Nomadix releases connectivity solution for long-term rentals

Nomadix Inc​. has released its managed connectivity solution for hospitality properties serving long-term rental and serviced apartment residents. When hotel guests turn into long-term residents, their connectivity requirements change, as well as their expectations for home-like experiences.

As the trend for mixed-use properties continues to rapidly grow, especially across the Middle East and Europe, Nomadix Managed WiFi for MTU transforms the way building owners and operators set up, manage and provide service for long-term residents and their guests, according to the company.

“When guests ‘move in’ for extended periods, they expect the same high-speed internet connectivity experience they get at home when streaming shows, gaming and meeting via video,” Tammy Estes, chief product officer, Nomadix, told Hotel Business. “Hotels have trusted our bandwidth management gateways for over 25 years, and we are excited to introduce our multi-tenant connectivity solution to this market to not only provide a reliable connection for long-term residents but also increase NOI, boost guest satisfaction and enhance experiences for employees and residents.”

Hotels planning to address this expanding market segment should invest in Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi for MTU as it provides robust, simplified management for onboarding, offboarding and security, as well as offers simplicity for everyone and everything connected to the network, according to the company. According to a survey conducted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), people own on average 4.8 internet-connected devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, and this number is expected to increase to 6.6 devices by 2025. Considering the various IoT devices in an average home, a family of four could easily have 30-50 devices connecting to the internet—not counting the smart devices already included on the property (i.e., smart thermostats). Long-term residents typically travel with more devices making this a major focus area for properties wanting to make it easy for residents to connect and stay connected.

Nomadix’s solution replaces the traditional logins and portals used for short-term stays. New residents will receive an email with a direct link to connect when they move in and are then in control of their network to connect their devices. They don’t need a portal or login page compared to the traditional method of accessing the internet, which is important for IoT devices that often don’t have a screen to enter information. And instead of needing to authenticate every week or every 72 hours, for example, the resident is set up with their own virtual network for secure, fast and convenient access throughout the duration of their contract.