Wi-Fi Service Launched for French Hospitality Industry

Passman
, the specialised network installation and Internet services company, today announced the launch of a new Wi-Fi service for the French hospitality industry, based on Wificom
å‘s SAB Serverå? platform.

Founded in 1995, Passman offers a wide range of turnkey IT Services for the hospitality industry and other public and private market sectors. Passman’s clients include premium hotels and hotel chains such as Holiday Inn, Marriott, Best Western, Kyriad, Suitehotels, Novotel and Mercure.

Under its new service plan, Passman will equip hotel clients throughout France with WLAN networks and provide broadband wireless Internet access service to hotel guests and visitors. The key component of this plan is Wificom’s SAB Server?, which enables centralised management of distributed hotspot services.


“With our already extensive client base, it is critical we offer a superior service to our customers,” said Frederic Levy, CEO of Passman. “Our partners are selected from the best on the market, and with Wificom and its SAB Server? we have found what we are looking for in terms of a backend operations system for our wireless service offering. The SAB Server? supports all our key values because it is reliable, secure and global.”


Mr Mikko Riepula, Managing Director of Wificom said, “Passman is in an ideal position to succeed with its wireless offering because the company already serves hotels in France with business centers, Internet kiosks and other Internet-related services. Passman’s choice of the SAB Server? as the core component of its solution demonstrates the completeness and flexibility of the SAB Server? to answer the demands of today’s leading service providers.”

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Passman has already installed the wireless service for several clients and expects to use Wificom SAB Server? in about 60 hotspots in France by the end of 2003.


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