LANCOM Public Spot Option PMS Accounting Plus
  • LANCOM Public Spot Option PMS Accounting Plus

LANCOM Public Spot PMS Accounting Plus

The smart way to combine a hotspot solution with your hotel billing system

The LANCOM Public Spot PMS Accounting Plus Option simplifies guest authentication and the billing of fees for guest Internet access. The LANCOM Public Spot option is an add-on extra that installs on LANCOM devices. In combination with a property management system (PMS) such as Micros Opera, Fidelio Suite8, or Protel, it allows guests to login to and pay for guest Internet access. The LANCOM hotspot solution offers maximum flexibility in the design of tariff structures.

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Advantages

Simple and convenient authentication for hotel guests

The LANCOM Public Spot PMS Accounting Plus Option makes it quick and easy for guests to authenticate for guest Internet access at the hotel. Guests can authenticate in a variety of ways, for example by entering their name and room number. This is a relief not only for your staff, as paper-based access vouchers are unnecessary, but this solution offers you above all the security that only your hotel guests are actually using the hotspot.

Automatic settlement via the room bill

Thanks to the LANCOM Public Spot PMS Accounting Plus Option, billing for the use of charged Internet-access hotspots is linked directly with the hotel's own property management system. The guest's room account is charged automatically without any further intervention by hotel staff. Other available options include free Internet access, for example by means of a voucher or by accepting the general terms and conditions on the login page.

Professional connection to the PMS thanks to flexible interface

The LANCOM Public Spot PMS Accounting Plus Option is designed for use in combination with external hotel billing systems. The XML, RADIUS and FIAS interfaces are used to connect to various property management systems (PMS) such as Protel, Fidelio Suite8 or Micros Opera.

Easy upgrades

The LANCOM software options turn a simple network into a customized and cost-efficient solution that meets your individual needs. Simply install them on your existing hardware and you upgrade your network with the desired feature. The advantage: No additional hardware components are required. The costs and the administration overhead of the entire network are reduced. Genuine added value comes in terms of the system's future viability, because the options transform a network into a customized and scalable networking solution.

Technical features

  • Easy and automatic authentication of guests by room number or surname
  • Internet fees charged to the room bill
  • Suitable for PMS systems with FIAS interface such as Micros Opera, Fidelio Suite8 or Protel
  • Simply upgrade your existing device and save on hardware components
  • Requirement: Activated LANCOM Public Spot Option

Scenarios

Charged Internet access

Automatically billed to the guest's hotel room account

     

  1. Guests open their browser and see the hotel´s login page. On this page, they are asked to register with their name and room number (optional: reservation number), and to choose a tariff option (e.g. WLAN for one hour, one day, duration of stay).
  2. The LANCOM device sends a request to the PMS system.
  3. The PMS system checks whether the requiring person is registered. If so, the PMS system charges the costs to the guest´s bill and creates an account on the LANCOM.
  4. The guest can now use the Internet for the duration of the selected tariff - max until the time of check-out After checking out, any unused time quota expires and Internet access is no longer possible.
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Secure, free Internet access

Without voucher production for hotel guests

     

  1. Guests open their browser and are redirected to the hotel´s login page. Login data like the name, room number and, optionally, the reservation number are requested.
  2. The LANCOM device sends a request to the PMS system.
  3. Guests who have checked in, and are therefore recorded in the PMS system, receive access to the Internet.
  4. Guests who check out are deleted from the hotspot and Internet access is no longer available.
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Supported devices


Supported devices
LANCOM 178x series
LANCOM 9100+ VPN
LANCOM 7100+ VPN
LANCOM WLC-4100
LANCOM WLC-4025+
LANCOM WLC-4006+*
LANCOM 19xx series

*LANCOM Public Spot Option included in the device ex factory

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