About NetSpot

NetSpot is the brand name of the product line of Greenhills Limited; a Ghanaian wholly owned Technology and Consulting company founded in 2018. The company is focused on building world-class online and internet-based tech solutions in Ghana.

The acronym COWVEM stands for Coin Operated Wifi Vending Machine. The NetSpot COWVEM is GreenHills Limiteds maiden technology that works to dispense super highspeed internet to users with just a tap of their device on the machine and inserting of coins.

There are many points the device can be installed. Some of these places are;
• Long-stay place: dormitories, apartments, hotels, and hospitals.
• Crowded public places: bus stations, airports, food joints, restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, drinking bars, night clubs, beauty salons, supermarkets, chain shops, and lobby of banks/hotels.
• Sports, social and recreational areas: stadiums, betting centers, soccer viewing centers, swimming pools sides, beaches, parks, exhibition centers, conferences, and convention sites.
• The device is portable and can be carried to events where the internet is needed depending on the service area.
• You can use the device to start an innovative and technologically advanced internet cafe at a much lower startup cost.

The COWVEM relies on Satellite Broadband Internet (SBI); a game-changing technology that enables and delivers super high-speed bi-directional broadband internet connection to consumers made via geostationary communications satellites instead of a telephone landline or other terrestrial means.

The default version of the machine, COWVEM 2.0 is powered by electricity. The machine is a superpower saver with power input being 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz and power output being: 12~24VDC, 0.8A. Designed with the Ghanaian electricity cost in mind, the power consumption is not more than 8 watts with inbuilt power surge protection.
COWVEM 3.0: the Solar Powered Version

NetSpot COWVEM can be powered by solar energy to work in very remote areas where there is no conventional electricity. Due to the low power consumption of the COWVEM itself, we can provide a solar version, COWVEM 3.0 and this comes at a different price than the version 2.0

The default COWVEM 2.0 has a Wi-Fi signal range of radius 100 meters for outdoor usage and radius 30 meters for indoor usage and supports a minimum of

An operating partner can contact Greenhills Limited if he/she wishes to extend the signal range beyond the above the stated default range, whether it is to supply Wi-Fi internet to an entire storey building or even an entire neighborhood, Greenhills Limited`s technicians shall pay a visit to and examine the environment, then recommend the appropriate Access Points and other peripheral installation at a small added cost.

  • Coin Operated Cell Phone Charging System

We have developed a Phone charging system which is also coin-operated, time-based and can be attached to the original machine to generate additional income for the Operating Partner. This part can be ordered by contacting our sales team via our website www.netspotwifi.com

  • Indoor Access Points (APs)

These indoor access points are required when an entire building or complex is to be wired up for Wi-Fi internet access. The number of APs required shall depend on the range requirements and other environmental factors.

  • Outdoor Ordinary Waterproof Access Points (OWAPs)

OWAPs are required when installation requires open areas or connecting two or more buildings/apartment complex to be wired up for Wi-Fi internet access. The number of APs required shall depend on the range requirements and other environmental factors.

  • Outdoor Dual-Band Waterproof Access Points (DBAPs)

DBAPs, powered separately but connected to the COWVEM, provide better performance in wireless data transfer, stability and overall wireless signal coverage and are required when range expansion is intended for a large area like that of two soccer fields. DBAPs only work with COWVEM 2.1 that supports up to 250 concurrent users

  • Outdoor 2.4GHz Waterproof Access Points (2GAPs)

2GAPs are much more powerful. They need to also be powered separately but connected to the COWVEM, provide much better and dynamic performance in wireless data transfer, stability and overall wireless signal coverage and are required when range expansion is intended for a large area like that four soccer fields, two 2GAPs, for example, can provide stronger connections and top speeds to a size of an entire beach area. DBAPs only work with COWVEM 2.2 that supports up to 500 concurrent users

 

The NetSpot COWVEM 2.0 boasts of incredible Artificial Intelligence and astounding design and engineering features

A few are listed below;

