World WiFi Day

World WiFi Day: GoZone Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary of First Passenger Airport Installation

20-Year Anniversary Celebration Coincides with Promotion of Wireless Broadband Alliance’s

Hope For Connectivity Initiative and World WiFi Day

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, June 22, 2022GoZone WiFi, the leader in monetizing and managing guest WiFi, and its CEO Todd Myers are celebrating his pioneering efforts and involvement in the first passenger installation of WiFi technology in the Toledo Express Airport in 2002. The twenty-year anniversary also coincides with World WiFi Day and GoZone’s activities with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) promotion of Hope for Connectivity.

Myers is a WiFi industry pioneer and serial entrepreneur.  He is responsible for creating four successful WiFi technology companies.  In 2001, he created Airpath Wireless, the first cloud-based roaming, captive portal and payment system in the WiFi Industry.  While at Airpath, he was behind the first passenger WiFi installation at  Toledo Express in Toledo, Ohio.  Now after twenty years, Myers is clearly dedicated to the WiFi industry and understands that WiFi has allowed people to stay connected wherever they go.

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“From sharing information with loved ones to banking, shopping and accessing news and critical data, the advancement of WiFi truly has improved the quality of everyday life. We are thrilled to celebrate our twenty-year anniversary of the first passenger installation of WiFi in an airport and to help promote World WiFi Day and the WBA’s HOPE for Connectivity initiative.  GoZone will continue to innovate and provide advanced WiFi technology solutions to our customers that can continue to help provide critical connectivity to consumers in a multitude of venues globally.”

GoZone WiFi, created in 2014 by Myers, offers industry-leading solutions to venue owners that enhance WiFi networks to provide revenue opportunities through venue analytics, guest intelligence, marketing automation and advertising. GoZone’s Smart WiFi Suite of products essentially enable WiFi monetization through rich location data, marketing engagements, and third-party sponsorships. These venues include sports and entertainment complexes such as stadiums and event locations, outdoor environments such as campgrounds and marinas, cities and communities, resorts and lodging, casinos and gaming, transportation, retail, and food and beverage establishments.

What is World WiFi Day?

The Wireless Broadband Alliance orchestrates World WiFi Day, a global event. It shines a light on the many communities and cities worldwide that remain without WiFi access. WiFi is a vital service that keeps economies moving. Thus, by working to address the digital divide, The WBA hopes to bring governments and companies together to close the gap.

What is HOPE for Connectivity?

The HOPE for Connectivity calls for action from local government and industry leaders to recognize and celebrate WiFi’s role in advancing our society. Meanwhile, helping to accelerate the availability of affordable connectivity for those who remain unconnected. There are four key themes rooted in the WBA’s vision for World WiFi Day:

Help: funding WiFi deployments to connect the unconnected communities

Offer: affordable WiFi access in both rural and urban areas

Promote: how WiFi has been successful in connecting cities and communities

Engage: and address the role of WiFi in the digital divide

For more information, please visit https://wballiance.com/world-wi-fi-day-get-involved/.

About GoZone:

GoZone WiFi is a SaaS company and leader in monetizing and managing Guest WiFi.  The company offers business analytics, venue intelligence and guest engagement. They use WiFi networks to deliver branded content, provide customer analytics, and display advertising. GoZone’s Smart WiFi Suite of products enables WiFi monetization through rich location data, marketing engagements, and third-party sponsorships. GoZone’s venue intelligence enables enterprises to strategically refine operations, bridging the gap between marketing and IT. Learn more at GoZoneWiFi.com.

