR) bands with the ability to provide coverage in future bands as mandated.
Today’s new building construction is built with energy-saving low-emissions glass, concrete and steel which are notorious for blocking radio and cellular frequency from penetrating a building and can result in emergency response communication gaps. Building owners need to provide RadioBoost™-ER or similar radio frequency coverage within their buildings to provide reliable coverage for fire fighters, police and other first responder personnel. RadioBoost™-ER creates safer buildings in the event of an emergency.


RadioBoost™-ER is part of the CellBoost® Family of Services. In 2012, Spot On Networks released the CellBoost® Family of Services, a line of products developed to solve problems related to poor radio frequency coverage inside of buildings. The first CellBoost® product, a carrier-agnostic service, brings outdoor cellular coverage inside of a building allowing residents and staff to user their cellphones inside. The CellBoost® Family of Services now includes 3G cellular coverage, 4G cellular coverage and coverage in the Emergency Responder bands.
Ensure First Responders can communicate inside of your building with RadioBoost™ – First Responder, a part of the CellBoost® Family of Services.

“RadioBoost™-ER was developed so that building owners can protect their buildings, residents and staff by providing adequate emergency responder radio coverage”, stated Dick Sherwin, President & CEO of Spot On Networks, “More and more we are seeing mandated regulations at various levels of government relating to Emergency Responder coverage and RadioBoost™-ER fulfills this need for building owners. Spot On has been at the forefront of solving in-building wireless coverage issues, especially as it relates to new construction since the early 2000’s and we are proud that RadioBoost™-ER is dedicated to creating safer properties for our customers”.