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Pervasive Wireless LAN in Manufacturing Environments
Extricom’s Interference-Free™ Architecture enables seamless WLAN deployment throughout the entire factory floor, overcoming coverage obstacles, such as large machinery and other metal structures.
Wireless Manufacturing Applications
- Barcode readers and other scanning devices can use wireless communication for quality control monitoring and inventory control.
– Real Time Location Systems can track location of machines, raw materials and finished products using wireless communications.
- Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) to provide cost-effective communications between factory floor, back-end offices, and customers.
Unique Challenges of Manufacturing
- Large machinery and other metal structures pose multiple obstacles to wireless signal propagation.
- The RF environment is constantly changing as production lines are moved around.
- Certain types of machinery such as industrial microwaves can severely impact devices and applications using the 2.4GHz band.
Heat and dust
- can inhibit basic system functionality
Reliable, Comprehensive Communications:
WLAN must be highly resilient. Otherwise, connectivity outages will directly impact employee productivity and enterprise profitability.
Support Highly Mobile Workforce:
Solution must meet performance needs of continually mobile employees without roaming and re-authentication issues.
VoWLAN is an increasingly critical tool, and must operate flawlessly, with toll-quality calls.
Ease of Use:
Quick, flexible installation to meet changing space needs, and the ability to handle a dynamic RF environment are critical.
THE EXTRICOM EXPERIENCE
Extricom Channel BlanketTM technology, with its industry-leading noise immunity, delivers a guaranteed and consistent data rate throughout the coverage area.
Multi-Layer Channel Blanket:
Unique infrastructure provides maximum bandwidth, mobility, and coverage to each individual employee.
Zero-Latency, Seamless Mobility:
Extricom WLAN is purpose-built for the industry's best voice over Wi-Fi performance.
The Lowest Cost of Ownership:
Extricom's solution eliminates the cost of RF cell planning, and is deployed and maintained with plug-and-play simplicity, resulting in 50% lower TCO than competing solutions.
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