In-wall Wi-Fi access points: an innovative solution for hotels
Wi-Fi has become a much-sought service within the hospitality industry, as it helps hotels meet guests’ expectations and, accordingly, increase bookings. Let’s discuss in this post how in-wall Wi-Fi access points can be successfully deployed in hotels, as a way to provide guests with an alternative and innovative Wi-Fi experience.
Nowadays, Wi-Fi is a crucial service that the hospitality industry should leverage in order to improve customer satisfaction and increase revenues. Indeed, when traveling, customers expect to access high-quality internet during their stay, so as to check their emails, plan their routes, engage on social networks, upload pictures, stream videos and stay in contact with their friends and families. Accordingly, hotel owners are constantly looking for new solutions able to meet guests’ expectations. In-wall Wi-Fi access points can be an innovative way to provide guests with a positive Wi-Fi experience.
Installing in-wall access points in hotel rooms, B&B and motels is the right hotel Wi-Fi solution for different reasons. For instance, from an visual and aesthetic point of view, the small dimensions of in-wall access points and the fact that no cables are visible make them harmoniously fit in with the hotel room design. Furthermore, by minimizing range and interferences issues, in-wall access points bring big benefits both for the Wi-Fi guest experience and for hotel owners. Indeed, one great advantage of in-wall access points is that they can be easily placed close to the connected user, being able to limit signal interferences created by other access points and increase the chances of getting a better connection.
Examples of well-performing in-wall access points are UniFi In-Wall and the new UniFi AC In-Wall. UniFi AP In-Wall can be quickly deployed as it can retrofit an existing in-wall wired Ethernet jack to a Wi-Fi access point, without adding any wiring. It provides one RJ45 data port and one PoE port to connect devices like a VoIP phone. Also, it is capable of speeds of up to 150 Mbps with a range of up to 25 m (82 ft). In addition, another advantage of this device is that the reset button isn’t visible to users, meaning there is no risk guests might accidentally press it, i.e. while trying to arrange the Wi-Fi connection. The new UniFi AC In-Wall is an effective solution as it can be easily installed and deployed on pre-existing as well as new Wi-Fi and wired networks. Furthermore, as the UniFi AC in-wall device has two Ethernet ports, users can connect their wired devices without the necessity to add cables from the access point to the wiring closet: in this way, hotel owners do not need to invest money equipping each accommodation room with Ethernet ports. Compared to the new UniFi AC In-Wall access point, the UniFi In-Wall is more affordable and more suitable for small deployments, such as hotels and B&B of small dimensions. Tanaza, among its wide range of devices, supports and will soon release the UniFi In-Wall access point!
All in all, given their aesthetic and functional aspects, in-wall access points are a valuable solution for hotels whose goal is to improve their guest experience in a innovative way.