Considerations When Going Wireless in Your Warehouse

Going wireless in your warehouse, according to NOP World Technology, can increase company productivity by up to 27%. In a survey by Intel, they noted that it only takes 11 minutes of increased productivity per employee per week to pay for the average cost of deploying a wireless system. That’s only about two minutes per day. With quick ROI and improved productivity, it’s no wonder companies are increasingly turning to WLAN as the solution for their warehouses.

If you are thinking about taking your warehouse wireless, the investment can sometimes seem intimidating. So before you take the leap, take a look at this list of the pros and cons of going wireless in your warehouse.

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The Motorola Wing 5 Features Roundup

Motorola recently released Wi-NG 5 its wireless LAN solution. Wi-NG 5 distributes intelligence between controllers, APs and extends QoS, security and mobility services directly to the APs.

Features of Motorola’s Wing 5:

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Are You Using the Right Optical Fiber? Single Mode Fiber VS Multi Mode Fiber

Optical fiber is typically defined by its size, attenuation and bandwidth and it works by sending signal down hair-thin strands of glass or plastic fiber.  When choosing fiber it is important to consider how it will be used. Is it device to device? Does it need to be run horizontal/intra-office (single floor but multiple rooms), rise/intrabuilding (run between floors), aerial (strung from utility poles and self-supporting), direct burial, duct, submarine or inside-outside? Determining the environment in which the fiber will be installed will help simplify the decision-making process.

The two types of fiber most commonly used are singlemode and multimode fibers. Both multimode and singlemode fibers are slightly larger than a human hair but the way light travels through the two types of fiber varies significantly.

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5 Reasons to Convert to a Mobilized POS System

Technology has enabled companies to do business faster, but it has also created the expectation that quotes or purchases will be operated much more quickly and efficiently. Customers want information, products and services immediately and have little patience for slow response. So how can your company keep up with customer demands for all things better, faster, and more affordable? Here are 5 reasons to convert to a mobilized POS (point of sales) system.

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