aera Powered by WiFi3 Ideal Solution to Power Smart Hospitality Network Infrastructure at 500-acre Florida Resort

July 20, 2017  Ottawa, Canada,  Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (YFI; TSX.V), a wireless innovation company and the developer of multi-channel WiFi3™ technology, announced today that Mediacom Communications, the 5th largest cable operator in the United States, has selected aera for a WiFi project at the luxurious WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  The high-density outdoor common areas of WaterColor including pools, walkways, gaming areas and the beach, which have previously had limited bandwidth, will be powered by WiFi3 technology ensuring everyone’s connected experience is flawless.

Mediacom Communications chose Edgewater Wireless Systems because of its innovative and highly differentiated technology.  In today’s Internet of Things environment more and more people rely on WiFi to support an unlimited number of mobile devices.  Mediacom requires a platform that can support a high density of wireless users, with multiple devices while also supporting resort management.  Edgewater’s WiFi capabilities will be able to support WiFi connected devices and improve the network as a whole.

Joe Selvage, Group Vice President of IP Networks at Mediacom Communications stated, “Consumers need accessible, uninterrupted, fast WiFi service and we believe Edgewater WiFi3 technology is the best choice.”

Edgewater’s patented technology solves the high-density WiFi problem while also significantly reducing the equipment investment and operating costs for new network deployments in hospitality, venue and retail environments – creating a true, future-proof platform for service delivery.

“We’re excited to be working with Mediacom and to ensure the residents and visitors to WaterColor have an unparalleled experience with WiFi,” said Andrew Skafel, President and CEO of Edgewater Wireless.  “The biggest challenges in smart hospitality wireless infrastructure today are capacity and density limitations of current WiFi architecture and we’ve designed WiFi3 specifically to bring a smart solution to resorts and hotel WiFi networks.   Our joint project with Mediacom Communications could not have been achieved without the acceleration of our technology for the Cable industry through UpRamp sponsored by CableLabs. We have now launched some of the most innovative hardware in the wireless industry at WaterColor. Our WiFi access points powered by WiFi3 technology will enable more users to connect and benefit from the innovation we’ve put into our wireless technology.”

According to Research & Markets, the Smart Hospitality Market will grow globally to $18.11 billion USD by 2021. Smart Hospitality solutions are being driven by the growing demand for optimized, real-time guest services, room automation & control systems, customer and facility data aggregation and much more.