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Broadband Internet Access solutions powered by Nomadix™ -- Billing Applications --
Nomadix Billing Features Mix of Billing Options is possible 1 – Direct connection to Hotel PMS • Fully automated system, where the charge for HSIA is a line item on the hotel bill (= local hot-spot) • Shared revenue model possible through Billing Mirror • Incentive-based Pricing. This functionality offers the opportunity to provide price incentives to preferred customer groups 2 - Credit Card Payment • Fully automated system, where the charge for HSIA is deposited via Credit Card clearing house to the hot-spot site • Shared revenue model possible through Billing Mirror • Incentive-based Pricing. 3 - Connection to RADIUS Server • RADIUS server is connected to (existing) RADIUS billing system • Supports various ways to sell the service, Subscriptions (monthly fee, fees for usage), Pre-paid cards, Vouchers, etc. – XML Application Programmers Interface supported with all billing modules
Nomadix Billing Options • “Stand-Alone” – Voucher (Username/Password) where Internal Database is used, XML program allows to program Username/Passwords in Gateway – Credit Card payment with XML interface to Credit Card clearing house of choice. – Hotel Property Management (PMS) billing • “Centralized” – Nomadix RADIUS Client interfaces to central RADIUS Server. – Central Billing Platform covers payments, plus Credit Card payments – Through XML interface, PMS payment can be handled from central billing platform – WISP has choice to work with Nomadix partners like Wificom, Picopoint, XT Connect or Wireless Creation (all in Europe) to get access to proven NOC implementation
Billing option #1 – Stand Alone INTERNET lowest cost implementation Nomadix Public Access Gateway • Internal Database pre-configured with a range UN/PW • Hotel sells vouchers with UN/PW • Guest Access for the duration of the stay • Optional: graphical web interface as welcome page Broadband Connection with an 1 public IP address Firewall + IP Router WWW, Email Authentication All PCs accepted - DHCP -Static IP address - Web proxy settings Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and Ethernet
Billing Option #1– Count-down upon Login • The NSE includes the option to let the administrator create a set of user profiles in the internal database and then start the count down timer upon user login. • This functionality is also available through NSE’s secure XML API. • Applications of this functionality can be found in the hospitality arena, as well as in smaller scale standalone Public-access networks (e. g. hospitals).
Billing Option #1 XML Application / Add User
Billing Option #2 – Credit Card AAA partners Credit Card Clearing Credit Card Server External Web Server INTERNET Web Hosting Server Broker (optional) Broadband Connection with an 1 public IP address Firewall + IP Router Web Server Nomadix Public Access Gateway WWW, Email • Automatic connection to Credit Card clearing house Nomadix Public Access Gateway • Hotel offers “credit card” Authentication and billing • Guest Access for the selected All PCs accepted duration (e. g. 24 hrs or 1 hr) and - DHCP selected bandwidth -Static IP address • Optional: graphical web interface as - Web proxy settings welcome page Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and Ethernet
Billing Option #3 - RADIUS • “Centralized AAA” – Setting up central Billing, requires a MAKE or BUY decision at the WISP – MAKE: • Set-up own RADIUS server • Set-up own Portal Page server • Set-up own XML interface to Credit Clearing House • Set-up own Roaming Agreements • Set-up own Mobile Phone payment interfaces • Develop and set-up own Billing Server (that uses info from RADIUS server, Credit Card clearing house, Hotel PMS and Nomadix gateway) – BUY: • Wificom www. wificom. com • Picopoint www. picopoint. com / www. gbia. com • XT Connect www. xtconnect. com • Wireless Creation www. wirelesscreation. com
Billing Option #3 - RADIUS AAA partners External Web Server Scratchcards RADIUS Server Broadband Connection with an 1 public IP address SMS Mobile No. INTERNET Firewall + IP Router payment Servers Nomadix Public Access Gateway • Automatic connection to RADIUS server. External Billing S/W to offer various payment methods • Optional: graphical web interface as welcome page • Optional: WISP roaming WWW, Email Nomadix Public Access Gateway Authentication All PCs accepted - DHCP -Static IP address - Web proxy settings Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and Ethernet
