There’s no limit to how big you can think. Innovators aren’t restricted by what’s already been done, but inspired by the possibilities.
This same approach applies to wireless networks. You’re never too small to think big.
Right now, we have more mobile devices on Earth than people (SAP, 2014). And all those tablets we love so dearly use three times the bandwidth as smartphones. The soaring number of these data-consuming devices and cloud computing users could be creating a bottleneck in your Wireless LAN—slowing the data flow and potentially pushing you to an outage. Here’s another statistic to consider: The average incident lasts 90 minutes, at a cost of $5,600 per minute (Emerson Network Power, 2011).
You don’t have to be a Fortune 500 corporation in order to utilize the many benefits of a strong wireless network—nor can you afford to be without one. Technology has advanced to the point that SMBs can implement and maintain the connectivity they need. With access points as inexpensive as a few hundred dollars and scalable architecture like Zebra WiNG Express , you can affordably build your network to meet your growing demand. That means you don’t have to worry about dead zones in your operation. Your mobility can stretch across every corner of your enterprise.
WiNG Express provides enterprise-class performance for SMBs, with anywhere from one to 1,024 access points—at a very affordable price point. The solution is scalable, enabling you to easily expand your network without costly licensing fees, as the need arises (and it will). Plus, WiNG Express’s zero-touch deployment enables you to be powered up in minutes. Access points are automatically discovered and provisioned wirelessly, so you don’t need CAT5 cabling.
We also like the analytics and reporting capability that WiNG Express delivers to SMBs. You have complete network visibility of your access points, WLANs, and all of the mobile devices using the network. The easy-to-read dashboard lets you zero in on a particular access point, reviewing its history from the last 30 minutes to 24 hours. You can monitor key points like signal strength and security protocols.
As an SMB, you should think bigger when it comes to your Wireless LAN. The limited connectivity you’re surviving with is actually costing you money, in terms of productivity, efficiency, and even brand value. Think about the last time you went into a restaurant, hotel, shop, or other business, and couldn’t get a Wi-Fi connection. If you’re like me, you probably thought the owner was short-sighted in failing to provide this essential service. For industries like hospitality, lack of Wi-Fi can be a deal-breaker for customers considering whether or not to make a purchase with a business.
At Vision Computer Works, we focus on the solutions that will drive your success. We look at the challenges and customize a system that addresses your needs. It’s not about what’s in our portfolio, but what’s missing from yours. If you have been waiting to deal with your WLAN limitations, please contact us.