APconnections and Global Gossip Announce Joint Network Solution Offering for Lodging Industry


Editor’s Note:  This release went out on May 16, 2013 11:05 AM Mountain Daylight Time.

LAFAYETTE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–APconnections, an innovation-driven technology company that delivers best-in-class network traffic management appliances, and Global Gossip, a leader in network managed services for the lodging industry, today announced the joint Hotel Management System Integrated Offering (HMSIO).

“Working with APconnections on this joint solution offers tremendous potential. Since the integration of NetEqualizer into our head-end stack we have been able to offer a much improved end user Wi-Fi experience and overall greater customer satisfaction.”
Sam Beskur
Director of U.S. Operations
Global Gossip

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The joint offering combines the strengths of the NetEqualizer behavior-based bandwidth shaping appliance, with Global Gossip’s world-class managed network services offering. HMSIO will offer hotel and lodging customers a full suite of capabilities to manage their wireless networks, including customized authentication, behavior-based bandwidth shaping, 24/7/365 support, a cloud-based monitoring portal, and network design services. With HMSIO, hospitality and lodging customers can provide a “low noise”, high-quality, wireless Internet experience to guests along with unmatched excellence in customer support. Learn more in our HMSIO Data Sheet.

Global Gossip’s Director of U.S. Operations, Sam Beskur, says, “Working with APconnections on this joint solution offers tremendous potential. Since the integration of NetEqualizer into our head-end stack we have been able to offer a much improved end user Wi-Fi experience and overall greater customer satisfaction.”

APconnections’ CEO, Art Reisman, stated, “We have been looking for the right partner to offer an end-to-end network solution to our lodging industry customers. With their worldwide footprint and excellent technical support, Global Gossip’s network services are a great complement to our NetEqualizer bandwidth shaping products.”

About Global Gossip

Global Gossip (http://hsia.globalgossip.com) has been developing network and communication solutions since 1999 and currently manages and maintains over three hundred wired and wireless access networks globally. Our service locations span seven countries and include locations as remote and bandwidth challenged as the central Australian desert to high throughput networks in downtown London, England. Global Gossip has offices in Denver, Colorado; Sydney, Australia; and London, England.

About APconnections

APconnections is a privately held company founded in 2003 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado, USA (http://netequalizer.com). Our flexible and scalable network traffic management solutions can be found at thousands of customer sites in public and private organizations of all sizes across the globe, including: Fortune 500 companies, major universities, K-12 schools, Internet providers, libraries, and government agencies on six continents.

Contacts

APconnections, Inc.
Sandy McGregor, 303-997-1300 x.104
sandy@apconnections.net
or
Global Gossip LLC
Stephanie Dickens, 720-378-5087
sdickens@globalgossip.net

APconnections Enhances NetEqualizer with Directory Integration Capability


LAFAYETTE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–APconnections, an innovation-driven technology company that delivers best-in-class network traffic management solutions, is excited to announce NetEqualizer Directory Integration (NDI), as part of our 7.0 Release for the NetEqualizer product line.

NetEqualizer Directory Integration provides enhanced reporting for our customers. Our customers can identify the actual users consuming their valuable network bandwidth, so that they can react accordingly. I envision username identification to be incorporated into many areas in the future.
Art Reisman
NetEqualizer Co-Founder and CTO

NetEqualizer Directory Integration marks the advent of username reporting within the NetEqualizer. With the capabilities offered by NDI, customers can now report on network activity in even more meaningful ways, tracking usage based on known usernames. In the 7.0 Release, we have added username to real-time activity data and quota usage. Our Internet Provider customers will be excited to learn that we have extended this capability to Named Quotas, capturing username on network bandwidth usage over defined time periods. For more details on the 7.0 Release, see our Software Updates.

The NetEqualizer is affordably priced and is available in license levels from 20Mbps ($3,400) to 5Gbps ($13,100) on networks up to 40,000 users. See our NetEqualizer Price List for complete details. One year renewable NetEqualizer Software & Support (NSS) and NetEqualizer Hardware Warranties (NHW) are offered.

