Healthcare is currently experiencing many technological advances with an emphasis on mobility. Major hospitals now regard wireless networks as a prerequisite for their operation. IPTel Solutions have installed WLANs to clinical grade in many sites and have the understanding and experience to design to the highest requirements.
The support provided for clinical Integrated Electronic Medical Records (iEMR) and biomedical devices are currently areas of high interest. Patient monitors, EEG machines, infusion pumps and X-Ray machines all use wireless technology and are portable, requiring the wireless network to be built to the correct specification.
Newer services, such as the ability to track the location of devices or provide wayfinding information to staff and patients, enhance the business case for clinical WiFi. Messaging is used extensively in hospitals, so the ability to provide users with a phone, soft client for their mobile phone, or a staff tag on which to receive messages can prove to be invaluable.
Warehouses can offer a challenging environment for WLANs due to the high density areas and shelving obstructions, not to mention the potentially huge cost implications should excessive downtime occur.
Wireless barcode scanners allow staff to perform their jobs while remaining mobile, while machinery and forklift operators may receive job instructions or corporate alerts wirelessly without needing to put down their tools.
An incorrectly setup warehouse configuration can lead to devices dropping out from the network, decreased productivity and expensive downtime for the site. IPTel can engineer a robust WiFi network to support warehouse operation without interruption.
We have worked from relatively small warehouses up to very large warehouses in excess of 40,000m2. We are able to RF plan the access point locations, and work with you onsite to fix up any issues encountered, including fault finding end user devices.
Retail clients require different features than other verticals. There are two important services which have become a necessity for any retail environment: BYOD, which can attract customers to outlets, and analytics for determining customer habits.
By having the ability to provide free Internet access to clients (via checking in with Facebook), a retail outlet can garner a great deal of social advertising simply by providing customers with internet access.
Analytics are excellent tools which provide many useful benefits to the retailer. Information such as device locations can be used to analyse how customers move through the store and what areas they are spending their in-store time at.
Alongside the ability to provide data on customer habits, an in-store wayfinding service can be utilised to help clients track down the exact shelf location where a product is stored. This can include providing wayfinding to allow the customer to view specific displays while en route to the product in question.
The education sector is embracing wireless technology which is improving students learning abilities by enabling a dynamic educational environment. A well designed wireless architecture enhances collaborative training and enables new educational models that were never possible in the past.
A majority of modern devices used for learning require a wireless connection or are wireless enabled. Couple this with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) capability and the need for shared resources and security, the wireless network becomes critical.
Students are able to access up-to-date information quicker and easier than ever before.
Enterprise networks have classically consisted of a relatively low number of access points which were able to support small hotspot areas, such as meeting or board rooms. These networks have typically not been capable of supporting the modern mobility required of workers.
Support services are the base aim of any wireless LAN network project and in the case of offices, providing a reliable service which operates throughout a site, built to a price, is paramount.
Supporting company laptops is one important aspect of a wireless network however companies can make more use by supporting WiFi voice, using manufacturers such as Spectralink and Cisco.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is highly useful for allowing staff to securely use their own equipment and for providing visitors or contractors quick and convenient internet access.
Hospitality relies heavily on reputation and customer satisfaction. Many venues want to increase loyalty and revenue per guest by making their venue more desirable and experiences more enjoyable by providing secure, simple and fast wireless internet access.
Modern travellers are becoming increasingly connected to technology and demand always on connectivity. Business travellers need to be able to check their emails and take online conference calls, while leisure travellers are eager to use the internet to connect with friends and family, discover local attractions and enjoy music and videos.
Having the ability to leverage the same infrastructure to improve productivity and communication between employees and business partners further increases return on investment.
Analytics are excellent tools which also provide many useful benefits to the sector. Information such as device locations can be used to analyse how customers move through the venue and what areas they are spending most of their time.
Providing Wi-Fi for the trucks driving within a mine was a feat that no other company could complete other than IPTel. Designing a voice coverage network within the mine enables trucks to roam cleanly as they drive up the mine, allowing for the trucks to be controlled remotely.
IPTel has also completed work on the camps attached to mine sites. Creating full internal and external networks to provide for the workers on site.