Hotspot Billing Solution

Hotspot Billing Solution

Toughsat firmware upgrade: $250
Service provided by Sputnik: $49.95 setup and $19.95 per month
For all Toughsat satellite systems

No Equipment to Purchase

Ground Control’s integrated wireless router can be upgraded with powerful hotspot billing firmware for a fully functional internet café experience that’s under your complete control.


Fully Brandable Look and Feel

Make the login page portal look any way you desire. Consumer, commercial, public safety, emergency services – you can quickly create and update any branding, with many kinds of login screen options available.

All Generated Revenue is Yours

Ground Control won’t be involved with your hotspot service – we just charge a $250 firmware upgrade to our Toughsat controller. The actual hotspot service is provided by Sputnik, and they charge a one-time setup fee of $49.95 and monthly service fee of $19.95 for full functionality services and support. There are no other charges or profit-sharing costs. Please note, there is a free hotspot version from Sputnik, but it doesn’t have billing features.

Supports Unlimited Users

The hotspot service can support an unlimited number of clients. The wireless router itself can support 256 wireless clients at any one time. Services can be prepaid or online sign-up and you set all the conditions for service delivery, such as megabyte transfer limits (good for satellite), maximum speeds per client, and time limitations per client. All parameters are under your complete control.


Types of Billing

Prepaid Vouchers – Customers can purchase prepaid time (megabytes and/or minutes) and you supply them with a login name/password generated by the software. You set all the voucher terms for generating an unlimited number of new login names and passwords.

Visa, Mastercard and other credit cards – Radius, and Worldpay supported. Online activations will be directed to enter a credit card and they may select their service plan that you develop.

PayPal – The hotspot portal can direct customers to use their PayPal account to pay for the online time they purchase.

Multi-Currency Billing – No need to just take US dollars. The system is configurable to work a number of currencies.

Powerful Authentication Controls

User database (username/password)
Guest database (shared access codes)

Network Access Controls

Terminate sessions
Block users/client devices (MAC address)
Quality of service (QoS) management
Bandwidth throttling – excellent for use of limited bandwidth
Content filtering
Set time limits in minutes
Set bandwidth limits
Walled gardens – portal web pages for free advertising


Real-time reporting on active clients
Usages and session by client – data and graphs
Ad hoc reports
Automated email reports.

For more information regarding the hotspot solution, please contact a Ground Control sales representative.

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+44 (0) 1452 751940
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