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Setup Voucher Types with the following attributes:

Date Valid From / To

  • The voucher will only work between specified dates.

Expire After Days

  • The voucher will stop working after a specified amount of days after first use.

Bandwidth Up / Down

  • This will limit the bandwidth speed (e.g. 512 kbps) of the voucher.

Max Bytes Up / Down

  • This will limit the amount of bytes the user may move.
  • The voucher will be ‘capped’ after this limit is reached.

Expire At Midnight / Midday

  • The voucher will stop functioning after midday or midnight of same day first used.
  • This is useful for hotels eg:  set to expire after checkout time.

X-over-Y

  • When set, a voucher may carry time over for any defined period of time. 

Time Valid For

  • How many minutes the voucher is valid for ie:  30 mins, 60 mins etc

Available to Location or Location Group or entire WISP

  • This determines at which locations the voucher may be used.

Idle-Timeout

  • The session will logout after a certain amount of idle time. This is required to protect unused time when users fail to logout of the session.  Length of idle time prior to session logout is determined by the WISP

Concurrent Users

  • This determines the amount of users that are allowed to use a voucher simultaneously. When the limit is reached, the first user will be logged out.

Set up account types with the following attributes:

Bandwidth Up/ Down

  • This will limit the bandwidth speed (e.g. 512 kbps) of the voucher.

Max Bytes Up/Down

  • This will limit the amount of bytes the user may move.
  • The voucher will be ‘capped’ after this limit is reached.

Available to Location or Location Group or entire WISP

  •  This determines at which locations the voucher may be used.

Limited by Data Volume, Time or both
Reset Byte Count Monthly -This will reset the byte count limit or “cap” monthly.
Self-Provisioning - This will enable an account type to be available to self-service on the portal page.

Set up accounts with the following attributes:

Date Valid From/To

  • The voucher will only work between specified dates.

Time Valid For

  • How many minutes the voucher is valid for ie:  30 mins, 60 mins etc

Reset Time Count Monthly - This will reset the time limit or “cap” monthly.

Run Multiple Locations and manage them centrally

  • Create as many locations as you require.
  • Manage all your locations centrally.
  • Manage locations by group eg: Hilton Hotel Durban belongs to the Hilton Hotel group.

Easy Voucher Generation

  • Self-generated voucher batches are easily exported in CSV, HTML, Excel or PDF format for printing.   Keeps a history of generated vouchers.
  • Properties of voucher batches may be changed after the fact by using the “Manage Vouchers” tool.
  • A voucher Quick Print tool is available that may be used to generate single voucher numbers and print them immediately (usually on a slip printer). This is ideal for scenarios where you need to provide single voucher numbers on the go.

Diagnostics

  • Check the status of vouchers by using the “View Voucher Status” tool. This will show you status of voucher, usage in time and traffic, days left before expiry, session minutes available, method of logoff, time and duration of use, location voucher created for and MAC Address

Portal Landing Page

  • Supports custom designed portals that will enable you to design your portal according to your own branding.
  • The portal may also be used to sell advertising space, therefore creating revenue opportunity.
  • All users are forced through the Portal Page to either buy time or access existing time.

Client Self Service

  • Users may create their own accounts on the Portal Page.
  • Each self-provisioning account type may customize its own Billing Plan.
  • Has support for PMS (In Room Billing for hotels) and Credit Card billing methods.
  • CerebusServer™ currently supports Iveri (www.iveri.co.za) and Worldpay (www.worldpay.com) Payment Gateways.

Generate Reports with the following information

  • Amount of Voucher / Username Logins (Summary)
  • Voucher / Username used
  • Voucher / Username type
  • Subscriber MAC Address
  • Bandwidth Up/Down
  • Used Bytes Up / Down
  • Start / End / Session Time
  • Terminate Cause

Reports are generated according to the following criteria:

  • Date From / To
  • Username / Voucher type
  • Voucher Number / Username
  • Subscriber MAC Address
  • Location Username/Voucher location
Connection Independent
  • Dynamic and static IP address configuration on gateways is supported.
  • No dynamic DNS is needed.
  • This is made possible by CerebusServer’s™ unique IP auto-detect.
  • This enables CerebusServer™ to work over NAT firewalls.
Custom Logout Console
  • Has customizable text on the logout console.
  • Displays either time elapsed or time remaining.
  • Set up your own Warning threshold when a user’s time runs out.
  • CerebusServer™ will automatically detect popup blockers and will then provide the user with a full page instead of a popup.

  Location Owner Login

  • Allow the location owners to login to CerebusServer™ and manage their own locations or generate reports. You may customize functionality to each location owner based on user name and password. This is achieved through CerebusServer’s™ unique Tool Assignment Architecture.

Multi Location Hotspots

  • Define sub-locations according to SSID or VLAN id.
  • Assign each sub-location a separate portal page.
  • Define separate billing plans for each sub-location.
  • Allow only certain voucher or account types to login at certain sub-locations.

Portal Template System

  • Design your own portal pages and upload them directly into CerebusServer™.
  • Include CerebusServer™ components in your design and the portal parser will automatically include the necessary CerebusServer™ functionality.

Gateway Management

  • View current users on all gateways directly from CerebusServer™.
  • Monitor filtered MAC addresses and remove MAC locks directly from CerebusServer™.
  • A static IP address or a dynamic DNS name will be required for this functionality to work properly.