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Tanaza attends the Wi-Fi NOW Europe 2018 expo and conference

We are excited to announce that Tanaza will be attending the Wi-Fi NOW Europe expo and conference hosted in Berlin, Germany from the 6th to the 8th of November.
Every year, this 3-day event features industry-leading speakers from all over the world.

This year, our CEO Sebastiano Bertani will be a part of this fantastic lineup of speakers, speaking on the conference’s main stage. His session, titled ‘Great innovations: Delivering Wi-Fi intelligence via the Cloud,  will be conducted during Day 1 of the conference (November 6th) in the afternoon.

 

Attend the conference

If you are a Tanaza customer and you would like to attend the conference, we invite you to join the World’s Premier Wi-Fi Event with 25% discount. Get in touch with marketing@tanaza.com to obtain the voucher code.

Then, book your ticket here.

If you cannot attend the conference but would like to listen to Sebastiano’s session, we can send you a recording of it at a later date. If you are interested, please write us to marketing@tanaza.com.

 

Why attend the Wi-Fi NOW conference

Wi-Fi NOW is the only expo and conference in the world dedicated to Wi-Fi.

This year’s Wi-Fi Now Europe will discuss the following topics:

  • 802.11ax: A great leap forward for connectivity everywhere
  • Next-generation Wi-Fi for the hyper-connected Smart Home
  • Zooming in on Europe’s no. 1 Wi-Fi opportunity today: WiFi4EU
  • 2018: The year WiGig comes of age
  • Security & monetization: Powering the wireless enterprise
  • Wi-Fi IoT: A mass-market opportunity today
  • Connecting the unconnected with Wi-Fi & unlicensed bands
  • Mobility & convergence for carriers
  • On a mission: More spectrum for Wi-Fi in the 6 GHz band’

Tanaza hotspot system for Cisco Meraki users

Tanaza hotspot system is now compatible with Cisco Meraki indoor and outdoor devices.

 

Tanaza’s compatibility with Cisco Meraki enables WiFi professionals to utilize Tanaza’s hotspot features on Meraki devices, without replacing the vendor’s firmware.

Tanaza’s integration with Cisco Meraki enables Meraki Cloud Dashboard users to continue managing their access points from the Meraki interface while simultaneously using the Tanaza captive portal. With Tanaza, the WiFi network administrator can also customize the splash page of multi-vendor networks, composed of access points of different brands (including Meraki) from a single centralized dashboard.

Thanks to this new integration, Cisco Meraki users can set up free and paid hotspots with Tanaza’s captive portal. This means that WiFi network administrators will be able to create and customise their captive portals, collect data about WiFi users, and leverage their WiFi networks for marketing purposes.

Tanaza’s hotspot features such as the analytics dashboard, “remember me” and the splash page editor with its advertising tool and its multiple authentication methods, such as custom forms, social login and the couponing system, etc, will be available on Meraki-based WiFi hotspots.

 

>> Learn how to leverage Tanaza’s hotspot features with Cisco Meraki devices

 

This compatibility is still in BETA stage and is available on request for any Meraki devices.

If you would like to test out this new integration, please contact sales@tanaza.com.

 

More about Tanaza’s compatibility for high-end devices

 

Tanaza core is to provide an all in one software that empowers the feature set of 3rd party access points in the SMB range, adding an extremely easy to use hotspot software.

Since our customers, mainly channel partners, MSPs, system integrators, were extremely satisfied to use Tanaza for cost-efficient deployments and highly valued our hotspot features, they expressed interest in using it also with their more enterprise deployments.

For this reason, we listened to the feedback from our community for ideas and decided to make Tanaza’s hotspot system compatible with Cisco Meraki devices.

 

>> Learn to use Tanaza hotspot with high end devices (e.g. Cisco Meraki, Ruckus)

New feature available: bandwidth control on a per user-level

bandwidth control on a per user-level

Tanaza just released a new feature: the bandwidth control on a per user-level.

Tanaza already features the bandwidth management per SSID, which means that WiFi administrators can limit the total amount of bandwidth available for one SSID.

  • Example: in a Hotel with only two guests.
    A WiFi administrator configures an SSID with a maximum bandwidth of 10 Mbps.
    If the first guest could use 7 Mbps, the second guest will only be able to use the 3 Mbps remaining.
    The bandwidth is not shared equally among WiFi users.

 

What is the difference with the bandwidth control per user?

