The ability to quickly sort products and effectively control inventory is key to staying competitive. Today, the competitiveness of a company that manufactures or offers products more than ever depends on the efficient operation of Wi-Fi.
This is where best practices in Wi-Fi network planning come into play. At Smart Com, we have experience designing, deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting network performance in storage environments that rely on Wi-Fi performance.
Use the information below on your current or upcoming project to deploy or upgrade Wi-Fi in Storage. Creating an efficient Wi-Fi network in the warehouse is a complex and challenging process.
Wi-Fi in Storage and Planning Challenges
Wi-Fi efficiency starts with network requirements and proper network design. Each warehouse is different, so the requirements are different. However, there are some similarities between storage that affect Wi-Fi performance:
- Too much metal in the room
- RF Interference
- Various types of inventory materials
- high ceilings
- Freezers and Refrigerators
- And another.
The area in which Wi-Fi radio coverage must be provided is large. The data and power cable must be turned on for each Wi-Fi access point. These access points are usually installed at a height of up to 10 meters, and sometimes more, to avoid damage that can be caused by a forklift or some other tools for tampering with products in the warehouse.
Plans for Wi-Fi network architecture and topology
It is a more demanding layout of office space.
There are two ways to make a plan. It’s the first climate prediction (predictive) Model. The exact proportions of the space floor plan and distinctive wall materials are used to predict what a Wi-Fi radio signal coverage of the space will look like in an environment that requires consideration of current environmental factors.
The second approach is Hybrid using a Wi-Fi access point on a stick (AP on a stick), allowing the pilot access point to be set at the appropriate height. This method requires more time to implement, but gives more accurate results for planning.
Remember which user devices are connected to the Wi-Fi network
Identifying each type of device that requires Wi-Fi access is critical when planning a Wi-Fi network. It is not uncommon to see older generation machines used for critical operations within a business warehouse. Devices such as scanners, IoT devices, temperature and motion sensors often use outdated technology, including built-in Wi-Fi signal converters.
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