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Spot On Networks Announces Deployment of Wi-Fi Voice and Data Network in Weehauken, New Jersey

Spot On Networks | November 11, 2021

Spot On Networks announces the completed deployment of a full community wireless network in a luxury condominium community at Port Imperial in Weehauken, New Jersey. This 313-unit residential community boasts luxury rental units as well as a multitude of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces. The secure property-wide Wi-Fi network not only provides property-wide, seamless Wi-Fi Calling voice coverage but also high-speed data throughout the community.

"The cellular telephone service in and around Port Imperial in Weehawken is very poor,Spot On Networks' Wi-Fi Network as a Service installed in this complex not only augments the voice and text services of all cellular carriers but offers residents high-speed data services throughout the community. Additionally, the Network as a Service offers connectivity for many business operations to improve efficiency, provide safer facilities and make for a better living environment."

-Dick Sherwin, President and CEO of Spot On Networks

Some key elements of the Wi-Fi network are Spot On's patented UserSafe® technology which offers five layers of Wi-Fi security to protect against spoofing, hacking, identity theft, and DoS attacks and Spot On's patented Tessallated Grid Wi-Fi network architecture allows for seamless voice connectivity and data streaming throughout the property.

About Spot On Networks
Spot On Networks ("SON") is a wireless internet service provider and wireless consulting company representing tens of thousands of residential and commercial tenants, nationwide. SON designs, installs, and manages carrier grade Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Calling and CellBoost® networks to multifamily, senior living, hospitality, retail and commercial buildings. Spot On's wireless networks are backed by patented network architecture and UserSafe® technology. SON is the leading provider of managed Wi-Fi networks and in-building voice solutions to the U.S. multitenant housing market and is a trusted leader in wireless since 2004. SON develops wireless solutions to solve the most pressing problems facing today's building owners.

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