Businesses and residences are actively hunting for the right coverage solutions. Smart phones and tablets have changed the way we interface with the web; connectivity has become a necessity.
COVERAGE ISSUES WITH Wi-Fi
There are many companies that have deployed Wi-Fi solutions within their respective facilities, without a suitable design tool such as Ekahau or Air Magnet. These tools have built in software that enables businesses develop a predictive dessign that lets us see the expected coverage in a particular environment.
Factors such as construction materials, warehouse inventory, and the number of users on the network can affect wireless network performance. Some other factors include:
- Capacity on network greater than the number of suitable access points in proper placement within facilities.
- Introduction of increased network-supported devices continues to grow, with VOIP and barcode scanning solution deployments, all of which require robust Wi-Fi to function optimally.
- Many installations conducted without the proper tools or experience, where staff is “guessing” where access points should be located, without any prior assessment.
Because of all these factors, simply sticking a Wi-Fi router or access point on the ceiling where you think it should go is not sufficient.
CORE Wireless strives to be your go-to source of information for all things wireless. We are here to help!