Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel Joins EthoStream Hospitality Network
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Telkonet, Inc. (OTC BB: TKOI) operator of the EthoStream Hospitality Network, announced the completion of one of its largest 802.11n wireless network overhauls to date at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.
Since the Wyndham Grand went live on August 24, 2011, they have averaged almost 300 users per day, demonstrating the incredible need for Wi-Fi services. As a result of the rapidly growing demand for increased bandwidth, the Wyndham Grand required a gigabit backbone to provide additional speed and network reliability for users. In addition, EthoStream installed Ruckus ZoneFlex 7962 802.11n access points, providing the Wyndham Grand with the latest wireless networking standard. The installed Ruckus ZoneDirector 3100 coordinates channels, automatically load-balances access points, searches for rogue devices on the network and provides management and reporting for the access points.
Matt Koch, Telkonet’s Vice President of Operations, stressed the importance of choosing hardware able to accommodate the changing Internet needs of users. “We’re seeing a significant increase in the demand for bandwidth from the hospitality industry because networks that may have provided sufficient bandwidth a few years ago are strained by the recent influx of tablets and smartphones,” he said. “Travelers are using mobile devices more frequently for activities that require more and more bandwidth. With this network, the Wyndham has made a decision that’s given them the foundation for a reliable, blazing-fast network that their guests demand.”
The newly renovated Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh provides a haven for business travelers, with 712 rooms on 24 floors overlooking the confluence of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. The hotel features 27 event rooms, and all meeting space has wired and wireless Internet connections.
EthoStream, the high-speed Internet access division of Telkonet, operates the largest hospitality HSIA network in the country, supporting over 4.2 million users monthly.
Telkonet is leading energy management technology provider offering hardware, software and services to Commercial customers throughout the world. The EcoCentral Platform, in conjunction with the EcoSmart Suite of products, provides comprehensive savings, management and reporting of a building’s energy consumption. Telkonet’s energy management products are installed in properties within the Hospitality, Military, Educational, Healthcare and Residential markets reducing energy consumption, Carbon footprints and eliminating the need for new energy generation. www.telkonet.com
EthoStream is one of the largest public High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) providers in the world providing services to more than 4.2 million users monthly across a network of greater than 2,350 locations. EthoStream’s EGS line of public-access gateway servers provides real-time monitoring and management of guest-access networks while its 24/7 support center is known for the highest levels of quality and service. With a wide range of product and service offerings and one of the most comprehensive management platforms available for HSIA networks, EthoStream offers solutions for any public access location. www.ethostream.com
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