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GuestGate™ Case Study:
Gulfcoast Networking - New Port Richey, Fla.
Enable Web access in nearby city park - a way to support awareness of the solution provider's networking services in the local business community.
GuestGate™, leveraging the Web access device's customizable welcome page to provide an overview of
services and direct prospects to the business location.
Security features protect host network and users from viruses and intrusion from other user systems. The convenient free Web access is viewed as a valued community service. Park visitors with laptops have learned of - and subsequently purchased from - the solution provider because of its
customized GuestGate welcome page.
GuestGate™ Internet Access Solution Brings
Contemporary Face to 'Park Bench Advertising'
GuestGate™ from INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS™ has become the product of choice for many IT solution providers establishing secure Web access in small and medium businesses nationwide. The fast-growing range of success stories now extends to various outdoor locations such as Sims Park in New Port Richey, Fla. - a popular downtown park in this city of 17,000, which was a site where President Bush gave a campaign speech on the 2004 election trail. The Secret Service is long gone, but GuestGate is now on the spot, giving park visitors free Web access in a picturesque setting that leverages its advanced security features.
Local networking and IT retail specialist Gulfcoast Networking, Inc. brought GuestGate to the park via a rooftop antenna at its nearby storefront/office location. “The market is coming of age for a product of this kind,” says Gulfcoast Networking co-owner and network engineer Rob Marlowe. “We provided the downtown and park area access as a community service as well as a way to create awareness for our products and services.”
Online, On the Phone and
in the Store Advantages
“GuestGate Web access has drawn park visitors on laptops directly to
our location here – and actually resulted in sales for us,” Marlowe
said from his retail showroom designed with the branded displays and marketing
materials that INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS makes available to its customers.
“The customizable welcome screen on GuestGate essentially gives us cost-free
online marketing exposure in the downtown area, while the in-store displays
and printed materials – including end-user-friendly catalogs – support
our direct customer communications. No other distributor shows this level of
commitment to independent resellers.”
And Marlowe should know, as he purchases from numerous distributors, including
the world’s largest such as Tech Data and Ingram Micro. Whether on the
phone or online, Marlowe rates INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS above all the others
in terms of best overall experience. “
As for Gulfcoast Networking’s outlook on GuestGate, Marlowe envisions extensive opportunity beyond their first application outdoors.
“We see GuestGate as a way to open new doors in many types of businesses,” he explained, noting that related proposals were recently made and well-received at medical and law firms. “Many businesses don’t realize yet that they need this type of product. Web access without security controls is a mistake no matter what environment. In medical, legal and other professions, it’s absolutely imperative. GuestGate is the solution we’re recommending – indoors and out!”