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Skydog™ Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal, Announces New Offerings for Expanded Coverage

Skydog™ Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal, Announces New Offerings for Expanded Coverage

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05/14/2014

 
Skydog™ Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal,
Announces New Offerings for ExpandedCoverage
Cloud-Powered Wi-Fi Router and Mobile App Delivers NewEra of Easy-to-Use Networking
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerCloud®Systems, a pioneer in cloud networking, today announced that
Skydog™, after having reached its
$75,000 funding goal on Kickstarter ,  will extend its home network offering to larger homes and small businesses. Skydog is a Wi-Fi router and mobile companion app that brings a user-friendly approach and innovative managementfunctionality to home networking. With one week left to raise post-goalfunds, PowerCloud Systems has unveiled two new offers available viaKickstarter: a Skydog Wi-Fi Range Extender Kit, ideal for large homesand small businesses, and a Multi-Dwelling Skydog Four-Pack, for thosewho want to manage multiple networks, such as adult parents' homes, ona single account.Both new offers were created in response to requests and feedback fromKickstarter backers to broaden the reach of Skydog's unique network visibility and control features. The extender kit will allow users to coveup to 6,000 square feet with wireless internet access and all of Skydog'scontrol and management functionality. This range comfortably coverslarge houses and many small business, such as restaurants and professional offices, where the ability to offer firewalled Wi-Fi access tocustomers, clients or patients is increasingly important.
 
The Skydog router four-pack enables simple, single-accountmanagement for multiple networks and locations, such as a secondhome, vacation cabin, or parent's home across the country. The SkydogWi-Fi Range Extender Kit is available for a pledge of $299, while a four  pack of Skydog routers is available for pledges of $399 or more."We were thrilled to have reached our funding goal so quickly because it proved that Skydog addresses an unmet need for simple visibility andcontrol of personal Wi-Fi networks," said Jeff Abramowitz , founder andCEO of PowerCloud Systems. "We are very grateful to our backers andlook forward to getting Skydog into their homes. With our new offers,we can better serve those with larger homes and multiple dwellings, aswell as provide an easy-to-use solution for small businesses."The proliferation of connected devices in homes and small businesses iscreating a complexity challenge for anyone responsible for managing anetwork. PowerCloud Systems, with its extensive experience providing Networking-as-a-Service to the enterprise, has the expertise and, withthe success of Skydog's Kickstarter campaign, the consumer validationto disrupt the home, and now small business, networking space.The Skydog solution represents a new era in network management,enabling users in households and small businesses to improve their connected experiences. The solution gives real-time visibility to network administrators, who can monitor their network in terms of which usersand specific devices are connected to it, for how long, and for what purposes. With Skydog, heads of households can even manage broadband usage by setting up zones which place bandwidth priority oncertain functions, like the home office during the day and streamingvideo at night.

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