Konnectifi Solution Uses Cloudpath XpressConnect ES to Offer Free, Secure Wi-Fi to Public at Friends Life Tour of Britain Cycle Race
Westminster, Colo., August 28, 2014—Cloudpath Networks (http://cloudpath.net/), the industry leader for Automated Device Enablement (ADE), today announced that the Friends Life Tour of Britain, the UK’s largest cycle race, will use Konnectifi’s Social Wi-Fi solution, in tandem with automated, secure onboarding by Cloudpath XpressConnect ES, to provide free Wi-Fi access to the public at the event.
The free public access Wi-Fi will allow spectators to log on, connect, tweet and email during the event. Robin Price, Managing Director of Konnectifi’s parent company KBR, said: “People no longer just expect Wi-Fi, they expect it for free no matter where they are, and we’re giving venue owners such as outdoor event managers the means to provide that free Wi-Fi access.”
“Cloudpath is pleased to play an important role in providing free, secure Wi-Fi to spectators, staff, media, participants and others at the Tour,” said Amith Nair, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cloudpath Networks. “Using Cloudpath technology places this event in the forefront of the trend toward providing free Wi-Fi and secure onboarding for a hugely diverse range of users and devices in an outdoor setting.”
XpressConnect ES from Cloudpath integrates BYOD management, Automated Onboarding, Guest Access Control, Network Access Control (NAC) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) into a single solution, enabling network administrators to cost-effectively implement network access and security policy over any wired or wireless network infrastructure.
With Cloudpath XpressConnect ES, users can simply and securely connect their own devices, such as Apple, Android and Windows tablets and phones, laptops, game machines, and printers to the network and gain enduring access to appropriate resources without support assistance. The solution is highly scalable, enabling large numbers of users to simultaneously onboard their devices, and offers social media authentication.
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About the Tour of Britain
The Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest professional cycle race and the country’s largest free-to-spectate sporting event. The 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain takes place from September 7 to 14, and includes nine stages over eight days of racing. From the Grand Depart in Liverpool, via a summit finish on The Tumble in south Wales and first visits to Bristol and Brighton, the Friends Life Tour of Britain will conclude in central London, with both a time trial and circuit race. To learn more, visit (http://www.tourofbritain.com).
KBR, now preparing for the Tour of Britain in September, will be celebrating 30 years in business in November and specializes in the design and build of innovative wireless networks. To learn more, visit (http://www.konnectifi.com).
About Cloudpath Networks
Cloudpath Networks, Inc. provides automated device enablement (ADE) solutions that simplify the adoption of standards-based Wi-Fi security, including WPA2-Enterprise, 802.1X, and X.509, in diverse BYOD environments. Founded in 2006, Cloudpath Networks invented the modern onboarding model for personal devices and continues to drive the industry’s adoption of standards-based security en masse. The Cloudpath XpressConnect solutions are proven worldwide to bring simplicity to secure networks through automated and easy-to-use form and function. To learn more, visit (http://cloudpath.net).