Warehouse WiFi setup

For mobile computers and barcode scanners to work, you need a reliable and effective WiFi infrastructure, and that’s where our warehouse wireless solutions come in. At Balloon One, we can design and implement a network that will allow you to run the software solutions needed to operate an efficient warehouse.

 

During the course of a typical day, it’s likely that staff and pickers will need to use hundreds or even thousands of devices, like barcode scanners and label printers, simultaneously. This creates a risk of packet collisions, where more than one device attempts to send a packet of data on the network segment at the same time. But an optimal warehouse wireless network will increase throughput by reducing packet collisions, and, ultimately, reduce roaming times.

 

By working alongside your company and our UK partner network, where necessary, we can offer a structured approach to setting up a wireless network in your warehouse. We survey, plan and implement technology to create the most powerful warehouse wireless solutions, ensuring your operations are running as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Whether you’re looking to install new warehouse WiFi infrastructure, or want to boost your existing system, the first step is to carry out a site survey.

 

An engineer will map the areas where you want coverage. Then, by carrying out physical wireless propagation tests, we can determine the optimum configuration of your system. This will determine how many warehouse wireless access points are needed and where best to locate them to ensure you get 100% connectivity.

 

We also review the layout of your warehouse and simulate the RF coverage to identify any sources of radio interference or security risks. Once these have been singled out, we can look design and implement warehouse WiFi solutions to boost coverage and reduce outside interference.

In the design and planning stage, we consider a number of factors that will affect the configuration of your warehouse Wifi. These include the inputs from the site survey, such as the physical, geographical and environmental elements that might hinder your WiFi coverage. We also take into account:

 

  • The number of users and devices you want;
  • Levels of network access and security;
  • The mobility of your workforce and their roaming needs;
  • Your futureproofing or scalability requirements;
  • Which areas experience the heaviest usage;
  • Which applications you want to run on the network;
  • Whether you need to allow staff to use their own devices (BYOD) on your network;
  • Whether you want to allow guest network access;
  • How practical it will be to add new access points or warehouse Wifi extenders into your premises.

 

Security is also very important, and this is reflected in how we design your warehouse WiFi network. We consider security in every aspect of plan, minimising digital vulnerabilities and ensuring performance and resilience so that your business is protected against threats.

 

In partnership with leading WLAN vendors, we can and design your wireless network to incorporate the latest RF solutions and devices.

Once we have together agreed a design and specification for your warehouse wireless solutions, our team and our partner companies will configure and install the network according to your requirements. We will quickly install the wireless equipment and network cabling, along with any warehouse WiFi extenders and other associated infrastructure. And, we work around your needs, so that the disruption to your business is minimal.

 

Our partners have a great deal of expertise and knowledge. They have installed systems in all manner of verticals and in all types of warehousing environments.

 

Once installed, we will test and commission your wireless network system. We will check to see that it meets the coverage specified in the site survey. And we configure and test your RF devices to check that everything works as it should.

For continued optimal performance, we offer warranty and maintenance services for your wireless network. We can work remotely, we can offer onsite support, and we can provide regular proactive infrastructure and device health checks.

 

You can have as much or as little control over your network as you like. You can maintain aspects of it yourself, or hand it all over to us for full peace of mind.

 

Our various maintenance and support services provide our customers with the convenience that Balloon is a one-stop shop partner. We can be your single point of contact for your wireless networking (as well as other hardware and warehouse software). In this way, you can be certain you’re getting a consistent network performance and that downtime is minimised so that your workforce can continue to be productive.

Warehouse WiFi Hardware:

 

We offer many different solutions and work with renowned suppliers. These partnerships allow us to offer all manner of IT solutions, including LAN and WAN solutions, network switches, and security performance. Examples of warehouse wireless solutions we can provide include:

  • Wireless LANs that can handle a large number of devices on one network and which are scalable to incorporate large bandwidths, for example to include the use of BYOD.
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi that is rugged and weatherproof for warehouse environments with the need for outdoor storage and operations. We can offer Point to Point, Point to Multi Point, Mesh and WLAN.
  • Highly scalable network switch solutions for the ultimate in network performance, management and security, for example, network switches that feature multi-gigabit Ethernet technology with PoE (Power over Ethernet) power.
  • Security measures that are designed specifically for protecting mobile workforces against vulnerabilities. Guest Wi-Fi access and BYOD can present threats to the security of your Wi-Fi network. Here, remote network monitoring and management can give you the confidence that any issues can be rapidly detected and dealt with.

In addition to these solutions, we can also recommend the best hardware to implement alongside your WiFi, including handheld barcode scanners and warehouse label printers. Our experts can also provide any training and ongoing support needed to roll out hardware successfully.

 

Get the best results with our expertise and the latest software

 

Here at Balloon One, we can do more than just setup a powerful WiFi network. In addition to our wireless solutions, we also offer logistics and software expertise for every aspect of your operations, including supply chain design, transport and delivery, and warehouse logistics consultants.

 

Drawing on a wealth of experience in warehousing across different industries, our experts can advise you on which of the latest software and IT solutions will provide the best results according to the specific needs of your business. We provide full installation of a number of a number of cutting edge technologies, including warehouse management systems (WMS), transport management systems (TMS), and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Our team can work under quick timescales and will provide any necessary training, minimising disruption and ensuring that software is implemented correctly.

Customer Success

The laboratory equipment supplier Camlab has been working with Balloon One since 2007, when we integrated HighJump Warehouse Edge (formerly Accellos One WMS), a WMS system that enables customers to drive rapid, out-of-box warehouse optimisation. Since then, Camlab has seen a remarkable increase in overall efficiency.

 

Watch the video to the left to learn more. You can also see many more testimonials in our customer case studies.

 

Efficiency

  • Business systems integration
  • International system transparency
  • Supply chain alignment and collaboration

Growth

  • Market & product development
  • Organisational diversification
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Innovation

  • Non- traditional markets
  • Organisational agility
  • Digital disruption

Control

  • Reduce outdated system dependence
  • Foresee process faults and errors

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