The Pylon system is a password-free method of connecting friends and visitors to your network. Because there is no password exchanged, it lowers the possibility of a network breach.
To join the network, guests simply swipe their device by the Pylon, which then uses NFC (near field communication) to connect. Those who don't have NFC aren't excluded; they simply need to be a little more aggressive in their approach, "bumping" their device onto the Pylon. The host also has the ability to limit or restrict Wi-Fi, without the hassle of changing the password.
This technology is great for those hosting a house party or business meeting, but the advantages are exponentially greater when you consider all the lingerers who hang out in coffee shops for the free Internet. The Pylon system is ultimately a safer mode of connectivity in public spaces.