 

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Smart WiFi Suite Enterprise Feature Matrix

  • Enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure
    Scaleable platforms on the Amazon AWS cloud provides carrier-grade uptime.
  • Multi-Location Data Views
    An aggregated view of your data giving you visibility to all of your locations or drill-down to specific locations.
  • User Access Control
    Allows your administrator to control and limit access, features and data visibility among users.
  • Advanced Captive Portal Engine
    A complete toolset to design and build dynamic captive portals, guest flows and custom privacy controls. Includes our Touchless Menu features.
  • Guest Forms, Vouchers and Payments
    Collect guest data, surveys, on-line or offline payments and offer different access levels.
  • Customized login methods
    Choose how guests are able to access your network including social login, emails and SMS login, advertisements or a combination.
  • Data Export
    Full guest profile export to CSV allowing you to use collected data in third party systems.
  • Detailed Location Data Analytics
    Analyse detailed information about your locations like busy days, busy times and location comparisons.
  • Demographics and Device Information
    Make informed decisions based on detailed demographics and perform location comparisons.
  • Data Sync to other systems/API
    Save time populating other systems as guest profile data can be sent to external systems on timed intervals.
  • Triggered Campaigns
    Engage with your guests without the manual work by creating personalized email, SMS or Twitter campaigns.
  • Coupons and Loyalty
    Increase spend and promote repeat visits by creating incentives for guests or their friends to come back.
  • Import external data
    Bring in contact data from other systems to consolidate your marketing efforts into a single comprehensive platform.
  • Contact segmenting and lists
    Build contact groups to send personalized messages to your guests based on automatic segmentation and your own critera.
  • Scheduled Campaigns
    Communicate with your contacts to drive awareness through email, SMS or Twitter.
  • Traffic Counts and Statistics
    Monitor your venue and events with real-time and recorded traffic counts and patterning.
  • Heatmapping and Traffic Flows
    Visualize crowd density and how people flow in, out and through your venue to see where people congegrate.
  • Alerting and Reporting
    Create automated alerts to help control crowds or to monitor abnormal trends.
  • Intelligent Landing Page Builder
    Simple to create pages that support multiple campaign types and can easily be modified and re-purposed for other venues or events.
  • Campaign Management Tools
    Offer your advertisers options to suit their advertising needs such as A/B testing, ad weights, flexible scheduling and more.
  • Reporting and Attribution
    Analyse detailed information about the campaigns and creatives to get the best campaign targeting.

  • Access


  • Insights


  • Automation


  • Contacts


  • Presence


  • Advertising

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Custom Splash Page Builder

A custom splash page helps give a captive portal the branded look it needs to stand out from the crowd and give guests the peace of mind they’re accessing the network associated with the venue they’re visiting.

WiFi Payments and Vouchers

Offer premium guest WiFi access and promote WiFi upgrades with comprehensive payment and voucher modules. Payments can be used to offer guests varying speeds of WiFi access, while vouchers are great for venues that want to utilize a captive portal that also requires a voucher code for WiFi access.
WiFi payments and vouchers

Guest Plans

Venues can now offer multiple levels of guest WiFi access with our Guest Plan feature. Guest Plans are defined by specific upload and download speeds and session time limits. Brick-and-mortar businesses can offer guest WiFi access and promote WiFi upgrades with our new payment and voucher modules.

Versatile Form Builder

Create and display custom guest surveys on any splash page of your guest flow. Collect feedback and gather additional data points to create smarter marketing.

Enhanced Guest Flow

Guest flow gives venues complete control over the guest WiFi experience. Guest flows help keep a visually pleasing captive portal experience by preventing clutter of multiple marketing assets. Keep it simple, or turn your WiFi into a digital billboard.
WiFi splash page with survey social login

Integrated Ad Spaces

Ad Space Integrations is a powerful feature for venues who want to promote products, deals and specials, online shopping, loyalty programs and other signups, or third-party advertisers all on a pre-authenticated Splash Page.

Increase impressions and clicks for advertising opportunities by showcasing AdSpaces before requiring a guest to connect to WiFi.

Have an app that needs more downloads? The URL redirect function will navigate guests to the app store specific to their device as soon as they click on the advertisement/call-to-action button.

No more will guests have to wait to connect to WiFi to reach interactive ads. Ad Space Integrations takes Ads4WiFi smart advertising tools and places it our smart marketing environment powered by Marketing4WiFi.

Hotspot Scheduler

Determine the specific days and times that WiFi is available to guests. Hotspot Scheduler offers smarter WiFi control by allowing venues to run their guest WiFi during business hours.