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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What Equipment is Needed For A Video Surveillance System

Surveillance systems are no longer created just to “survey,” they are now an important element of any data and asset tracking system. There are several different elements required for the successful implementation of an IP surveillance system beyond the cameras and video management software. Here is a list of the equipment and considerations when designing a camera system.

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DataGear’s in Canada

Here are a few antenna mounts we designed that were installed in Canada. These mounts are over 110 feet in the air. View the original post.

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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New ZoneFlex APs and Beamflex from Ruckus

Ruckus recently announced the launch of two new access points, the 7982 and the 7321. Discover the features of these new wireless APs below:

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The Advantages of 802.11n

What is n?

802.11n uses 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies and MIMO antenna technology to bring improved wifi performance. It increases wireless speed from 54mbps to 600mbps and allows for fewer interruptions. Deploying n on a legacy network, unfortunately, can be problematic because high bandwidth applications could “choke” wifi controllers and the wired network.

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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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Motorola’s NX 4500/6500 Integrated Services Platform

The new NX 4500/6500 integrated services platform by Motorola gives users the ability to perform a variety of functions with a single device.  Instead of needing multiple devices to manage data and mobile voice services, businesses can now perform all the same functions with this single interface.

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Cisco 3600 Series Access Points

Cisco recently launched the new 3600 Series Access Points to improve wireless performance and connectivity with a variety of new features and options. The 3600 AP units have been shipping since November 2011, and have become the company’s “flagship” indoor AP.

In comparison to Cisco’s other indoor units, the 3600 does everything better, faster and with fewer interruptions. With 30% faster performance, 4X4 MIMO, ClientLink 2.0, and Clean Air Technology, the 3600 Series AP units give users an improved wifi experience.

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Motorola’s AP7161 Outdoor 802.11n Mesh Access Point

The launch of Motorola’s Wing 5 has coincided with the release of several new hardware options to support this new wireless solution, one of which, is the AP7161 outdoor 802.11n mesh access point.

With its reliable security, practical design and self-healing MESH capabilities, the AP7161 is ideal for industrial, enterprise campus, video surveillance, public safety and smartgrid utility applications.

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