  • Plug-And-Play and no complicated technical installation required
  • Strong metallic casing to protect internal components and safeguard stored coins
  • Sleek design and artistic build
  • Coin-operated; no passwords and usernames required
  • Quick service; dispenses internet within a few seconds
  • AI-driven local coin learning and identification ability
  • AI-driven coin passage, validation, acceptance and rejection ability
  • Refund area to return unused or out-of-service coins
  • Large coin area to store up to Ghs 5,000 worth of Ghs 0.50 coins*
  • Super high-speed satellite broadband internet; bandwidth reaching 100mbps
  • Voucher time code feature for laptops and desktop computers

 

 

Our advanced security systems that use No Usernames Nor Passwords ensure that the machine’s WIFI network is completely hack-proof. This makes our network the safest and most secure for Banks and other corporates who take data protection seriously.

 

Company and Business Operations

Greenhills Limited is a Ghanaian wholly owned Technology and Consulting company founded in 2018. The company is focused on building world-class online and internet-based tech solutions in Ghana.

   GreenHills Limited is based in Kumasi at No 27 Atta Poku Street, TUC, Hapa Space. Greater Kumasi Region, Ghana.
 Phone: +233 (0) 59 368 8130
 Email: clientservices@netspotwifi.com

GreenHills Limited works through a nationwide network of independent businesspersons known as Accredited Sales Representatives (ASRs).

All NetSpot products are sold exclusively through our network of trusted ASRs who have been trained and equipped with information about our innovative products and on how prospective operating partners (Product Owners) can use our products to realize a lucrative and quick return on their investment.

To Find The Nearest ASR In Your Area, Click Here

NetSpot Accredited Sales Representatives are NOT authorized to receive payments for the purchase of our products or monthly service charges.

All payments should ONLY be made directly to GreenHills Limited through our bank accounts, Mobile Money accounts, and other payment portals. These payment details are always included in our billing invoices sent to operators to make safe payment.

NB.

Any Payments Made To Sales Representatives Are So Done At The Customer’s Own Risk Of Loss.

 

Presently, all COWVEMs are sold on a built-to-order basis. After confirmed payment to GreenHills Limited, it takes anywhere between  3-14 working days to receive your machine and up to 5 extra working days for installation of Satellite Broadband Internet (SBI).

 

NetSpot COWVEMs are sold under the following Payment Plans;
60/40 Plan:

At an Initial Payment of 60%, we assemble and deliver the machine to your location.

At a final payment of 40%, we install and deploy internet connectivity to your machine.

6 Months Spread:

The purchase price is spread on 6 equal advance installments. We deliver the machine to your location after 4th installment payment

We install and deploy internet connectivity to your machine after the 6th installment payment.

For more information on Payment Plans, please call 059 368 8130

T&Cs Apply

GreenHills has a team of well-trained technicians who maintain machines for their operational lifetime as part of the fixed monthly service charge. We also replace faulty parts for the lifetime of the machine at no extra cost.

Once a machine is installed, GreenHills Limited provides unlimited super high-speed internet using Satelite Broadband internet (SBI), a game-changing technology that enables and delivers super high-speed bi-directional broadband internet connection to consumers made via geostationary communications satellites instead of a telephone landline or other terrestrial means.

Operators, however, pay a fixed monthly service charge based on the preselected bandwidth capacity and required number of concurrent users on the machine at any point in time

NO!

Our COWVEMs internet connection does not rely on any Telco or MNO. They instead rely on Satellite Broadband Internet (SBI) technology that can be deployed in any part of the country. From the remotest of remote places to big bustling cities. SBI technology also has redundant uninterrupted connectivity and is cheaper than that of the Telcos and MNOs to the end-user.