Billing Option #3 - RADIUS • Vendor Specific Attributes (VSA) supported • • • Max. Bandwidth up / per user Max. Bandwidth down / per user Home Page Redirect (URL redirection) / per user IP Upsell / per user Subnet / user (to allocate a specific IP subnet to a user) • Time based Billing / per user • Time-Based Session Timeout : Allows the termination of a session per a specified time period allowing a service provider to introduce service plans that limit the session time • Volume based Billing/ per user • Volume-Based Session Timeout : Allows the termination of a session per a specified data volume allowing a service provider to introduce service plans that limit the data transfer volume
Billing Option #4 – Hotel PMS External Web INTERNET Server Broadband Connection with an 1 public IP address Firewall + IP Router Nomadix Public Access Gateway • Automatic connection to hotel property management system (PMS) like Micros Fidelio • Hotel offers “bill to my room” authentication and billing • Guest Access for the selected duration (e. g. 24 hrs or 1 hr) and selected bandwidth • Optional: graphical web interface as welcome page Web Server WWW, Email Authentication Hotel Billing System All PCs accepted - DHCP -Static IP address - Web proxy settings Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and Ethernet
Billing Option #4 – Hotel PMS
Billing Option #4 – Hotel PMS • Determines physical location (room) of guest • Enables: – Automated provisioning/billing based on room Port 1 VLAN Switch Port 2 Could use: – – 802. 1 Q VLAN tags Integrated SNMP Manager • Custom SNMP MIB Queries • RFC 1493 Compliant Bridge MIB Queries
Billing Option #4 – Hotel PMS Billing Plans • • Create billing plans that work in a similar fashion to pre-paid telephone cards. With this functionality, the Internal Web Server (IWS) of the NSE allows the definition of billing plans for time ‘x’ over period ‘y’. Standard billing plans (time x = period y) can be used concurrently. For example, multiple plans with flexible billing event options can be enabled such as: – Plan A: 24 hours, 256 kbit/s downstream, 128 kbit/s upstream, public IP address, $15 – Plan B: 8 hours to be used over 5 days, 512 kbit/s downstream, 256 kbit/s upstream, private IP address, $35 – • Plan C: 1 week, 1 mbit/s downstream, 1 mbit/s upstream, public IP address, $99 In addition to credit card billing, Property Management Systems used by hotels are also supported along with the internal data base of the NSE and billing via Nomadix’ secure XML API.
Billing Option #4 – Hotel PMS Micros Fidelio • • Nomadix has extended its existing interfaces to the popular Micros Fidelio PMS system to include three new interfaces. These interfaces have been tested and approved by Micros Fidelio (part numbers are available). – TCP/IP interface for PMS post messages to Micros Fidelio Opera – Serial FIAS-compliant post interface – Serial FIAS-compliant extension to the existing Micros POS (i. e. 2 -Way) emulation. The new interface includes the option to define a third query field (i. e. reservation number) to enhance security in wireless high-speed Internet access networks in hotels.
Billing Option #4 – Hotel PMS Post-paid PMS • Nomadix first implemented post-paid PMS billing logic to support the proprietary NH PMS interface. Now, this billing logic has been extended to support all existing PMS interfaces (e. g. all five HOBIC versions, Marriott, Micros Fidelio, etc. ). • With the new functionality, the hotel guest now has the option to terminate his connection (via the ICC) and be only billed for the actual time he/she was online. • Nomadix therefore offers the widest support for guest room billing methods including both pre-paid (i. e. pay-TV type charges) and post-paid (i. e. telephone type charges) methods.
Summary • Venue owners (Hotels, Airports, etc. . ) – Stand-Alone Billing options – Centralized Billing • Hotel Chain • Make venue(s) part of Roaming network • WISPs – Centralized Billing • Own Network Operating Center – Own development – Purchase existing AAA system • Outsourced – Pay fee per site / per usage