Some wireless networks just work.
You tap on the name of a Wi-Fi network from the list that comes up on your mobile device and hit connect, within seconds it shows that you are now connected, you open the browser and go to Google and boom its sitting there ready, waiting for you to use. That’s the goal of a good wireless network. And this is what your users expect. Take Google for example; they invest huge amounts of money in research and development so that they can deliver search results quickly to users, because research shows that this is what users want and expect, the end users in your organization also want that level of service, your Wi-Fi system is a very important part of that experience.
To deliver at this high level of performance to the users you need to forget about the Wi-Fi component and begin with the copper lines or the fibre connection physically entering the building which brings the internet into your premises. We investigate and test here to achieve the optimal potential and reliability that the initial point within the building will do. This is primary as everything further into your network relies on this connection to the outer internet. From that point we look at the connection between the internet source (structured cabling) and the device that actually broadcasts the wireless signal which is known as a wireless access point. Once all those components have been identified as good and sing together there will be a reliable wireless network in place.
The on-going maintenance involved in the wireless network at this point will come down to how many other Wi-Fi networks are in the locality because they can interfere with each other. A few simple clicks to complete a radio frequency scan (RF Scan) on a weekly basis and manually changing your channels will help the performance and reliability of your network or else if you wish we can supply wireless access points that automatically scan for other Wi-Fi networks and change their own channels. Once you are delivering a fast and reliable Wi-Fi network you will find that the same end users are returning time and time again to use your Wi-Fi. So, the question is how can YOU benefit from this arrangement outside of having an increased return footfall?
Advertising. Footfall within the locality of your business may not see or be aware that your business is in the area, a wireless network with a good range can reach customers you may never have had. Whether they become a customer or someone that is on their contact list is. Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Imagine anyone who connects to your Wi-Fi needs to first check into your own company Facebook page? Potentially introducing every contact on their friend list to your company or on the other hand, before they access the internet the user is taken to a page with your specified advertising information and the terms and conditions before being directed to your own website.
Or what about individuals who may live or work close to your premises who are abusing their access, with our solution its easy to view traffic details and easily block a device. You may even send a message to the device.
A Third Leg. A significant issue which we encounter regularly is when a number of separate wireless networks in the same locality are broadcasting on same channel or frequency. Normally this happens when two or more access points are from the same manufacturer and are set to a default channel. Manually changing the channel can help but you may find yourself back to square one if a further device gets installed. Our Cisco solution has the ability to automatically scan and change its channel to one that is presently available, saving you the headache before it ever becomes an issue allowing you to focus on your business.
Entire Building Wi-Fi. Lets say that you occupy a building with a number of floors and each floor is large. The business you own is let's say a restaurant. You will need a Wi-Fi system that will firstly give signal to the entire building, giving customers the free internet access, they expect and also a second separate, highly secure Wi-Fi network that’s prioritised for the management (EPOS) system. Typically installing a number of Wi-Fi access points around the building will give you a number of different wireless networks that your device will connect to and disconnect from re-establishing a new connection every time they move about the building all while possibly interfering with each other and causing a headache to technically manage. With our Wi-Fi system we can install a single mesh wireless network with several wireless access points located around the building. Mobile devices automatically connect to the wireless network firstly then intelligently and seamlessly in the background connecting to the various Wi-Fi access while you move around the premises. This system can be installed indoors or outdoors.
Wi-Fi Installation. A commercial wireless installation should be able to give you insight into your wireless network so that you can properly administrate and modify the network so its not being burdened for all users by a few problem devices. Some of our systems facilitate an amazing level of information which is accessible remotely from any location in the world using an app. You can easily view who is currently connected and how much data they use, what URL’s they visit and what services they use. Using this information, you can then easily block one or more website or services or simply block the users device.
Power Over Ethernet (POE). Our Wi-Fi systems don’t need a direct electrical supply - Minimizing the need for an electrician to come and fit power in the location of the access point. We power the devices directly using a single network cable giving the access point clean professional look. This means we can install Wi-Fi in practically any location either inside or outside without having to install costly and messy power cables.
Wi-Fi Outdoors. The two solutions for having Wi-Fi outside is either use water proof wireless access points and duct grade data cable or install an access point in an IP (waterproof) rated enclosure again using a external grade data cable. We have a number of solutions in either category to suit you best. Just give us a call and we will take care of the rest.