Montreal, Canada – October 21st, 2020 Datavalet Technologies is proud to announce the successful implementation of a turnkey guest Wi-Fi solution for the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.

Datavalet’s managed Guest Wi-Fi has long been the go-to solution for multi-branch businesses across North America looking to give their customers a great in-store Wi-Fi experience without the hassle of having to manage these complex distributed networks in-house.

Leading banks, retailers, car dealerships and quick service restaurant chains all rely on Datavalet’s fully managed solution, which goes beyond simply providing end-users a great Wi-Fi experience. Datavalet’s Guest Wi-Fi also integrates powerful tools that enable businesses to personalize how the personal data of Wi-Fi users is collected and used, creating exciting opportunities to boost loyalty and in-store sales.

For SchoolsFirst FCU, it was Datavalet’s end-to-end managed services that put the long-time distributed network solutions provider ahead of competing vendors. SchoolsFirst is California’s largest credit union with 52 branch locations serving over 800,000 members across the state. The Union was looking to improve its in-branch Wi-Fi experience while freeing its in-house IT team to focus on more strategic tasks. Datavalet proved to be a strategic and responsive partner able to deliver a one-stop solution with efficient white glove service.

“What really won it for us was Datavalet’s service,” says Brian Bargy, VP IT Infrastructure at SchoolsFirst FCU. “We pride ourselves on service as an organization and we have high expectations of the partners we choose. We were very happy with the overall solution.”

Datavalet’s turnkey Wi-Fi solution for SchoolsFirst FCU includes:

  • Network design, including infrastructure recommendation and procurement
  • Third-party recommendation, procurement & management, including ISP
  • Installation, including cabling, coordination and project management
  • Wi-Fi access management, including captive portal, session control and content filtering
  • Helpdesk, with dedicated 24/7 support for Wi-Fi users
  • Security and infrastructure management, including incident and asset lifecycle management and field services/break-fix
  • Online reporting interface to give the IT team full visibility of network usage and performance

“Few teams are able to quickly roll out this type of turnkey solution,” said Daniel Forest, Datavalet’s CEO. “Our 20 years of expertise in managing the distributed networks of global brands means we can efficiently design, deploy and manage a complex distributed network according to the client’s specifications, all while improving network performance and lowering costs.”

About SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union was founded in 1934 as Orange County Teachers Credit Union, when 126 school employees pooled $1,200 and established a cooperative financial institution to help improve each other’s lives. Today, SchoolsFirst FCU serves more than 860,000 school employees and their families with a full range of financial products and services. With more than $15.2 billion in assets, 50 branches and 1,900 team members, it remains the largest credit union in California and the fifth largest nationwide. For more information, please visit

About Datavalet Technologies

Datavalet is an end-to-end provider of distributed network solutions, which include guest and business Wi-Fi software, enterprise and branch networking, and secure network access. Over the last 20 years, it has managed the branch Wi-Fi networks of leading global brands, freeing them to make the most of their networks without straining their IT resources. Your Network, Your Branches, Your Customers.



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