Solutions: Retail

Abloomy’s Retail WiFi solution supports four different modes based on customer need: public cloud, private cloud, traditional WLAN networking and integrated third party networking.

A Wi-Fi solution that easily enables Wi-Fi marketing

Wi-Fi marketing

Wi-Fi marketing is one of the important ways that physical retailers embrace the digital world. It improves the customer shopping experience and increases sales.
Abloomy’s retail WiFi solution supplies rich and wonderful captive portal templates with welcome, login and landing pages. The pictures and banners on each captive portal page is customizable.
Advertising data from captive portal can be collected and sent to the VDS server for analytics.
Social media login features, such as Facebook and Google+, are supported so that retailers can build up a customer base for future marketing.

Flexible deployment options that fit any retailer’s network environment

Abloomy’s solution supports four kinds of deployment: public cloud, private cloud, traditional AC/AP and 3rd party solution integration. This gives retailers full control to build their Wi-Fi networks in the most cost-effective way.

A plug-and-play network with minimum maintenance needs

Abloomy’s solution provides a true plug-and-play network. From initial configuration, upgrading and expansion, to daily monitoring and maintenance, everything is highly automatic without need for professional intervention. This is perfect for retailers with little to no IT staff.

Role-based access control ensures a secure and reliable network

Role-based access control

Abloomy’s solution supports role-based network access control and bandwidth allocation. Based on user identities, customers and employees can use different sets of network services. Access right control can also be based on location and time. Enterprise grade security and authentication methods ensure network security for both the shoppers and retailers.

Stability guaranteed by smart-edge technologies

Abloomy’s solution pushes all network intelligence to the edge, as far as the APs, removing the AC single-point-of-failure, borne with any traditional AC/AP solution. It provides more stability compared to other cloud Wi-Fi solutions by reducing the dependency on internet connection quality and the performance of the vendor’s data center.

Data Analytics and visibility

Data analytics features provided by our VDS server show shopper heat maps and visiting habits, which help retailers better understand their customers.

Data Analytics and visibility

High performance and reliable APs

Abloomy provides a wide variety of AP products, such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP. With a wide range of performance and coverage choices, retailers can easily find the best solution for various usage scenarios.

Abloomy’s public cloud solution provides the simplest way to construct a Wi-Fi network for any retail customer. They only pay for Wi-Fi devices and receive end-to-end Wi-Fi network application services from Abloomy's public cloud ACS. Abloomy’s public cloud Wi-Fi solution provides several deployment options.

FEATURES

Captive portal
template

Rich and wonderful captive portal template with welcome page, login page and landing page. Each captive portal page picture and banner is customizable.

Advertising data analytics

Advertising data from Captive Portal can be collected and send it to VDS server for analytics.

Social media
authentication

Social media login features with Facebook and Google +.

Data Analytics
features

Data Analytics features available with our VDS server to provide foot traffic, guest behavior, and heatmap.

Guest Accounts

Easy to set up a guest account with one-click.

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

Multiple choices of APs such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP.

SCENARIOS 1: APs only

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Less than 8 APs are needed and there is no requirement to use local authentication or other security services.
  • There is already a fully functional wired network and just need an add-on wireless network with independent management and access control.
  • The network is simple enough to provide internet access only with a few APs. Only Abloomy’s VAPs and GAPs are needed to setup the wireless network with zero-touch.

Advantages:

  • Most cost effective and care-free
  • Zero-touch
  • One-Click management through Abloomy APP

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A
 

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z
 

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

Multi-function GW
GAP100B

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100Base-Tx WAN/LAN port

4*10/100Base-Tx LAN port

1* USB

1* reset button

Multi-function GW
GAP300

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000Base-Tx WAN/LAN port

4*10/100/1000Base-Tx LAN port

1* USB

1* reset button

1* console

SCENARIOS 2: APs + VSM

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • More than 8 APs are needed and reducing the dependency on internet connection quality and the performance of Data Center is desired.
  • Integration with local authentication or other security services is required.
  • A network gateway is needed.
  • Need for multi-leveled management privileges that allow each region to have dedicated local authentication services.

Advantages:

  • Perfect balance between cost and stability
  • Maintain Integrity of existing network security policies
  • Combined advantages of both cloud management and on-premises deployment
  • Easy to setup secure and unified wireless network across multiple regions
  • Plug and play

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

VSM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

SCENARIOS 3: VSM only

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Need to add authentication and portal services on an existing WLAN built with 3rd party devices.
  • Need a network gateway.
  • Need to make a local network cloud-manageable.
  • Need to setup a unified authentication or management services across multiple regions’ Wi-Fi networks with Wi-Fi devices from multiple vendors.
  • Need to build a safe and stable VPN tunnel between each branch.