Besides purchase & installation cost, machine owners also pay a (Tax Inclusive) Fixed Monthly Service Charge which includes the following;

  • 24/7 unlimited super high-speed satellite broadband internet based on capacity.
  • Machine (coin/voucher) revenue data available upon request.
  • Unlimited voucher code generation request for laptop & desktop computer users.
  • Troubleshooting, bug fixing, software updates, technical repairs & parts replacement for the lifetime of the machine.
  • 24/7 world-class dedicated phone-based technical & customer support.
  • Mobile App for self-network management and reports (Coming Soon!)

How the machine works

  1. First, a user taps her phone on the “Tap Here” inscription on the machine.
  2. Next, the user is instructed to turn her Wi-Fi on and insert an acceptable coin at a price and time set by the COWVEM`s owner (Operator) and displayed on the device.
  3. The user then inserts her acceptable coin for the browsing time required (for instance: Ghs 1.00 for 1 hour)
  4. The user’s device is connected immediately for the period of time purchased. The whole process takes a maximum of 15 seconds.

For a laptop, desktop personal computer, or any other Wi-Fi-enabled device that cannot be easily tapped on the machine, a voucher code can be generated by which the user logs to a simple page to apply code then gets connected.

The COWVEM accepts only coins.

However, Greenhills is currently developing Banknote Operated Wifi Vending Machine (BOWVEM) 2.0 and 2.1 which can accept paper banknotes only and paper banknotes and coins respectively.

The COWVEM accepts the 50 pesewas coins, the GHS 1.00 coins and the new GHS 2.00 coins

The connection price per time is determined by the Machine Operator and starts from 50 pesewas to GHS 2.00 per hour of unlimited super high-speed internet.

Once connected for the time allocated eg. one hour, you can use the network to do anything you want to do online such as surfing, downloading, streaming, gaming, etc at super high-speeds up to 100mbps.

Whiles connected to the machine, simply logon to www.a.com and you shall be shown your elapsed and remaining connection time.

We are currently developing a user mobile application that will enable users who are in the range of any machine but for a number of reasons, cannot get to the machine to access the network using the app.

Getting involved

All NetSpot products are sold exclusively through our network of trusted ASRs who have been trained and equipped with information about our innovative products and on how prospective operating partners (Product Owners) can use our products to realize a lucrative and quick return on their investment.

To find out where to buy, Click Here

Before purchasing a COWVEM, it is the best interest of the customer to undertake a market study to determine a vantage point where the machine can be placed to get a minimum of concurrent users at any point in time. If such a place is found, the operator could charge as low as Ghs 1.00 per hour of connection time and still realize a good return on investment.

Currently, some of the hottest places to place the machine are; Sports Betting Centers, Student Campuses, Student Hostels, Large Apartment Buildings, Bus Stations, and Shopping Centers.

Depending on where the machine is placed, maximum concurrent users and monthly package selected,

You can make your money back as an operator in 3 to 6 months.

(Based on connection price of Ghs 1.00 per hour and machine operating time of 10 hours per day for 30 days)

Below is a minimum current usage data of a COWVEM

 CAPACITY MAXIMUM

USERS*

MONTHLY

REVENUE

MONTHLY

SERVICE

CHARGE

5 Mbps 20 GHS 7,200.00 GHS 2,185.00
10 Mbps 30 GHS 10,800.00 GHS 3,505.00
16 Mbps 40 GHS 14,400.00 GHS 4,620.00

 

The COWVEM comes with inbuilt power surge protection

With a stable electricity supply, the COWVEM can operate for 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

ASRs are required to register on our partnership page, after which they shall be invited to GreenHills Limited’s headquarters for training and orientation.

Besides a small registration fee, prospect ASRs are required to set up their own sales representative offices in their Town/Cities to provide product information, facilitate product purchases and offer after-sales support services to machine/product owners and prospective clients. ASRs can recruit their own salesforce.

Our ASRs enjoy an array of community and financial benefits which includes but not limited to the following;

  • Per-Sales Commissions
  • Monthly Recurring Bonuses
  • Sales Training

  • Awards

  • Annual Recreational Retreats

  • Sales Target Rewards (Cash, Machines, Paid Vacations, etc.)