The bandwidth control per user means that a network administrator can limit the amount of bandwidth one user can use on the WiFi network.
The limit is set at the user level and not, at the global level (SSID). 

The capability to specify the bandwidth users can access will guarantee the same users’experience; the bandwidth is divided equally among WiFi users. Also, Tanaza’s Bandwidth Control per Client feature comes with a “boost” function, which allows hotel guests to exceed the bandwidth limit for a few seconds when they use a WiFi service.

  • Example: in a Hotel with only 5 guests.
    A WiFi administrator limits the bandwidth of the Hotel SSID at 10Mbps.
    Besides, he limits the bandwidth per WiFi users at 2Mbps.
    Each guest will have the possibility to use until 2Mbps while browsing. The bandwidth is shared equally between guests.

This new feature should solve issues especially for WiFi networks deployed in hotels where the WiFi users experience is significant.

 

bandwidth control on a per user-level

Tanaza Firmware now available for Ubiquiti Networks’ UniFi AP AC PRO, AC LITE, AC in-wall (IW), AC Mesh, AC Mesh PRO, AC LR long range

With its latest release (firmware 2.17) in December 2017, Tanaza continues its firmware releases for the Ubiquiti Unifi AC access points, starting with the widely used UniFi AC Mesh Pro, UniFi LR (long range) and UniFi AC PRO.

UBNT’s UAP AC APs are widely used by managed solution providers and hotspot providers globally.

Just after a few months from the release of UBNT’s UAP AC APs Tanaza started developing the firmware for these products. In this way, Tanaza allows enterprise-level cloud-management of the whole UBNT’s Unifi 802.11ac series.

Among all Ubiquiti Unifi AC access points, the devices that are already compatible with Tanaza’s software are: Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO, UniFi AC Lite, UniFi AC In-WALL (AC-IW), UniFi AC Mesh, UniFi AC Mesh PRO, and UniFi AC LR (AC Long Range).

Being a cloud-based software, Tanza allows network administrators to manage their multi-vendor devices from the cloud. Also, network admins can manage Ubiquiti Nanostations from the same dashboard they use for their UniFi devices.

Thanks to Tanaza’s software, it is possible to manage the access points from the cloud and create public hotspots with social login as authentication method. Tanaza replaces the stock firmware and adds enterprise configuration capabilities to multi-vendor devices, including TP-Link, Ubiquiti, D-Link, Netgear, Engenius, Ligowave, and others.

In early 2017, Tanaza implemented a new graphic interface and added many features to its software. Among them, it developed a captive portal that is 4.5X faster in comparison to the previous versions and up to 3x faster than other commonly used captive portals. Furthermore, Tanaza has promptly released a patch for the KRACK vulnerability for all Ubiquiti devices, so as to increase the security levels of all access points that run Tanaza’s firmware.

Tanaza allows scalable multi-site, multi-clients wireless network management and monitoring, and eliminates the need for hardware controllers thanks to its smart alerting system, zero-touch deployment, and centralized dashboard. Other valuable features of Tanaza’s software include a responsive and customizable captive portal with social login and social-actions-based login (Facebook Like and Check-in), a multi-role voucher-based login system, APIs, and integrations with Google Analytics and Mailchimp for wifi marketing campaigns.

Tanaza’s firmware can be installed and uninstalled on Ubiquiti Access Points easily, and the software is available for a 15-days free trial with unlimited clients and connected access points.

Vote for the access point you need

Tanaza upvoting system

Tanaza is a multi-vendor software that supports a large range of access points, providing its customers with scalability and control over their hardware budget.

To remain closely focus on Tanaza customers’ requirements, Tanaza set up a way that allows customers to upvote for the hardware they expect to find. This way, our Engineer team can give priority to a specific hardware or version rather than another one.

For example, on the screenshot, you can see that at present, Tanaza supports the TP-Link TL-WA5210G version 1 in beta and that it could soon support version 2 as well if upvoted as one of the priorities by Tanaza customers.

Moreover, if an access point model is not supported yet and doesn’t appear as a “coming soon” device, users can fill in a form to request a specific device.

By doing so, the Tanaza Engineer Team is trying to get the closest possible to Wi-Fi professional needs.

Being multi-vendor means that the Tanaza software is compatible with many access point vendors like Tp-Link, Ubiquiti, NetGear, Linksys, MikroTik, Engenius, etc.

 

Visit our Success Portal now to find out the list of supported access points by Tanaza.

Tanaza AP upvoting system