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Wandering WiFi Provides Secure Wi-Fi Access and Support for Proctor Hospital
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ATLANTA--(Business Wire)-- Wandering WiFi, a leader in providing secure public and private wireless technology solutions, announced today that Proctor Hospital has successfully implemented Wandering WiFi`s wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) service for its public wireless networks throughout its main Peoria, Ill. hospital campus, including portions of an adjoining physicians` office building. The public network provides hospital visitors and patients with complimentary wireless Internet access. "We already had a wireless infrastructure in place for our private network. We wanted to leverage that existing infrastructure to offer a service to our customers," said Jennifer Clyatt, administrative director for Health Informatics and Technology for Proctor Hospital. "Superior customer service was key in providing this service. We needed to be able to offer our patients and their visitors 24/7 support, 365 days a year. Wandering WiFi provided that expertise and got us up and running with our public network in less than 60 days. Considering the value-add and the number of people using the system, the cost was very reasonable and the service has been great." Wandering WiFi`s service also provides Proctor with the ability to force users to agree to terms and conditions when accessing the Internet, and offers added content-filtering and blocking options at the hospital`s request. "As a healthcare organization and leader in the community, we felt blocking and filtering content from inappropriate websites was the responsible thing to do for our customers," says Clyatt. Proctor has the additional benefit of customized branding, usage controls and bandwidth management to distinguish the service for its own hospital visitors. "We will continue to develop applications and services dedicated to the needs of professionals in the healthcare industry," said John Marshall, CEO of Wandering WiFi. "As the culture continues to embrace advancements in technology and security, it`s great to see more healthcare providers offer benefits of public and private wireless solutions to their visitors and employees." About Wandering WiFi Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Wandering WiFi is one of the leading providers of wireless infrastructure solutions with over 500 customers in the U.S., including airports, hospitals, grocery chains, hotels, retail stores and corporate offices. The company was founded in 2003 by former employees of Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), a corporate pioneer that first began using and installing wireless networks for the logistics and distribution industry in 1990. Wandering WiFi's product portfolio includes HotSpot solutions and AirWatch, a wireless network and mobile device management platform. Wandering WiFi provides software and services to thousands of locations and millions of users to meet the needs of employees, partners, vendors and guests. For more information, please visit www.wanderingwifi.com or www.air-watch.com. Wandering WiFi Colleen Minton, 404-822-0276 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2009