YesTurnkey Technology's network access control and billing solution for hotels
includes PMS (Property Management System) integration, guest Internet access authentication,
authorization, accounting and billing, electronic map-based graphical network device
management, role-based system administration interfaces, etc. This white paper first
introduces the network architecture of the solution, and follows with a basic description
of how the solution works when a hotel guest checks in, purchases the Internet access
service, and checks out. Lastly, the benefits of
WiNOC for hotel IT specialists and business center administrators are detailed.
The network architecture of WiNOC hotel
solution is composed of the following facilities:
- Reception desk PC (Reception):
The I/O device of the hotel PMS system.
- FCS WinSuite/Fidelio PMS:
The Fidelio PMS system and the FCS WinSuite middle-ware, which communicates with
WiNOC via RS232 or TCP/IP.
- YesTurnkey WiNOC:
The YesTurnkey WiNOC (Wired/Wireless Network Operations Center) software platform,
which integrates with FCS WinSuite/Fidelio PMS via RS232 or TCP/IP for billing
records synchronization. Also, WiNOC works with Nomadix Gateway to authenticate
guests trying to access the Internet and control bandwidth utilization.
The device that protects WiNOC from being hacked by malicious guests.
- Wired LAN:
Wired network in the hotel.
- Wireless LAN:
Wireless network in the hotel.
- Nomadix Gateway: The Nomadix access control gateway or USG (User
Subscription Gateway) in Nomadix terms. It works with WiNOC to authenticate guests
trying to access the Internet and control bandwidth utilization.
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