Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:13

Tomizone deploying Wi-Fi at Christchurch Airport


Listed Australian Wi-Fi software company Tomizone has sealed a contract with Christchurch International Airport to provide Wi-Fi capabilities to the airport’s entire international and domestic terminals, including its new theatre and event space.

Tomizone (ASX:TOM) says that in the months preceding the new contract, 180,000 monthly free WiFi sessions were recorded and that number is expected to grow with increased capacity and footfall at the venue.

Christchurch Airport is New Zealand’s second largest airport and the gateway to the South Island, with six million passengers travelling in and out of the airport annually.

Tomizone CEO, Steve Simms reinforced the importance of the transport market vertical to deliver against Tomizone’s international growth strategy saying, “A continued focus for the company is expanding our footprint in core market verticals including transport and today’s announcement further solidifies our position as a dominant market player in the WiFi software industry.

“With international passenger movements growing strongly, we expect this vertical to deliver strong revenue for the company.”

Simms said, for Christchurch Airport, the partnership with Tomizone will create important digital connections with consumers and “unlock insight and analytics through in-venue digital experiences offered through its cloud-hosted Lightswitch software platform, complementing the airport company’s objectives to deliver content through the WiFi service.”

Todd Cassie, airport Manager of Knowledge and Information technology at Christchurch Airport, said implementing Tomizone across the terminals “proved to be an excellent success prior to entering this new contract and now the next stage of our relationship gives us access to greater capability to engage with our customers.

“Our users love the ease of getting Internet access and we see this as a vital tool as a leading tourism gateway. The WiFi experience enhances our position significantly with consumers and the analytics allows us to better understand them.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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