Cloud Controller 2017-11-14T14:39:40+00:00

Experience the power and simplicity of cloud-managed networking.

Open Mesh’s cloud controller, CloudTrax, is a free cloud-based network controller that helps you build, manage and monitor professional-grade wireless networks from anywhere in the world.

Experience the power and simplicity of cloud-managed networking

Say goodbye to on-site controllers.

What used to live in dedicated on-site servers can now be managed centrally through the cloud. Whether you are deploying a single access point or thousands across multiple sites, CloudTrax is powerful enough to meet the demands of IT professionals while easy enough for someone with little network experience. And the price? It’s free: every piece of Open Mesh hardware includes a perpetual CloudTrax license.

Go mobile.

CloudTrax includes free iOS and Android apps, so you can build, manage and monitor your networks while on the go.

Create a network from your phone or tablet, add new access points by simply scanning them, view the status of your access points, see connected users and their usage, update your network settings and much more. Switch between your mobile app and the full controller at seamlessly.

Download CloudTrax from the App StoreDownload CloudTrax in the Google Play Store

Scale painlessly.

CloudTrax grows with you. Because there’s nothing to configure on-site, adding new access points, network locations and clients takes just seconds. To add a new access point, simply enter it in CloudTrax and plug it in to power and Internet. Adding new locations is even easier: just click “Create Network” to add a new site to your account that includes a custom, site-specific login that you can share with a customer or on-site administrator. Get all of your networks behind a single pane of glass.

Know your networks.

CloudTrax shows exactly what’s happening on your networks in near real time, so you can manage your users, access points and bandwidth like never before. With bandwidth monitoring and deep packet inspection*, you’ll see what applications are using your bandwidth and when your peak times are. And with user insights, you’ll have full visibility into the devices on your network, including operating system, nearest access point, connection performance, bandwidth used and more.

End network abuse.

Open Mesh allows you to set upload and download throttles on each user, block individual network abusers you notice behaving badly, or white list/black list specific devices to tightly control access.

Your network. Your brand.

With a built-in WYSIWYG splash page editor, you control the user experience from the moment a guest, resident or customer connects to your network.

Design a page from scratch to match your website, use one of several beautiful, mobile-friendly templates, or let your customers check in to and like your Facebook Page with Facebook Wi-Fi*. Once connected, users can be redirected to any page you choose.

Facebook Wi-Fi

Never get one of these.

Other cloud networking companies not only charge a lot up front for hardware, you must buy a license to keep your access points from turning into paperweights.

We take a different approach. CloudTrax is free to use for as long as you want, with an unlimited number of networks and access points.

Four SSIDs. Endless possibilities.

CloudTrax enables you to broadcast four unique SSIDs across all access points on a network. Customize your public networks with powerful captive portal features, and have your private network act as a seamless extension of your LAN. Each network can independently be renamed, left visible or hidden, tagged to a VLAN, use custom DNS, and left open or password-protected with WPA/WPA2 encryption. Easily customize each to meet your unique needs.

Monetize your network. Keep 100%.

With the built-in CloudTrax captive portal, you can authenticate users, set pay-for-use options and collect secure credit card payments through PayPal, generate vouchers in real-time on the fly with Lobby Assistant, connect to a third-party advertising platform, or use GuestTrack1 to integrate with a hotel property management system. It’s incredibly easy to set up, and we never take a cut.2

1. Third-party service. 2. Transaction fees charged by PayPal apply.

Safe, secure and reliable.

Open Mesh keeps your network users safe and secure. No user traffic is sent to the cloud, and a built-in firewall prevents users on the public network from seeing each other or your wired network.

CloudTrax lives in secure and reliable EC2 data centers with global distribution and over 99.9% uptime. And even if your devices lose connection with the cloud controller, your networks aren’t affected. When a connection is established again, each device will continue checking in to the server to report usage and download any new settings. Read more about Open Mesh trust and security here.

Automated outage alerts.

Don’t have time to check the network status every day? Don’t worry. If any access point goes down and doesn’t come back up within an hour, CloudTrax will automatically email you (and anyone else you designate) about it.

Outage alerts are easy to turn on and off, and always keep you in-the-know when it comes to your wireless network.

Get started with CloudTrax.