Hello, Mojo world! We’re really excited about our most recent release to the Mojo cloud managed platform and I wanted to quickly share some highlights. There’s a lot packed into this release. Both Wireless Manager and Guest Manager got updates that will help you with every aspect of your WiFi program - whether it’s for providing fast, reliable access, ensuring the most secure environment possible, or looking for cool new ways to engage with your guests after they connect.
WiFi is changing in a big way. The explosion of wireless devices and growth in cloud applications means that enterprise-grade wireless networks are now a must for more than just the enterprise. Education, hospitality, retail, healthcare, and large public venues also need robust, secure networks.
Since launching in 2003, we’ve been committed to advancing innovation and integrity in the digital age. We take pride in creating — and constantly improving upon — cloud-managed WiFi that can meet the world’s increasing demand for seamless connectivity. We recognize that the industry has many hurdles to overcome, and as such are always excited to see fellow tech visionaries sharing our values and goals — enterprises that are focused on the present and the future needs of an increasingly cloud-first world.
Enterprise-grade isn’t just for the enterprise any more. Educators need fast, high-capacity, secure networks to handle lots of mobile devices and the classroom learning that depends on them. Old-fashioned networks with hardware controllers just aren’t enough. They are too expensive, too difficult to maintain, too hard too expand. That’s why more and more schools are turning to cloud managed, controller-less WiFi networks.
The explosive growth in mobile devices, high-bandwidth applications, and the Internet of Things (IoT) all place greater demands on WLANs. The new 802.11ac Wave 2 standard has come along just in time, and Mojo and Qualcomm are on board with it.
In today‘s increasingly connected world, the need for Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless business connectivity has skyrocketed as cable operators look for ways to deliver value-added services like video, voice and high speed Wireless Internet access. With a wireless network in everyone‘s mobile device, cable providers are constantly in search of the most innovative, scalable and cost-effective products to keep up with the growing demand for connectivity.
Classrooms are changing with the times
Forbes reported in 2014 that only 25% of all technology administrators said they have enough connectivity and bandwidth to meet student and teacher needs. Today’s classrooms increasingly need not “just” WiFi, but reliable, high-capacity WiFi. They need to deal with many challenges: the interactive learning of the “flipped classroom,” streaming video, online testing, and of course lots of mobile devices. They need to empower teachers, even those with limited access to IT support staff.
Over the past year, we’ve been working closely with our channel partners to understand how to make it easier for them to sell and close deals faster. That lead us to completely re-engineer our partner portal to focus on speed, agility, and responsiveness, and today I’m proud to announce the result of that effort: our new Mojo Force platform. I firmly believe this platform is going to set a new standard for the relationship between vendors and the channel.
The role of WiFi is evolving to encompass much more than mere connectivity, and the growing demand for free and guest WiFi has created an opportunity to turn WiFi into another point of engagement for businesses. That’s why we’re launching Mojo Canvas, the only real-time customer engagement solution for the WLAN market. It allows retailers offering on-site WiFi to better engage with customers while they’re connecting, while remaining cost-effective, easy to manage, and flexible to scale across any location.
After almost a year of behind-the-scenes work, I’m proud to finally introduce Mojo Networks to the world as the next evolution of our company as we say goodbye to the AirTight Networks brand. When AirTight was founded in 2003, WiFi was starting to gain traction as a critical piece of enterprise infrastructure. There were numerous concerns about WiFi and security and AirTight pioneered a Wireless Intrusion Prevention Solution (WIPS) to bring greater integrity and safety to networking. Eventually, our customers wanted AirTight to be their all-in-one wireless solution, and in 2009 we launched our cloud-managed WiFi platform that has since been used by Fortune 500s, Global 2000s and the highest levels of government.