Advantages:

  • Most cost-effective to unify authentication and management
  • Internet status and usage visibility cross multiple sites
  • Plug and play
  • Cost-effective and stable VPN

Product recommendation:

VSM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM7000

2048 AP limits

2*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

2*SFP ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

Abloomy’s private cloud is the right choice for any retail customer with a large or multi-region network seeking to implement network security and management at a local private DC. There are two deployment options.

FEATURES

Captive portal
template

Rich and wonderful captive portal template with welcome page, login page and landing page. Each captive portal page picture and banner is customizable.

Advertising data analytics

Advertising data from Captive Portal can be collected and send it to VDS server for analytics.

Social media
authentication

Social media login features with Facebook and Google +.

Data Analytics
features

Data Analytics features available with our VDS server to provide foot traffic, guest behavior, and heatmap.

Guest Accounts

Easy to set up a guest account with one-click.

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

Multiple choices of APs such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP.

SCENARIOS: CAM + APs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • If you have a network cross multiple regions and each region’s network only uses less than 8 APs.
  • If you need support multi-leveled management privilege.
  • If you need to access the centralized content in the private DC through a secure connection from each region.

Advantages:

  • Balance between cost and the integrity of management
  • Most cost effective VPN

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

CAM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CAM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

SCENARIOS: CSP + VSM + APs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • If you have a network cross multiple regions and each region network uses more than 8 APs.
  • If you need to access the centralized content in the private DC through a secure connection from each region.
  • If each region need to have dedicated local authentication services.
  • If you need support multi-leveled management privilege.

Advantages:

  • No single-point-of-failure.
  • N + N redundancy

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CSP3000

1024 AP limits

32 VSM limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

Abloomy supports traditional AC/AP WLAN solution with its CAM devices.

FEATURES

Captive portal
template

Rich and wonderful captive portal template with welcome page, login page and landing page. Each captive portal page picture and banner is customizable.

Advertising data analytics

Advertising data from Captive Portal can be collected and send it to VDS server for analytics.

Social media
authentication

Social media login features with Facebook and Google +.

Data Analytics
features

Data Analytics features available with our VDS server to provide foot traffic, guest behavior, and heatmap.

Guest Accounts

Easy to set up a guest account with one-click.

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

Multiple choices of APs such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP.

SCENARIOS: CAM + APs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Need to setup an AC/AP WLAN.
  • Need a gateway with full WLAN functions.

Advantages:

  • End-to-end WLAN solution with authentication, portal and NAC built in
  • Network gateway with both security functions and WLAN

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

CAM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CAM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

Abloomy’s CAM and VSM devices can seamlessly work with other vendors’ Wi-Fi solutions.

FEATURES

Captive portal
template

Rich and wonderful captive portal template with welcome page, login page and landing page. Each captive portal page picture and banner is customizable .

Advertising data analytics

Advertising data from Captive Portal can be collected and send it to VDS server for analytics.

Social media
authentication

Social media login features with Facebook and Google +.

Data Analytics
features

Data Analytics features available with our VDS server to provide foot traffic, guest behavior, and heatmap.

Guest Accounts

Easy to set up a guest account with one-click.

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

Multiple choices of APs such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP.

SCENARIOS 1: CAM only

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Need to add authentication, portal, NAC and gateway functions on an existing WLAN.
  • Need to hosting 3rd party device, for example: Motorola fat AP, Aerohive fat AP, Ruckus fat AP, Aruba IAP, etc.

Advantages:

  • Easy migrating from existing system
  • Reuse existing devices and thus minimum investment
  • Plug & play

Product recommendation:

CAM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CAM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM7000

2048 AP limits

2*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

2*SFP ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

SCENARIOS 2: CSP + VSMs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • There is an existing network across multiple regions, and each region’s network uses different vendors’ Wi-Fi solution and wants to have dedicated local authentication, portal, NAC and gateway services.
  • Need to support multi-leveled management privilege.
  • Need to accommodate existing wireless network devices.

Advantages:

  • Easy migrating from existing system
  • Reuse existing devices and thus minimum investment
  • Plug and play

Product recommendation:

CSP1000

512 AP limits

16 VSM limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

CSP3000

1024 AP limits

32 VSM limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

VSM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security