NetEqualizer bandwidth shapers utilize our unique behavior-based “equalizing” technology, which implement fairness algorithms to automatically provide bandwidth shaping and traffic control to your network. Immediately you will see higher QoS and optimal network performance, all while reducing maintenance and customer complaints. Equalizing gives priority to latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP, web browsing, chat and e-mail over large file downloads and video that can clog your Internet pipe.

About APconnections: APconnections is based in Lafayette, Colorado, USA. We released our first commercial offering in July 2003. Today, our flexible, scalable, and affordable solutions can be found in over 4,000 installations in many types of public and private organizations of all sizes across the globe, including: Fortune 500 companies, major universities, K-12 schools, and Internet providers on six (6) continents. Learn more at www.netequalizer.com or contact us at sales@apconnections.net.

Contacts

APconnections, Inc.
Sandy McGregor, 303-997-1300
Director, Marketing
sandy@apconnections.net

APconnections Celebrates New NetEqualizer Lite with Introductory Pricing


Editor’s Note:  This is a copy of a press release that went out on May 15th, 2012.  Enjoy!

Lafayette, Colorado – May 15, 2012 – APconnections, an innovation-driven technology company that delivers best-in-class network traffic management solutions, is celebrating the expansion of its NetEqualizer Lite product line by offering special pricing for a limited time.

NetEqualizer’s VP of Sales and Business Development, Joe D’Esopo is excited to announce “To make it easy for you to try the new NetEqualizer Lite, for a limited time we are offering the NetEqualizer Lite-10 at introductory pricing of just $999 for the unit, our Lite-20 at $1,100, and our Lite-50 at $1,400.  These are incredible deals for the value you will receive; we believe unmatched today in our industry.”

We have upgraded our base technology for the NetEqualizer Lite, our entry-level bandwidth-shaping appliance.  Our new Lite still retains a small form-factor, which sets it apart, and makes it ideal for implementation in the Field, but now has enhanced CPU and memory. This enables us to include robust graphical reporting like in our other product lines, and also to support additional bandwidth license levels.

The Lite is geared towards smaller networks with less than 350 users, is available in three license levels, and is field-upgradable across them: our Lite-10 runs on networks up to 10Mbps and up to 150 users ($999), our Lite-20 (20Mbps and 200 users for $1,100), and Lite-50 (50Mbps and 350 users for $1,400).  See our NetEqualizer Price List for complete details.  One year renewable NetEqualizer Software & Support (NSS) and NetEqualizer Hardware Warranties (NHW) are offered.

Like all of our bandwidth shapers, the NetEqualizer Lite is a plug-n-play, low maintenance solution that is quick and easy to set-up, typically taking one hour or less.  QoS is implemented via behavior-based bandwidth shaping, “equalizing”, giving priority to latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP, web browsing, chat and e-mail over large file downloads and video that can clog your Internet pipe.

About APconnections:  APconnections is based in Lafayette, Colorado, USA.  We released our first commercial offering in July 2003, and since then thousands of customers all over the world have put our products into service.  Today, our flexible and scalable solutions can be found in over 4,000 installations in many types of public and private organizations of all sizes across the globe, including: Fortune 500 companies, major universities, K-12 schools, and Internet providers on six (6) continents.  To learn more, contact us at sales@apconnections.net.

Contact: Sandy McGregor
Director, Marketing
APconnections, Inc.
303.997.1300
sandy@apconnections.net

NetEqualizer expects to gain market share in recession


Lafayette Colorado

APconnections released a statement today saying that they expect to gain market share in the highly competitive bandwidth control and WAN optimization market should there be another downturn in the world economy.

“We obviously don’t wish a recession on anybody.   The main reason for our success in a tight market is our low price.  In good times some customers are hesitant to contact us  because they believe that our lower pricing model just can’t be true without a gimmick. When a recession comes along, businesses are still faced with the problem of a congested Internet link with less operating dollars available to spend.  Next thing we know is that our phone starts ringing with inquiries, followed by new customers opting to trial the NetEqualizer.”  The cautious inquirer soon turns into an NetEqualizer advocate, as per the comment below.

