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Spot On Networks Receives Notice of Allowance For Wi-Fi Network Architecture Patent

Spot On’s Tessellated Grid Patent Relates To Wi-Fi Network Architecture That Maximizes Wi-Fi Signal Strength While Mitigating Interference.

For Immediate Release

New Haven, CT April 5, 2017

Spot On Networks (“SON”) announced today the Notice of Allowance issued to it by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of a patent that enhances user reliability and connectivity over a multi-dwelling Wi-Fi network.

Spot On’s new patent is for a Tessellated Grid Design relating to access point placement and channelization in Wi-Fi network architecture.  Spot On’s now-patented 3D Tessellated Grid approach places the access points in a such a way that signal bleed-over and over-saturation is mitigated by staggering access point placement horizontally and vertically.  Channelization and power input are then adjusted to separate access points into non-interfering bands.  This network approach allows for coverage to be maximized while interference between access points is minimized.  The Tessellated Grid approach tests more effective than access point built-in auto-channeling capabilities.

This network design approach is geared towards the multifamily/ multi-dwelling and hospitality space and provides effective and reliable network coverage to various building types including high-rise, midrise and podium builds.  Spot On’s Tessellated Grid approach is complemented by patented UserSafe® technology which utilizes client isolation technology to guard users from hacking and identity theft.  Both these patents when deployed in the same network architecture provide exceptional levels of reliability and security and a carrier-grade level of wireless service in a multi-dwelling environment.

“Being the oldest provider of managed Wi-Fi in the multi-family/ multi-dwelling space has given us both the time and experience to develop the most effective method of architecting a wireless network that provides both the end user with exceptional service and the building owner with a superior level of security and network management,” stated Richard “Dick” Sherwin, CEO of Spot On Networks.  “We are proud to be the only managed Wi-Fi provider that currently offers UserSafe® technology and Tessellated Grid Design.”

About Spot On Networks

Spot On Networks (“SON”) is a wireless internet service provider and wireless consulting company representing tens of thousands of residential and commercial tenants, nationwide.  SON designs, deploys and manages carrier grade Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Calling and CellBoost® networks to multifamily, senior living, hospitality, retail and commercial buildings.  Spot On’s wireless networks are backed by patented network architecture and UserSafe® technology.

SON is the leading provider of managed Wi-Fi networks and in-building voice solutions to the U.S. multitenant housing market and is a trusted leader in wireless since 2004.  SON develops wireless solutions to solve the most pressing problems facing today’s building owners.

For more information regarding this release:

Jessica DaSilva, Sr. Director of Marketing

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Can your property afford to overlook resident WiFi security?

WiFi is an expected amenity in the multifamily industry and building owners are charged with deciding exactly how they are going to fulfill this resident need. Does a property offer WiFi throughout the entire property? Should WiFi access be offered only in the amenity areas? Should WiFi be free, paid for by the resident or a combination of both? What about WiFi calling?

While all of the aforementioned questions are important when deciding how to offer WiFi at your property, one question is often overlooked when vetting WiFi solutions: “How safe is the WiFi that we are offering to our residents?

User security over WiFi is a hot news topic, but ironically, WiFi users will often forgo security for convenience, despite being aware of potential threats. This is true in public settings, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and even amenity areas. As the oldest WiFi service provider to multifamily residential buildings, we have made it our priority to ensure that we protect your residents from wireless Internet threats including: hacking, spoofing and identity theft. We deploy the highest level of wireless security on all Spot On Networks by backing our network architecture with, now patented, UserSafe® technology which goes beyond encryption to protect the resident at all networking levels. This client isolation technology ensures that your resident’s wireless devices can only see and communicate directly with the Internet, never with another device on the network. If you can’t be seen on a network, you can’t be hacked. We are also able to add multiple virtual local area networks that allow for inter-device communication for leasing staff, back office communications and IoT.

There has been a prevalence in the multifamily industry of building owners allowing cable and telcos, like Comcast, to put “free” WiFi hotspots in their amenity areas. Not only do these hotspot scenarios leave residents vulnerable to WiFi security threats by people within the building, but building owners should be aware of cable providers that broadcast a public, dual-SSID that anyone can access, even if they are not a resident and even if your amenity area network requires a password! While these hotspots can be tempting because of their low cost, they leave residents vulnerable in their home community. If WiFi users tend to be complacent and conduct banking, shopping, etc. over public networks, think about how much more comfortable they feel at your property. Is the cost of UserSafe® technology and a managed WiFi solution too high a price to pay for peace of mind?

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