A brief primer on wireless technology…
Wireless networks allow untethered communication between devices utilizing radio frequencies to transmit and receive data over the air. This enables true business mobility giving businesses the ability to interact with customers, connect employees and obtain real-time information, anywhere there is a signal. A well-operating wireless network and mobile handheld devices enable you to capture inventory and asset transactions at the moment they occur, increasing productivity while lowering operating costs.
Examples of Wireless technology
- Wireless LANs (802.11a/b/g)
- Bluetooth, an emerging standard for short-range, point-to-multipoint communications.
- GPRS/CDMA, combining a cellular phone network
- RTLS, employing Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum technology to determine the location of transmitting beacons.
Key benefits of implementing wireless technology include:
- Elimination of complex construction, infrastructure, and cabling requirements.
- Instant, un-tethered data capture and continuous access to shared information.
- Easy wireless setup for teleconferencing and changing workspaces.
- Reach of network to areas that cannot be wired.
- Scalability with quick corporate expansion simply by adding additional access points.
Provides the Solution for complex environments:
- Preparation / production floors
- Warehouse storage / cold storage
- Outdoor / freezer applications
- Receiving / shipping areas
- Bridging between buildings
Wireless technologies will continue to evolve and offer a higher standard of life by making us more mobile and increasing our ability to interact with each other, thus removing the distance barrier by giving truly untethered access to business information, when its needed most.