Peter Spencer Deskspace.biz

In the UK there is an advertising slogan for paint that says:  ”It does exactly what it says on the tin”. Well the NetEqualizer does exactly what they claim on their website: we took it out of the box, plugged it in to our network, and 10 minutes later, all our bandwidth problems disappeared. No more dropped VoIP calls, and no more complaints about slow internet access or stuck emails. We did get a couple of unhappy users – but those were the folks who were downloading movies on peer-to-peer or running unauthorised web-servers on our network – and they had caused all the trouble for everyone! NetEqualizer was automatically throttling back their bandwidth usage. Easy. We have 100 tenants in our serviced office, and the internet just HAS to work 24/7 – NetEqualizer has made them, and us, happy!

Related Article Does Lower cost bandwidth  foretell a drop off  in expensive  Packet Shapers

NetEqualizer Superhero Animation Helps to Redefine the World of WAN Optimization


Lafayette, CO, February 2, 2010 — APconnections, a leading supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products and the creator of the NetEqualizer, today announced their new animation available for online viewing.

 Eli Riles, a consulting partner at APconnections, summed it up this way:

“Over the years, we’ve had several clients ask us for an easy way to explain how the NetEqualizer works. Well, our newest NetEqualizer video may be our best response yet. With the help of People Productions of Boulder, we’ve captured the NetEqualizer’s Network Optimization effectiveness in two new videos — one straight to the point and the other a little more detailed.

“So, if you’re looking for an easy way to explain exactly what you’re doing to make your network run smoothly, or are just in need of an overview of how the NetEqualizer works, take a look.”

To view the video: NetEqualizer Superhero Video

APconnections’ NetEqualizer Reaches Three Million Users and Growing


LAFAYETTE, Colo., November 16, 2009 — APconnections, a leading supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products, today announced that over three million Internet users have been served by companies implementing its NetEqualizer technology.

The NetEqualizer is a plug-and-play bandwidth control and WAN/Internet optimization appliance that is flexible and scalable. When the network is congested, NetEqualizer’s unique “behavior shaping” technology gives priority to latency sensitive applications, such as VoIP and email. It does it all dynamically and automatically, improving on other bandwidth shaping technology out there. It controls network flow for the best WAN optimization.

Since being introduced in 2003, the NetEqualizer has been successfully installed in businesses, libraries, universities, ISPs, and office parks around the world. Administrators have found the technology to be extremely effective in networks both large and small.

“We switched to a NetEqualizer in 2006 after previously using a high-end solution and have been very pleased with the results ever since. It’s been exactly what we were looking for and has worked just as advertised,” said Derrick D’Gama, director of Information Services at Lewis University. “We provide Internet service to over 5,000 students and have now effectively minimized any bandwidth issues. To have such a low-maintenance product work so well has made my job that much easier.”

In order to match its proven track record, the NetEqualizer is constantly evolving to meet the developing demands of the technology industry. Over the past two months, NetEqualizer has released software capable of name-based shaping and shaping over VLAN. The NetEqualizer is also now able to serve as a CALEA probe, offering ISPs an affordable, yet effective, answer to recently introduced law enforcement regulations.

To better demonstrate the NetEqualizer’s capabilities, APconnecitons is now offering a free online live demo of the technology at its Web site, http://www.netequalizer.com.

APconnections is a privately held company founded in 2003 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado.

NetEqualizer reaches 5 Gigabit milestone, strengthens market lead inbandwidth controller price performance.


NetEqualizer reaches 5 Gigabit milestone, strengthens market lead in
bandwidth controller price performance.

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Sep 15 APconnections, a leading supplier of
bandwidth shaping products, today announced  the addition of a
5-gigabit  model  to their NetEqualizer brand of traffic shapers. The
initial release will also be able to shape 40,000 simultaneous
Internet users.

“Prior to this release, our largest model, was rated for one gigabit,”
said Eli Riles, APconnections vice president of sales. “Many of our
current customers liked our technology, but just needed a higher-end
machine.   The price performance of our new traffic shaping appliance
is unmatched in the industry”

In its initial release, the five-gigabit model will start at  $11000
USD. For more information, contact APconnections at 1-800-918-2763 or
via email at sales@netequalizer.com.

