Dear reader, we’re sorry you haven’t heard from us in a while, but, we’ve been really busy and there is a lot of exciting stuff happening here at Fivebars!

For example, did you know that we were exhibiting at the Southampton Boat show? As a first for us, we didn’t really know what to expect over the 10-day event duration. However, the expectations we did have were completely exceeded! Our unique offering of on-board Wi-Fi was exceptionally well perceived by everyone we spoke to during the show.

We also travelled up to Birmingham for the Coach and Bus show at the NEC! Once again this was a brand-new experience for everyone at Fivebars. Although most of our on-board Wi-Fi specialists have spoken to most operators, the people we met throughout this two day event were blown away with what our bespoke Wi-Fi unit has to offer and how much it can improve their customer experience when browsing online!

Fivebars MD, Martin was incredibly proud and pleased, on reflection his expectations certainly were exceeded:

“Exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show has made me immensely proud, as it’s an event I’ve been supporting for years as a visitor so to be on the other side as a ‘local’ based company was very exciting. We engaged with so many different types of customers and manufacturers and we found that there was a common thread, which was, that Wi-Fi has become more of an expectation now rather than a luxury, with tracking, telematics, CCTV and entertainment now basic considerations for most consumers. With our experience and expert knowledge in the Coach and Bus industry we are now able to offer a turnkey solution to marine applications and our no-upfront cost model really appealed to many. Overall the Southampton Boat Show was a real success for us and I’ve no doubt we’ll be mooring up again next year!

The Coach and Bus Show at the NEC this year surpassed our expectations and we met with many operators and suppliers who are now seriously looking at Wi-Fi due to the high demand and expectations. One of the challenges we faced is to monetise everything for operators, we’ve overcome that challenge by having educated conversations around tracking, telematics, CCTV integration and entertainment. Being able to bring a full solution to market with no upfront cost which again, was a real conversation starter during the show. The show has has gone so well for us in fact, that we have booked a bigger stand already for 2018!”

If you want some more information about our passenger Wi-Fi unit and offering, just give us call and one of our experts will be able to answer any questions.