For organizations with distribution centers, speed and accuracy translate into revenue and pofits. As a result, technology is at the heart and soul of many distribution centers. Wi-Fi networks are deployed to support:
RFID and Location Tracking
Wi-Fi networks are often asked to provide reliable connectivity and high levels of performance to support mission critical processes as well as fast and accurate Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) which is critical to meeting cost and performance targets.
The high ceilings along with steel beams, shelving and machinery of a warehouse all wreak havoc on the RF environment. Interference, poor performing access points and channel changing algorithms may be plaguing your distribution center and hampering your ability to service customers efficiently.
Workers grow frustrated when they experience network delays and slow through¬put because it hampers the productivity of the entire distribution center. IT professionals routinely react to these complaints and waste both time and money chasing down issues. The usual set of WLAN troubleshooting tools may help isolate and fix issues on a particular day, but do nothing to assure, track and proactively monitor the quality of the network moving forward.
7signal offers many benefits to MSPs:
Continuous user experience testing for data and voice applications
Full coverage of indoor or outdoor facilities
Central monitoring of many customers with hierarchical partitioning
Automatic notifications sent when KPIs fall below preset thresholds
Easy to generate reports to show customers performance against SLAs
7signal’s technology complements the management capabilities of existing WLAN controllers by delivering visibility into compliance aspects of the entire network. As a result, MSPs can evaluate and analyze the whole WLAN environment, as well as identify customer application performance, across the wireless and wired network.
7signal monitors and tests the Wi-Fi throughout the distribution center 24 hours a day and proactively reports to you any dips in service level that might inhibit your workers’ ability to fill orders and service customers. 7signal provides Wi-Fi analytics as a result of tracking and trending Wi-Fi performance. As the environment changes with different freight or machines that enter the center, you will be able to quickly see how this impacts Wi-Fi performance. This actionable intelligence ensures your organization can deliver the best and most responsive customer service.
10 Factors Affecting Wi-Fi Performance
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