Nomadix launched the AG 2500 access gateway, its newest high-performance solution that extends a wired or Wi-Fi network to create a visitor-based network. Designed for small-to-medium-sized venues, such as hotels with fewer than 150 rooms, the AG 2500 supports up to 500 simultaneous mobile devices. With the release of the new gateway comes the latest version of the Nomadix Service Engine. Version 8.9 supports not only the AG 2500 but also the Nomadix AG 5800 and AG 5900 access gateways, which service larger properties.
With the introduction of the AG 2500, Nomadix is providing a new modular configuration that gives customers the flexibility to tailor the gateway to their individual requirements and reduce their overall total cost of ownership. The AG 2500 is offered with a robust base configuration that includes a 400 device count. Customers can upgrade the AG 2500 to 500 devices, with the ability to add the following software modules:
- Hospitality PMS software module
- High availability failover software module
- Load-balancing software module
The AG 2500 is built upon an Intel processor that offers high performance, low power consumption, reliability, longevity and built-in flash memory. NSE version 8.9 comes with a "Fast Forwarding" feature that, when enabled, supports throughput performance up to 460 Mbps. NSE version 8.9 also supports multiple authentication models, has flexible billing options and is equipped with optional bandwidth management features such as Weighted Fair Queuing and Class-Based Queuing that enable network operators and system integrators to maximize their investment from available internet bandwidth capacity. In short, the AG 2500 provides customers with an access gateway that will satisfy many value-based visitor network needs—while offering the flexibility to add features suitable for applications requiring more sophisticated bandwidth management, resiliency and PMS monetization.
"One of the most common issues we continue to hear about from properties large and small is the challenge of keeping up with the growing bandwidth demands being placed on them by mobile devices—all of which want access to the visitor network," said Nomadix President Fred Reeder. "Our newest gateway utilizes the best processor available to ensure that smaller properties who offer internet access can do so in an effective yet economical manner. And our latest software refines the bandwidth management process even further, providing venues and properties with the technology they need to enhance the guest experience."