Intelligent Captive Portals for your BRAND
BRAND-fi is a leading Guest Wi-Fi marketing and analytics solution. It is the only monetization platform with social data capture, marketing automation & real-time visitor metrics in the East African region.
BRAND-fi provides location data, personalized marketing, digital advertising, digital signage, assisted forecasting, various integrations and general data capture in partnership with enterprise Wi-Fi vendors such as Cisco and Meraki.
Saape Bar and Grill
Saape bar and grill has been looking for a solution that gives them insights on their Wi-Fi usage. They have partnered to offer digital Signage and Wi-fi advertising.
Key requirements is to also have SMS login/validation.
Main Meraki API - Captive portal API
The largest coffee house in the region wanted to know their customers, manage the wi-fi, market to and analyze customers for targeted offers
Primary use case - Captive Portal
- Hospitality Industry
Malls and Retail
Shared residential connectivity/Monetization (Hostels, Apartments)
Frequently Asked Questions
BRAND-fi is a part product part solution that allows your customers to use the internat freely. They must however sign-on via their chosen social network website such as Facebook, Twitter or google, sms, or by completing a form. In doing so you able to capture details of your customers and with their permission, promote your business.
BRAND-fi Connect - Customer connects to the Free Wi-Fi connection using their favorite social media account, email or phone number.
BRAND-fi Engage - After logging in, customer is encouraged to share on Social Media, ‘Like’ the business’ Facebook Page, leave a review or enter a contest or do a survey
BRAND-fi integrate - This is done for venues to send custom notifications and view real-time data such as age, gender, location and interests to understand your customers.
Yes, the solution requires a working active internet connection. BRAND-fi provides a captive portal and integration support.
We are partnering with several Service providers to offer an all inclusive solution. Please contact our sales team.
The end users ultimately have full control over their data. Once a venue gets permission to use it by users terms of service acceptance, we make use of the same data to create powerful analytics and we can push various data to your CRM/erp
A user can request for data to be removed through established mechanisms. We also use the data generated for day to day service management for instance bandwidth management, enforcing fair use policies among others.
BRAND-fi is fairly straight forward to setup. We have a partner ecosystem to assist you with the setup but in case you need our assistance, support is a phone call/click/email away.
Depending on the service, we provide a Meraki access point for use with our services. For other compatible hardware, we have a reseller model through our partners.
We currently support twitter, facebook, google and instagram - we are adding more as we go along based on demand.
We have a developer ecosysystem to help you with this, we also offer in-house support to your technical teams during the integration
Yes we do. We provide a set of default filters that can be further customised. We use dns filtering servers from Cisco and depending on your use case we also have several other filtering mechanisms.
Every DNS request and RADIUS accounting is used for tracking. This is logged against the external IP of the ISP connection which gives us hte venue statistics along with the date/time of the request, whether the request was accepted or blocked and why it was blocked.
RADIUS accounting to track individual MAC addresses of devices, the AP Mac address, when they logged in, how long they remained online for, and how much data was downloaded and uploaded. This is then shown on the portal for each user/mac,AP,venue. Most of this features will be available mid-2019
It depends. For most public use cases, its best to work through our partners as we are negotiating for better pricing and flexible upgrade proceses.
It is important to have the correct amount of bandwidth for optimum service. General capacity in the region is sold from 5Mbps - okay for a small number of users and use cases. Otherwise, connection speeds and user experience may inadequate.
Yes. You no longer need to hand out or post your networks password. Your network is properly protected and isolated.