Few things are more annoying than when you are working on your computer and the wireless goes down. By the time you’re up and running again, you are feeling frustrated, you’ve lost your train of thought, and you may have even lost unsaved work.
Often, warehouse workers are unable to complete their assignments on time due to wireless connectivity issues.
- Do your employees ever have this problem?
- Do you have wireless dead zones or areas where wireless connectivity issues cause slow response times or dropped user sessions?
- Are you tired of purchasing, configuring, and installing another access point every time users experience issues?
- Are you considering implementing voice over your existing RF or WIFI network?
Well, you’re not alone. In fact, I’ve found that losing wireless and RF connectivity is a common problem in warehouse facilities.
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions listed above, you may want to consider having a wireless site survey or analysis to determine signal strength, channel allocation and signal redundancy. A site survey would determine exactly what the wireless coverage is and is not. The results of a good site survey or analysis will include color-coded maps of your site showing signal strength and coverage. Based on this information, recommendations can be provided on:
- The optimal placement of the access points and antennas.
- Selection of access points and types of antennas that are best suited for your environmental conditions, such as lighting protection, cold storage, or wash down areas.
- Ensuring proper signal levels for your deployed devices and hand held computers that require stronger signal strength than laptops.
- The optimal client driver firmware and settings to ensure good connectivity.
- Channel allocations to ensure the least amount of channel interference.
- How redundancy within the wireless network can be set up.
- Utilizing the 802.11a/(5 Ghz) frequency along with 802.11b/g(2.4Ghz)
- Setting up overlapping signals to ensure continual connectivity.
- Ensure sufficient bandwidth to handle voice traffic without delays.
Knowing your wireless signals and channels can help you to determine what and where the actual problems are and what options you have to correct these issues. Keeping your users on line and connected 100%. Learn more and contact us today to explore how we might be able to help you with your RF or WIFI warehouse network.