Galgus technology, patented in the US and Europe and used daily by more than one million people worldwide can help coastal municipalities to control crowds at beaches while achieving a better experience for visitors, providing a WiFi connectivity for them to connect their smart devices in these spaces.
With the upcoming summer season, there are still many uncertainties about what it is planned for the Touristic Sector. One of them refers to the possible crowds that may occur at beaches. Proper control is required to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks while being aware that most of them will come from visitors from other places.
Saying this, Galgus WiFi Technology revolts as a unique solution, not only for its ability to provide a real-time beach occupancy but for its ability to improve user experience, guaranteeing a quality Internet service for visitors who come this summer to coastal towns.
Location Analytics as a Key Factor
Galgus feature “Location and Analytics” can collect anonymous information about users who are in determined areas, whether they are connected or unconnected to the network. Moreover, it can be deployed in beaches, ships, downtowns, fairgrounds, recreational spaces, and in any area where WiFi networks can be installed.
It is the only solution in the market -patented-, capable of locating and, as mentioned, of counting devices that are not connected to a WiFi network, a key detail to obtain reliable analytics that respond to the live situation in real-time.
User´s privacy is guaranteed as data remains anonymous. Also, it is not necessary to install any mobile apps that will take up space on your devices neither be connected to the network.
Cloud as a tool for decision-making
Galgus WiFi Technology, that can be immediately installed in all these mentioned locations, has already been deployed in similar environments, as it is the case, among others, of the Hotel Barceló Sancti-Petri (Cádiz, South of Spain) where its guests enjoy everyday quality WiFi connectivity, even at the beach.
For coastal municipalities, it means the possibility of accessing a control center in the cloud, accessible from any location, and that can be integrated into any other application that is being used by the network owner, such as the ones for traffic controls, or security cameras.
With this tool (cloud), network owners will be able to locate devices that are present in that network (connected or non-connected). Also, they will be able to see users through heat maps that indicate the density of people in real-time, to set alerts when a given parameter is reached or delimit limited areas (Geofencing), as well as knowing the traceability, that is, where these people have passed and with whom they have come across.
A long-lasting, effective, and profitable investment
The pandemic will pass and many of the investments that are now going to be made will become obsolete. This is not the case with Galgus technology; therein lies one of the virtues that makes it unique: its usefulness goes far beyond the lasting of this situation.
People will continuously need to connect their devices to the Internet, and municipalities will have a system they can either monetize, offer as an added value, or use as a means to improve their tourism promotion campaigns beyond summer months.
Impact in the media of this news
As is well-known, the tourism sector plays a significant role in the Spanish GDP and therefore, this news has sparked interest in the following Spanish media:
Galgus is a deep-tech company based in Seville, Spain. It is specialized in research and development of wireless network technologies. Galgus develops and markets a unique WiFi technology that is currently being used by more than one million people daily and that many manufacturers and system integrators around the world have adopted to improve the added value of their products. Galgus Cognitive Hotspot ™ Technology (CHT) is a software that provides intelligence to WiFi networks, optimizing, and adding value to routers and access points (AP) at the speed of software.
CHT creates a fully distributed WiFi network, becoming each AP into intelligent APs. Access points with CHT measure key network metrics, exchange that information with nearby access points, and together optimize radio resources in real-time. A WiFi network with CHT is more reliable, offers better performance, is greener, and provides an impeccable quality of service for all connected users and devices. In addition, it provides advanced services for the network owner such as the location and positioning of devices, generation of heat maps, detection of hackers, or management in the cloud.
Galgus technology is used by recognized companies such as Telefónica, Barceló or Boeing, and has received numerous awards and recognitions in recent years. Among them, should be highlighted: in 2016 in Stockholm, it was awarded as the best scale-up in digital infrastructures in the EIT Digital Challenge, in 2017 in New York, it was awarded by the Wireless Broadband Alliance as the best innovation in wireless technology for the industrial sector. Finally, in 2018, Galgus received the support and recognition of the European Commission by being awarded a “Phase II SME Instrument”, an achievement that positions this company in a small group of European companies in which the European Commission trusts the possibility of becoming future global leaders in their specialized technological sector.