D-Link’s Indoor AP for Business-Grade Wi-Fi for SMBs

D-Link offers an entire suite of cloud-powered access points designed specifically to meet the business needs and budgets of SMBs.

The solution is ideal for environments needing business-grade features like remote management, multi-location networking and enhanced security.   The DAP-2555 indoor access point provides robust connectivity to SMBs throughout the United States and world and won “Best in Show” from Interop.

Check out the great pricing now offered on the DAP-2555 indoor access point at leading retailers:

Solutions: MSP Leverages CloudCommand Wi-Fi for Efficiency & Remote Management

Consult Supply Support (CSS) of northern California is a high-touch, full-services IT solution provider catering to private resorts SMBs, medical offices, financial firms and individuals.

CloudCommand-powered Wi-Fi proved the ideal Wi-Fi solution for CSS to monitor and manage nearly a dozen customer sites in real time, including one customer network with nodes in both California and Mexico and another customer with a network that spans the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.

CSS leverages OPEN Networks powered by CloudCommand for its efficiency, visibility and ease of use. Troubleshooting is handled remotely in real time. The managed Wi-Fi solution is bundled as part of a full-services package that focuses on comprehensive support.

Solution Provider Benefits

  • Great Visibility: Delivers real-time monitoring to multiple to networks simultaneously.
  • Scope: Manages nearly a dozen customer sites spanning two countries and across an ocean.
  • Real-Time Response: Empowers provider to adjust and manage networks remotely.
  • Future: As CSS gains new clients, it will continue to expand its cloud-managed Wi-Fi services.

Try cloud-managed Wi-Fi risk free for 30 days!

CloudCommand’s Remarkable Networking Functionality and Management Control

The CloudCommand platform provides business-grade Wi-Fi management controls that until now only existed in high-priced enterprise solutions.  Check out the amazing features now available!

  1. Manage APs, connect devices and change configurations
  2. View Alerts and Events and set up Alert Notifications
  3. Display detailed Activity Reports for users and APs
  4. View User and Licensing
  5. View Activity Graphs
  6. View devices connected to your guest/hotspot network
  7. View devices connected to your primary wireless network
  8. View APs by status and connected devices
  9. Authorize new device to connect to the network (IDA only)
  10. Register new Access Point on the wireless network
  11. Monitor alerts in real time

Our remarkable usability and powerful functionality makes it easy for MSPs, IT admins and others to operate enterprise-like business networks for a fraction of traditional costs.  No other solution comes close to offering this kind of remarkable functionality and network visibility at a price SMBs can afford.

PowerCloud Is Hiring! Join the NaaS Revolution

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Join our great team!  We have multiple open Engineering positions!  Check out our Careers Page.

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Senior Web Applications Developers

Field and Engineering Support Engineers

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Great Partners: OPEN Networks Provides Breakthrough Wi-Fi to Wireless Resellers

Snapshot of OPEN Networks: OPEN Networks powered by CloudCommand is an aftermarket SaaS solution that delivers breakthrough Wi-Fi solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Designed to support wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) and managed services providers (MSPs) that deliver mission-critical Wi-Fi solutions, OPEN access points provide everything needed to deploy, configure, secure and remotely manage business-grade Wi-Fi networks – at a fraction of the cost of traditional controller-based systems.

Focus on Profitability

Enterprise-type capabilities such as plug-and-connect deployments, real-time remote management, enhanced security and hotspot customization empower administrators to manage networks easily and efficiently through the cloud, saving time and boosting profitability. Additionally, the OPEN’s SaaS model creates opportunities for WISPs and MSPs to build new and profitable recurring revenue streams by offering real-time Wi-Fi management services.

Combining Great Software and Hardware

OPEN’s Wi-Fi solution meets the needs and budgets of SMBs and SMEs by combining a breakthrough software platform with high-performing, affordable hardware. By leveraging PowerCloud Systems’ CloudCommand software platform, OPEN transforms leading stand-alone access points into cloud-managed Wi-Fi devices.

Cloud-Powered Features

  • Manage remotely anywhere, anytime with Networking as a Service (NaaS):  OPEN empowers VARs and MSPs to efficiently manage multiple customer sites simultaneously using the CloudCommand virtualized controller. OPEN is the ideal, affordable solution for organizations in the health care, retail, professional services and education markets.
  • Plug-and-connect simplicity: Self-configuring APs deploy in minutes instead of hours or days. Administrators can even register devices in their offices and mail them to customers to plug in.
  • Intuitive, powerful interface: CloudCommand’s browser-based dashboard delivers real-time network statistics and management tools. Access it anywhere through the Internet.
  • Enhanced security: Patented Individual Device Authentication (IDA™) delivers enhanced, two-factor security that enables you to add/remove individual users and monitor network usage on a per-device level.
  • CloudCommand Hotspot: Hotspot delivers a fully customizable hotspot that works out of the box. Multiple revenue settings enable you to build custom service plans that meet business needs.
  • Single point of management for multiple customer sites: One user interface delivers anytime, anywhere access to all your wireless customers across multiple geographies. Administrators can remotely view multiple customer networks simultaneously and perform real-time management tasks.
  • Real-time alerts: Customizable real-time SMS and email alerts notify administrators about network issues – enabling them to troubleshoot their customer’s network, often before the customer even knows there is a problem.
  • Rich reporting and graphing features: Extensive graphs, tables and charts provide insights for effective optimization and detailed usage tracking to facilitate compliance with standards such as HIPAA.
  • Automated firmware updates:Firmware updates can be remotely executed in real time or scheduled across the entire network, ensuring the APs are always up to date.

Upcoming webinars

CloudCommand OPEN website

How Resellers and MSPs Profit

Purchase OPEN access points

Solutions: MSP Discovers New Line of Managed Wi-Fi Services for Hospitality

FastLane Tek, a Silicon Valley-based MSP, discovered OPEN Networks when a hospitality customer needed a Wi-Fi upgrade to 802.11n.

The solution was purchased for affordability and range, but quickly emerged as powerful tool in the MSP’s broad services strategy.

“The efficiency OPEN Networks creates by freeing up our time while also making us money is outstanding,” said President Sergey Mariniuk.

For a flat monthly service fee of several hundred dollars, FastLane monitors the busy 150-room hotel’s network remotely from another city.

The result?  Wi-Fi connectivity has moved from the hotel’s No. 1 customer complaint to a top amenity. Management is thrilled.

The experience was so successful that FastLane deployed OPEN Networks into additional hospitality environments. It charges flat management fees. It expects its managed Wi-Fi business to double this year.

“Wi-Fi became part of our services package quite easily,” said Mariniuk.  “Our learning curve was fast and our customers are very satisfied.  We offer CloudCommand-powered Wi-Fi as an option to all our clients.”

Solution Provider Benefits

  • Great Product: Delivers exceptional Wi-Fi to hospitality.
  • Scope: Deploys into multiple hospitality sites across Silicon Valley.
  • Steady Profits: Generates recurring revenue managing whole networks for a flat rate.
  • Future: Expects to double its managed Wi-Fi business this year.

Try CloudCommand’s cloud-powered Wi-Fi risk free.

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