HotSpot Software is a software for WiFi billing, which helps you control and bill your customers for the Internet usage. The software is suitable for all purposes where customers should be redirected to the login page to sign in or pay for the Internet access. Upon the successful login, customer will see remaining time and bandwidth, browse the Internet until account expires, and refill the account when needed.
Our HotSpot solution works with any active and passive network hardware. You are not required to buy specific access point models and in many cases not even required to reconfigure your network. The HotSpot acts as a gateway - it will accept traffic to one network card ( WIFI ), analyze it, and if customer is allowed to browse, it will pass traffic to second network card connected to Internet using preferred line (ADSL, Cable, WiFi...). It is suitable for ISPs, Hotspots, Airports, Hotels, Internet and Cyber cafes. Automate your hotspot by accepting credit card payments with PayPal or one of the 70 supported payment gateways.
Windows software with user-friendly interface. It doesn't require any proprietary hardware so you can use any standard PC with two network cards to create HotSpot billing gateway.
Zero Client Administration
Web-based login, no client software installation is required. Our software secures your hotspot by forcing all customers to login screen. Any operating system and any Internet browser can be used on customer computer (like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Konqueror).
Create prepaid user accounts with username and password
User accounts are time limited, when session ends customer can continue browsing after buying additional time
Add time to account and print receipt
Unlimited time option (could be used to enable only bandwidth limits)
Set expiration date (starts from first account login)
Set allowed access hours for login
Account can be temporary disabled
Disable inactivity timeout (customer doesn't have to relogin after specified inactivity time)
Time left modification (optional)
Bandwidth Limit Control (Traffic Shaping Management)
Bandwidth limit is configured in Kb/s for each user account separately and represents speed of customer connection to the Internet. You can sell high bandwidth accounts for additional fee or save more bandwidth for VIP customers. Example: set 10 KB/s for regular accounts and 100 KB/s for special accounts
Bandwidth Quota Control (Traffic Quota Management)
Bandwidth quota is configured in Mbytes for every account and represents total amount of traffic available to customer. Example: Customer can download 10 MB in one hour. If customer uses bandwidth quota and still has time left, additional bandwidth can be ordered
Customize pages displayed in customer browser
Each page can be customized to fit your corporate layout. You can put your company logo, change colors etc.
Different login pages for specific IP or MAC
You can create different login pages for different network segments. For example, wifi users connected to one access point will see one login page and users connected to second access point will see different login page
You can specify IP and port blocking rules for outgoing traffic. For example disable IP addresses 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 and port range 10-100. This will prevent access to mail, ftp, web servers in specified IP range. Option can be used to limit only specific services, like limit ftp or email usage by blocking these ports and setting range to large segment.
Enable sending E-mails from any email client software without having to change smtp server. Traffic from port 25 is redirected to your own E-mail server. This option solves problem when customer ISP require connecting to their own line to send E-mails.
Block access to web sites that contains specified keywords in url address. You can prevent access to adult websites, warez etc.
Log URL addresses that customers visit along with their username, IP, date and time, and notification if access was allowed or blocked
Web Site Whitelist
Customer can browse specified web sites without authentification. You can set up company web site or web site with advertisements which will be free for all customers. If customers wants to find out more, login will be required