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Wi-Fi Access Provider Nomadix Enters the SLED Market

The U.S.-based company, the target of a acquisition earlier this year, provides web infrastructure tools to hotels and other businesses with public areas. The move is a response to local agencies’ need to boost community engagement.

Nomadix, a U.S.-based firm known for providing web access to hotels and other businesses, is entering the government and education businesses after being acquired in March.

The company says it wants to sell its infrastructure services to the state, local and educational (SLED) market.

The company’s thinking goes like this: Technology leaders working in the SLED market need better ways to boost community engagement, and Nomadix can offer “secure, reliable connectivity” for those efforts, it said in a news release.

Nomadix, in business for 25 years, focuses on creating visitor-based networks — temporary Internet access for people in places like hotels, universities, offices, convention centers and airports. The company says its previous experiences providing such technology will guide its efforts in K-12 schools, counties, states, municipalities, libraries and universities.

“Nomadix provides a comprehensive end-to-end, single-source Wi-Fi solution of both software and hardware,” Speleos Dravillas, chief revenue officer at Nomadix, said in a statement. “Our commitment to the SLED sector is also evidenced by our immediate focus and adherence to the sector's acceptable and required purchasing vehicles.”

The company noted that NASCIO, the national group for state CIOs, has forecast that connectivity, cybersecurity and cloud services are among the top priorities for those executives in 2024 — factors Nomadix sees as a business opportunity.

In the release, Nomadix touts its Wi-Fi networking technology, including wireless switches, access points and controllers, and Internet gateways and bandwidth management as some of the tools it can offer the SLED market.

Nomadix was acquired less than two months ago by Assa Abloy, a Swedish conglomerate active in such areas as mobile technology, building access and biometric identification. It also acquired the firm GlobalReach in the deal, announced March 27, which Assa Abloy said would enable it to “provide a single trusted source for the latest in security access, user authentication, Wi-Fi software/hardware and analytics.”