The NetEqualizer is a plug-and-play bandwidth control and WAN
optimization appliance. NetEqualizer technology is deployed at over
3000 businesses and institutions around the world. It is used to speed
up shared Internet connections for ISP’s , Libraries, Universities,
Schools and Fortune 500 companies.

APconnections is a privately held company founded in 2003 and is based
in Lafayette, Colorado.

Contact: APconnections, 1-800-918-2763 http://www.apconnections.net/

http://www.netequalizer.com/

Special thanks to Candela Technologies www.candelatech.com and their
Network Emulation laboratories for making this release possible.

NetEqualizer Demo Sale Offers 30-Percent Discount On NE2000-10


Over the next several weeks, we’ll be launching our 2009 NetEqualizer demo sale, offering customers significantly reduced prices on lightly used NE2000-10 models. The sale was a resounding success last year and available units are limited, so interested parties should be quick to claim their NetEqualizers as the 2009 demos become available.

The list price for new NetEqualizer NE2000-10 models is $2,465, but the demos will be sold for only $1,750, a 30-percent discount. Each unit will be fully updated with the most recent NetEqualizer software and covered by the optional NetEqualizer Hardware Warranty (NHW). As with all units purchased directly from APconnections, the NetEqualizers will also come with our unmatched customer service and support.

The NE2000-10 is capable of shaping up to 10 Mbps and supporting 10,000 users. However, because of its versatility, the unit is perfect for universities, libraries, office parks, and businesses of all sizes. For more information on the entire NetEqualizer line, visit our Web site at http://www.netequalizer.com or view our full price list at http://www.netequalizer.com/neteqpricelist.php.

For purchasing information or other questions, please contact us at sales@apconnnections.net or 303-997-1300.

APconnections Study Shows Administrators Prioritize Results over Bandwidth Reporting


Today we released the results of our month-long study into the needs of bandwidth monitoring technology users which sought to determine the priority users place on detailed reporting compared to the overall impact on network optimization. Based on the results of a NetEqualizerNews.com poll, 80-percent of study participants voted that a smoothly running network was more important than the information provided by detailed reporting.

Ultimately, the study confirms what we’ve believed for years. While some reporting is essential, complicated reporting tools tend to be overkill. When users simply want their networks to run smoothly and efficiently, detailed reporting isn’t always necessary and certainly isn’t the most cost-effective solution.

Detailed bandwidth monitoring technology is not only more expensive from the start, but an administrator is also likely to spend more time making adjustments and looking for optimal performance. The result is a continuous cycle of unnecessarily spent manpower and money.

We go into further detail on the subject in our recent blog post entitled “The True Price of Bandwidth Monitoring.” The full article can be found at https://netequalizernews.com/2009/07/16/the-true-price-of-bandwidth-monitoring/.

$1000 Discount Offered Through NetEqualizer Cash For Conversion Program


After witnessing the overwhelming popularity of the government’s Cash for Clunkers new car program, we’ve decided to offer a similar deal to potential NetEqualizer customers. Therefore, this week, we’re announcing the launch of our Cash for Conversion program.The program offers owners of select brands (see below) of network optimization technology a $1000 credit toward the list-price purchase of NetEqualizer NE2000-10 or higher models (click here for a full price list). All owners have to do is send us your old (working or not) or out of license bandwidth control technology. Products from the following manufacturers will be accepted:

  • Exinda
  • Packeteer/Blue Coat
  • Allot
  • Cymphonics
  • Procera

In addition to receiving the $1000 credit toward a NetEqualizer, program participants will also have the peace of mind of knowing that their old technology will be handled responsibly through refurbishment or electronics recycling programs.

Only the listed manufacturers’ products will qualify. Offer good through the Labor Day weekend (September 7, 2009). For more information, contact us at 303-997-1300 or admin@apconnections.net.

APconnections Marks a New Milestone: Six Years Operating a Virtual Company


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Since 2003, APconnections has utilized innovative technology to stay in near constant contact with our customers, offering unmatched service and accessibility. Through the use of the latest mobile communications advances, we’ve worked to surpass the efficiency and effectiveness of the traditional workplace, benefiting both our customers and staff members alike.

