Warehousing & Logistics
Choosing which company to work with when implementing your new warehouse wireless network can seem daunting. Choosing to work with an IT company that do not specialise in wireless can unfortunately lead to a flawed design and poorly installed wireless network.
A poor network installation can mean it doesn't meet your requirements when it goes live, therefore it would cause additional work to rectify, possibly adding to the cost.
At DigitalAir Wireless, we can confidently say that we are the UK's leading wireless specialist working exclusively with market leading wireless manufacturers such as Ruckus Networks and Siklu.
Quick Facts about DigitalAir Wireless
- We are wireless specialists in both Wi-Fi and Wireless backhaul
- We have deployed reliable WLAN to warehouses across Europe
- We provide 100% Wi-Fi coverage guarantee
- We plan, install and support wireless links to connect multiple sites
- Manufacturers come to us to deploy their solutions to customers
- We have been awarded the Number One Northern European Wireless Partner for Ruckus Networks
During the execution of flawless wireless designs we have developed our own unique four step wireless installation process to guarantee 100% coverage within your network. "Survey, Design, Implement, Survey". This ensures your new wireless network outperforms your every expectation and future proofs your investment with coverage throughout.
Stages of a new DigitalAir Wireless network
Stage 1) Our CWNA certified account managers work closely with you to clearly identify the requirements of the network and the areas in which you require wireless coverage.
Stage 2) We conduct a professional wireless site survey to detect all possible influences that will affect the network.
Stage 3) After the design has gone through our internal process and technical sign off from our lead WLAN engineers, we arrange a date for deployment.
Stage 4) We install the Wi-Fi network
Stage 5) In some cases a customer may request a post installation survey / health check to document the network installation has been a success and provide them with our coverage guarantee. This unique guarantee sets us apart from the competition and serves as an indication of how confident we are in our solutions.
Why Wi-Fi in warehousing environments?
Today's warehouse managers are investing in cost-effective processes and technologies that improve running of their business processes and accuracy as well as attract and retain customers.
Mobility in the warehouse can dramatically improve productivity, resource utilisation and inventory management. Providing "anytime, anywhere" flexibility to workers that can replace paper-based reporting and inventory systems with real-time order fulfillment on handheld devices.
With the warehouse unified by a single wireless network, worker and manager productivity gains from the assurance of accurate, timely updates received for every order picked from the shelves.
This level of visibility also improves resource utilization through just-in-time (JIT) inventory levels that allow you to stock products based on demand. Reduced inventory lowers capital expenditures and staffing costs, while allowing you to provide better service to customers with fewer out-of-stocks. Production lines can also be more rapidly replenished to avoid costly manufacturing delays.
New Wi-Fi enabled handheld devices by manufacturers such as Honeywell Systems pose serious challenges to large warehouse environments. Unlike laptops, the orientation of mobile devices constantly changes making it harder for Wi-Fi systems to deliver a rock solid signal.
Traditional omni-directional antennas were never developed to deal with this type of moving client and can not properly adapt to changing orientation of clients. This results in dropped connections and erratic WiFi performance.
Ruckus Networks uniquely solves the vast majority of wireless problems with their patented technology in every access point which is why DigitalAir install more Ruckus Networks into warehouses than any other manufacturer.
Benefits of Ruckus Networks
- Simply better connections for mobile devices
- Real-time location tracking for asset management and inventory control
- Double capacity, double coverage with fewer access points
- Remote management of access points
- Highly secure network
- Heated access points for fluctuating environments
Ruckus Networks within warehouse
Who: Dave Christianson
Project: Indoor/Outdoor 802.11n wireless for large-scale warehousing and logistics operations
Goal: Deploy a centrally managed, high-speed 802.11n infrastructure to provide reliable and ubiquitous wireless service to support inventory and back-office apps
Issues: Legacy wireless system unreliable with spotty coverage, slow speeds and inconsistent connectivity to handheld scanners and other devices
Connecting multiple buildings together with wireless bridges
Connecting multiple buildings together with the installation of wireless bridges greatly improves the data rates at which your network can communicate and reduce the high cost attached to leased lines.
DigitalAir only deal with the leading wireless point-to-point bridging solutions on the market, we work in both the unlicensed/licensed radio frequencies providing speeds any where up to 10Gbps in full duplex. We have a catalogue of tested and installed solutions that cater for temporary links, short/long distance links and links within high density environments. For any new products to market (as we are always providing cutting edge solutions), we have an in-depth product on-boarding process to ensure any product quoted will always be fit for purpose and fully supported by our engineers before installing. DigitalAir deliver wireless connectivity with unparalleled performance and reliability.
Benefits of wirelessly connecting multiple buildings together for your warehouse:
- High bandwidth
- High availability
- Fast roll out
- Temporary and permanent links
- 24hr Support desk
- Disaster recovery
- Leased lines back up