Since we’ve always been dedicated to bringing the latest technological benefits to our customers, be it through our own products or in how we might better serve those who use them, building our company around the concept of a virtual workplace made perfect sense. In the end, it provides for greater accessibility and increased freedom at the same time. We can essentially work from anywhere.

In addition to the customer service benefits, the virtual nature of APconnections has been central to maintaining the competitive prices of our products. Removing the middlemen that have typically been necessary for holding organizations together significantly reduces operating costs, which equates to savings that are passed on to our customers. Furthermore, this also assures that our existing and future customers work only with staff possessing unparalleled expertise in APconnections’ technology. This is both a matter of trust and efficiency.  We find that it’s very comforting and appealing for customers to know that if and when they call or e-mail, they’ll be working directly with someone who understands our technology better than anyone else.

APconnections Announces 50-Percent-Off Sale of New NetEqualizer-Lite


Beginning May 26, all customers purchasing a full size NetEqualizer 2000/3000 model will qualify for a 50-percent discount on the NetEqualizer-Lite. In addition, the offer will be extended to all existing NetEqualizer users who will also be entitled to the 50-percent discount on their first NetEqualizer-Lite purchase. This offer is valid until June 30, 2009. Limit two per customer.

As well as offering users the same services available through previously released NetEqualizer models, the NetEqualizer-Lite is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), handling up to 10 megabits of traffic and 200 users. Furthermore, the NetEqualizer-Lite also serves to solve hidden node issues without customers having to change their existing access points.*

Although the core technology behind the NetEqualizer has not changed, with the latest release price point, many ISPs and businesses are deploying the NetEqualizer-Lite closer to end users, often directly behind congested access points.

After just over a month in the field, NetEqualizer-Lite users are reporting they can now easily increase Internet subscribers by 30 to 50 percent at once congested towers and AP sites. For example, a customer with an 802.11b radio now has 100 subscribers on his network and is still running smoothly. In the past, this customer’s norm for saturation stood at roughly 20 users, but he is now enjoying a 500-percent increase after installing the NetEqualizer-Lite. This is translating into both higher revenues and a more satisfied customer base.

The NetEqualizer-Lite lists at $1499. In addition to the 50-percent discount, we are also currently offering volume discounts. Pricing information on all other NetEqualizer models is available online at http://www.netequalizer.com. For more information, please contact APconnections at 1-800-918-2763 or admin@apconnections.net.

*Hidden nodes are a problem frequently encountered by commercial wireless operators that has previously been solved using APconnections’ AirEqualizer technology. The NetEqualizer-Lite’s capability to offer similar solutions is simply one of the multiple benefits of the technology for administrators of networks of many different types and sizes.

NetEqualizer-Lite Revolutionizing WISP Performance


After just over a month in the field, NetEqualizer-Lite users are reporting they can now easily increase Internet subscribers by 30 to 50 percent at once congested towers and access point (AP) sites. For example, a customer with an 802.11 B radio now has 100 subscribers on his network and is still running smoothly. In the past, this customer’s norm for saturation stood at roughly 20 users, but he is now enjoying a 500-percent increase after installing the NetEqualizer-Lite. This is translating into both higher revenues and a more satisfied customer base.

Although the core technology behind the NetEqualizer has not changed, with the latest release price point, many users are deploying the NetEqualizer-Lite closer to customers or just behind their congested wireless access points. Customer satisfaction with the new release has been consistent across the board, with users voicing their reviews to us directly as well as online. One user on DSLReports.com commented:

“The Netequalizer has resulted in dramatically improved service to our customers….Bottom line to this is that we can deliver significantly more data through the same AP. The customers hitting web pages, checking e-mail, etc. virtually always see full bandwidth, and the hogs don’t impact these customers. Even the hogs see better performance” (dslreports.com).

In addition to offering users the same services available through previously released NetEqualizer models, the NetEqualizer-Lite is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), handling up to 10 megabits of traffic and 200 users. Furthermore, the NetEqualizer-Lite also serves to solve hidden node issues without customers having to change their existing APs.*

The NetEqualizer-Lite lists at $1499, but we are currently offering volume discounts. Please contact us for more information at 1-800-918-2763 or admin@apconnections.net.

*Hidden nodes are a problem frequently encountered by commercial wireless operators that has previously been solved using APconnections’ AirEqualizer technology. The NetEqualizer-Lite’s capability to offer similar solutions is simply one of the multiple benefits of the technology for administrators of networks of many different types and sizes.

APconnections Releases NetEqualizer for Small Business and WISP Market


LAFAYETTE, Colo., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- APconnections (http://www.netequalizer.com),
a leading supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products,
today announced the release of its newest NetEqualizer model,
developed specifically with WISPs and small business users in mind.

This newest NetEqualizer release easily handles up to 10 megabits of traffic and up to 100 users, allowing room for expansion for growing demand. Furthermore, in addition to offering all standard NetEqualizer features, this smaller model will be Power over Ethernet, providing administrators greater flexibility in placing the unit within their network.

The model was developed to meet a growing demand both for an affordable traffic shaping device to help small businesses run VoIP concurrent with data traffic over their Internet link as well as a need for a shaping unit with PoE for the WISP market.

In a large wireless network, congestion often occurs at tower locations. However, with a low-cost PoE version of the NetEqualizer, wireless providers can now afford to have advanced bandwidth control at or near their access distribution points.

“About half of wireless network slowness comes from p2p (Bit Torrent) and video users overloading the access points,” said Joe D’Esopo, vice president of business development at APconnections. “We have had great success with our NE2000 series, but the price point of $2,500 was a bit too high to duplicate all over the network.”

For a small- or medium-sized office with a hosted VoIP PBX solution, the NetEqualizer is one of the few products on the market that can provide QoS for VoIP over an Internet link. And now, with volume pricing approaching $1,000, the NetEqualizer will help revolutionize the way offices use their Internet connection.

Pricing for the new model will be $1,200 for existing NetEqualizer users and $1,499 for non-customers purchasing their first unit. However, the price for subsequent units will be $1,200 for users and nonusers alike.

The NetEqualizer is a plug-and-play bandwidth control and WAN/Internet optimization appliance that is flexible and scalable. When the network is congested, NetEqualizer’s unique “behavior shaping” technology gives priority to latency sensitive applications, such as VoIP and email. It does it all dynamically and automatically, improving on other available bandwidth shaping technology. It controls network flow for the best WAN optimization.

APconnections is a privately held company founded in 2003 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado.

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Finally a Bandwidth Control appliance for under $1500


Lafayette Colorado April 9th 2009

APconnections today Announced a small business bandwidth control device that  lists at $1499. (for single unit orders)

This new offer  handles up to 10 megabits and 100 users with room to spare for some expansion. It comes complete with all the standard features of the NetEqualizer, but in a smaller  low power format  with Power over Ethernet.

Demand for this new offer came from two sources

1) There was huge demand for an affordable traffic shaping device to  help small business run their VOIP concurrent with their data traffic over their internet link.

2) There was also a need  for a low end unit, with POE,  for the WISP market .

In  a large wireless network, congestion often occurs at tower locations.  With a low cost POE version of the NetEqualizer,  wireless providers can  now afford to have advanced bandwidth control at or near their Access distribution points.

According to Joe DeSopo from NetEqualizer, “About half of wireless network slowness comes from p2p (bittorrent)  and video users overloading the access points. We have had great success with our  NE2000 series  but the price point of $2500 was a bit too high to duplicate all over the network.”

For a small or medium sized office with a hosted VOIP PBX solution the NetEqualizer works like a genie in a bottle. It is one of the few products on the market that can provide QOS for voip over an Internet link. And now, with volume pricing approaching $1000,  it will help revolutions the way offices use their Internet connection.

The NetEqualizer is a plug-and-play bandwidth control and WAN/Internet optimization appliance that is flexible and scalable. When the network is congested, NetEqualizer’s unique “behavior shaping” technology gives priority to latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP and email. It does it all dynamically and automatically, improving on other available bandwidth shaping technology. It controls network flow for the best WAN optimization.

APconnections is a privately held company founded in 2003 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado.

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